**FREE Full version! No purchases are required to play the complete game, although we have included some optional purchases to speed the game up or make it easier. The game is a thank you to our loyal fans, and hopefully will be an introduction to the Virtual Villagers series to anyone who has not enjoyed them yet! To make it even more fun and interesting, we have added exciting new features never before available in Virtual Villagers. Have you ever wanted to make all of your villagers like running or keep your favorite villager young forever? Now you can! ENJOY!**

Virtual Villagers: Origins is based on the original first chapter of the award-winning Virtual Villagers series from the creators of Fish Tycoon and Virtual Families. Come see the sensation that started it all on the famed and mystical island of Isola!

Care for and nurture a tribe of little people by teaching them the basics of survival. Grow a small village in your device: your little villagers have food needs, housing needs, technologies to research and diseases to fight! As the village grows and prospers, the villagers become curious about their mysterious island home and the secrets it holds. Aside from guiding the villagers' day-to-day lives, help them explore and restore the island. How will you lead your tribe?

More about Virtual Villagers: Origins:

* Real-time gameplay: new surprises every time you turn the game on!
* Hundreds of unique and customizable villagers.
* Breed your villagers and raise your own tribe
* Unique and unpredictable "Island Events" to keep you on your toes.
* Uncover mysteries and milestones as you unravel the hidden story of Isola.
* Control the destiny of your survivors! Create your own adventure.
* Amazing original soundtracks and ambient sound effects.

The game continues to progress in true real time, even when your device is turned off, so don’t forget to check in regularly to care for your tribe, help them gain skills and technology, and enable them to discover the secrets that lay waiting for them. How will you lead your tribe?

Virtual Villagers have been awarded with:

* Sim Game of the Year – Game Tunnel
* The Zeebys – Gamezebo
* Parents Choice Recommended Award
* iParenting Media Award

Recommended for people who enjoy casual simulations and adventure stories like the Lost TV series and Survivor!

Visit our Official Virtual Villagers site at for instructions, strategy guides, and much more!

What's New

Version 1.0.3

Hello Virtual Villagers fans!

We've updated the classic Virtual Villagers: Origins to support the latest devices and iOS versions! With nearly three million downloads since we've launched this title (and many, many more across the Virtual Villagers series), we want to make sure that you can continue playing your favorite apps on the newest devices. Explore and discover the magical island of Isola while nurturing a tiny tribe that lives in your pocket!

Revisit Virtual Villagers: Origins today, and unlock Isola's mysterious puzzles!

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5

645 Ratings

645 Ratings

One of the Best Games I've Ever Played!


I love this game! It is amazing! The graphics look like their from the 90's, but it's all good. I actually kind of like that the graphics look like that. It reminds me of my childhood. The best game I've ever played is definitely Minecraft, but this game is a very close second! I've had this game for about a week, and I already deleted all my apps because all I need is this one! But still,I have some complaints. One of my villagers has already died, and he has still not been buried. Another thing is I can't find any other food source than the berry bush. My villagers are starving and I can't find any other food source and I really need you guys to fix this! Please! I like that it continues going on even when you're not playing. I switched from iPad to computer because my iPad had way too many ads and I couldn't focus on anything. Anyways, if you get this game and figure everything out report back to me. Thank you for making this game!

Perfect! Except...


I really love this game. I played it on my PC all the time. It was my "must have" game. The only problem I'm noticing is with my food. I will have a lot of food, maybe around 200 and I'll leave my phone sit and it'll turn black, or I'll open my messages to send a message, and when I get back to the game, I'll have anywhere from 50-0 food left. I'm not sure if this is a bug, but I do go from 100 food to none in about 20 seconds and I'm not exaggerating. I never see my villagers eat at will, and this problem has caused, I believe, four almost five villagers to die. I don't have any 'of age' women to reproduce so if this is a bug, I really need this fixed to help my village strive! This is the only reason I'm giving it four stars because this has happened for a few days. For the first three days I've had this app on my phone, this hasn't happened and it never happened on my PC so, please fix if it is a bug! I'm not entirely sure but I'm just making sure! Thanks!



It’s actually a bit lame, you’ll like it if you enjoy wasting moments of your life. I liked it at first but the novelty wore off quickly. There are 6 tech’s that can be upgraded 2 times. It takes a bit of time to come up with the tech points to achieve that and what you get for it is virtually nothing. Start the game and your builder starts working on a hut, takes him 3 years to build, the only thing for him to do once he finishes is clear some debris from the beach, after the construction upgrade he can remove some rocks from a blocked stream, then it’s another 100,000 tech points to find out what he’ll do next. There is practically nothing you can do to alter the pace the village grow, no option to build other things at all. It’s a big waste of time. What’s funny is that you can “ purchase “ tech points, I’m sure the people who’ve been stupid enough to do that we’re quite disappointed since it probably bought them almost no additional enjoyment in the game.


LDW Software, LLC
42.1 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
© 2005-2017 LDW Software, LLC
In-App Purchases
  1. 100,000 Tech Points $0.99
  2. 500,000 Tech Points $2.99
  3. 250,000 Tech Points $1.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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