Gather Berries and Fruit during summer and save longer lasting resources such as Cured Meat, Dry Fish and Grain for winter.
Avoid targeting healthy adult animals when hunting in the early game, as they are hard to kill and might fight back.
Use work areas in conjunction with resource limits to automate your settlement as much as possible.
Don’t expand too fast if you don’t have the infrastructure to feed your people.
Domestic animals need to be fed and given water in winter. Avoid having too many if you can not maintain them.
In Paleolithic hunter-gatherer societies, conflict was rare, as the human populations were sparse. From the Neolithic onward, though, you really need to be prepared for battle.
It’s hard to achieve large populations in the early eras. Only with farming and other technologies will you be able to sustain a large settlement.
Make sure that when winter comes you have plenty of non-perishable food in storage, otherwise starvation will be a serious problem.
Getting someone to rivers, lakes, or wells to collect and store water is way more efficient than having your people go drink away from the settlement every time.
You can customise the panels at the top of the screen by clicking the ‘+’ buttons next to them.
Pivot the camera around a point by pressing both pan and rotate keys at the same time.
In standard difficulty, raider technology will match your current era, so be careful before advancing too quickly.
In hardcore difficulty, attackers will advance their own technology at their own pace, so you should not take too long to progress through the eras.
You can tell your people to go rest or shelter by selecting them and right clicking on a structure.
When people get hurt there is a chance they might catch an infection, which could be fatal.
You can give commands to your people by selecting them and right clicking on the terrain or on an object.
You can command your people to sprint to a location by selecting them and double right clicking on the terrain.
You can quicksave the game by pressing F9.
Double click on a plant, being or building to select all similar nearby entities.
You can press the Return key to move the camera back to town.
You can hold the H and F keys while dragging the mouse to select people with hunting or fighting tools only.
You can use primal vision mode to highlight work areas.