Questions tagged [kittens-game]

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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Is it possible to stop the consumption of rare resources?

The Tradepost note mentions that it reduces rare resource consumption by 4%. By my calculations, 25 Tradeposts would mean a 100% decrease to rare resource consumption. Does this mean after building ...
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What do the special options in the Census menu do?

In recent updates, there have been big changes in the Census menu. Ex: Kittens now have titles, often related to their job (Scholars can become Scientists, for example) and can be promoted in those ...
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Why did I get suddenly more paragon?

I was playing kittens-game, and suddenly I noticed I had 3 paragon, instead of 1. I only reset once, over a month ago, and I had 1 paragon the whole time. I didn't do anything with the console, no ...
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How long do seasons last?

In the Kittens Game, how long (in real life minutes) do seasons last?
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Should I force my kittens to do the same job forever?

A follow up from this question: how much bonus resources are being gathered (approximately) for each level? I have seen dabbling (the starter level) and novice (the second), but I am not quite sure ...
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When are Woodcutters more efficient than refining catnip?

In Kittens Game, you can obtain wood by assigning Woodcutters or refining it from catnip. Is there a simple rule or formula to determine which one is more efficient? I've heard anecdotes that ...
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What can I do with a unicorn?

I just got a Unicorn and I don't know how/why I got it. How did I get it and what can I do with them? I did get an achievement Achievement unlocked: Unicorn Conspiracy! And it says, Lift the ...
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Is the Mint building or hunting more effective?

Is it more effective is manually send my kitty hunters away, or let the Mint building do it for me? Of course when I am away the building is more effective because it is automated, but assuming I am ...
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What does it mean to say Griffons are hostile towards Kittens?

I sent out an explorer and discovered Griffons. Under their trade information it states: Attitude: hostile What does this mean? The Lizards I found are friendly to the Kittens. Is there a way to ...
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How many skills can my kittens learn?

After researching the technology Civil Servant, you can see that kittens learn and get better at the profession they're working at. Before I knew this (and before I noticed the Census option in the ...
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When do new buildings from research appear?

I've researched Mathematics and the description says: Allows construction of Academies, very efficient research buildings However, a season has now passed and the building still doesn't appear for ...
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Is it bad if all my kittens starve?

I accidentally left the game running, winter happened and all my kittens starved. It's sad but it took almost no time before new kittens replaced them. Is there a major downside to starving all the ...
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How does happiness work?

In the tab Small Village in the Kittens Game, there is an option to send hunters (when there is enough catpower available) with a happiness percentage in front of it. How is this happiness calculated ...
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How do I progress in Iron Will?

I just reset my kittens game, with 71 kittens (the bare minimum for paragon) and I thought: let's try the Iron Will mode. As far as I know, that means that I cannot buy any housing. So no huts, log ...
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"Your explorers failed to find anyone.", what I need to find someone?

I have only 3 trading possibilities, Lizards, Sharks and Griffins. I have 13 Tradepost, yet I can't find anyone else. The game doesn't suggest that you can only have 3 trading options either, so, what ...
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What is Karma and paragon, and how to get it?

From the screenshots of a reddit post complaining about the bugs in 0.9.8.0 I saw that you can have karma and paragon. Here is a link to the picture. I didn't include it directly to avoid possible ...
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When does building extra buildings start to give diminishing returns?

So in the kittens game I am at the year 239. My building count is ridiculously high now (93 catnip fields, 62 aqueducts, 56 pastures, 47 mines and etc). I was wondering if it is possible to have a ...
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How do I get more zebras?

One of the achievements is: Heart Of Darkness -Become a chieftain of a zebra tribe. (How is this even possible?) - Have more then one zebra (sic) I already have my first Zebra which I got when I ...
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What do kittens use gold for?

I have gotten to the stage where I can get the gold upgrade in the workshop in the kittens-game. What exactly is gold used for? And when should I get the upgrade? I am currently torn between saving ...
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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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Stuck on science cap

I am stuck and can't get my science up anymore. My science max is 388.254K I have 60 academies (next upgrade is at 438K science) 63 Observatories (Next upgrade is at 405K science) 59 Biolabs (Next ...
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How do you attract the rarest religion resource? (spoilers!)

I'm trying for a total completionist run, slightly editor-assisted (I keep a separate "testing" save from my main, legit save). Long story short, I have more than seventy Sky Palaces, but I still ...
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What does the magnetoBoostRatio do?

I built a Steamwork (yay!). But whenever I turn it on, there's nothing surplus in any of my production lines (and a consume in Coal). So, what's this supposed to do?
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Does the Observatory's chance to auto-observe increase as you build more of them?

I'm hoping what I'm seeing is just confirmation bias and not how the game actually works, so I'm asking and hoping more analytical minds can assuage my fears. It seems like, with eleven Observatories,...
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Time in the Kitten Game [duplicate]

How is time measured in the kittens-game? In particular, Winter lasts 100 days, the stock tells me, how long(seconds) my supplies will last, but I've no Idea how many seconds 100 days are.
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