So, you want to build Utopia? You’re going to need some help unlocking all 255 professions in Pixel People. Check out the handy, dandy table below to get splicing.
It’s fun to mix and match!
Get Free Utopium
There’s only a few sources of free Utopium in the game, but they are worth looking into obtaining.
Check the Utopium Mine each day for one or two Utopium. The mine resets at midnight each day according to your time zone. It is not dependent upon number of workers in the Utopium Mine.
Trees randomly dispense the following rewards: 100 coins, 1000 coins, 1 Utopium, or 3 Utopium.
Each tree in town costs 1 Utopium, takes up 1 space of land, and appears to have the same odds of dispensing Utopium as the others. You can only obtain 25 Utopium a day this way. Like the Utopium Mine, trees reset each day at midnight. This is your best route to Utopium, but you then have less space to place your houses, decorations, and businesses. However, 25 Utopium a day would buy you 3 plots of land with Church donations or take you most of the way to an expansion loophole via the Law Firm.
Heart Gauge Surprise!
Occasionally, you will receive either 1 or 2 Utopium when you fill your Surprise Gauge. It isn’t particularly reliable, as you can also receive animals and boring coin prizes this way, but it is possible.
Achievements can be viewed by clicking on either the Sheriff’s Office or the Museum. Each achievement comes with a small amount of Utopium that can be collected. It’s a pittance compared to what you need, but make sure you collect it any time you get the “Breaking News” achievement prompt.
Once you have the TV Station placed in your settlement, you can get a couple of Utopium by watching App advertisements (appvertisements?) for other Chillingo games. It doesn’t take long, so you may as well do it. It’s not like you have anything better to do, jerky.
How to Unlock the Romantic Gene
Version 1.10, the Valentine’s Day update, introduced the Romantic Gene. This opens up a new property and five new jobs. The Romantic Gene unlocks the first time you open up a “Surprise” after the update. Unfortunately, a large number of users are unable to get the Romantic Gene to trigger properly.
Version 1.20 was released on February 22, 2013 and fixes a number of bugs, such as the disappearing News Agency and Romantic gene, in addition to smoothing out the level curve. In addition, current players will receive five free spaces upon starting the app.
Version 1.30 was released on March 26, 2013 and adds 55 new jobs, 13 new buildings, and the ability to temporarily move people into the hotel for 1 Utopium. The vacation change will allow you to move new clones while their workplace is under construction or to delete their old houses.
Version 1.40 was released on April 10, 2013. Check the “Secret Jobs” list for the majority of the update information. Additionally, the version description states that the Easter Bunny mission is only available until April 30th. Act fast, or you could lose out on the Conspiracy Theorist and access to 14 secret jobs.
Current progress: 218 out of 236
# Profession Job Combination 001 Mayor Default 002 Mechanic Default 003 Engineer Mayor + Mechanic 004 Sheriff Mayor + Mayor 005 Architect Mayor + Engineer 006 Landscaper Assistant + Mayor 007 Deputy Assistant + Sheriff 008 Gardener Landscaper + Deputy 009 Mechanical Engineer Mechanic + Engineer 010 Botanist Farmer + Farmer 011 Park Ranger Sheriff + Landscaper 012 Firefighter Mechanic + Police Officer 013 Farmer Engineer + Gardener 014 Doctor Engineer + Nurse 015 Nurse Homemaker + Gardener 016 Police Officer Sheriff + Sheriff 017 Vet Park Ranger + Doctor 018 Homemaker Farmer + Gardener 019 Zoologist Botanist + Vet 020 Plumber Engineer + Assistant 021 Fishmonger Farmer + Plumber 022 Animal Trainer Sheriff + Vet 023 Milkmonger Farmer + Animal Trainer 024 Artist Architect + Dreamer 025 Photographer Mechanic + Artist 026 Dentist Doctor + Artist 027 Radiologist Doctor + Photographer 028 Cook Homemaker + Fishmonger 029 Chef Artist + Cook 030 Zookeeper Animal Trainer + Park Ranger 031 Construction Worker Mechanical Engineer + Deputy 032 Car Designer Mechanical Engineer + Artist 033 Athlete Construction Worker + Farmer 034 Greengrocer Farmer + Salesman 035 Interior Designer Architect + Artist 036 Olympic Swimmer Athlete + Fishmonger 037 Painter Artist + Construction Worker 038 Hotel Manager Homemaker + Salesman 039 Valet Car Designer + Hotel Manager 040 Pilot Valet + Mechanic 041 Flight Attendant Pilot + Waiter 042 Aerospace Engineer Mechanical Engineer + Pilot 043 Art Dealer Artist + Salesman 044 Industrialist Salesman + Salesman 045 Jockey Animal Trainer + Valet 046 Marine Biologist Vet + Olympic Swimmer 047 Real Estate Agent Architect + Salesman 048 Soldier Police Officer + Explorer 049 Waiter Cook + Assistant 050 Philosopher Dreamer + Dreamer 051 Detective Police Officer + Philosopher 052 Lawyer Sheriff + Salesman 053 Marine Soldier + Olympic Swimmer 054 Judge Lawyer + Sheriff 055 Secretary Mayor + Deputy 056 Writer Secretary + Dreamer 057 Poet Writer + Dreamer 058 Paramedic Police Officer + Doctor 059 Lifeguard Olympic Swimmer + Paramedic 060 Model Photographer + Lifeguard 061 Swimsuit Model Model + Olympic Swimmer 062 Reporter Detective + Writer 063 Ballet Dancer Athlete + Artist 064 Martial Artist Ballet Dancer + Soldier 065 Sushi Chef Chef + Martial Artist 066 Food Critic Cook + Reporter 067 General Marine + Soldier 068 Actor Director + Model 069 Flight Controller Architect + Pilot 070 Calligrapher Writer + Artist 071 Cameraman Photographer + Mechanic 072 Cheerleader Athlete + Ballet Dancer 073 Coach Athlete + Athlete 074 Courier Mailman + Salesman 075 Director Cameraman + Cameraman 076 Florist Farmer + Botanist 077 Grave Digger Farmer + Soldier 078 Mailman Reporter + Valet 079 Miner Grave Digger + Explorer 080 Cattle Rustler Jockey + Animal Trainer 081 Postmaster General Mailman + General 082 Stunt Double Actor + Martial Artist 083 Programmer Mathematician + Engineer 084 Game Designer Programmer + Artist 085 Mathematician Philosopher + Scientist 086 Scientist Philosopher + Engineer 087 Physicist Scientist + Mathematician 088 Astronomer Physicist + Dreamer 089 Astronaut Pilot + Astronomer 090 Geneticist Scientist + Doctor 091 Cryptozoologist Zookeeper + Detective 092 Accountant Secretary + Mathematician 093 Editor Writer + Writer 094 Librarian Writer + Poet 095 Historian Philosopher + Librarian 096 Archaeologist Historian + Explorer 097 Super Hero Soldier + Geneticist 098 Atomic Hero Radiologist + General 099 Ancient Hero Preacher + Weather Reporter 100 Choreographer Ballet Dancer + Director 101 Pharmacist Doctor + Salesman 102 CSI Detective + Photographer 103 Forensic Scientist Detective + Scientist 104 Physiotherapist Athlete + Doctor 105 Coroner Grave Digger + Doctor 106 Anti Hero Grave Digger + Super Hero 107 Wrestler Athlete + Actor 108 Clown Comic + Painter 109 Paleontologist Archaeologist + Cryptozoologist 110 Geologist Miner + Scientist 111 Break Dancer Ballet Dancer + Rapper 112 Captain Fishmonger + Sheriff 113 Weather Reporter Reporter + Geologist 114 Comic Actor + Poet 115 Disc Jockey Jockey + Choreographer 116 First Mate Captain + Deputy 117 Buccaneer Captain + Explorer 118 Preacher Philosopher + Dreamer 119 Rapper Poet + Disc Jockey 120 Receptionist Secretary + Model 121 Songwriter Poet + Poet 122 Taxidermist Vet + Coroner 123 Vocalist Songwriter + Actor 124 Assistant Mechanic + Mechanic 125 Footballer Athlete + Cheerleader 126 Shepherd Animal Trainer + Milkmonger 127 Winemaker Farmer + Dreamer 128 Baker Cook + Homemaker 129 Carpenter Shepherd + Homemaker 130 Janitor Plumber + Construction Worker 131 Ninja Martial Artist + Soldier 132 Referee Coach + Judge 133 Secret Agent Ninja + Detective 134 Sensei Martial Artist + Philosopher 135 Deep Sea Diver Marine Biologist + Explorer 136 Watchmaker Historian + Mechanic 137 Time Traveller Watchmaker + Explorer 138 Tailor Model + Artist 139 Ringmaster Animal Trainer + Clown 140 Oracle Philosopher + Preacher 141 Matador Animal Trainer + Wrestler 142 Magician Accountant + Accountant 143 Bartender Winemaker + Salesman 144 Barista Bartender + Waiter 145 Wizard Magician + Scientist 146 Apprentice Wizard + Assistant 147 System Admin Programmer + Programmer 148 Genie Magician + Magician 149 Wedding Planner Winemaker + Baker 150 Centaur Mutant + Jockey 151 Wedding Singer Romantic + Vocalist 152 Jeweller Romantic + Miner 153 Chocolatier Romantic + Baker 154 Matchmaker Romantic + Engineer 155 Dating Advisor Jeweller + Chocolatier 156 Politician Bureaucrat + General 157 Civil Servant Bureaucrat + Secretary 158 Officer Civil Servant + Assistant 159 Insurance Agent Salesman + Bureaucrat 160 Federal Agent Secret Agent + Politician 161 Conductor Musician + Sheriff 162 Drummer Musician + Watchmaker 163 Bassist Guitarist + Deputy 164 Guitarist Musician + Songwriter 165 Pianist Musician + Programmer 166 Violinist Guitarist + Bassist 167 Gamer Programmer + Sports Star 168 Basketballer Sports Star + Greengrocer 169 Baseballer Sports Star + Carpenter 170 Soccer Star Sports Star + Actor 171 Tennis Player Sports Star + Sports Star 172 Golfer Sports Star + Bartender 173 Caddie Golfer + Philosopher 174 Racecar Driver Sports Star + Valet 175 Mascot Caddie + Cheerleader 176 Figure Skater Jack Frost + Ballet Dancer 177 Skier Figure Skater + Mountain Climber 178 Mountain Climber Jack Frost + Miner 179 Ice Fisher Fishmonger + Figure Skater 180 Pizza Guy Foodie + Courier 181 Sommelier Foodie + Winemaker 182 Ice Cream Seller Foodie + Jack Frost 183 Celebrity Chef Sommelier + Chef 184 Butler Sommelier + Valet 185 Cosmetic Surgeon Socialite + Doctor 186 Cardiologist Cosmetic Surgeon + Romantic 187 Bouncer Socialite + Bodybuilder 188 Party Animal Socialite + Animal Trainer 189 Gambler Party Animal + Mathematician 190 Croupier Gambler + Valet 191 Investor Gambler + Industrialist 192 Bodybuilder Strongman + Model 193 Gym Instructor Bodybuilder + Guru 194 Sumo Wrestler Bodybuilder + Sushi Chef 195 Samurai Sumo Wrestler + Soldier 196 Gymnast Gym Instructor + Athlete 197 Boxer Gym Instructor + Martial Artist 198 Acrobat Gymnast + Ringmaster 199 Professor Guru + Scientist 200 Talkshow Host Guru + Actor 201 News Anchor Talkshow Host + Reporter 202 Entrepreneur Guru + Programmer 203 Travel Agent Tour Guide + Pilot 204 Tour Guide Hitch Hiker + Salesman 205 Cyclist Hitch Hiker + Courier 206 Skateboard Cyclist + Skier 207 Tree Hugger Hitch Hiker + Guru 208 Star Commander Travel Agent + Astronaut 209 Mounted Police Cyclist + Sheriff 210 Tourist Tour Guide + Travel Agent 211 Conspiracy Theorist Easter Bunny + Cryptozoologist 212 ? ? 213 ? ? 214 Biker Cyclist + Strongman 215 ? ? 216 ? ? 217 Hair Stylist Model + Gardener 218 ? ? 219 ? ? 220 ? ? 221 ? ? 222 ? ? 223 ? ? 224 ? ? 225 ? ? 226 ? ? 227 ? ? 228 Electrician Mechanic + Assistant 229 Telephone Operator Receptionist + Electrician 230 Cashier Salesman + Assistant 231 ? ? 232 ? ? 233 ? ? 234 Security Guard Police Officer + Assistant 235 Minotaur Matador + Mutant 236 ? ?
Missions are the newest addition to Pixel People. Once you build the Utopia HQ, you’ll be able to check for missions with various rewards. This is the only way to get 8 of the newest genes, such as Socialite or Jack Frost. Many of the missions ask for a job formula, which you can find above.
You don’t need to make another clone, you simply have to input the formula. It’s tedious, but it’s better than paying 100 Utopium to skip it.
You can find the rewards listed at the top of the mission pop-up page. Additionally, you can skip a mission every hour. If you get stuck, you may as well skip it and come back later. This is especially important for the top two “Gene” slots. Since there are only eight missions to cycle through, skipping one and coming back to it later shouldn’t be that difficult.
The missions in the bottom right corner reward buildings or decorations that are definitely not worth what you’re paying (though, admittedly, I’ve yet to finish “Petting Zoo”, so could be worth it). As far as I can tell, these items are also available via Casino spins. I’ve gotten a Gold Plaza and Manor of Speaking from it thus far.
Version 1.40 added the Easter Eggs mission to the Utopia HQ. You’ll need to find nine Easter Eggs hidden in different places throughout the map. Three are hidden on the first job page, three are hidden on the Sheriff’s Office’s Most Wanted list, and the other three come from the Fire Department, Museum, and Gym (I may be wrong on the last one, though it is something related to exercise.)
Once complete, you’ll unlock the Easter Bunny gene. This then opens up the Conspiracy Theorist’s Secret Hideout. Click on it to find the Secret Jobs. These hidden jobs do not light up on the list. Additionally, to access jobs 5-9 and jobs 10-14, you’ll need to complete two separate missions. It’s a lot of work for a few more properties, but some people will surely love the Lumberjack’s Lumber Mill. It allows players to collect 50 Utopium for the day rather than the usual 25.
Version 1.50 added 5 new Secret Jobs to the game.
# Hidden Job Job Combination 01 Catcher Baseballer + Police Officer 02 Statistician Mathematician + Reporter 03 Ventriloquist Carpenter + Actor 04 Masseuse Physiotherapist + Strongman 05 Chemist Scientist + Bartender 06 Hazmat Chemist + Stunt Double 07 Investment Banker Salesman + Gambler 08 Mime Actor + Librarian 09 Optometrist Astronomer + Doctor 10 Surfer Skateboarder + Olympic Swimmer 11 Butcher Cattle Rustler + Cook 12 Hockey Player Wrestler + Figure Skater 13 Sports Fan Athlete + Statistician 14 Lumberjack Carpenter + Strongman 15 ? ? 16 ? ? 17 ? ? 18 ? ? 19 ? ?
Professions are tied to building unlocks. I can’t say for certain that only one job unlocks a building, I’m only stating what job opened the building for me.
Also, I started compiling this list rather late, so many early buildings are missing.
Bank -> Secretary
Bunker -> Soldier
Casino -> Gambler
Church -> Preacher
Circus -> Magician
City Square -> Plumber
Clinic -> Nurse
Courthouse -> Judge
Dentist’s Office -> Dentist
Disco -> Party Animal
Farmer’s Market -> Greengrocer
Film Studio -> Director
Flower Shop -> Florist
Fortune Teller -> Oracle
Funeral Parlor -> Grave Digger
Gene Pool -> Geneticist
Greenhouse -> Botanist
Hospital -> Radiologist
Hotel Utopia -> Hotel Manager
Lakehouse -> Captain
News Agency -> Food Critic
Pharmacy -> Pharmacist
Radio Station -> Songwriter
Stable -> Shepherd
Tavern -> Bartender
University -> Philosopher
Utopia HQ -> Politician
Weddings R Us -> Wedding Planner
Many buildings also come with bonus effects that may make them more desirable than others. Here are some of the most useful that I’ve come across thus far.
The Arcade allows you to spend 10,000,000 coins for a chance to win Utopium, animals, trees, decor, and houses. You get one free spin everyday. Bear in mind, the Astroglass houses and decorations take up no space in your town, so you may want to use your coins here.
The Bank is, perhaps, the most useful overall. Once the Bank is placed, any fully occupied building produces twice as many coins as before.
The Casino is fixed in your favor. A regular spin costs 2 million coins, but always nets you at least 1 million more in return. You can also spend some cash to buy Utopium for VIP spins. Regular spins can only be taken once every four hours. They’ll gladly take your real world cash, though.
is the basis of a no-leveling strategy that is floating around out there. For 8 Utopium, you can buy yourself one more piece of land. Why do this when you could get ten plots of land via the Law Firm’s Legal Loophole for 40 Utopium? Well, a lot of things scale based upon your level. So, if you don’t level at all, you’ll continue to have cheap costs throughout the game. This is supposedly super effective when used with the Casino and Animal Shelter properties and makes Utopium far more common than before. It’d be worth testing out, honestly, if you’ve grown bored with the game, want to try something new, or just feel like playing a game a way that it wasn’t really intended to be played. got nerfed.
The Enterprise building is a very useful one that allows you to permanently double all your buildings’ production time. However, it requires a 99 cent in-app purchase. It’s not necessary, but it is highly recommended if you anticipate playing this game for a while.
Tech Support will allow you to extend a building’s work hours by its base time for 3 Utopium. You won’t use it much, but it will be useful for a handful of buildings like the Town Square with high coin per second (CPS) rates, but low production times or to extend a few buildings with long working times but low coins to keep a constant stream of coins flowing while you sleep. You can upgrade a property up to four times.
Utopia HQ is required to unlock missions and, in turn, new special genes. These missions aren’t all that useful, but it’s another source of utopium if you have extra animals.
The Utopium Mine is your only 100% chance at free Utopium in the game. Don’t forget to check it daily for a Utopium or two.
The Business Center shows your current CPS rate versus your maximum CPS when fully operational. This is useful to track when you have a building down or to check if you just missed a building when tapping through your town.
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