The game’s still in Early Access, which means that it offers only a limited amount of tools to work with, but it’s already a lot of fun. If you’re one of those lucky gamers who decided to try the game out early, but unsure what to do in this game, then follow our guide below for some of the most essential survival tips.
Take Care of Your Food Supply
The food system in Green Hell is really something you’ve never seen before. It essentially breaks down all the available nutrients in the game into four categories:
- Proteins (red)
- Carbohydrates (yellow)
- Fats (green)
- Water (blue)
Each of them is indicated by a different color on your smartwatch that is given to you at the beginning of the game. Each of the four nutrients has a gauge that goes down depending on the amount of energy you’ve wasted with such usual survival activities as running, jumping and getting injured.
Different types of food provide various amounts of each of the four elements. For example, meat is the natural source of proteins, while carbohydrates usually come from fruits. But some of the fruits or nuts may also contain fats and water, such as Coconuts.
Pick up everything you see on your way and try it out. Only by tasting things you will know what effect it has on your body. Sometimes you can eat an unknown mushroom that will poison you for the time being, but you mark its effects in your notebook and will never make the same mistake again.
Make sure to cook your meat or you may get sick from the raw meat. In order to cook it, you need to craft a campfire. You can find the recipe in your notebook. Cooking your food also increases your levels of sanity.
Here are a few simple things you can cook:
- 1x coconut half +1x meat + water
- 2x coconut halves + 1x bone + water
- 1x coconut half + 1x tobacco leaf + water
- 1x coconut half + 1x Amara leaf + water
All in all, sustaining yourself in the jungle is very important. Fortunately, there are a lot of sources of drinking water everywhere, so you will have at least that one in abundance.
Never ever drink dirty water or you will get sick. If you can’t find drinking water around, then take a coconut and cut it in half. Leave the two halves on the ground near your shelter, and when it’s going to rain the halves will collect the rainwater, which is good for drinking.
In this simple way, you will always have drinking water around!
Collect and Craft Items
Crafting is really simple and easy to use in Green Hell. First, you need to open your inventory by pressing the Tab key, and then you can choose to craft items from the menu on the right.
All the recipes are already in your notebook at the start of the game. There you will find how many sticks, ropes and other items you need in order to craft everything from the simplest campfire to a shelter.
To start the crafting process you need to:
- Pull out items from your backpack
- Place them on the crafting table
- Press Craft.
Most of the items require sticks, stones, and ropes, which can be crafted from lianas hanging from the trees. This means that you need to collect as many of these things as you can find.
For example, if the recipe requires small sticks, then you can use a machete to cut down a tree, and then cut down the trunk into smaller pieces, which are the small sticks. So basically, everything can be chopped into smaller items if needed.
Heal Your Wounds
You’ll be getting a lot of injuries during your adventures in the jungle. These need to be taken care of as soon as possible or you’ll get a lot weaker and your sanity levels may dwindle, which in turn will make you defenseless against wild animals.
Craft Medical Items
If you get injured, you first need to inspect your body parts with the help of the Inspect tool in your inventory. Switch between different parts of your body and use the RMB to rotate your limbs. Do this to check both your arms and legs.
If you notice a wound, then it’s time to collect Molineria — a plant that can be used to heal wounds. You will find the picture of Molineria in your notebook under the Medicine tab.
The only problem is that the game doesn’t highlight Molineria in the wilderness, which means that you have to carefully look out for it on your own. As soon as you find it, use your machete to chop down its leaves. Craft some patches with those leaves, and then apply the bandages on the wounds from your inventory.
Craft Antivenom Items
On your journey, you will inevitably get bitten by venomous snakes. The poisonous effect will last until you treat the wound or you lose a lot of life. There is one simple recipe how you can heal yourself:
- Craft a bandage using Molineria
- Collect Tobacco leaves
- Combine these two on a crafting table
- Craft Antivenom
Learn Your Controls
Green Hell doesn’t always tell you what controls are available in the game. So before venturing into the unknown take time and learn all the most important keys for your gameplay.
Your most important item is the smartwatch, which can be activated by pressing the F key. You can then change the information displayed using your mouse scroll. There are three types of displays:
- Food levels
- Time and date
The mouse scroll button can also be used to throw your weapons at wild animals or hanging fruits. But be sure to remember where your weapon landed afterward or you might not see it again. Don’t worry even if you lose it, as you can always craft a new one.
As already mentioned all of your crafting recipes can be found in the notebook, which can be activated by pressing the N key. There is also a walkie-talkie available in the game, which can be activated by pressing the T key. But since there is no full story mode in the game yet, it can be ignored for the time being.
The rest of the keys are your typical walk (WASD), run (Shift), jump (Space) and crouch (Ctrl) controls.
That is all for beginner tips and tricks in Green Hell, but be sure to check back soon for more survival guides here at GameSkinny!