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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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looks like im starting all over again....
tried looking but all im seeing is a long conversation about bugs....
If you scroll down a ways patchdaddy posted the link, I cant cause not sure how to on this tablet
Send the file to the dev would be my guess
no way to fix it?
You start over. Messing around, sorry. Smile
save just became corrupted as i hit 250k civs for independance, how do i fix my file?
hmm, entertain me
I found a little issue. Not sure if it's been discussed. But after you upgrade your capitol, and respond to mail by trying to send resources it defaults back to 500 maximum.
@nunez499 thankyou for the help. Is there any information on a how to within the forums? I have only been playing the game a few weeks had an issue with my tablet and had to reset back and lost all. Created a new game so its going better.
Rufus here. Liking the 'annex' feature. Freedonia has expanded to allow more aluminum and uramium production, as well as a portrait of our fearless leader
@Lordmommy when you become independent, you can create a new colony by using your own chartercode
Can anyone tell me where to look on how to create a sub colony and link the 2? Please?
Definitely rename your saves - that's a common mistake that causes older saves to be overwritten when someone makes a new colony.
It takes a while to get going on the forest planet. Good luck!
im thinking the earth-like planet might be the best because things progress more slowly so you can see a disaster approaching least at the start.
darn...oh well.....a good enough reason to start a new colony and try new thing. like NOT using any aluminium for buildings. im trying the wood to charcoal to steel/gold the earthlike planet. but small. giving myself a little maybe doomed challenge
If the new colony saved as the same file, then yes, it would overwrite the old one.
hey quick question...if i have a colony with the same name...does it delete the older one......if so i may have lost my best colony. Tongue it was named beta-52 or something but saved as my-colony.mcz
Have fun!