Take Care of your Colonists
The colonists are your top priority. At first, you simply need to provide them with food and shelter. But the world is full of dangers! An infection might prove fatal to the strongest warrior and a plague can wipe out your colony entirely.
Each colonist reacts to events, happy or sad, and reflects that in their behavior. Happy colonists will receive a boost to their productivity – Unhappy colonists might throw a temper tantrum.
Build your Colony
When your colonists arrive, they have nothing but the clothes on their body. You take control and tell them to gather materials and build walls, floors and furniture.
You are not limited to predefined buildings! Design your own houses and style them to your liking. There are dozens of construction and furniture elements that you can use to create the settlement you’ve always dreamed of!
Furnish your Home
No one likes to sleep on the rough floor in an empty shack. While the colonists work hard to improve their situation, they will quickly lose their motivation if you ignore their requests.
Keep them happy by selecting only the most comfortable chairs and the most elegant shelves. When you can afford such luxury, you not only win the colonists’ hearts, but also convice newcomers to join your settlement.
Raise your Family
Villagers go through a lot together, so they value their friendships very high. Some might even decide to start a family – and you’ll soon be welcoming new members to the group!
The little ones are the future of the village, so make sure they have a happy childhood and an adequate education – sometimes achieving both can be difficult.
Set up your Farm
Food matters. Good food makes colonists happy, wrong food makes colonists sick, little food makes colonists slow, and no food makes colonists die.
Grow a variety of seasonal crops and set up a kitchen to make delicious meals out of them. Be sure to stock up before winter hits and act quick when a swarm of hungry bugs descends upon your fields!
Use the time you have and make sure you have enough food stored away, because winter is coming. Let’s hope you won’t have to restrict meals to half rations – because that will make your colonists weak.
When supplies dwindle and the freezing cold wind howls outside, it’s easy to lose hope.
Trade goods and get rich
Word got around that your colony has started producing wares. Greet traveling traders and see if you can get a good deal on some ancient scrolls or buy additional food to prepare for winter.
Try to keep production up so you’ll always have something to sell. A mature colony needs to pay good salaries to keep everyone happy. If morale is low, additional funds can even buy a tiny bit of happiness!
Building your home is a long process and resources and manpower are not the only things you need. Smart Settlers dedicate a lot of time to research new technologies, thereby unlocking better equipment, new furniture and construction elements.
Select scholars carefully – if their personality doesn’t fit this type of work, they are not going to make a lot of progress.
Protect your outpost
You are not alone in this new land you call ‘home’. The Tikigoblins living there are not all that happy about your settling efforts and might pay you a visit to try to get you to stop.
Train your colonists in the art of warfare and equip them with the best weapons and armor you have. Build walls and towers to ensure the security of your colony – that way, your enemies will have a difficult time trying to mess with you!