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This is a general guide on How to Play Feel free to expand upon it if desired.

The in-game walkthrough also provides some helpful basic tips; simply press the settings button (SettingsButton.png) to display them.

Beginner's Guide

  • Upon spawning, the game will grant invincibility for some seconds: use this time to look around.
  • Find an appropriate area for a base (make sure it has enough room to build a base of your desired size)
  • Zombies don't spawn until your Gold Stash is built, stack up on resources before starting your base.
    • Possibly in proximity to at least a tree and a rock (unlimited resource spots), ideally with the rock and tree touching.
    • Not too close to monster's stones, to avoid drawing their attention;
    • Unless in a party, far from other players, which may turn into enemies;
    • If you place down the gold stash RIGHT AFTER night starts, you have until the next night starts, giving you more time!
  • Gather some wood and stone to build a base by hitting resources with the pickaxe. We recommend about 500-1,000.
  • Place the gold stash, which is free and common, once ready to start building. Remember: PROTECT it at all costs, and use doors all around your gold stash instead of walls or slow traps!
    • Consider that zombies will attack it as soon as night comes, so place it not too close to that moment.
  • To start producing gold, build gold mines around or nearby the gold stash.
    • Gold is used both for building upgrades and inside the shop (B or O keys) for tools and bonuses.
  • Protect the gold stash and the mines with towers and eventually walls and doors.
  • Once gathered enough gold, upgrade the gold stash to unlock a new tier of all buildings:
    • For a price, any building can be then upgraded to that tier.
    • Higher tier buildings will have increased stats.
    • The health of the gold stash itself will also increase!
  • Remember that it is possible to sell any building but the gold stash, which therefore can't be moved.
  • Death will remove 25% of all resources, re-spawning the character at its gold stash.
  • Death will also remove all acquired weapons except tier I pickaxe.
  • If the gold stash dies, you and your team if you have one will die. However, you still keep 75% of your resources, so you won't have to worry about farming resources for the next base.

Base Management

  • When deciding where to place the gold stash, consider that the base will rise all around it.
  • It can be helpful to use resources in your early perimeter as zombies cannot move through them, and they cannot be destroyed.
  • Prioritize leveling up the gold stash and the mines to produce more gold as soon as possible, which is needed for all upgrades and bonuses.
  • It is good practice to maximize the level of all towers before upgrading the gold stash again, while walls and doors are a personal choice.
  • Read the tower stats carefully to understand where to place them range-wise.
  • Spending resources in rebuilding broken towers is a greater expense than a wall: defend them.
  • Symmetrical layouts are easier to manage.
  • For advanced strategies, see: Strategies.

Gold Management

  • The priority is to make gold as fast as possible, while zombie waves will keep increasing in difficulty.
  • The best way to maximize the production is to follow this upgrade order between tiers: gold stash > gold mines > towers > walls. Walls may be kept one tier below the other buildings until tier VI.
  • Spending gold in the shop should be done wisely and when needed, as it will slow down the base progress.

Pet Management

  • As soon as possible unlock a pet from the Shop. We Recommend woody for JUST harvesting resources and C.A.R.L. for PvP and zombie hordes.
  • To level up and empower the pet, let him kill monsters or harvest resources.
  • After a certain amount of levels, the pet can be evolved from the Shop page.
  • It is possible to use a potion anytime to restore the pet's health to full.
  • For more details, see: Pets.


For a list of controls, see: Controls.
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