FIGHT vicious enemies, tame savage beasts, kindle romance and solve RIDDLES. When the island SPEAKS to you, will you answer?

*Lead a band of survivors using simple swipes
*Choose your own adventure
*Explore a huge lush world
*Experience a talking island
*Fight many dangers that lurk behind every bush
*Forage resources to survive
*Build a base and upgrade structures
*Craft weapons and tools
*Discover a gripping storyline
*Uncover the terrible secret of Tinker Island
*WARNING! No wifi on the island. You're on your own!

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What's New

Version 1.4.14

- Steam engine can now also be activated by watching ads!
- Labor production problems fixed
- Performance improvements
- Other bugfixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

Good but not Great.


This game has a lot of content. Lots of areas, cool characters, hunts, mechs (believe it), crafting, mini games, events, and it’s relatively easy to earn gems (in game currency). The text based missions/adventures are fun, creative, and at times humorous. Overall this game impresses me, and is much more than I expected. But the game does have some flaws that can greatly impact your progress/enjoyment in this game. Some of the missions/mechanics are nonintuitive and usually end up costing you a ton of your resources. The game can be imbalanced at times where you can’t progress for a long time because of lack of resources, due in part to the flaw mentioned above and just not receiving enough resources/opportunities while playing. There is also real jerk move the game makes where you will have to pick a dialogue but they are all the same (‘place block’ 8 different times for example) and if you don’t pick them in the right order then you fail the mission, but there was no possible way to know beforehand and it wastes all your resources.. Maybe the developers think it’s funny/clever but it just came off as ignorant to me. I’d still recommend this game and will continue playing it but to say that the game doesn’t have some flaws would be a lie, hopefully some of these issues get addressed.

Edit: -1 star because of ‘Tangle’ level, fix it or do away with it because it’s a load of crap!

Impressive, with a high percentage of in app purchases to progress


This game is quite enjoyable and I don’t deny spending hours on it. However, it has quickly become apparent the discrepancy in non payable play and in app purchases. For example, you can continue to explore a part of the map in hopes of getting that diamond resource or pay 90 gems for it. I’ve explored that part 10 times and still haven’t gotten it. I understand the developers wanting to make a profit, but the necessary amount of gems needed jumps extremely high and quickly. Same goes for the amount of resources needed to upgrade parts of the camp. The garden game feels, at times, extremely chance related rather than strategical. I’ve played one level 20 times to finally progress because the game just would not give me that needed water, seed, or sun. When it gets to fighting the monsters, the first one costed resources, the second is automatically gems. As someone who avoids in app purchases to progress, this game is stretching my ingenuity to the max. I do like that they implement a chance to earn gems, but it’s like collecting water droplets to get a full glass. I’ll still play, as it is a fun game and the design is wonderful, but as more and more progression costs gems, I’ll probably stop playing in time.

Needs some improvements


The game has really great mechanics, as I've been only playing the game for a few days now, but there are a few hints that really drag on the playability of the game, the first being the stockings for the holiday event. The stockings are a regular drop when exploring, which is fine, but the game keeps repeating the same boring monologue over a few stockings that are essentially worthless, because you need premium stockings to even upgrade the elf in the first place, so you end up with tons of red stockings you can't do anything with. Also, the game is a bit annoying when it try's to get you to connect to Facebook and review it. If you give it a semi negative review, it gets all passive aggressive and says 'um, ok, we are doing the best we can'. If the developers haven't figured out that you don't need to hear the same tutorial after getting a essentially worthless item (unless you are willing to spend the premium currency to try and get the gold stockings), and that not everyone even uses Facebook and dangling opportunities for connecting to it is bad practice for people who don't even have an account, then I am at a bit of a loss when they are 'doing the best they can'.

In-App Purchases

New Player Bundle

Limited-time Survivor Leonard, Gems & Potions



Kongregate, Inc.
244.6 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
© Tricky Tribe
In-App Purchases
  1. New Player Bundle $7.99
  2. Bag of Gems $4.99
  3. Handful of Gems $0.99


  • Family Sharing

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