Playdom, the creators of Facebook games like Social City, Tiki Resort and Wild Ones has released a new Facebook game entitled Treetopia. The game’s page on Facebook describes Treetopia as such:
“Be the most productive, happiest and strongest. Take care of your villagers. Protect your neighbors. Grow in experience to be the biggest village chief in Treetopia.”
When jumping into the game, you’re given a quick tutorial. You’ll be in charge of growing Treetopia by adding homes (villagers) to your land, and building structures that will help you earn more resources, as well as keeping your villagers happy.
Your villagers’ happiness seems to be the easiest element to control, as it can be raised simply by clicking on the evil plant monsters and other nasty being that randomly appear around your land to defeat and remove them.
You’ll start with two villagers and two “Gum Tree Fire Pits,” with these pits automatically generating beads (the game’s free currency) every few seconds. Additional “Workshops,” as they are called, will also produce beads (or stones and wood, depending on the building) at random intervals, while each of them contains an overall time limit, leading you to collect a large sum of beads (again, or stones and wood) after a set amount of time. If you’re familiar with Playdom’s Tiki Resort, you’ll know what we mean by this – your workshops can be “collected” from every so often for mass amount of resources.
As you level up, you’ll be able to add more huts (citizens) to your village, and in order to level up quicker, you can take part in quests. In this is the game’s largest standout difference, when compared to other Facebook games. The quest system is an in-depth setup, allowing you to view an ever-expanding map of available quests, which are each regulated by level, amount of villagers, and resources like wood and stone (which are earned through Workshop buildings).
The map expands to show more available quests as you explore more of Treetopia and learn more of the story. These quests aren’t simple “one click and done” affairs – they are small segments of story, surrounding your villagers and their travels to investigate magical rocks, gather resources, create medicines and so on. They contain consequences – not only do you spend resources to complete them, but villagers can fall ill (as an example) and be forced to leave the party, creating more of a struggle for the ones that remain, and so on.
As you make progress in the game, either by adding new buildings or gathering large amounts of resources, the large tree in the back portion of your land will glow, allowing you to click on it and make it grow. You’ll also be able to upgrade your buildings, just as you can in Tiki Resort, with upgrades being level-specific.
As of now, Treetopia is still in the early stages, but there’s a lot of content here already. Unfortunately, with that large amount of content comes a fairly high learning curve, at least where Facebook games are concerned. It’s presumable that Playdom will add a more in-depth tutorial for new users in the future, but in the meantime, we hope our look at the game helps you understand the basics enough to give the game a fair chance.
If you’d like to do so, head over to the Treetopia game page on Facebook.