Basics and Strategy guide
I have seen many questions that have simple answers, but no one seems willing to answer them. I have done my
best to do so.
2X speed - main menu, options. you can also pause the game from there.
The game should tell you the basics, but in case it didn't or you weren't paying attention, here they are as well as
how to use them.
To level up anything, you have to spend Science Points. So be sure to have someone researching at all times.
The more a villager knows about something, the better they do it. So if you want something done fast, use masters. But
don't forget to round out a few villagers educations - I think you get an elder... it's been a while since I played, I don't
Level 1: foraging - you must gather food to eat food. first you must forage in the berry bush,
but don't think you can get away with that for too long. there is only a limited supply of berries.
Level 2: Farming - once you have level 2, drag a farmer on the strange ground under the research
table in the middle of the village. start planting as soon as possible.
Level 3: Fishing - once the ocean is cleared, drag a farmer to it and drop him in. it may take a few
Master - only a master farmer can catch the fish in the lagoon and complete puzzle 6.
Level 1: hut - your villagers need room to grow, but you may want to secure food before worrying about
this. once you build your first hut, you can have more babies.
Level 2: population - you need to keep building to hold your growing number of villagers. upgrading
allows you to
Level 3: temple - you need this to complete puzzle 11.
Master - only a master builder can dig for treasure and complete puzzle 15.
Level 1: nessessary - researching gives you tech points, which you need to upgrade. research as much
as possible, so you can upgrade to farming and not worry so much about food. this should be done before worrying about building.
Level 2: more - as the levels get higher, they get more expensive. invest in technology early on and
your tech points will soar.
level 3: treasure - not only will you get more points fast, but you need this to complete puzzle
Master - only a master scientist can convert the school building and complete puzzle 4.
Level 1: healing - you need someone to heal your sick. anyone can do this. just drop a villager onto
a sick villager. sick villagers can heal too. if you don't heal the sick, they will eventually die.
Level 2: less sick - the more healing you know, the less likely your villagers will get sick from minor
Level 3: live longer - the higher level you have, the longer your villagers will live.
Master - I have yet to find a use for the master doctor. healing is not too important in the scheme
of things and can be left for later.
Level 1: embracing - children are usually the first thing you think about when playing a real time game.
the more people, the faster things get done, right? but children have to reach age 14 before they are able to help out, though
they do pick mushrooms before then. they eat as much as an adult, so be sure you have enough food to sustain them before having
Level 2: going inside - to have a baby, drag a villager onto a villager of the opposite sex. it will
take a few tries at first, but when they say they are going inside, you've done it. if the girl doesn't come back with a baby,
do it again. if you can't get two people to go inside, try someone else. they may just not like each other. nursing mothers
have thier babies for two years before they become kids, and the mothers don't do anything during that time. be sure you can
afford to lose thier help before having babies.
Level 3: golden child - you will need this before you can dip a baby and make a perminant 5 year old,
the golden child, in puzzle 13.
Master - I have yet to find a use for a master parent, but they may be key to having twins and triplets.
Level 1: happiness - your villagers need guidence,
but thier spirituality is not important until you need to solve certain puzzles.
Level 2: the dead - you need this to build a graveyard so you can bury your dead and complete puzzle
Level 3: the idol - you need this to carve the rock and complete puzzle 12.