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The Beginning of It All[edit | edit source]

So you just started playing Cell to Singularity and you're wondering, "I'm already loving this game, but I want to know a more efficient way to make Entropy (the first currency in the game." Well, I've got you covered pal, it's pretty simple.

If you have a multi-touch touch-screen device, you can use multiple fingers to tap, allowing you to earn Entropy a lot faster then before. You can also use an autoclicker if you want (this is actually recommended for players with motor issues, or repetitive stress injuries like carpal tunnel).

Let's say you've been upgrading your Amino Acids a lot and it starts taking longer and longer to be able to afford upgrades. Well, after it costs more than the single-purchase upgrades, purchase those instead of the Amino Acids. You'll be able to upgrade stuff faster if you upgrade the single-purchase upgrades. Tada, see, that wasn't so hard, right?

Once you have several life forms you can purchase, set the purchase multiplier to maximum and watch for a while. You'll see that the total amount you can earn per second for each purchase depends upon how many of each you can buy. Depending upon the upgrades, an older life form may earn you more than a newer one, until you get enough upgrades for the newer ones. Without the max multiplier turned on, you can't easily tell which is more cost-effective.

Currency[edit | edit source]

There are two currencies in the main game: Entropy and Ideas. On some platforms, players may choose whether to use "normal" or "scientific" notation in their game (you can do this from the Settings menu). The abbreviations for the amounts in play are:

C2S

Abbreviation

Name Base Number Scientific

Abbreviation

K Thousand 1,000 1E3
M Million 1,000,000 1E6
B Billion 1,000,000,000 1E9
T Trillion 1 + 12 Zeros 1E12
Qa Quadrillion 1 + 15 Zeros 1E15
Qi Quintillion 1 + 18 Zeros 1E18
Sx Sextillion 1 + 21 Zeros 1E21
Sp Septillion 1 + 24 Zeros 1E24
Oc Octillion 1 + 27 Zeros 1E27
No Nonillion 1 + 30 Zeros 1E30
Dc Decillion 1 + 33 Zeros 1E33
Udc Undecillion 1 + 36 Zeros 1E36
Ddc Duodecillion 1 + 39 Zeros 1E39
Tdc Tredecillion 1 + 42 Zeros 1E42
qdc Quattuordecillion 1 + 45 Zeros 1E45
Qdc Quindecillion 1 + 48 Zeros 1E48
Hdc Sexdecillion 1 + 51 Zeros 1E51
Sdc Septendecillion 1 + 54 Zeros 1E54
Odc Octodecillion 1 + 57 Zeros 1E57
Ndc* Novemdecillion 1 + 60 Zeros 1E60
Vg Vigintillion 1 + 63 Zeros 1E63

*Abbreviations with strikeout are not yet confirmed in the game.

A note for international players: Cell To Singularity uses "Short Scale" notation, as in the above table. Short Scale is primarily used in the US, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, and Eastern Europe. C2S does not use "Long Scale" (primarily used in French Canada, Western & Central Europe). You can tell whether you are using short or long scale by what you call the number 1,000,000,000 -- if you call it "billion" you use Short Scale and if you call it "milliard" you are using Long Scale.

The Brain[edit | edit source]

You've finally evolved to have apes and humans - and with those new creatures comes new, more advances brains! At this point, you have to tap on the big brain icon, which is found in the evolution tree near where you first upgraded the brain, to gain a new currency called Ideas. After you've earned enough points and upgraded the research that gives you automatic Ideas, you will automate both Entropy and Idea production.

Tap this for Idea

Simulation Crash[edit | edit source]

You play the game for a while and reach an upgrade called the Singularity. Once you upgrade it, all of a sudden your simulation crashes and you have to restart from the beginning again! What happened?!

Don't fear, it's nothing dangerous. It's just the start of a new journey where you'll start building up prestige currency known as Metabits. Metabits are used to upgrade your Reality Engine and boost your Production Multiplier, which helps you produce Entropy and Ideas at a much quicker rate, which in turn helps your Metabits build up even quicker. You're probably wondering, "Does the Singularity reset my simulation again if you reach it a second time?" The answer to that is NO. While rebooting the simulation allows you to use your earned Metabits to buy upgrades for the sim, all reboots after the first one are voluntary. To do this, you just have to click the bar that is under your currency counter and bam, there's a huge reboot button and a stats page that you can access if you click the little graph icon in the top left.

Location for rebooting/prestige

Mesozoic Valley[edit | edit source]

Where’s the dinosaur simulation? [edit | edit source]

You can find the Mesozoic Valley simulation by going to your evolution tree and going towards the right of the Tetrapods. You'll see a Mysterious Rock that needs to be tapped to be opened; after you've unlocked it you can access it through that area in the evolution tree or, much more quickly, by clicking the green dinosaur skull button in the top right of the screen.

Why aren't my dinosaurs making money by themselves?[edit | edit source]

The dinosaurs don't automate until you collect trait cards for that specific dinosaur. You can learn more about that on the Mesozoic Valley Page.

How do I upgrade my fossils-per-tap?[edit | edit source]

Fossils-per-tap can be upgraded by certain rare trait card. More info on trait cards can be found in the Trait Cards section.

Does rebooting your main simulation reset the Mesozoic Valley?[edit | edit source]

Rebooting your main simulation has no effect on the Mesozoic Valley, and vice versa; they are completely separate and individual simulations. However, resetting a Mesozoic Valley simulation will have it go up by 1 level and each level in Mesozoic Valley makes the main simulation 2% faster.

Why do the reptiles/birds look dark and glitchy?[edit | edit source]

Well... that's because you haven't reached the right rank yet in the Mesozoic Valley to unlock them. You need to upgrade the path to them by getting the Egg Shell and Cold-Blooded upgrade to the right of the Tetrapod node on the Main Tree.

What’s the maximum rank in Mesozoic Valley?[edit | edit source]

Level 50 is the highest rank, after which you have to prestige.

How do you prestige and what's the maximum prestige level?[edit | edit source]

You can prestige by clicking "Prestige" at the top of the window.

The max prestige amount currently is 10.

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