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A text-based incremental simulation game where you manage a village of kittens as they acquire resources and unlock new technologies.

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Why should I upgrade to Thorium Reactors?

I've been playing this game for about 6 months. Almost all of the upgrades have had some reasonable basis for taking them as I've gone along. But I can't figure out why I'd want to do the Thorium ...
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What can the 'Map' be used for?

So after resetting my run and updating to 1.4.5.1.c (current is .f), I found a new feature in my village tab. It consisted of a map, with fields, available to be explored. I checked the wiki, and ...
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Why would someone “burn” their paragon?

In Kittens Game in the Metaphysics tab, we have the option to BURN YOUR PARAGON Discard all paragon points However, it takes a long time to get paragon points, so it seems odd to just "discard" ...
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Strategy after Navigation

In Kittens Game, up to researching Navigation, things go fairly quickly; there is always something to do, something worthwhile to build. Post-Navigation, things slow down a lot. The successor ...
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List of workshop upgrades I shouldn't buy in Iron Will mode

I'm looking for a complete list of all the workshop upgrades that don't benefit me when playing Iron Will mode. Obviously my goal of Iron Will mode is to get the achievements, so any upgrades after ...
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What does a Void Resonator do?

The description for this Void Space building, in Kittens Game, is: Every Void Resonator will improve Order of the Void effect by 10%. Will trigger OotV on a time skips. What is the Order of the ...
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During a festival, what does “double growth rate for a year” imply?

In Kittens Game, the hover text (using "Theme by Kida") for festivals looks like the following: Hold a cultural festival to make your kittens happy. (+30% to happiness and double growth rate for a ...
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What kind of building do I get if I upgrade my Pasture building?

I know if I choose to upgrade my Aquaducts I can then build Hydro Plants, but I don't know what I can build if I upgrade my Pastures... what do I get to build instead of Pastures?
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Why do my resource caps continuously increase slowly?

I noticed this my last run too. I'm late in my current run, working on stockpiling Eludium. I have engineers crafting plate, steel, and parchment/manuscript/compendium/blueprints. I am not crafting ...
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Do production boosts affect resource acquisition during offline progression?

I'm playing the app version of Kittens Game. Consequently the game runs most of the time in offline mode (due to the smartphone display being off). I'm wondering if the various production boosts ...
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What does the star besides some unknown achievements mean?

I only have the Unicorn Conspiracy achievement, all other achievements are displayed as: ??? Some of them have a yellow star on the right side (numbers 12, 23, 24). What does this yellow star ...
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How do I get the Theology tech?

In order to research Theology, it says I need 35 manuscripts, costing 51.98k furs, but I can only hunt for about 800 at a time and furs get used up over time so I can't stockpile them. What can I do ...
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What do steamworks modes do?

I'm on the Android version of kittens. When I open the tab for steam works, there is a little button labeled A, and when I tap it, it turns into *, which turns back into A when taped, and so on. This ...
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Kittens game assigning leader bug

So I decided to reset my run, to gain karma and paragon points for the first time as I heard this increases production. However I am currently back to being able to produce alloy and I noticed I still ...
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Kittens game: what is “Space Paragon”?

My oil production includes "Space Paragon:" +7489% What is Space Paragon?
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Where does thorium come from in Kittens Game?

I recently started playing kittens game again and now I have some thorium? How do you create thorium? I'm just a monkey pushing buttons.
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What can I do with Thorium?

I just found out I have over 900 Thorium: I don't know where I got it from, nor what it does (nor did I know it was in the game). I suppose I got it from some trades and oversaw it. How can I get ...
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Assigning Engineers in Kittens Game

So, I have 21 engineers now, and didn't totally understand what they did. Based on perusing around, it looks like you can assign each one to produce certain resources. Am I right? If so, how do I do ...
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Which buildings consume or produce power?

Recently (at least I think so) a new feature was added to the game: Power. Power is generated by some structures and consumed by others. The problem is, I don't know which buildings produce power. My ...
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Can I sell space buildings?

While playing Kittens Game, I noticed I had some buildings in space I did not need anymore because of their minimal effect. I would have selled them, but there wasn't an option to do so: Meanwhile, ...
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Should I ignore coal loss when farming iron?

I'm at a stage of the game (year 148, 58 kittens) where I am needing large quantities of iron. When running my smelters at max, plus my mines, I gain 1.1 coal per second and 2.5 iron per second. My ...
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How does the export/import feature work in Kittens Game? [closed]

Kittens Game has a feature that allows you to export or import game saves. When you click "export", the game generates an apparently random text code that you can copy/paste into the "import" field on ...
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Does Kittens Game have an end?

I play Kittens Game a lot recently, mostly side-by-side to Arqade or other SE sites. I got far; I am at year 400 (background tab farming) and got tons of titanium, unobtanium and whatnot. I wondered ...
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What are the achievements in Kittens game, and how can one get them?

While playing Kittens game, players can access a tab labelled "achievements". When clicked on, shows a list of several fields, each containing a plain "???". I managed to get only a single one of the ...
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Ivory not increasing with mints in Kittens Game

In Kittens game I am running my mints and getting +0.166 ivory per second, but when looking at the amount of ivory it can't increase at all. Is there something that is causing my ivory to drop even ...
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Are tears considered as a crafted resource?

In kittens game, are unicorn tears considered as crafted resources and not affected by chronospheres? (unless the upgrade "flux condensator" is bought)
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I need energy, which is better to upgrade, Hydro Plant or Solar Farm?

I need energy, and have been avoiding the "eco" upgrades... which is better to upgrade, Aqueducts to Hydro Plant, or Pasture to Solar Farm?
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How do I produce steel in Kittens?

My work has just stopped because I cannot figure out how to make steel. I have gold and coal and smelters but steel just isn't being made. Can anyone help?
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How to read output modifiers?

How do I read the generation modifiers for a certain resource like catnip? I am trying to optimise the number of villagers placed in farming. When hovering over the output, I see: Base: Weather: *...
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Your kittens return empty-pawed

Usually I see "Zebras hate you for no reason" if trading with zebras fails, but sometimes I see "Your kittens return empty-pawed". What is the difference? Saw it again: Year 490, Summer: Your ...
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Are spiders worth it for getting coal?

Are spiders ever worth it to trade for coal? They cost scaffolds, which seems pretty expensive. (I'm mid-game I guess; science 125K.)
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What does upgrading Amphitheatre do? (and what caused it?)

I have an upgrade ^ symbol on Aqueduct and Amphitheatre. I know the Aqueduct upgrade will give me Hydro Plant and came from Robotics, but what about the Amphitheater? It's not mentioned in the wiki.
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What is the cap on trade ships increasing Harbour resource capacity?

Cargo Ships upgrade increases Harbour capacity with more trade ships, and the Wiki says it does this with diminishing returns, but I noticed that the trade ship effect suddenly stopped completely, not ...
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preparing for first reset: how many kittens?

I've got Concrete Huts and 90 kittens so far, however I don't have Apocrypha yet and am trying to figure out when to push the reset button. Progress so far: 145K science (haven't unlocked ...
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How much would I have to idle for Steel Plants to be worth it?

A common sentiment seems to be that the Steel Plant upgrade is never good, due to workshop craft ratio not applying to the calciner's steel production...at least not until end-game, when you gain coal ...
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How can I spend my science in smaller increments?

I'm at what I assume to be the midway point of the game where I've just built some oil wells and a calciner, so now I'm making my own titanium. The issue I'm running into is that while I'm collecting ...
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Does Karma accumulate over resets?

When I reset the game, do I only have the karma that results from the kitten count from that stage or does karma accumulate?
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Is there a reason to reset after hitting diminishing returns for Karma and Paragon?

From my first reset I got 149 Paragon and 23 Karma, which is nice, because it gave +23 Happiness and +149% productivity (on most resources), noticeably increasing my resource production. Now from the ...
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What is the optimal ratio of Steamworks to Magnetos, regarding blueprint cost?

Magnetos boost productivity by 2%. Steamworks boost this 2%-bonus by 15%, or equivalently 2% * 15% = 0.3% per Magneto. So when I have 7 Magnetos, buying 1 Steamworks gives a larger boost than another ...
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When to reset to maximise karma and paragon?

In kittens game, karma and paragon are obtained via resetting with more than 35-70 kittens, and greatly improve production as global accelerators, becoming almost a necessity past some stage. This ...
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What do starEventChance and starAutoSuccessChance mean for the Observatory?

I'm confused as to what starEventChance and starAutoSuccessChance mean for the Observatory. If they're just percentages, why wouldn't there be a percentage sign? And a 20% increase in chance grows ...
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How do I 'activate' the Catnip Processing once researched?

I researched Catnip Processing but I do not notice a difference when I try to process into wood. Is this currently bugged? I also did not notice any new buildings or sciences to unlock related to it. ...
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How fast do kittens gain experience?

I've seen that kittens grow skills with experience, but I couldn't find at what rate kittens gain experience. How much XP does a kitten gain in a year?
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What are the effects of upgrading Aqueducts/Pastures?

This info hasn't propagated to the Wiki yet and I can't find any info online about it. Next to the Aqueduct and Pasture I now have a caret symbol (^). This allows them to be upgraded to a Hydro Plant ...
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In kittens game, why did researching Pumpjack reduce my oil production?

After reseting a game with a few chronospheres, I eventually got to researching "Pumpjack" in the Workshop. But my oil production went from +.15 to -.25 when I did that. Was this a bug where my oil ...
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What's the best way to buff oil storage mid game?

What is the most efficient way to boost oil storage? I am striving for the moon mission which requires 45k oil. I'm at 41998 storage with 27 oil wells and the steel cost is growing extremely quickly. ...
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Trading post not showing

I have unlocked the Currency technology, and this successfully unlocked the Gold Ore upgrade in workshop, but I can't see the button to build Trading Post in the buildings tab, as indicated by the ...
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What does feeding the elders do in KittensGame?

I know that Leviathans unlock somewhat randomly, and I noticed that when I fed them that they were pleased and my necrocorns vanished. But what does it do? Can they be not pleased?
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Why do I only have 2 paragon with 121 kittens in year 3172?

Okay, so I have 121 kittens, I'm in in year 3172, but have only 2 paragon. I just unlocked metaphysics, and when i went to the wiki page for paragon. It tells me each kitten over 70 provides one ...
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How does the season-penalty work?

How does the season-effect to production work, exactly? For example, it says [-75%] during winter. Does that affect the Catnip-Fields, the Farmerkittens or everything? Latest would mean, that for ...