You begin the Tribal Stage as a small group of sentient creatures which have just discovered tools and have formed the first tribe on their planet.
Gather food with your tribe members by picking fruit, hunting or domesticating wild animals and fishing. Your tribe runs on food – it buys tools with it, purchases tribal accessories with it, gifts it to other tribes, steals it from other tribes, and (of course) feeds your tribe with it. Use different tools to befriend or attack neighbouring tribes, aid in hunting and gathering, or heal your tribe members. Depending on how you played the Cell and Creature Stages, you will begin Tribal Stage with two of six super powers at your disposal. Defeat or ally with five tribes to conquer the continent and form a civilisation!