From the creators of Food Street comes Home Street, a new simulation game that tasks you with building a social network and designing a beautiful home. It's a bit like The Sims, but you won't have to worry about the daily chores involved (feeding, exercise, etc.).
In Home Street, you'll largely be concerned with earning money and crafting rare items. There are a few key beginner strategies to help you out with this process.
Make as many friends as possible
To earn a steady flow of gems and gold, and to the get the best deals in the Market, you need a little help from your friends. Luckily, unlike other mobile games of this nature, if you don't want to connect the app to Facebook, there are other ways to make friends in Home Street.
We highly recommend that you join an active neighborhood and add all of its members as friends. Even if you don't know them personally, people have joined the neighborhood for the same reasons as you -- to get ahead in the game.
Barring that, you can also use Homestreet's character, Mia, for some of the required social tasks in the game, as well as the randomly chosen players that appear next to her in the UI. Interactions within the game are pretty anonymous -- players will send their game to your house for a few minutes and vice versa, and that's about it.
Play Game Show challenges
Jobs are important for moving the story along and earning gold, but you shouldn't miss out on the Game Show challenges, either. Game Show challenges sare ranked tasks that you complete for doing simple jobs in other areas of the game. You need to be pro-active in participating in these special objectives, though. If you complete a challenge, you'll need to go to the Game Show menu to mark them as completed, or you won't reap the rewards and rise in the ranks.
Game Show missions offer better rewards than simple jobs alone, so don't miss out on these activities.
Learn to manage your items
You'll be spending a lot of time crafting in Home Street, so it's best to learn how to manage your limited storage space early on. If you find yourself running out of room, note that you can leave un-used items on the crafting bench until you need to use them. It's also helpful to get rid of unwanted items on the Market.
Finally, you can also upgrade your storage space. You can get the necessary items for performing this upgrade by completing jobs, or by simply buying them from the Market. You should do this as soon as possible, as it will allow you to progress much faster.
If you've already established your own dream palace in Home Street, share your own tips and tricks in the comments below.