The world’s pollution is threatening all life on Earth. Employed by a Billionaire, and chosen for your high intelligence and psychopathic tendencies, it’s up to you to save the world by any means necessary. On surface Depopulation is a military strategy game glorifying casualties, but underneath is a deeply emotional, philosophical rollercoaster, that will help you understand our unbreakable connection with the environment. It hopes to portray the terrible cost of ignoring that connection.

Use invasions, hunger, disease, nukes, amplify natural disasters and civil wars to dramatically cull the most adaptable and clever animal on the planet. Or try a peaceful but harder approach. Use clever politics, convince countries to join you, build environmental wonders, construct environmental infrastructure and reduce the birth-rate to create a sustainable future. Either way, the only thing that matters is the survival of Earth’s environment, for which even billions lives is a small price to pay.

So why make a game about Depopulation?

We all care deeply about the environment and its ecosystem. I wish we took Environmental issues more seriously. When a person or group of people destroys part the environment, they destroy anyone or anything that could have lived there – essentially preventing 100’s of future people and animals from even existing. This is far worse than murder, war, plagues etc. It is estimated that there are over 2,000,000 deaths per year from air-pollution in China and India alone. We are polluting the Earth more and more, and as a result more and more people/animal will not only die but have no-where to live. Yet, we live in an age with unprecedented resources to be able to help the environment. We understand natural relationships and sustainability. Potentially, we can maximise biodiversity and life. We can make the world even more wondrous. All that is required is a strong desire to do so…

* THERE ARE NO SAVE GAMES in this version. The paid version will have saves.

* The games is designed for 1920x1080 and played in FULLSCREEN. (Press the blue stretchy button in the bottom right).

* You might need the latest Firefox or Chrome to play, as it uses the latest web technology (WebAssembley).

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