Welcome, Villager! 

You are on this island to build a cosy little town for the peeple that want to live here.

Gather wood and stones to build and unlock other buildings. Some produce resources for you, others make your inhabitants happy. Well-fed and happy peeple produce more resources, but keep them hungry or sad and they will leave. They might seem a bit lazy, but without them, buildings won't produce anything!

Build your first house and somebody will come soon, but there is no rush! Take your time and explore the island. There is no pressing matter, no harsh lose-condition, so be creative and build something beautiful.

Be good to them, and have fun.


This little game started as a quarantine project, partly inspired by my desire to create a relaxing city-builder and mostly inspired by this amazing tile-set by Cluly.

This is a pico-8 project, so the default controls are Z, X, and the arrow-keys.

Can also be found on the pico-8 BBS.

Updated 12 days ago
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, Android, HTML5
Made withPICO-8
Tags2D, City Builder, Creative, PICO-8, Pixel Art, Relaxing
LicenseMIT License
Average sessionA few minutes


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really nice!

btw is there any pico8 tutorials you would reccomend? :)

LazyDevsAcademy has some amazing tutorial series on YouTube to get started! But other than that, I just hang out on the BBS and pico-8 discord a lot! :D


Awesome game


i played for HOURS if you but this on steam it could become a cult classic


Really nice game!


I have played this game many times now and I keep coming back, well done!




I finished the game. (Couldn't be bothered to wait for pop to grow to max)


is there a save option, i am using the linux edition and i didnt find a save button/anything similar

Due to the constraints of pico-8, unfortunately not. I wrote about it in some detail in the pico-8 BBS post, if you're interested. I hope you still enjoy the game! :)


This game is pretty awesome. I love it <3


this is so great!


Wow! This game is so cute and perfect! Thank you for making this gem :)


So Cool! I couldn't put it down!


Nice game!