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There can be a lot of cash in trash, if you know how to dispose of it properly. This game is a simplified look at the recycling industry. Manage your own recycling center and meet the levels profit quota. Rake in the big bucks while saving the Earth.

  • Create an efficient recycling conveyor system that turns recyclable garbage into new products.
  • Meet the level’s profit quota to clear each of the 10 levels.
  • Use the proceeds from your recycling to improve your systems and sell higher-value recycled items.





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Eco Empire Game for Kids Game Play Instructions

How to Play

Make money by recycle. Build a recycling center and meet the level’s profit quota. Use your profits to improve your recycling center further.

  • Starting the Game
    • A cutscene will play explaining the premise of the game before the welcome screen loads.
    • On the welcome screen, select the play button on the welcome screen to begin.
    • The first 2 levels of the game will act as a tutorial.
    • Your web browser automatically saves your game’s progress.
  • Game Controls
    • Desktop
      • With your mouse, left click and drag the pieces around to place them in the field.
    • Touchscreen devices
      • Tap on the screen with your fingers to assemble the recycling center.
    • Controls & indicators
      • The game’s main controls occupy the bottom row of the screen.
        • On the bottom left corner is the amount of money you’ve earned so far.
        • On the bottom center are the following buttons:
          • The money you have on hand.
          • The conveyor tool: Use this to add or delete conveyor belts.
          • The processing machine tool: Use this to add, move, or delete processing machines.
          • The progress bar: Used to track your profit progress. Lines indicate milestones that unlock new machines and recyclable materials.
  • Game Play
    • Basic gameplay
      • Build a recycling center that effectively recycles all of the garbage.
        • Make sure that the materials are sorted and go to their respective recycling tools.
        • Don’t let anything fall off the conveyors. They must all connect to a processing machine or to the truck.
      • Meet the level’s quota to clear it.
        • Most level quotas require you to meet a specific amount of money to win.
        • The money your reinvest into your supply chain is not subtracted from your level’s goal.
        • Some levels require that you produce a specific number of items.
      • Reach your level’s quota by selling the fewest number of items to win.
    • Levels
      • The first 2 levels of the game are tutorials.
      • Levels are unlocked sequentially. Only the first tutorial level is playable at the start of the game.
      • You can replay all the levels you currently unlocked to improve your star rating.
    • Interface
      • The garbage comes in from a red truck on the left side of the field.
      • The shipment truck comes from the right corner of the screen.
      • Arrange your system so that the garbage comes shredded and sorted in the most effective layout available.
    • Creating the recycling station
      • To recycle goods into high-value raw materials, you must process the garbage into something else.
      • Place processing machines in the conveyors.
        • Processing machines need to be 1 tile away from one another to work.
        • When you place another machine, tiles that are too close to existing machines will show up in red.
        • Each time you reach a production milestone, you receive a new machine and a new item to recycle.
      • Not all processing machines are suited for all kinds of garbage.
        • If a material gets into a machine it’s not meant to be in, it will clog it up.
        • You’ll need several machines for different types of materials. Plastics must be sorted from paper and processed in a separate chain.
        • You can only have one of every type of processing machine.
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    • Tips
      • Use your starting money to start processing the recyclables immediately.
        • The most basic recycling process you can do is shredding them. Always put a shredder close to the start of your supply chain (though only shred items it can shred without breaking the shredder).
        • Set up the simplest supply chain you can immediately afford.
        • Buy the next piece of equipment as you can afford it.
      • Keep the production lines separate.
        • Place a sorter immediately after the light shredder.
        • Make sure its placed in a way that lets you add the most items to your production chains.
      • Consider re-orienting your arrangement each time you receive a new item to process & new machines are unlocked.
      • An example organizational strategy is shown below for level 3.
        • On this level the fan sorter should be upstream of the light shredder.
        • The light shredder should be upstream of the ballistic sorter.
        • On the paper side of the ballistic sorter you should have a cardboard pulper then a paper maker and a comic printer.
        • On the plastic side of the ballistic sorter you should have a filament maker.
      • Heavy shredders should go on the glass line (or, later in the game, the metal line, or on one level it can go after metal and glass rejoin).
      • Furnaces can be used to reconstitute heavy shredded glass items & metals into a new melted formed object. The bottle maker should go on the glass line downstream of the furnace.
      • When you unlock the magnetic sorter it should go as the first thing on the line. The spring maker should be on the metals line downstream of a heavy shredder & furnace.
    • Levels (detailed advice)
      • Structure
        • This game has 10 levels which must be completed consecutively.
        • You can score up to a 3 star rating on any level.
        • You can replay previously beat levels to try to earn a higher score.
        • Any machine you buy can be sold at cost.
        • You can move machines and conveyor belts around an unlimited number of times.
      • Obstacles & level breaks
        • Some levels have tiles filled in. In some cases this leaves only a narrow passage which effectively breaks the level space in half.
        • If there is a cell where only one path remains you will likely need to put most or all the machines on the larger side of the level to get everything to fit.
        • Some levels also already have a few machines in place which can not be moved.
      • Level goals
        • If your level goal is to do something specific like make some number of comic books then work on optimizing your recycling chain around the paper machinery, then upgrade other lines if there is room for other machines to fit. Similarly, if you are expected to make glass bottles then focus primarily on the glass line.
        • If your level goal is to maximize earnings then try to upgrade all recycling lines as much as possible.
      • Complex goals
        • Some levels require you to use intermediate recycled goods as inputs to create end consumer products.
          • On these levels you have to force branches which spit apart to move back together.
          • In some cases you may end up designing the levels so that other recyclables circle back so that they do not get in the way of combining other materials, or you can use sorters to re-sort items.
        • On level 8 you have to combine processed glass and plastic into eyeglasses.
        • On level 9 you have to combine processed plastic and springs into bobbleheads.
        • On level 10 you have to combined springs with processed paper into calendars.
  • Target Audience
    • The game is suited for gamers of all ages. We especially recommended
    • The game has no adult content.

Processing Machines

The following table shows how you can break down recyclables and process them into other goods using machines in this game. Each level may have at most 1 of each machine type.

Machine Cost Input Output
Light Shredder 100 paper, plastic shredded paper, shredded plastic
Cardboard Pulper 150 shredded paper paper pulp
Heavy Shredder 200 glass, metal shredded glass, shredded metal
Furnace 250 shredded metal, shredded glass metal bars, glass blocks
Paper Maker 300 paper pulp paper sheets
Filament Maker 350 shredded plastic filament
Spring Maker 400 metal bars springs
Bottle Maker 450 melted glass bottles
Comic Printer 500 paper sheets comic book
Sunglasses Assembler 550 plastic filament, melted glass sunglasses
Bobblehead Assembler 600 plastic filament, spring bobblehead
Calendar Assembler 650 paper, spring calendar

Sorting Machines

The following table highlights the types of sorting machines available in this game. You can only use at most one of each type of sorting machine on each level. This table also shows how they sort recyclables by default, though you can change the orientation of the machine to change output directions.

Sorter Cost Bottom Output Right Output
Ballistic Sorter 150 glass, metal, plastic cardboard
Fan Sorter 200 glass, metal paper, plastic
Magnet Sorter 250 metal glass, paper, plastic
Optical Sorter 300 glass, plastic metal, paper

Profitable Recycling in Real Life

Recycling takes less energy than processing raw materials. Some items can be so profitable that businesses have sprung up to turn trash into treasure. Of course, real recycling businesses seldom do everything in the same place.

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Free Online Eco Empire Game for Children & Adults Screenshots

Eco Empire Game Welcome Screen Screenshot.
Eco Empire Game Intro Screenshot.
Eco Empire Game Trash For Recycling Screenshot.
Eco Empire Game Recycled Item Screenshot.
Eco Empire Game Money Counter Screenshot.
Eco Empire Game Target Money Screenshot.
Eco Empire Game Place Conveyors Screenshot.
Eco Empire Game Begin Recycling Screenshot.
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Mobile Friendly Cross Browser Support

This game is rendered in mobile-friendly HTML5, so it offers cross-device gameplay. You can play it on mobile devices like Apple iPhones, Google Android powered cell phones from manufactures like Samsung, tablets like the iPad or Kindle Fire, laptops, and Windows-powered desktop computers. All game files are stored locally in your web browser cache. This game works in Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and other modern web browsers.

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