Pixeldust Rewilders Game


eWilders is a sandbox, pet simulation game created for mobile and desktop platforms that keeps players at the edge of their seats while developing empathy for nature and the wild.


Our creative partners at Pixeldust wanted to develop a game experience that promotes building, creativity, and strategy by simulating a real movement that is sweeping around the planet, the movement to rewild vast regions of the Earth by restoring damaged ecosystems to health and re-introducing keystone species like wolves, orangutans, koalas, and tigers.



If Minecraft, Farmville, Tamagotchi, a science textbook, and an animal encyclopedia were thrown in a blender, you’d have something that looks and plays like Rewilders. The Pixeldust developers designed the look of the game to be highly stylized, but low-res (think a stylish Minecraft), conducive to the rapid creation of assets.


As a Rewilder, the gamers’ main job is to bio-engineer a new wilderness area to support the species of their choice. This will allow a player to terraform and engineer their own animal habitats. They’ll nurture their species, bio-engineer ecosystems, managing the flow of resources to improve the environment and ensure that the animals they’ve been tasked to protect and care, thrive. Gamers will have to deal with predators, farms, and humans who come and disrupt animal life. On the other hand, they have at their disposal, game wardens, and renewable monetary resources to terraform and build.



These keystone species will produce offspring who learn from their parents’ mistakes, which increases the complexity of the game. As players further succeed, more land is entrusted to them, becoming a faster and faster-paced game.


On a deeper level, they’ll provide connectivity between wilderness areas by protecting or re-introducing apex predators and keystone species. Other Rewilders game objectives may require ecological restoration or wilderness engineering. The ultimate goal of a Rewilding game mission is to create ecosystems that then require passive management by limiting human control of ecosystems. Successful long-term Rewilding projects should be considered to have little-to-no human-based ecological management, as the successful reintroduction of keystone species creates a self-regulatory and self-sustaining stable ecosystem, with near pre-human levels of biodiversity. That’s the ultimate learning lesson that comes from fun and challenging gameplay.

While the world has been transformed for humans, and many wilderness areas damaged and destroyed, a new deal for nature is in the works. And nature is coming back!



Gamers get to live the platypus life they have always dreamed of and learn about keystone conservation in the process. They watch their pet thrive and grow in the world they’ve created, for better or for worse.



Yes, you read that correctly! When platypuses aren’t too busy building burrows and warding off foxes, they are scooping out the platypus dating scene. Experience romance, triumph, and every awkward moment you can imagine.