If you want your fledgling civilization to survive, they’ll have to eat. And in The Universim, that starts with teaching your nuggets how to get food.
You could let them scavenge food from their surroundings but encounters with local fauna can be… unpleasant. They’d be much better off farming or hunting. So, let’s teach them.
How to Farm and Hunt in The Universim
To farm or hunt in The Universim you’ll first need to build specific buildings. In the case of farming, you’ll need to build a farm. Shocker. For hunting, you’ll need to build a Hunter’s Hut.
But building these is just the first step, and you’ll need to know how to manage them and get the Nuggets to do what you want.
How to Farm
Once you have built a farm, you’ll be to choose which Nuggets will be assigned to it for farming. At first, you will only be able to assign one Nugget to each farm, but you’ll get more spots as you upgrade (up to 3).
In the farm UI, you’ll be able to see how much of a certain crop you have stored, as well as what you are producing at the moment. You can change what type of food is being grown at the farm by clicking on its icon.
At first, you will only be able to produce one type of food, but you can discover more options with your god powers. Simply use telekinesis to move a plant with fruit from the environment into your farm.
How to Hunt
Once you build your Hunting Hut, you can select up to 3 Nuggets to become hunters. You can increase that number to 6 through upgrades.
Through the hunting hut, you will select the type of animal you want to hunt, and then the Nuggets you chose will gather their weapons and set out to get some food.
There are three types of animals that you can hunt: small animals, medium-sized animals, and large animals. You select which type of animals your nugget will hunt through the Hunting Hut by clicking on its icon.
Small animals can be hunted by a single Nugget, but they don’t provide much food. Medium-sized animals will require 3 Nuggets to hunt, as they are more dangerous and can fight back. Finally, large animals like mammoths will require 6 Nugget hunters.
Your hut also gains experience based on the number of animals you bring in, making it easier to catch that type of animal in the future.
You can also set traps for the animals, though they will cost resources to build. Small traps cost 5 stone, medium ones cost 10 stone and 10 wood, and the large ones will need 15 wood and stone. However, you won’t be able to build large traps until you upgrade your hut.