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Official tips & tricks for Beecarbonize 🐝
By Petromasculinity Advocate
The game’s developer and designer Alex gives you quite a few tricks and tips to help you solve the climate crisis in Beecarbonize. Useful for new and returning players, standard and hardcore modes.
16 ways you can improve your climate fighting strategy:
We might be adding more as we go - so share yours if you feel like something is missing. Spoiler-free for the most part, but if you like the added challenge of figuring some workings of the game by yourself, try going in blind first.

Tip 1
Check out the Help screen in the menu if you’re lost!

Tip 2
People eat money, so it’s generally a good idea to generate the red resources at least twice as fast as the yellow ones.

Tip 3
I cannot stress this enough but you get the red resources from Ecosystems (as well as Industry).

Tip 4
Ecosystems are great - try to play a game without investing anything into industry and go through ecosystems instead.

Tip 5
It’s generally a good idea to buy all the basic cards for each sector as early as possible (with the potential exception of the People sector).

Tip 6
The lower you keep the emissions, the easier the game is (especially important in Hardcore mode)!

Tip 7
Try investing into stuff like Agroforestry or Carbon Capture - even though they only reduce emissions one time they can help you significantly at the beginning.

Tip 8
Try getting rid of 20th century industry (only works in normal mode).

Tip 9
Some cards protect you from events! For instance, if you invest in nuclear energy, it’s a good idea to buy the Safer Nuclear card (even though it doesn’t have any visible stats) to safeguard against nuclear catastrophes. You can see what cards protect against what events in the encyclopedia.

Tip 10
If you decide to invest in the industry, it’s a good idea to also invest in people to offset the emissions, which you can afford to do if your Industry sector is really fast. Cards from the Carbon Tax branch will be especially useful in this situation.

Tip 11
Investing in science as soon as possible is generally a good idea.

Tip 12
The ecosystems incubator (Local Solutions) and the science incubator can be very useful as they generate random, potentially really good cards if you get lucky.

Tip 13
Don’t ignore the events - some can yield very useful cards when you solve them.

Tip 14
You can strategize with the order in which you solve events - some yield resources you can instantly use to solve others or to upgrade your cards further.

Tip 15
If you’re trying to win as fast as possible, it’s a good idea to experiment with different strategies (for example what are the first cards you’ll buy can have a huge impact on how fast you can win).

Tip 16
The people victory card is both the fastest and the easiest one to reach.

We hope these tips helped you! Feel free to discuss them below, comment or add yours. We’ll be closely watching this thread. Your ideas can not only help other players, but also us in the possible future updates. Thanks! 😌

moyang Dec 21, 2023 @ 8:32pm 
@Lûte the Goblin : You can move cards out of the sector. If a card is not on its corresponding sector it becomes disabled and destroyed after short time.
Be sure to build up some income before getting rid of 20th century industry because you'll need red tokens for people. And if you are trying hardcore mode, do not destroy 20th century industry since it triggers nasty events.
Fugitive Unknown Aug 18, 2023 @ 12:51pm 
After a few more runs I managed to pull it off.

The key was to totally ignore industry for the first part of the game.

You basically need to develop ecotech, science and workers with enough carbon sink to allow you to catch up your negative emissions. Your industry can be as dirty as you want when you have -10 emissions on two other categories and a 20 second cycle.

Eventually if you don't get too hosed by events you should pull it off.
Fugitive Unknown Aug 18, 2023 @ 11:54am 
Normal Mode: Build renewables, science, wind power, and then home wind farms. Demolish 20th century industry. Build up some cheap renewables and use science based carbon technologies to make your emissions net zero. You can even avoid the first tipping point and run towards any of the victory paths.

Hardcore Mode: Fucked if I know. The problem with this one is that (realistically) your economy implodes if you get rid of 20th century industry unless you have like 7 of everything saved up. If you try and save up, you won't have any economy. I'll let you know if I figure out a way to pull this off.
Lûte the Goblin Aug 16, 2023 @ 3:21pm 
How do I get rid of 20th century industry?
Draago Aug 5, 2023 @ 4:50pm 
My tip is get rid of 20th century ASAP. For normal it's as soon as you can feed your people so you can do it really quickly. On hardcore it's still pretty easy to do you just need to save up 6 people so you can get rid of poverty protests but after that its smooth sailing as long as you control the random events, you can last forever.

I'll admit the balacning is kinda off because everything gives little, no or negative emissions. Except for polluting industry which is really bad because it double dips on emissions by making industry go much faster. Maybe it's about sending a message but if you don't build any you stay on 0 emissions forever.