The world in Polytopia is randomly generated for each new game and consists of various types of terrain. Different terrain will provide different population boosts to your cities, depending on how you use them.
|Field||Movement cost 1|
|Forest||Movement cost 2
They provide a defense bonus after Archery is researched.
|Field with Crop||Can be farmed after Farming has been researched for 2 population. Fields with Crop can only be seen after Organization has been researched.|
|Fruit||Can be harvested after Organization has been researched for 1 population. Once harvested, the tile becomes a field.|
|Mountain with Ore||Can be mined after Mining has been researched for 2 population. Mountains with Ore can only be seen after Climbing has been researched.|
|Mountain||Movement cost 2|
|Shallow water||You must research Sailing before you can move in water.|
|Ocean||You must research Navigation before you can move in the ocean.
They provide a defense bonus once Aquatism has been researched.