Founders’ Fortune: Hobbies and New Sandbox Settings Introduced in Latest Update

Hobbies Update
Hobbies Update Steam

Founders’ Fortune is a fantasy village builder that focuses not only on the creative aspect of putting up a colony but on colonist psychology as well. After establishing all of the basic structures, how will you take care of your colonists? Well, that’s the overall premise of the game.

Anyway, Founders’ Fortune recently got a new update that introduced hobbies and new sandbox settings.


Fun Meter
Fun Meter Steam

Back then, your colonists are left to their own devices when relaxing and socializing. However, in the aptly named Hobbies Update, you now have full control over how they spend their time, particularly when having fun.

There are many ways you can increase the fun meter. The easiest is to have your colonists socialize with one another. But that’s not the only thing they can do as the latest patch adds hobbies into the game.

Hobbies are useful in so many ways. For instance, some of your colonists can create wonderful paintings that you can hang up in your village. Musicians can also provide entertainment to your citizens.

Here’s a list of all of the hobbies:

  • Painting
  • Music
  • Woodworking
  • Masonry
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Gardening

New Sandbox Settings

Developer Dionic Software wants you to enjoy Founders’ Fortune the way you want to, so they included a bunch of new sandbox settings in the Hobbies Update.

Now, when you start a new game, you’ll be presented with options to help tailor your experience. You can turn on and off Immortal Colonists, and even remove building costs entirely; perfect for casual gamers.

New Sandbox Settings
New Sandbox Settings Steam

Patch Notes

  • Added a clock
  • Reorganized top panel for more space
  • Showing if achievements available in world settings
  • Confined cursor setting in options
  • Butchering animals won't play sad music
  • Make payday wish only appear when salary expectation active
  • Payment levels don't reset when you run out of coins
  • Wall + Floor ghost shader performance optimized
  • Goblin + Animal portrait performance optimized
  • Changed hunger fulfill rate after eating to 50% (so you don't end up at 95% so often)
  • Less foot traffic when trying to drink beer
  • Added a setting so colonists prefer to eat at their own house
  • Improved some animations
  • Events with damaged limbs only occur when the population is at least 6
  • Only 5 seconds pause between music tracks
  • Fruit salad no longer requires wood to be made
  • Fixed colonists teleporting up to second floor when waking from bed sometimes
  • Restrict children from teaching life lessons to each other
  • Fixed goblin sleeping positions in their huts + fireplace being out of place
  • Fixed one kind of goblins having textureless mask
  • Removed small islands
  • Stop dead colonists getting removed from team panel when you load the game
  • Fixed floating health bars showing when they are exactly behind the camera

Founders’ Fortune Hobbies Update is available on PC.

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