Virtual Villagers: A New Home is a life simulation strategy game that was released in 2006. In the game, players must manage a group of survivors as they create a new life in an island. Players must take care of their basic needs (food and shelter), and also take time to research different technologies and cures for diseases. In addition to these tasks, players can also control villagers and help them explore the different areas in the island of Isola. Virtual Villagers: A New Home is played in real-time and the game continues even if the game is not open in the computer.
There are 16 puzzles to be completed in the game. However, these puzzles are not to be completed in order. Characters in the game must have the right tools and skills in order to finish some of the puzzles. When characters explore areas of the island, messages may appear. These messages provide clues that can help in solving the puzzles.
Other features of the game are the following:
• Original soundtrack and ambient sound effects
• Create your own adventure by controlling the activities of characters
• Unpredictable island events
• Hundreds of customizable villagers available
• Uncover the hidden secret behind Isola