Virtual Villagers: Origins 9+

Revisit the island of Isola‪!‬

LDW Software, LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 4.5 • 2K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Visit the magical island of Isola!

**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

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

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

4.5 out of 5
2K Ratings

2K Ratings

Anonymous_Raider ,

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!

Yojz ,

Playing It Wrong

I read a lot of these reviews and they claim “bugs” that occur but really it’s just the players not knowing what to do. Your villagers are starving because you’re not getting enough food and the game is not forgiving enough for you to make mistakes. There is no time bug where going from 2500 food to 600 food because this is an RTS that continues playing and will punish you if you don’t have it set to 0,1/2,1,2 speed (I however don’t recommend setting it to 0 at any time). This game functions perfectly fine for where it originated back in the late 2000s I believe (correct me if I’m wrong). There are your none game breaking bugs such as the dropping of food while being picked up to do something else or the fast breeding by repeatedly dropping your people on each other to skip the “going inside” feature; however, these aren’t game breaking. This is my first full review I’ve ever written on the AppStore and I have to praise this game because it is a time waster like all games, but it encompasses an RTS and the difficulty that came with older generation games. Virtual villager has its faults as it becomes a relic of the past but people have to appreciate the game for what it is and not complain difficult features as “bugs.”

P.S I finished the game after 400 hours or so. (I set my times differently so I’m not sure how long it actually took)

CookieLover9182736450 ,

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!

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