The computer game, Virtual Villagers - a New Home, is a real time simulation of a small group of characters on an unknown island. It runs continuously on your computer and time passes according to your computer clock. So, things happen even when you are not actually playing it.
You start out with six villagers with various skill levels on a piece of land with a hut, research table, berry bush, and some strange plants and patches of ground. Your job is to direct the villagers to gather food, build a new hut, research to learn about more of the island, and make babies. There are about twenty different things to discover on the island such as a stone icon statue, a magical fish, and how to make a graveyard.
This game is incredibly boring if you just sit there and watch it play, moving the little villagers around. In the beginning, that is what you have to do to keep them researching enough to learn sustainable actions. If you start a game and then sign off, all the villagers will die before you turn it back on. However, with a little effort, you can work through all the challenges.