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Moai: Build Your Dream Giveaway

Game Giveaway of the day — Moai: Build Your Dream

Become a hero and rescue a far-away island!
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Moai: Build Your Dream was available as a giveaway on October 2, 2022!

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Discover the wonders of an uncharted island and help the natives restore their ravaged land to its former glory in Moai: Build Your Dream! Overcome the fury of an active volcano, hordes of attacking ghosts and the threat of dwindling resources as you guide the hero and a native princess on their quest. Coax the resources you need to survive and rebuild villages out of the earth. Calculate the quickest way to accomplish your tasks in order to unlock dozens of brag-worthy achievements. And learn to use powerful Moai statues to defend your workers as they perform the tasks you assign. There will never be a dull moment as you enjoy the colorful graphics, life-like character animations, and dazzling comic book style story interludes in Moai: Build Your

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10; CPU: 1.6 GHz; RAM: 512 MB; DirectX: 9.0; Hard Drive: 128 MB





File Size:

128 MB



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Moai: Build Your Dream:

In Brief:
Moai: Build Your Dream is a 64-level resource management game and was given away on the 10th of July 2021 where it received a positive 90% from 29 votes with 5 comments which you can see HERE. It was also given away for the first time on the 16th of September 2018 where it received a positive 91% from 32 votes with 8 comments which you can see HERE

You can see several short reviews via the Big Fish community HERE and the Steam community HERE, you can also see lots of images and other information HERE.

If you need help (unlikely), there are a couple of walkthroughs HERE (written) and 64 links to each of the 64 levels HERE

There's also some videos of game play HERE, HERE & HERE .

We've had several of the MOAI franchise previously; for example, Moai 3: Trade Mission (2017 & 2020), Moai IV: Terra Incognita (2017 & 2020), Moai V: New Generation (March 2021) and Moai VI: Unexpected Guests (May 21). We've not had Moai II: Path to Another World yet.
The Game:

Review 1:
Whoever had a dream of flying around the world? Well, the main character in this game does, however, things do not go as planned as his hot air balloon crashes and he was found by a local tribe on an island. This plot surely sounds very familiar as in other Building/TM games, but Moai’s story is somewhat stronger than that since it continues to develop as the game progresses. The comic-book style cut scenes are nicely voiced, colourful and interesting to watch.

Moai: Build Your Dream does not have the best graphics though the scenes are beautiful, and the colours are vivid, but they feel a little rough and are not very sharp. The music gives an island-like kind of feeling, unfortunately, it is quite annoying.

This game doesn't offer anything unusual or unique, but it follows the typical rules of a Building/TM game nicely. Players can chain actions and although there is only one mode, players who do not like tension can continue playing even after the timer has ended. Moai is also a very challenging game, it is not challenging to finish the level, but it is extremely challenging if you want to earn 3 full stars; sometimes it feels like an impossible thing to do. What's annoying about Moai is that in later levels where you have to fight with ghosts, this crazy, rapid clicking thing is required and we know many of you probably not enjoy mashing your mouse button. The tutorial in the first few levels is also not very clear; this might not be a major problem for experienced players, but beginners may get confused easily.

Edited review accessed HERE; originally posted by All About Casual Games on 28th June 2013, and reposted by Whiterabbit-uk on the 10th July 2021, then reposted with edits on the 30th September 2022.

Review 2:
MOAI: Build Your Dream is a casual time management game, where objectives must be met in order to advance. But you have to respect the timer if you want to win the maximum of stars (achievements, achievements). In each level, you sent workers to remove obstacles (down trees, rocks or holes), to build/upgrade/repair buildings (fields, quarries, houses, temples, markets, bridges, trees, statues), to trade with bandits or hindus, to open chests, to fish or even to cut down trees.

You have five types of resources - all of them can be traded with hindus or found in chest): food (obtained by fishing or by building fields), stones (obtained by removing rocks or by building quarries), sandalwood (obtained by building trees), wood (obtained by cutting trees or by trading other resources at the market) and mana (obtained by praying at the temple by giving sandalwood).

The game includes also bonus: a wealth scales to have more wood at the market, a horn to have more produced resources, sandals to make your workers work faster, a shield to repel ghost.

Many levels have waves of ghosts attacking your buildings: you can whip them by clicking on them or build statues (Moai Statues) that will destroy them. The ghosts are of three types: blue (easy to kill and giving 5 mana), red (fast and giving 10 mana) and purple (slow but hard to kill and giving 20 mana).

Review accessed HERE; originally posted by Neoseeker 2013; reposted by Whiterabbit-uk 30th September.
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Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

Got this the last time, but crashes, so thought I'd download again in case my 1st copy was corrupted. But, same issue. Crashes on the 1st level as soon as the tutorial is over and it, I assume, turns control over to the user. Says something like "Application exit error. Please contact our support team", which I've honestly never tried. If that means Toyman Interactive, he still has a presence on GitHub, but it's not game related. If it means Alawar, thought this might be too old for them to care. That may be true, as they are only currently hosting Moai's 2 and 6. BTW, checked GGOTD forums, but no luck. Tried to check BigFish forums, but my browsers (tried 5 [3 different types], lol) couldn't make it work. That is I tried the forums.bigfish address. The address actually linked on the BigFish pages, which starts with "bigfish." wouldn't work at all or returned "browser sent bad request error". There's also 1 that says bigfish.zendesk which seems to be a 3rd party help desk that BigFish may have used at 1 time. Nothing on there, either. But, honestly, like Whiterabbit, not that big enough a TM fan anyway for me to care. lol. Not going to shed any tears. Will keep 1 of the copies and may get it to work one of these days. And there's always the issue of "portability", on which I will not - under any circumstances - elaborate on (a nod and a wink to Whiterabbit), which is 1 of the reasons I don't sweat issues with the games too much.

For GGOTD owners: something you may be interested in while I was trying to install both this and Gourmania yesterday. On Windows XP, there is only 1 browser I know of which is from a software company and not from open source hobbyist(s). But that company is based in a dictatorship in which I have no confidence in their commitment to data privacy. So I'm using a Firefox Quantum 68 fork called MyPal, with at least 1 privacy add-on. Just started using the latest version and installed uBlockOrigin as the privacy add-on. uBlock Origin is not only an adblocker, but it can be used as a higher security element blocker. I've set it up to be fairly strict, and am relaxing it where necessary on a site by site basis.

When I tried to download Gourmania and Moai, it gave me the email option, but never sent the email. And, once you try to send the email, it remembers that and won't let you try again. So, I reverted back to my previous addition of MyPal which has UMatrix as the element blocker. When I click download on that 1, I get a direct download. No email/facebook screen. Not sure what the script difference is. The only extra scripts I enabled on UMatrix were Google scripts (even though I HATE google!) so that the recaptcha would work. But, uBlock Origin is showing that it is blocking some GGOTD elements/scripts. Working on finding the right ones to relax. But, something's odd when it goes from a Facebook/email link page to a direct download. Perhaps the direct download is intentional and the scripts I'm blocking are not allowing that and defaulting to the email/facebook link page. But, I suspect that the email/facebook link page is always the intention, and the direct downloads are a hole/flaw in the GGOTD pages scripts. It shouldn't be different between 2 browsers, especially 2 VERY similar browsers from the same developer, both based on Firefox Quantum 68. So the GGOTD folks might want to check the scripting on the page. Not that I mind direct downloads. :) But GGOTD has the right to have the site work the way they want, if it isn't working correctly already. Only they would know for sure.

Reply   |   Comment by watcher13  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Could we have the later games in this series as giveaways?

Reply   |   Comment by Theologian  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Theologian, you never know. Hopefully MPC will read that. Over the years we've often gotten multiple issues from a series. For Moai, over the years we've gotten this one 3 times, #3 twice, #4 twice, #5, and #6 (the last in the series, i think). Though, interestingly, none of them show up in an My Play City search. In any case, fingers crossed.

Reply   |   Comment by watcher13  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

De eerste van een serie van 6. Erg leuk om te doen. Bedankt Gamegiveaway en myplaycity.

Reply   |   Comment by mag_ma  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)


Hi mag_ma,
translated using Google Translate:

The first of a series of 6. Very nice to do. Thanks, Gamegiveaway and myplaycity.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Whiterabbit-uk, There's 7 in the series.

Reply   |   Comment by Summerset  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I don't know what's up with the giveaways but this is the second game we've had from Alawar today that has had performance issues on my new laptop. All stemming from the Custom Cursor issue.

I've done some research on my laptop by running other games that were not published by Alawar (Had the custom cursor) and they did not have a performance effect on the game. I wonder if this version of the game is the original build when it was first released or if simply my video card does not like the way the custom cursor is rendered. At least it can be turned off unlike gourmania which I had to go to Window mode on Saturday.

This game just is not my cup of tea today to investigate to play things thoroughly. In the beginning of the game, I had struggles clicking on certain things in the scene after building one field and also going fishing. Eventually the game gave in and allowed me to click the field at the top right of the screen. By the time the villagers went to build the field the level already ended saying it was complete.

So I'm thinking this game may be a bit buggy in a sense. If anyone else has a different experience please let me know. As said a majority of the Giveaways here run without issue it's just the Alawar that have some weird effect on the Intel UHD 600 graphics card.

Reply   |   Comment by sailorbear510 aka Jason  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

+2 Time Zone __17:46 2/10/2022

sailorbear510 aka Jason, hi .
Sorry for stating the obvious , but did you try setting
compatibility mode to Windows XP ?
I am still using Windows XP 32 bit and yesterday I did not
encounter any problem .
I didn't have time to install today's game .
I will try to report later about any problems .

Reply   |   Comment by JEDIGEG  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

"So I'm thinking this game may be a bit buggy in a sense. If anyone else has a different experience please let me know."

My wife loves the Moai games I've gotten from GOTD, but it would be pointless to try & compare her experience running the game since her PC runs a Ryzen 2700 with a discreet graphics card, while her laptop [2in1] has an i3. To more realistically compare to your laptop running UHD 600 graphics [ notebookcheck.net/Intel-UHD-Graphics-600-GPU.271820.0.html ] I downloaded & tried Moai: Build Your Dream in a Win10 64-bit VM, using the VIrtualBox emulated graphics, & it *seems* fine after running the compatibility troubleshooter, which suggested Win7 compatibility. I did not try playing the game for any length of time however. Then I did the same using my mini PC running Win11 22H2, which uses an Intel Celeron N3150 SOC with HD Graphics 400/405, & again it *seems* fine. I don't know how much time/trouble you'd want to spend, but I'd suggest running the Intel Driver & Support Assistant [ intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/detect.html ], which is the best [sometimes only] way to see if a device with Intel components is running the latest drivers. Often OEMs have devices like laptops set to Only download & install drivers from that OEM, which are often buggy & normally only kept current for the duration of the regular warranty, if that. The 1st time you install drivers from Intel that limitation should disappear. Google for directions for your make of laptop if you have any problems. As far as the root cause goes, GPUs integrated with the CPU, particularly the lower end versions, have a limited feature set that may not include compatibility with some of the older Direct X calls/methods used in some of these older games. Moai: Build Your Dream itself appears to be from 2011, the game engine was updated in 2013, while the My Play City version looks like it dates to 2015.

In a completely separate note, the outlook[.]com email service now has problems with the GOTD emails with download links -- the last one tried did get through, but 3 or 4 days later (!).

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

mike, kudos for going above and beyond with your attempts to help out Jason.

Reply   |   Comment by watcher13  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

+2 Time Zone __06:37 3/10/2022

I've downloaded the game .
As WR said in his excellent review , the game was given away twice before
at 16-09-2018 and 10-07-2021 .
I've compared the three files and they are exactly the same .
So , I did not install the game today .
I 've installed it the first time it was given away .
Found the old installation folder and checked the game .
It works just fine .
No problem with the custom cursor .

Below are my PC specs , for comparison reasons .

Windows XP Pro 32bit , Intel Core2Duo E8500 3,20Ghz ,
4 Gb memory (DDR 2) , NVIDIA GeForce GTX460 768Mb .

Something else I've just remembered .

If you read the URL of this page , you will see the number 3 at the
end just before the "slash" .
I know that that means that the game is been given away for the
third time .
A few months back , in a similar case a fellow visitor of the site was
wondering why there was the number 3 at the end of the pages URL .
I was planning to answer his question , but I forgot .
So , I am giving the answer today hopping that he still comes to visit
the page and will read it .

Aaaand that's that for now ... :-)

Reply   |   Comment by JEDIGEG  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
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