A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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Notice (01/26/2020)
Added a Linux and Mac download, however they only support mouse and keyboard at the moment. Let us know if you experience any issues!

Feel free to use the Discord to discuss the game, offer suggestions, or chat with others!

Update v0.3 (9/29/2019)
Added a save system!

Read about the current state of Lil Tribals here:


After disaster struck the surrounding villages, the tribes were left without homes and searching for shelter. While searching for a new home, Bumi and Jamu discover a deserted campsite. Instead of leaving, they decide to start a new village, welcoming all the villagers without homes. It will take a lot of work, but maybe one day their little village will become something great.

A 3rd person village management game with city building, survival, and social elements. The game is currently in alpha, but provides the player with the core concepts:

  • Paint your mask!
  • Layout and build your village!
  • Recruit a variety of unique villagers and assign them roles!
  • Watch your villagers form relationships and engage in special events!

Supports keyboard and mouse, but XBox controller is preferred.

Let us know if you experience any issues or have feedback.

Created by:
Jesse Toyota
Jenny Luu
Shirley Tong

Follow us at: https://twitter.com/time_nappy


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

LilTribals_v0.3.zip 30 MB
LilTribals_v0.3_Linux.zip 53 MB
LilTribals_v0.3_OSX.zip 37 MB

Development log


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I am the type that get dizzy easily with this kind of simulation-moving game, but oh boy, this game defy all sickness! It is too cute and I like it.


I like this game alot please keep working on it I want the full version please!!!!


This game is so cute


i still waiting for future update this gam

Thanks for the support Kacyu!
Unfortunately the game has been put on hiatus for the time being. We are still interested in completing the game, but are working separate jobs at the moment while we individually establish ourselves in the industry.

Hopefully one day soon!


Thank for answer


Super cute and quirky. Looking forward to the full version.


The game is great so far, expecting more content :)

I can't seem to open the Mac version with OS Catalina 10.15. Is it only compatible with the older versions?

Hey Alex,

I think the issue may be because I built the Mac version on a Windows PC. I'm going to try fix this, but for now you can try this: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/50577473/unity-game-compiled-in-windows-doesn-t-open-in-mac



Thanks for your quick reply!! I still cannot get it to work sadly. I did do a quick dive into the files and there might be an issue with the ../contents/resources/data/managed directory. All the files in there are .dll files, which Macbooks can't read -_-

Anyways hope that helps a little! And good luck, looking forward to playing the game :D

Thanks for the help Alex! I'll let you know if I'm able to fix it!

OS Catalina seems to be a struggle to develop for, even installing Unity is a challenge LOL


This game was great! The only disappointing moment was when I couldn't build anymore.

I wish that your character would run just a bit faster, and it was frustrating that I couldn't rebuild anything (I deconstructed my eating area, but then couldn't build it again). There is seriously great potential in this game though. Great job.


I love this game :)


will there be a mac version made? :0

Hey LingLing_Artsu, sorry about the late reply! We actually started working on a mac build after reading your comment, but it's available now!

Let us know if you experience any issues :)


Great! I definitely wanna play more.


I love it!! Was there any funding or anything I can do to help out cause I wanna play more of this

Hey kill-vearn!

Unfortunately we don't have a source of funding at the moment and have put the game on hold for now, but are hoping to return to it soon!


Absolutely loved playing that short demo :D  Can't wait to see how this progresses. 


This game is gold I love it


This is great Cajji! I wish I could friggin get everthing back on discord to put this in ur server but I can't cuz I'm locked out :L But good job its really amazing tbh

Thanks Akumi! Hopefully you can figure out how to get back into your Discord :(


This is adorable! I love it a lot! One thing I did notice, while playing on pc I had a hard time exiting the game once I finished. Esc didn't work and there was no exit options. Just something I noticed. Over all, wonderful game and I can't wait for it to be done! 

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I found a bug!

So i was interacting with the elephant dude (forgot his name) and he said he was mad at someone so i told him it wasn't worth it. Then, he got stuck just shaking his head. Paused+unpaused did nothing, neither did spacebar. I exited and re-entered the game and lost all progress. It's an awesome game though! Maybe add a save button?

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Thanks for letting us know Nebulaxx!

We just added a save system! While we haven't been able to figure out the source of this specific bug yet, being able to save and load your game should help work around this.


I love this game! I can't wait to see where it goes!!


sorry to comment again so soon but i noticed a bug. If a villager is holding a berry sometimes they wont do anything. They wont work or eat. I think it is when the berry bucket is full. they will just stand there complaining about food. Even if the rack is full, until i trade them a bunch of cooked meat.


I love this, it's so cute! I actually feel like a villager. I love how each villager has their own personality and they form relationships with each other. It feels like an actual village with a beautiful art style. I love that i can paint my mask, I just wish i could change the animal that my mask is. Even if the animal does not change though, I still can't wait to play more! Thank-you for your hard work! I an excited for the full game!


Omg I can't wait until the next update o.e


I loved it. It's cute. Its fun. it have a nice art style. I cant wait to see it develop more. 


Very interested in what comes out of this, so fun and very cute


Hi, I loved this demo.  It's a type of game I'd buy.  Well done.  Keep up the good work.


Slight problem. When I start the game and begin the tutorial I can get to the point where I construct the bulliten board, but as soon as the dialog is supposed to begin the game stops. The character's still sway and the screen isnt frozen, but the dialog refuses to start so I can't continue the game. Please fix :)

Hey Joey, thanks for letting us know! Does it always break at this point for you, or only sometimes? We've seen this before but have yet to replicate it.


It does this everytime for me. I've tried reinstalling the game and resetting my pc and everything, but I still have the same problem. I'm still going to be a strong supporter of the game, since it looks so cute and fun, but it would be amazing if I was able to play.


Very nice start. The mechanics and managment is simple but fun, very excited to see an update in the future. When i tried to quit it got stuck in a black screen though.

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Its THE game for me, I searched for something to play and found this one and it was so exciting to start playing after I saw some YouTube videos about the game and I was so so sad to find out that all of this is just a demo. This game worth a lot.

But...has to be but cause its a demo, needs to be notification system, I mean like the posting board when a tribal post back or complain I want to see it for example placing big " " on the board or above it.


The only thing I'd ask for is a save feature!!




This game looks absolutely adorable! It's definitely going to be the next one I feature on my channel.


this game has a warm memory in my heart 


I played the demo and totally look forward to the full release. I love the concept, art and controls. It's so artsy and cute. The only thing I could suggest is maybe being able to choose our mask's animal shape. Anyway, great work on this game.


this game looks fun :)


Super cute game, I didn't think this type of game was for me but I was allured by the cuteness and ended up playing as much as I could. Its v good :)

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Great game dude. I love the work on this game so far and it looks amazing. 

Can't wait to see this game become something of what Stonehearth couldn't be :p Just poking some jabs but none the less, good job.

Few Suggestions: ( If you have not seen them already )

- You should change your Itch.io to a more forum based format, comments boxes like these are usually only good for Game Jams and stuff, forums are so much cleaner and allows for easier suggestions and topics.

Saving of course :p

A quest list, while I do like remembering the information, I think a quest list would help when I am and doing something and I forget a Villager needs an item ( Turns out the Board has it, pointing it out would be nice, though I am an idiot )

Being able to give an item in my inventory directly. For example: I have a clover in my inventory 2, I talk to Jamu and I have inventory 1 selected, the game can't tell I am trying to give him the item, so I would have select inventory 2 and talk to him which then the game knows I am trying to give him an item. Just making it so when its in my inventory and I can give it to him no matter the slot would be a nice Quality of Life feature, sorry if this sounds weird to understand. 

A villagers list with their feelings towards me and other villagers and if they are tired or not. ( Just to know if I can give them a break yet )

Can't wait for more man.


I heard about this game in a server and decided to check it out - I didn't regret it! I can't wait to see more as it progresses! :)


I thought that the game was really adorable and was sad when it ended. I am hoping that more will be added and this sees a full release, because I really enjoyed the game alot. I also included this in my Indie Game Showcase. Here is the gameplay highlight from Indie Game Showcase.


I really like this game, so far! I'd ask for a way to save, but I know you're already aware of that need for players :) I think it'd be interesting if your playable character had a need for food, as well.


A couple of bugs I've personally encountered:
- Sometimes upon booting up, the posts on the bullatin board have no visible text, particularly when posting gossip about the other villagers. The list shows no names but they can still be selected. 
- Villagers with full inventories become "Stuck" if there's nowhere to deposit their supplies.They accept gifts of food but don't eat them and complain they're hungry, while refusing to move or do anything. 

That aside, I completely adore this game so far! I love the concept and I'd love to see where it goes. The AI's are charming (though I feel like them being able to force you out of build mode to talk to you shouldn't be allowed/they should be made to wait) and the art style is adorable!

A little polish and some variety to the hunting mechanic/maybe the threats/sights the villagers mentioning being realized and I think this game can really be something!

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Hey Yggdrasil! 

We've gotten a couple requests for a save system, so we'll definitely get that in when we can! As for demolishing, we haven't decided yet if we'll have the resources returned or respawned.

Thanks a lot for the feedback!


Incredibly cute and fun! 


Thanks a lot CSpotRun! This video is so funny and cute, we love it!!

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