Virtual Villagers is a series of village simulator video games created and developed by Last Day of Work, an independent video game developer and publisher. It is released as shareware for Windows, Mac OS X, and for convergent mobile telephone technology.
The games are based on puzzles and strategy and have an underlying motive throughout with a mix of ethnic and cultural backgrounds surrounding a mythical island called Isola (EE-zoh-la). There are four portions to the island, in which the game is set, being the cardinal points of the compass.
In the first game, A New Home, islanders have lived in peace for many years on their island; but, one day, a volcano erupted and destroyed their home. The survivors fled and discovered another island called Isola, where they make their new home. There, they must uncover the secrets and puzzles of Isola and create a village. This game is based around organizing and growing a village to develop villagers with more skill sets, culminating in giving birth to a child with all five skill sets.