- Collect as many Glims as you can
- Taking care of your guests in Spiritfarer
- Take detours to build up resources
- Visit Albert’s Shipyard to upgrade your boat
- Place new buildings vertically on your ship
- There’s no cloud save support for the Netflix version of Spiritfarer
- How to play Spiritfarer on Netflix Games
Playdigious (Dead Cells, Streets of Rage 4) manages yet another outstanding mobile port that is only available on Netflix Games, the coveted platform for high-quality mobile games, on your preferred Android phone or tablet. Netflix users play Stella, a ferry captain who directs the deceased’s voyage towards the afterlife, in the Netflix original Spiritfarer.
However, the roaming spirits in Netflix’s Spiritfarer have needs and desires that call for attention, much like the bathhouse ghosts in Spirited Away. We have therefore developed a brief guide that covers the features, resource gathering, and management advice for sims in order to assist gamers in this emotionally taxing task.
Collect as many Glims as you can
Glims is the virtual money used in Spiritfarer by Netflix Games. Glims are needed to buy supplies, seeds, and essential items for quests at stores. During your adventures, you’ll come across islands that provide Jellyfish stages. Gather as many green and gold jellyfish spirits as you can. Glims can also be recovered by selling goods to traders.
How to acquire Bright Jelly and Glims
- Tap on the Jellyfish stage, then talk to Gwen after arriving at the location.
- The area around your ship grows dark, climb on high ground and prepare to jump at the flying Jellyfish.
- Jumping towards gold Jellyfish gives Glims, and green Jellyfish award Bright Jelly, which are key materials needed to construct the Guest House.
Tip: Starting from a high point, move vertically in one direction. Use a ladder, if you have one, to grab the flying jellyfish. In later stages, jellyfish fly quicker, making it impossible for you to chase after missing jellyfish.
Taking care of your guests in Spiritfarer
Similar to Animal Crossing, your animal (spirit) friends have needs. First, pay attention to their dialogue and check their mood to see their likes. Then, build a kitchen early, and prepare food with their preferred types. For example, Gwen likes comfort food, and Atul isn’t picky.
Tip: To avoid getting overwhelmed, limit the number of spirits you bring on your ship and focus on their quests before adding new guests. The story only proceeds once you’ve released a spirit.
Take detours to build up resources
You need to add facilities on your boat and upgrade your entire ship, but this costs Glims and materials. Materials are scattered across islands, and tapping on islands lists the available resources you can scavenge. Cut trees, fish (wait until unlocking Atul for fishing help), jump off your ship and dive to collect rocks and crates manually. Thankfully there is no time limit for spirit recruiting and completing requests, so don’t hesitate to take plenty of detours along the way.
Tip: After inviting Atul on board, you can travel in safe mode. Toggle safe mode on when navigating a destination.
Visit Albert’s Shipyard to upgrade your boat
Boat size matters, especially when adding facilities and spirit guests to your ship. Visit Albert Shipyard to increase your boat’s size. The bigger the boat, the more grid space for adding buildings!
Place new buildings vertically on your ship
At the start of the game, you won’t have a stockpile of resources and Glim to spend. But once you’ve gained a healthy handle on your economy, you might be tempted to buy every available structure; it turns out your boat is limited in size and space (even with upgrades), so you must carefully organize your ship. The vertical placement of new facilities is key, even if the layout looks goofy. It’s why these built structures include ladders for access between levels.
There’s no cloud save support for the Netflix version of Spiritfarer
Please note that there is no cloud saving for this version of Spiritfarer, meaning once you’ve uninstalled the game or played on another device, the save file doesn’t carry over! The main story is approximately 30 hours long, so take care of the chosen device/data to ensure your save file isn’t lost before you finish.
How to play Spiritfarer on Netflix Games
The Netflix Games version of Spiritfarer uniquely includes native touch-controls, with a few minor hiccups. Thankfully, Playdigious has handily brought over optional controller support; this way, every player can experience Spiritfarer in their preferred environment.
In addition, Spiritfarer’s unrestrictive timeline on the simulation and sandbox elements means players can unfold the story leisurely, completely respecting the pacing players want to take with the game, which is truly a blessing in disguise for mobile players with unpredictable schedules.
All elements lead to this game being a top runner as one of the best Netflix games to play on Android, which is why we’ve included the download widget below. Alternatively, you can find the app through the Netflix Games library.