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My Planet Gameplay Instructions
Note: This was originally posted here: on the Ape Apps Blog.  The old blog post will no longer be maintained, and all future information will be posted here on the forum.

My Planet is a virtual simulation game where you take control of a planet and try to grow a healthy and thriving population! It is like a virtual pet or Tamagotchi game on a planetary level. Play God by manipulating the sunlight and the rain in order to grow as large a population as possible.

The Basics
At it's core, My Planet gameplay is very simple and straightforward.  Your goal is to grow your planets population by keeping the Sun and Water meters as close to 50% as possible.  The closer these meters are to the 50% mark, the faster the Vegetation meter will grow.  The higher your vegetation meter, the faster your population will grow.  Growing your population is the primary purpose of My Planet.


Primary Controls
The simplicity of My Planet is ever so apparent by the primary game control buttons located on the bottom right of the screen.


From left to right, the control buttons are the God Power menu, the Sun toggle, and the Rain toggle.  Just above the controls, the Moon toggle will switch your primary focus between your planet and its moon.  The Sun and Rain toggles are used to add sunlight and water to your planet.  While they are turned on, your Sun and Water meters will grow.  If you leave the sun on for too long, your planet will burn up.  If you leave the rain on for too long, you will flood out your people.

God Powers
When your planet is run efficiently and your Vegetation meter remains high, you will gain Experience, which will be indicated by a growing Experience meter.  When the experience meter is completely full, it will reset to 0 and you will gain one God Power.  Your current amount of God Power is indicated by the number on the bottom right of the God Power menu button.

The Faith meter grows when your people are well fed and optimal vegetation is maintained.  The level of faith is an indication of how well you are running your planet, and lets you know to what degree your people believe in what you are doing.  It also controls where your people will go once they die.


The Afterlife
When your people die, their souls will end up in either Paradise or the Underworld.  Where they go is determined by the level of faith that your people have in you.  The higher the faith, the more people that will end up in Paradise.  Ideally, you want all of your followers to end up in Paradise (unless you are an evil god).  You can bring up the Afterlife Report by pressing the menu button on the bottom left of the screen.

The Moon
Space.  The final frontier.  Once you have a well established population on your planet, you may wish to attempt to colonize the Moon.  Moon colonization is done by using your God Powers to send people and supplies to the moon.  These options can be found in the God Powers menu.  Since the moon has no atmosphere and does not support vegetation, you must constantly transport vegetation from your planet to the moon by use of God Power.  If you establish a moon colony, don't forget about your colonists!  Failure to send them timely supplies will lead to a massive and rapid population die-off, sending the abandoned colonists straight to the Underworld.

Real Time Gameplay
In My Planet, game play continues forward even when you are away.  For this reason, you must check back on your people throughout the day to make sure you do not need to alter their sun or water supply.  You also have the option to suspend the real time nature of the game by pressing the Pause button.  But for an added challenge and extra fun, keeping your planet running in real time is the suggested mode of play.

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I thought interdependence was coin and not civics so i did the same thing.
lots and lots of clicking so much so usaly by independence i had over 250 k in coins
accutly i did make payroll and taxes selling water at a 1 per 100 back when all there was the massdirver
seems like normally theres quite a few people trying to buy stuff like aluminum and harder to get stuff
If this game mirrors reality then there are definately aliens out there pillaging planets for resources and abandoning them.
Youll never make payroll if your trying to sell water or foor at $1 per
I made a few fortunes on sugar, ant paste, and antium in the last 7 days.
@BWILSON13087 Most people have plenty of what they need. Until new content is released.
@Blackwolf It's not a very active time for the forum right now.
so does nobody wanna buy anything in the GBT anymore?
Still nothing sad day
@HushHush Yep. I get a lot of them too.
Yea i can do that
Did that all last night hahah
@Blackwolf You can post in the My Colony General Discussion sub forum that you're looking for a commonwealth and see who answers.
Well i started my own lil colony and up to almost 600 pop
Must be a lot f them given the frequency
It happens to everyone HushHush. They pick a random commonwealth from the ingame list then decide they don't want to play anymore.