Virtual Villagers: Origins 9+

Revisit the island of Isola‪!‬

LDW Software, LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 4.5 • 2.2K 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
2.2K Ratings

2.2K 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)

Lizzy123454321 ,

Riddled with bugs

This version is THICK with bugs, and the bugs obviously seem to be designed to encourage purchases. For one thing the game does not pause, it says it pauses, but it does not pause, period, you pause with 1200 food, leave and come back and there's no food and 3 people are dead? How? It was paused. I'm deleting this, there should be a part of the apple store where you can report apps for behavior like this and they can mass refund customers and ban apps that are broken and ban creators after making too many broken products. I won't buy any more products with in app purchases from this maker because they either don't care that their product is broken or they broke it on purpose. Gross behavior. Also wanna add the people claiming it isn't broken are clearly paid to say that, what they're saying doesn't make sense. Unless you pay for double food it will randomly run out even if ALL your villagers are tasked on it, 10 people collecting food and they still ran out? Kinda sounds like a DELIBERATE bug to me. Meanwhile I play the paid versions of these games for $2 and there are no such bugs in any of those games. Weird, it's almost like the proof is in the pudding.

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