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This page, Research, is a page for community research. Most of the information you'll see here are non-canon and non-official, meaning that this page is not definitive and may be just mere speculations based on someone else's gameplay.

Origins

Although Midjiwan has clearly stated that the tribes are not from earth, he does say that they resemble some cultures.

"Polytopia is not earth and no tribe is supposed to exactly resemble any existing cultures on our planet. (Although I agree that some of them are very inspired by earthly customs)" -Midjiwan (Thread:847)

Xin-Xi

The Xin-Xi tribe is always being debated whether it is inspired from the Japanese or Chinese culture. But the general audience can agree that this tribe is inspired of various East Asian culture. It is probably a mix of both Japanese and Chinese culture; since the trees resembles cherry blossoms, and the mountain resembles Mt. Fuji, that can be mainly found in Japan. But, the helmets are used by both cultures, the city naming is based off of Chinese Pinyin transliteration, and the city names usually contains the letter "X" than "Z".

Imperius

The Imperius tribe is obviously based off of Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire. Their trees are cypress trees, which were common in Rome and Greece. Their helmets, no doubt, also come from these two civilizations. Their architecture also resembles Roman architecture, and maybe some Greek buildings. For naming, we think it leans more toward the Roman side.
Tribe Origins- The Mighty Imperius and the Roman Empire

Tribe Origins- The Mighty Imperius and the Roman Empire

Bardur

The Bardur tribe is probably based off of Scandinavian, Germanic, and to a lesser degree, Slavic people. They live in a cold habitat, they usually spawn with a lot of trees, and their helmets are based off of Viking helmets. Midjiwan himself once wrote on Instagram that he was having a "Bardur Style" party for releasing the game, and we do know that he resides in Stockholm, Sweden.

Oumaji

The Oumaji tribe is probably a blend of Arabian, Berber, and Egyptian culture. Their Emperor's Tomb is a pyramid, common to Egyptian culture, and their Eye of God somewhat resembles the Kaaba. The forests they have are palm oases, which were really important for settlements in Arabia. Their Headscarves are very Berber.

Kickoo

The Kickoo tribe is also always being debated in where it is inspired, just like the Xin-Xi tribe. It is being debated whether it is Amazonian, Caribbean, or Austronesian. Its fruit, banana, is common to each said cultures. The animal, Leoon, that resembles jaguars, are commonly found in the Amazon. But, the terrain seems to be archipelagic and has white shores, that resembles Austronesian and Caribbean terrain.

Vengir

The Vengir tribe are confirmed that the Vengir are based off of cliché evil kingdoms.[citation needed] Their buildings also contain elements of Gothic architecture of the late Middle Ages.

Luxidoor

The Luxidoor tribe seems to resemble North Indian and Persian culture with their turbans and elephants, and their elusive luxuries which dazzled the ancient and medieval traders and explorers.

Hoodrick

The Hoodrick tribe seems to be based off of Medieval European, particularly English/British, culture, due to their very European oak forests and style of cities. Their appearance and tech also seem to be based off of the British folktale of Robin Hood.

Zebasi

Based off of southern African culture, as evidenced by the clay cities, multicolored tribal color pattern, giraffes, acacia trees etc.

Ai-Mo

The Ai-Mo tribe's origin seems to be confusing. This one is probably based of Tibetans ("Prayer Flags", shaved heads, meditation) and Andeans (chilies, llamas, whitewashed pueblos, decorative flags). However, the llamas that the Ai-Mo hunts do originate in Peru, which is also quite mountainous. Overall, the Ai-Mo were probably based off of Tibetan and Incan cultures.

Aquarion

Probably Atlantis. There really is no better way to put this.

Quetzali

Based off of the Mesoamerican civilizations, such as the Aztecs and Mayans. Their mountains resemble the Aztec stepped pyramids and red soil like theirs is predominantly found in rainforests like the Amazon. Corn is also from Mesoamerica.

∑∫ỹriȱŋ

The ∑∫ỹriȱŋ (pronounced Elyrion) are based of off fairy tales, magical worlds, folktales, and elves. Their giant lilies (or whatever they are) and giant trees are a common theme in the world of fantasy. Their unicorns are mythical creatures. The belief that elves are tied to nature is as well a connection, not to mention the fairy-tale city design.

Polaris

Based off of Arctic indigenous cultures, as seen with the Inuit hoods as their helmet. Their biome is also completely frozen, with ice and snow on every tile, indicating a polar region flavor.

Yaddak

Probably based off of Central Asian/Turkish cultures.

Map

Here is a map of where the tribes' habitats would be if they lived on Earth. Please note that the natives of Madagascar are actually Austronesian, and that the Kickoo may actually be Polynesian.

Below: A fan-made map of where the first 10 human tribes might have been inspired from.
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Naming System

Cities

So far the naming system for each city is randomly generated from a list of syllables. "At the moment the names are just randomly generated based on a list of syllables." - Midjiwan

If a village is captured, the city gets a name in the style of the tribe who captures it. The name doesn't change if another tribe captures the city.

The names are generated from 2-4 syllables, as following:

Tribe Syllables Special Average
Xin-xi bu, cha, gu, li, po, sha, szu, xi, yo hyphen 3.00
Imperius ca, do, ica, ip, lo, lus, ma, mo, mus, nu, pi, re, res, ro, te, sum 3.02
Bardur ark, bu, fla, gru, gu, lak, lin, ork, rø, tof, ur 2.56
Oumaji ba, dor, gh, ha, ji, ke, la, lim, mu, on, si, ye 2.92
Kickoo si, va, an, nu, lu, ko, no, lo, oki, li, ma space
Hoodrick th, ley, lo, ol, ber, don, ick, we, in, go, wa, ry, do
Luxidoor iss, lô, ga, exi, pô, ni, au, ki, em, ly, ux, uss, ou ",'
Vengir gor, tu, dis, bu, nt, ar, pe, rz, cth, na, xas, th, he, st, im, ck
Zebasi la, zan, mo, za, zim, ya, bo, wa, co, zu
Ai-Mo so, to, po, lee, dee, tï, pï, fï, sï, nï, lï, kï Space
Aquarion quo, do, tis, nép, ico, éid, po, fic, tun, pol, lan, aq, at, tic, nau, séi
Quetzali ja, ix, ex, was, tz, el, qu, ill, chu, ca, ya, wop, cho, tal, tek, space/two spaces 2.54
∑∫ỹriȱŋ πo, ⫛△, ‡, Ŧo, ‡o, △Ħ△, Ωm, ϸa, ⵠⵠ, πo, i₺, ⫛‡, ţe, ∑, ~, ഽi, ȱȓ, ⫛ȱ,
Yădakk ül, tsa, ber, ki, st, ăn, ol, mer, kh, ar, üm, tja, ge, urk, ark, az, gy, ug, sh, kă, kol, sam, ez
Polaris ta, to, nuu, il, pi, do, iq, aa, an, pol

(Average based on the data of 50 cities in a row.)

Multiplayer Games

The naming system for multiplayer games is constructed from various words added to phrases.

[place] is constructed from syllables.

  • [action] of [place]
  • [nature] of [place]
  • [place]ian [action]
  • [place]ian [nature]
  • [superlative] [action]
  • The [nature] of [action]
  • The [superlative] [nature]
  • [nature] & [action]
Types of phrases

Words

[action] War, Spirit, Faith, Glory, Blood, Empires, Songs, Dawn, Prophecy, Gold, Fire, Swords, Queens, Knights, Kings, Tribes, Tales, Quests, Change, Games, Throne, Conquest, Struggle, Victory, Battles, Legends, Heroes, Storms, Clouds, Gods, Love, Lords, Lights, Wrath, Destruction, Whales, Ruins, Monuments, Wonder
rare [action] Clowns, Bongo, Duh!, Squeal, Squirrel, Confusion, Gruff, Moan, Chickens, Spunge, Gnomes, Bell boys, Gurkins, Commotion, LOL, Shenanigans, Hullabaloo, Papercuts, Eggs
[superlative] Epic, Endless, Glorious, Brave, Misty, Mysterious, Lost, Cold, Amazing, Doomed, Glowing, Glimmering, Magical, Living, Thriving, Bold, Dark, Bright, Majestic, Shimmering, Lucky, Great, Everlasting, Eternal, Superb
rare [superlative] Gruffy, Slimy, Silly, Unwilling, Stumbling, Drunken, Merry, Mediocre, Normal, Stupid, Moody, Tipsy, Trifling, Rancid, Numb
[nature] Hills, Fields, Lands, Forest, Ocean, Fruit, Mountain, Lake, Paradise, Jungle, Desert, River, Sea, Shores, Valley, Garden, Moon, Star, Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn, Divide, Square
rare [nature] Custard, Goon, Cat, Spagetti, Fish, Fame, Popcorn, Dessert, Space
[place] (syllables) po, ly, lu, mi, lo, da, bi, oo, sa, ko, me, da, to, pi, as, an, ki

Trivia

  • It is possible to get an Imperius city named "Roma".
  • It is possible to get Aquarion cities named "Atlantis" and "Néptun".

Damage Calculator

Created by FrothFrenzy

https://frothfrenzy.github.io/polytopiacalculator/

Time Period

When did Polytopia take place? What should come next (Commentary)

When did Polytopia take place? What should come next (Commentary)

AI Preferences

Warning: Most of my research is based on theory. Don't rely on my research unless you can prove it.

Research by Oaskldk

Keep in mind that my research was only for my games. You might get different results in your games.

City Upgrade Preferences (Easy mode)

  • Lvl 1 to Lvl 2: Most of the time the AI chooses explorer over workshop.
  • Lvl 2 to Lvl 3: This time its's pretty split. Most games I've played had the AI choosing city wall over resources.
  • Lvl 3 to Lvl 4: Most games have the AI choosing population growth.
  • Lvl 4 to Lvl 5 and on: Super Units, no doubt. However few cities ever grow to level 5 in easy mode.

Unit Preferences (Easy Mode)

Notes (Easy Mode)

  • Don't worry if an enemy tribe beats you to a village or a ruin. They will often wait 3 or 4 turns before capturing it.

Start a Discussion Discussions about Research

  • A Revised Map of Tribe Origins

    43 messages
    • The Yadakk are Turkic since in the video of them it's said that they are from East China till Turkey. Use this two maps to get a fealing ...
    • 2A02:8108:95BF:E033:70AF:B25D:9319:5525 wrote: The Yadakk are Turkic since in the video of them it's said that they are from East China t...
  • Elyrion research

    2 messages
    • Some research is still required for Elyrion conscerning its city-names. I am unable to do so. Just bringing this to attention.
    • Okay, we shall talk to zeb about this.
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