Stars are the in-game currency of Polytopia. They are used for training units, buying technologies, harvesting resources, and constructing buildings.
Stars are produced every turn by
cities and buildings like the Customs House. This income is measured in stars per turn (SPT). Stars can also be acquired from rewards or the use of abilities.
A 2016 screenshot in which the in-game currency is called "resources"
Stars were originally called "resources." They still represent resources in the Polytopian world.
Income (stars per turn)
1 per level
1 per adjacent Algae
2 per adjacent Port
3 per every 20 frozen tiles in the world; max. 30 SPT
1 per adjacent wild animal
Rewards and Abilities
Half of the unit's cost, rounded down
Meeting an enemy player
Three stars per 1000 points of the enemy's score, rounded up; max. 12 stars
Resources city upgrade bonus
↑ The income each city produces is shown to the right of the city's name. The
Workshop increases a city’s income by 1 SPT. Capital cities may produce more income; see Cities for details. Cities under siege do not produce any income.
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