Escape from Paradise - mix of simulation, adventure and real-time management mixed with mini-games
What would you expect from an exquisite cruise? Definitely not a shipwreck that makes you one of 50 castaways on a tropical island.
But this is reality for you in Escape from Paradise game from savvy developer Gogii Games. Your goal? Get off the island. To do that you need to explore the island, set a camp, find radio parts, build a rescue object. This game pretty much resembles Virtual Villagers and Tropix . But in fact it has much more to offer. This unique combination of simulation, adventure and real-time management mixed with mini-games won't get you bored .
On this uncharted island you are to organize all the castaways to perform all kinds of tasks like building a hut or a well, hewing some wood, etc...
You do that just by clicking and dragging them to the required location. You do all that under a guidance of a strange native in a Tiki mask. After each challenge is completed, the Tiki man gives your tribe a new tool and teaches them new techniques. Moreover, you get more castaways in your tribe.
New villagers mean more help in building the camp, but at the same time it means that you have more people to take care of.
Each castaway can be customized and has 4 needs that must be satisfied. These are food, water, sleep and socialization (called social need). By clicking on any villager you can see ther current needs displayed at the bottom of the playing field. So as you get more villagers you get more trouble taking care of all of them.
Your goal is to make your way home.For that sake you need to go through all the challenges that are shown on the Escape Progress Map. The last destination is a volcano in the centre of the island.
You can win the game only by completing all the challenges. That makes it different from an average sim game. Escape from Paradise game consists of 30 challenges and 17 mini-games that pop up in-between the challenges. The mini-games can also be launched from the main menu at any time no matter what level you're currently playing. If you win mini-games, you get new tools for your tribe such as a shovel, axe etc to help you accelerate the camp construction and development.
Though at first sight it might seem that the game looks very much like Virtual Villagers and Tropix, Escape from Paradise surely stands out of the line of island-life simulators.
Unlike in Virtual Villagers you don't have to breed people in Escape from Paradise game cause you've got all the villagers on the island from the very start.
Also, you've got only three castaways' skills to be developed here - Carpenter, Provider and Lumberjack(there are 5 of them in Virtual Villagers).Mini-games make this game similar to Tropix.
As you can remember, the same mini-games are available in both games but
Escape from Paradise provides you with wider variety - up to 17 mini-games.
Some of them are variations of popular tribal-themed casual games.
Tips and tricks for Escape from Paradise: Main Guidelines
Construct storage huts as near to resources as possible to reduce the time necessary to stock up on supplies (that means leave room -- don't build huts right next to resources).
As you complete challenges, you unlock higher skill levels. So, make sure you're always working toward finishing a challenge.
To help organize your castaways, assign shirt colors to particular skills.
Expand your village as quickly as possible by building huts.
Attracting more people means more workers at hand.
Escape from Paradise absorbs you more and more after completing another challenge making you want to go to the end.
This unique combination of simulation, adventure and real-time management along with a huge pack of mini-games won't leave you indifferent.
If you have obtained a good hand at playing this game, we welcome you to share your wisdom with other players by posting your comments below.
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