Take Care of your Colonists
The colonists are your top priority. At the basic level you simply need to provide them with food. But the world is full of dangers! A single 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 however might go… insane.
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, but create your own rooms and fill them with furniture like shelves, beds and workshops.
Watch your colony grow from a single wooden shack to a bustling village and create it from your imagination!
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!
Building your home is a long process and resources and manpower are not the only things you need. Smart Settlers should start inventing new ways of doing things, unlocking better equipment and new buildings.
Select scholars carefully – if their personality doesn’t fit this type of work, they are not going to make a lot of progress.
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.
Protect your outpost
You are not alone in this new land you call ‘home’. Native inhabitants 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, towers and traps to ensure the security of your colony!