- What is the estimated trophy difficulty for House Builder?
The estimated trophy difficulty for House Builder is 2.5/10.
- How many offline trophies are there in House Builder?
There are 55 offline trophies in House Builder.
- How many online trophies are there in House Builder?
There are 0 online trophies in House Builder.
- How long does it take to get the platinum in House Builder?
The estimated time to get a platinum in House Builder is 7-10+ hours.
- How many playthroughs is needed to get a platinum in House Builder?
- How many missable trophies are there in House Builder?
There are 0, you can replay each level, but see notes on the Igloo and the Trapper's Cabin to help prevent you from having to replay anything missable trophies in House Builder.
- Does difficulty affect trophies in House Builder?
Difficulty does not affect trophies in House Builder.
- Are there any unobtainable/glitched trophies in House Builder?
There are no unobtainable/glitched trophies in House Builder.
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- Estimated trophy difficulty: 2.5/10 (Platinum Difficulty Poll)
- Offline trophies: 55 (44, 9, 1, 1)
- Online trophies: 0
- Approximate amount of time to platinum: 7-10+ Hours (Estimated Time to Platinum)
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1 + Cleanup
- Number of missable trophies: 0, you can replay each level, but see below for notes on the Igloo and the Trapper's Cabin to help prevent you from having to replay anything
- Glitched trophies: No trophies are glitched, but the game itself is and cannot be finished. See below details.
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: No difficulty settings
Coming from the same shelf of simulators such as House Flipper, House Builder takes you through a variety of locations and teaches you how to build houses that are local to those areas. From a mud brick hut to a modernly chic house, you'll learn about setting a foundation, putting up walls, and finishing a sturdy roof. The game itself is pretty straightforward and can be quite relaxing, but it does have a few issues that should be mentioned before you jump into this game.
The Game is Glitched: An unfortunate fact, but not one that will keep you from your Platinum. You can play all buildings up to the Modern House, which also happens to be the house you'll get your final trophies in. After placing the prefab walls with the crane, you'll need to layer the floor with foam blocks. Immediately after, you will glitch and get stuck inside the floor, preventing you from being able to do anything. The game will freeze, but won't crash, and there's no way to continue forward with the house. You'll need to close the game from the XMB menu and you will not be able to progress past this point, meaning you can't actually finish the game.
You Can't Get Rid of the Tips/Hints: A weird complaint to have, but there is an option in the settings to turn off in-game hints, but this only removes the currently visible hint. As soon as that hint disappears, the game will ignore your request to turn off hints and continue to barrage you with them. The box for them is a bit of an eye sore, but there's not really anything you can do about it.
Speaking of tips, though, there are a few the game seemingly leaves out which can help you progress through your game a little easier.
Picking Up Treasure: Randomly scattered in each level (mostly the actual townhouses you dig trenches for), are little treasures and trinkets. Picking this up will make you easy money, which you can then use in the supply shop or to open up new levels once they become available.
Purchasing Supplies: When you need to start purchasing supplies from the shop, look on the right side of the screen for what you need. There will be an image of the product as well as a "x##" to let you know how many you need. The product labels in this game are a bit subpar so just match the icons and use those numbers to make sure you don't buy too many supplies for the job at hand. If you do buy too many, throw the excess away in the green trash bin (it says SALE/SELL on the inside) to make some of your money back. The blue garbage bin will simply delete the items and give you no money.
Igloo and Trapper's Cabin: The Igloo is the first house you'll build and will need to dig ice blocks out of ice deposits. There are a limited number of deposits available and if you don't upgrade your Igloo perks when they become available, there's a chance you'll run out of ice, so make sure you're being adamant about activating them as soon as possible. For Trapper's Cabin, you don't actually need the handsaw to complete the Cabin, but you do need to use it for 3 of the plank-related upgrades. Make sure you cut at least 30 planks with the handsaw at any point while building the Cabin to make sure you don't miss those and have to replay the level.
Step 1: Play through the game
That's really it. Be sure to read above about the Igloo and Trapper's Cabin, but outside of those, all of the other upgrades are pretty much story-related, you just need to activate them once they become available. When an upgrade does becaume available, a blue box will appear in the middle of your screen that is near impossible to miss. When it does, hit to open your skill tree, then activate the upgrade (they don't cost anything). Progress towards the upgrades is only counted during an actual build process, not in the "freeplay" mode available by revisiting previously completed houses. The Trapper's Cabin is the only one that this really affects (again, see above) so you don't have to really worry about replaying anything. If you hit a snag anywhere prior to the game-breaking Modern House where you can't progress or move forward with the building process, exit back to the main menu and reload the house. This will reset the most recent task you had and should fix the problem. Everything else is just you and your handyman skills.
After this step, you will earn the following in roughly the order listed below (giving of course you are activating everything as you go):
Beginning Igloo Builder
Expert Igloo Builder
Master Igloo Builder
Palm Cutter Expert
Mud Bricking Beginner
Mud Bricking Expert
Mud Bricking Master
Mud Bricking Epic Master
Beginning Mud Hut Roofer
Expert Mud Hut Roofing
Master Of Mud Huts
Muds Tiles Super Fast
Faster Log Debarking
Automatic Log Measurement
Laser Measure Tape
Instant Log Debarking
Blind Master - Lumberjack I
Log Spliter Expert
Blind Master - Lumberjack II
Log Spliter Master
Fast Plank Cutter
Plank Cutter Beginner
Faster Plank Cutter
Plank Cutter Expert
Plank Cutter Master
Fastest Plank Cutter
Automatic Plank Measurement
Saw Wood Cutter Expert
Saw Wood Cutter Master
Japan Shinglet Expert
Steel Fixer Expert
The Screwdriver Master
Wool Mount Expert
Wool Mount Master
Drywall Mount Expert
Drywall Mount Master
PVC Mount Expert
Bricklayer Epic Master
Multiple Hook Crane
House Builder Master