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Timberborn Guide

Timberborn Guide

Beaver Skylines Timberborn guide is the best Begginer's Guide, for developing colonies, getting resources. We describe the faction of the Folkogons and the Irontooths, waterwheels and windmills and how to survive the drought. We present the production grid, system requirements.

Last update: 02 September 2022

This Timberborn game guide is a compendium of knowledge on how to develop a beaver colony. The detailed information and advice listed in our guide will help you learn all the most important game mechanics and teach you the basics of the game.

Timberborn: Guide's contents

This game guide to Timberborn opens with a explanation of the game's basics. It includes pages describing materials and resources, a summary of the differences between the Folktails and Iron Teeth factions and, most importantly, useful beginner's tips. We explain step by step how to develop your settlement and meet the needs of your colony.

The second chapter of our guide contains the FAQ, i.e. a collection of frequently asked questions about the gameplay in Timberborn. We explained where to build a water wheel, how to quickly increase your population size, and how to build bridges to reach remote parts of the map. We explain in detail how to survive the drought and how to prepare for it.

In the final pages of the guide, we've described the technical side of the game. There we explain the controls and keyboard shortcuts, as well as the system requirements. We've also included information about the required disk space and the language versions available in the game.

Timberborn: Quick beginner's guide

  1. Take care of the beavers' basic needs. When you start the game, build at least 2 lumberjack flags, a gatherer flag, and the correct warehouses to store the collected materials. Quickly build a water pump and as well as several small water tanks to immediately start gathering supplies for the upcoming drought. Finally, build a farmhouse and plant carrots, which will grow in just 4 days;
  2. Collect science points from the very beginning with the inventor's building. Science points are required to buy new types of buildings and facilities. As soon as possible, buy stairs and platforms, as they will grant you access to otherwise inaccessible areas;
  3. Make sure you have access to forests, as logs are an essential building material. Once you have built a lumber mill and produced enough planks, you will be able to buy and build a forester's hut. The forester takes care of planting trees and blueberries;
  4. Adjusting the working hours is an extremely useful tool in the game. It forces your colony to work harder if they failed to procure enough supplies before the incoming drought.

For more useful tips, check out the Beginner's guide page.

Timberborn: Basics

Here you will learn the basics of Timberborn as well as its mechanics and functionalities.

  1. Materials and resources - a description of all materials available in the game and an explanation of the production processes. You will learn about all the types of food and resources needed to develop your colony;
  2. Factions - here you will find the most important information about the available factions in Timberborn, Folktails and Iron Teeth. We present their means of reproduction and unique buildings;
  3. Developing a settlement - from this page, you will learn how to develop a beaver colony step by step. We explain which buildings to put up at the beginning and what things to pay attention to when creating your first settlement;
  4. Interface - on this page, we have provided an explanation of the interface. We point out where to find information about each colony member, speed up the time and change working hours.

Timberborn: FAQ

  1. Population - how to increase? - from this page you will learn how to increase your population's size while playing as the Folktail or Iron Teeth factions in Timberborn;
  2. Water wheel - where to build? - on this page we explain where to build a water wheel to generate the most power and explain how to connect it to production buildings using shafts;
  3. Drought - how to survive? - Here you will learn how to prepare for a drought and how to stay hydrated during this period. We also explain how to ration food and water;
  4. Bridges - how to build? - Here you will read how to easily build a cheap bridge to cross the river, what types of bridges there are and what resources are needed to create them.
  5. Resources out of reach - how to collect? - On this page we explain how to collect remote resources without having to build a new district;
  6. Gatherer - why doesn't he pick berries? - here we suggest what to do when a gatherer does not want to pick ripe berries;
  7. Woodcutter does not cut down trees - why? - Here you will learn what to do when a worker does not want to cut down trees that are near the Lumberjack post.

Timberborn: PC hardware requirements

  1. Operating system: Windows 7 64-bit
  2. Processor: 2-core 1.7 GHz
  3. Memory: 4 GB
  4. Graphics card: GeForce GTX 660 / Radeon RX 460
  5. Disk space: 3 GB

To learn more about Timberborn's system requirements, check out the following page of the guide: System Requirements.

Timberborn: Disc space

Timberborn requires at least 3 GB of free disk space. You can read more about this on a separate page of the guide: Disk space.

Timberborn: Language versions

To learn more about the available language versions of Timberborn, check out the following page of the guide: Language versions of the game.

About Timberborn Guide

Author : Olga "Hippie" Fiszer for

Translator : Mateusz "Ictius" Sawka

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Timberborn Video Game

  • genre: Strategy

  • developer: Mechanistry
  • publisher: Mechanistry
  • platform: PC

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