Idle Arks: Sail and Build
A flooded world has been imagined in multiple ways and some of those ways have made an appearance in gaming like with Idle Arks: Sail and Build. You are overseeing a survivor who has managed to find their way onto a floating piece of debris. Though water is everywhere, other natural resources have managed to survive like floating wood. With these materials, you can start to build yourself an ark that will not only allow you to sail the endless seas but also create a new life for yourself. Set your sails for an adventure of survival and crafting.
About Idle Arks: Sail and Build
Sailing and boats are a common element in some of the bigger games whether they're major or minor in terms of gameplay. This game is all about the boat and the sailing just comes attached as a result. It's more about building your boat to do everything you ever could need, considering that water appears to be everywhere you look. When you can sail, this will lead you to whatever bits of land may still be around and potentially other survivors. It's a game about building enough to explore and hopefully find more in this new world. Just remember that it's going to be a long stint at sea.
How to Play
Idle Arks: Sail and Build is a 3D survival craft game about building a boat to live, sail, and support using only the mouse. You can interact with all the elements on the boat and in the UI by moving the cursor over to it and then clicking the Left Mouse Button. Your current quest will be tracked in the top right corner of the screen. The goal is to complete quests and build boats that can support you and are seaworthy so that you can discover new areas on the map.
When you begin, you'll only have one survivor. Your materials will come from debris that floats across the water and can collected via swimming. Wood is the main resource that you will use to expand your boat by attaching more wooden sections. You can then build additional structures on top of empty boards such as gardens for growing, oars for rowing, and cabins for your survivors. When your boat is ready to sail, you'll get the Sail prompt to take you to another part of the map.
Your survivors will only be able to work during the day with the time being tracked in the top left corner of the screen. You can gain more materials and resources passively by building certain structures and having your survivors interact with them. They will automatically gather materials but need to be instructed to build things or to retrieve objects from the water. You can occasionally find chests that will contain loot which you can open via ads or gems. You'll also get rewards for completing quests and daily logins.
Tips and Tricks
Even though this is a serious situation, it's also a casual and slow-paced experience. Take your time to assign tasks and then wait for your resources to be gathered. When you've gathered enough, you'll be able to build a lot in one sitting and then sit somewhere else while you wait for the resources to replenish and for your workers to rest. Hours pass as minutes in this game.
- Developer: BHome Games
- Platforms: Web Browser (PC and mobile) and Android
- Languages: English
Is Idle Arks: Sail and Build free to play?
It introduces in-game purchases and ads early on, but as long as you're patient, you can enjoy the majority of this game on all platforms for free.
Games similar to Idle Arks: Sail and Build
If you're such a boating and crafting enthusiast, then you should seek out this title in the Building and Idle Games categories on GamePix. There will be such games as Farming Simulator, Red Outpost, My Sugar Factory, and Idle Money Tree.