Submitted by: David K.
Basics Guide + Achievements:
Written by LivingLitch
In this guide I will go over the games controls, mechanics, and offer tips
for getting all of the achievements.
In the top left from left to right.
* Money counter
* Island level
* Design multiplier
In the middle right
The player only needs to drag the
mouse over the selected item to harvest
* Drag item
If an item is misplaced or the
player wishes to move it for any reason click
If an item is no longer needed or
trees/rocks are in the players way this
is the tool to use.
In the bottom center is the edit/place menu.
This menu is minimized down the blue icon when not in use. From left to
* Animal Pens
In the bottom right is the menu which contains options for changing the
disabling music or sound, changing the language, changing the mouse from
left handed, loading or saving the island, restarting the island, or
* Zoom in E/Mouse wheel up
* Zoom out Q/Mouse wheel down
* Pan the Camera W,A,S,D/Middle mouse click and drag.
* Center camera on house is Space bar
* Place items/interact with menus is left click
* Back out of menus is right click.
The game mechanics of The Islander are overall simple.
Plant crops or build animal pens for income. Harvest crops or animal pens
with the automated help of cocobots. Harvest enough to level up the island.
up is based off of gold gathered rather then what is harvested.
Use the harvester icon to harvest plants manually at level one or from
level two onward
build an army of cocobots for faster harvesting while planting. There does
to be any drawbacks from using cocobots instead of harvesting
Each level unlocks a new crop to plant. Each new crop or item placed will
price exponentially like most clicker games. Wheat starts at 4 coins but
several of them it will start to get into the thousands.
Increase the design multiplier to sell items at increased prices thus
Each design item adds 1 point to the
design experience bar for each square it takes
up. All items put out the same amount of experience as others so spam away
the price in mind. It might look ugly but its better to mix roads and fences
keep using the same type over and over. The max design multiplier is
The achievement are easy to get and can all be completed in a short three
Achievements are divided into three categories.
* Normal Island
* Random Island
* Doesn’t Matter
*Normal Island Achievments
Expansion – Buy a total of 100 island expansions
Start a normal island, harvest like normal. The available option is
avalible on the
tools tab next to the cocobots and can be bought at any level. If the grid
up to the closest portion of the island owned as possible, this will
half of the map.
*Random Island Achievements
* Miner – Break a total of 250 rocks
*Lumberjack – Cut down 250 trees
These can both be accomplished at the same time. Use the demolish tool on
trees to remove them. This can be done right at the start. Trees and rocks
serve no purpose other than to block the players progression on a random
as buying new land on a normal island halts progression. Big trees and
rocks take 3-4
clicks to remove, small ones are one click. It is not possible to click and
get rid of small rocks.
Small Business – Have at least 1000 Gold
Corporation – Have at least 100K Gold
Conglomerate – Have at least 1M Gold
The best way to complete these is to ensure the design multiplier is maxed
Novice – Reach Level 5 in a Single Run
Intermediate – Reach Level 10 in a Single Run
Expert – Reach Level 20 in a Single Run
As explained earlier, leveling is based off of coins earned.
Again, keep the design multiplier maxed for fastest results.
Peasant – Plant a total of 25 Crops
Grower – Plant a total of 100 Crops
Agriculturalist – Plant a total of 250 Crops
Garden – Plant a total of 25 Bushes
Park – Plant a total of 100 Bushes
Heath – Plant a total of 250 Bushes
Woodland – Plant a total of 25 Trees
Forest – Plant a total of 100 Trees
Jungle – Plant a total of 250 Trees
Animal House – Buy a total of 25 Animals
Farm – Buy a total of 100 Animals
Ranch – Buy a total of 250 Animals
Decorator – Build a total of 100 Decorations
Designer – Build a total of 250 Decorations
Architect – Build a total of 750 Decorations
Essentially, these are all the same achievement but under different
categories. They are
all easy to complete. Build/plant enough to get to level 20 to have a
constant supply of
gold. Max the design multiplier. Set aside a section of the island where
be placed and removed without worrying about them. Remove all of the basic
lower their cost. Place 15-25 at a time depending on space and income.
After the cocobots
harvest one round of them, remove and replant. It’s possible to it faster
without the one
round of harvesting but this ensures the games internal counter gets it
Bird Watcher – Catch a total of 100 Parrots
Marine Biologist – Catch a total of 100 Starfish
Fisherman – Catch a total of 100 Fish
These three achievements are the most boring as they require the player to
There is a trick however. The game indicates when each new parrot,
starfish, or fish
spawns by playing a sound and each appears in a set way. The best way to
get them is to
zoom out to max and play on the highest resolution.
The parrot screeches onto the screen and flies horizontally. It can spawn
outside of the
light blue ocean area but it can be clicked on in the dark blue area.
The starfish makes a bubbling sound and only appears on the dark sandy
It will not move up and down the shore but it will pulsate after a while
The fish is worst one to deal with. It makes a splash sound when it spawns
spawn in any part of the ocean, light blue or dark blue. it jumps in an
If missed on its first appearance the player must wait to see where it
jumps out again
to click it. It makes 4-6 arcs before it disappears for good.
Robo-Island – Buy a total of 200 Cocobots
I recommend getting this one in two or three games. As with everything the
increases exponentially. At 91 cocobots the next one will cost 58.4k.At 114
a new one will cost 523k.