Virtual Villagers 5 – New Believers is a single-player God/Life simulation game developed and published by Last Day of Work. It is the fifth installment in the Virtual Villagers series and was first released on December 30, 2010. The game focuses on organizing and developing a village. Like the previous installments, the game is set on Isola Island.
In this installment, five of the villagers start investigating the mask they found in the forest. While doing so, a set of masked heathens captures and imprisons them. The villagers then found out that these “heathens” are Isolan natives who have been living there way before the villagers came to the island. Due to an unfortunate tragedy revealed in The Secret City game, the natives have become emotionally damaged. They have lost their hope and started to become superstitious and fearful.
The goal in New Believers is to escape the prison and to make the natives believe in their own ancient beliefs again. To progress in their own study fields, the villagers must destroy the sacred totems installed by the heathens and help the natives to rediscover their sacred things and restore broken structures. As a “God Game”, the player acquires energy through the new believer’s faith. The player can also gather powers to help the tribe. Some of these powers include creating droughts, sunlight, bees, storms and others.