Familiarize Yourself With the Basics
Frostpunk Beginner Tips
Like any other city-builder game out there, Frostpunk’s gameplay loop centers around a few primary resources that are vital to survival. The main resources you’ll be harvesting are coal, wood, and steel. Right out the gate, you’ll notice how incredibly important coal is. This is the resource that keeps that generator pumping; if you run out of coal and the generator fails, it’s game over. Needless to say, you’re going to want to have a ton of coal to work with. Early on, you can get coal by sending your people to dig up coal piles. Once those dry up, you can build coal thumpers to generate new coal piles, or build a mining station on top of a coal deposit to keep it flowing.
On the other hand, wood and steel are the basic resources you need to craft anything. These are used to build tents for housing, medical posts, the workshop, and cook houses. Coal should always be your number one priority, of course, but once you have some time on your hands, look towards gathering wood and steel to provide shelter and food for your people. If all your civilians die, it’s game over. One note about food rations: you’ll want to build a hot house or a hunter’s hut to gather raw food. After that, build a cook house to convert the raw food units into consumable food rations.
Aside from that, don’t forget to connect all your buildings to the generator. All your buildings need to be adjacent to a street or they won’t be accessible. Simply open up the construction menu, click the street icon, then click on the point where you want the new street to end.