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Ecolibrium: Build An Alien Ecosystem on PS Vita Today

Don Mesa's Avatar + Posted by Don Mesa on Feb 12, 2013 // Director, Product Planning & Platform Software Innovation, SCEA

Ecolibrium on PS Vita

We hope you’ve been enjoying all the new gaming applications we’ve brought to PS Vita recently, like Wake-up Club and the newly released PlayStation Home Arcade. Today we’re excited to tell you about the next one-of-a-kind application you’ll be able to check out next week starting today on PS Vita: Ecolibrium.

Ecolibrium puts you in control to grow and maintain a beautiful and foreign ecosystem. You’ll be able to raise unique and alien species, design the world to your liking, and explore ecosystems yourself using PS Vita’s unique gyroscopic technology. Ecolibrium will also offer Trophy support for you Trophy hunters out there!

Ecolibrium on PS VitaEcolibrium on PS Vita

Maintaining balance is the key to Ecolibrium. In order to achieve balance in your ecosystem, you must take into account various basic factors, including feeding the creatures, the impact of the seasons and the right proportion of creatures for each link in the food chain. Maintaining balance will net you Ecopoints, which you can spend by purchasing new specimens (animals, plants, etc.) from within the laboratory menu. You can also buy specimens using tokens, which can be purchased in-game.

We will be offering more ways to expand and enhance your ecosystems in Ecolibrium going forward, so keep an eye out for more news on the game in the future. Let us know what you think of this new game app in the comments, and we hope you enjoy Ecolibrium!

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+ Ryumoau on February 12th, 2013 at 11:05 am said:

looks very interesting. Glad its also free. :)


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+ kenb6870 on February 12th, 2013 at 11:10 am said:

I can’t wait to check it out! I like games out of the box!


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+ Asphaltum on February 12th, 2013 at 11:11 am said:

Hey, I thought that this was coming out today! At least from what I can remember from the PS Plus Update posted yesterday. Wow you guys really need to work on your internal communication skills. It just seems that a lot of you are just out to lunch. Right hand has no idea what the left hand is doing.


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+ Ryumoau on February 12th, 2013 at 11:12 am said:

@3 its not coming out today? i thought it was from the trailer. >_<


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+ snivy89 on February 12th, 2013 at 11:14 am said:

i hope it coms out today


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+ Asphaltum on February 12th, 2013 at 11:14 am said:

Sorry, it was posted on The Drop on Sunday. Still it makes you wonder.


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+ MushThePainter on February 12th, 2013 at 11:17 am said:

I’ll try it out


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+ remanutd5 on February 12th, 2013 at 11:22 am said:

This is actually pretty interesting but psvita needs way more than this, i mean it needs more AAA exclusive games, price drop, memory cards are a rip-off and tv advertising is non existent lol.

I’m really hoping to see in that “See the Future” event on feb20th some Psvita life in it not just about Ps4, i mean stop with the non competent third party developers that had ruined so many big name franchises on the little system ( NIhilistic, Tin Midget ) how about sony elite studios follow Guerrilla Cambridge and Media Molecule initiative and work on psvita/ps4 projects at the same time?
This would be my ideal feb20th “See the Future” event
New 4G LTE psvita model that allow us to play online multiplayer anywhere, anytime.
New proper brutal/adrenaline kicking Motorstorm game with up to 8 players online multiplayer crazy races.
God of War psvita announcement developed by Santa Monica or Ready at Dawn
inFAMOUS psvita announcement developed by Sucker Punch or New vita IP from these guys.
New Resistance game developed by Sony Bend
Fat Princess, Dead Nation and a game similar to Warhawk coming to the vita as well.
2 New psvita IPs
Gaikai support on the psvita.


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+ YungShep on February 12th, 2013 at 11:23 am said:

ill try it…still dont understand wake up club…


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+ YungShep on February 12th, 2013 at 11:24 am said:

you know what the ps vita should have….Ruzzle! bring Ruzzle to the Vita!


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+ remanutd5 on February 12th, 2013 at 11:25 am said:

Now that would be a kick a s s psvita event. Oh and i hope the new advertising company dont forget about the vita lol


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+ JimmyHACK on February 12th, 2013 at 11:29 am said:

Post fixed. It is out today.


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+ Stratos671 on February 12th, 2013 at 11:31 am said:

I’ll try it out too! Looks interesting enough. Also, I just saw the tweet and it says that it is coming out today.


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+ MRGamer01 on February 12th, 2013 at 11:32 am said:

@3 and 5, It says in the first paragraph that it comes out today.

@9, There isn’t much to get. They’ve basically given you a free Alarm Clock for your Vita. You can choose to wake up with a random group of 11 other people who set the same wake time as you, use it as an alarm clock, or just use it as a clock.

Looking forward to trying out Ecolibrium today, sounds pretty fun.


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+ Asphaltum on February 12th, 2013 at 11:48 am said:

Nice, the correction makes me very happy. I still think that everyone at the PSN store should maybe go on a company retreat to strengthen bonding and communication skills. Anyways, thank you for the update.


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+ xClayMeow on February 12th, 2013 at 11:48 am said:

I grew up after the Pokemon craze, but this game looks quite interesting. Definitely plan on checking it out since it’s free.


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+ spok115 on February 12th, 2013 at 11:49 am said:

what the heck did i just watch….


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+ akisuo on February 12th, 2013 at 12:20 pm said:

Trophies? Looks interesting enough and the price is good.


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+ BlueBl1zzard on February 12th, 2013 at 12:21 pm said:

I’m interested, this looks pretty cool. Now, when will we be able to battle them? ; )


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+ lisatsunami on February 12th, 2013 at 12:25 pm said:

Wow, who has the time for this? I thought only soccer moms on Facebook have the time to grow their own environment. But, yay, more Vita content, thanks.


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+ BlueBl1zzard on February 12th, 2013 at 12:26 pm said:

@akisuo yes it says it includes trophies


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+ GranpireV on February 12th, 2013 at 12:31 pm said:

It’s like a Facebook game with better graphics. It’s addictive, but not very deep, and the wait times to regenerate energy and gain ecopoints are far, far too long.


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+ tusunami on February 12th, 2013 at 12:51 pm said:

Nice, glad to see more support for PS Vita hope to see that important 3rd party support coming as well.


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+ Kchow23 on February 12th, 2013 at 12:57 pm said:

While having new apps is great, is there any ETA as to when the new PS Vita firmware update that will add significant functionality will be coming along? still waiting on folder functionality, some sort of Near “Street” mode and a bunch of minor issues that I have been mentioning for weeks.


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+ Kchow23 on February 12th, 2013 at 1:03 pm said:

Would background install for apps be feasible on the PS Vita? makes sense why it doesn’t work for firmware updates but it would be great to have it for game and app updates. Also that Update section for the PS Store!!


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+ Ikaros19 on February 12th, 2013 at 1:16 pm said:

is free?


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+ race2winnet on February 12th, 2013 at 1:32 pm said:

Looks great and you certianly cannot beat the price! Many thanks for the Vita love!!


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+ Zynn3D on February 12th, 2013 at 1:36 pm said:

It reminds me of Spore. Does anyone know if you can create or modify any of the creatures, or is it just a locked-in set to choose from?


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+ Cloud_X1 on February 12th, 2013 at 1:48 pm said:

Cool, a very much welcomed app/game.


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+ dragoduval on February 12th, 2013 at 1:52 pm said:

Look nice but before that i got question, do we need the 3G version of the Vita ? Do we need near or any type of localisation ? Cause here in canada, well where i am anyway, it dont work. If we need none of all of them, then i will consider buying it.


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+ Vypiam3698 on February 12th, 2013 at 2:02 pm said:

When exactly does it come out? I’ve looked on the PSN Store and I can’t find anything. Help?


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+ AZV_4th on February 12th, 2013 at 2:05 pm said:

Cool, can’t wait for the store to update so I can download this.


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+ michi-24 on February 12th, 2013 at 2:24 pm said:

Sorry, but I think this game was published last Septembre.


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+ ZaGe-zAiKaNo on February 12th, 2013 at 2:28 pm said:

Looks fun but, an Ecosystem needs to have that certain giant fella >:). Like the T-rex, mammoth, etc.


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+ boomstickbhg on February 12th, 2013 at 2:39 pm said:

Looks interesting.

Never thought I’d want to manage an ecosystem but it looks like it may be some fun.

Didn’t see the price mentioned and the phrasing of the article makes me worry there will be in game things you buy with real life money (not a fan of games that do that unless you can also unlock the same content in game). So long as there’s no hidden/extra/unlock content fees I’m likely to try this (beyond whatever the purchase price may be).

Nice to see some more various things coming to Vita.


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+ mystery75 on February 12th, 2013 at 2:40 pm said:

Throw some dinosaurs in this, slap a few logos on it, and you have yourself the greatest sequel to “Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis” ever!


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+ ZaGe-zAiKaNo on February 12th, 2013 at 2:44 pm said:

@35 If you’re wondering on the price for Ecolibrium, it’s free.


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+ Elvick_ on February 12th, 2013 at 2:44 pm said:

When is the trophy patch for Frobisher Says coming out in NA.


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+ xFuzylilManPeach on February 12th, 2013 at 3:02 pm said:

Happy to nab this and Rocketbirds for my vita today!


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+ Bicgoozgetten-69 on February 12th, 2013 at 3:03 pm said:

I CANT WAIT TILL THIS S COME OUT!!!!! HAIL SONY!!!


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+ REDSHADOW559 on February 12th, 2013 at 3:53 pm said:

i guess this is as close to Ps Vita Digimon game as ill see :)

please sony it would be awsome to see a digimon game for the vita or at least give us the PSone an PS2 Digimon games..


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+ ProfessorGerbik on February 12th, 2013 at 7:09 pm said:

Thank you for finally bringing this to NA!


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+ Elvick_ on February 12th, 2013 at 7:38 pm said:

This is pretty awesome so far.


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+ meFreeman on February 12th, 2013 at 9:27 pm said:

Downloading now!


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+ Josuey_de_PR_ on February 12th, 2013 at 9:45 pm said:

this is pretty good ill check it out specially for the price i hope it can maintain my interest or else ill get rid of it for more space since BUYING MEMORY FOR MY VITA IS SO EXPENSIVE *cough $90 dollars *cough 32 gigs *cough*


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+ Squiggle55 on February 12th, 2013 at 9:46 pm said:

This is fun so far. I can definitely see myself doing a little bit of this every day, especially if you keep supporting it and there are a lot of challenges to keep me busy. Thanks!


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+ starfall_05 on February 12th, 2013 at 11:22 pm said:

yey! thanks so much Don! Been awaiting for this ever since this was released in EU store last year..

i live this type of games.. and everyone get this on your Vita, one of the best free apps we have.


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+ TALLglassofWATER on February 13th, 2013 at 5:09 am said:

I wish this was cross play enabled, as I find it very intriguing. Like an adult viva pinata… however I don’t own a vita.

Is cross play in the works? or a separate ps3 version?


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+ RewVitalize on February 13th, 2013 at 7:00 am said:

Downloaded the game yesterday but haven’t gotten the chance to try it yet. Looks interesting, though. Just wanted to say thanks for giving us another free game.

Also, any word on when Picotto Knights will be coming out? Looking forward to that one, too!


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+ evanicafan on February 13th, 2013 at 9:48 am said:

Yo! Anyone can explain to me how do I get the creatures with the radar thingie? The popin’ instrucitions just puzzles me.


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