In our The Planet Crafter Biomass Guide, we'll tell you what you need to know about this new Terraforming mechanic that signals the start of the mid-game.
How The Planet Crafter Biomass Works
The Planet Crafter Biomass is a measurement of how much life you have on your planet. At first, you'll have nothing more than a few stray blades of grass. As you advance in the game, however, you'll begin to add more and more complex life to your ecosystem.
Biomass isn't just a game mechanic, mind -- it also represents an opportunity to decorate your world beyond placing some fancy furniture. For example, you've probably ended up with a Locker Storage or two filled with seeds that you're not using. You can use Flower Spreaders to make actual flowers grow in small areas of the planet surface. As you progress further, you'll gain the ability to grow trees near water. Later versions of the game will add more complex life than some fancy greenery.
How to Unlock Biomass in The Planet Crafter
You can unlock Biomass by progressing Terraforming to the Liquid Water stage. Once you have, you'll unlock the ability to start generating Biomass and it will now be tracked on Screen - Information.
How to Increase Biomass in The Planet Crafter
You can increase Biomass in The Planet Crafter by growing wild plants. That means you'll need to construct buildings like Flower Spreaders, Biodomes, and Tree Spreaders. This doesn't replace the other aspects of Terraforming, mind -- you'll have to keep increasing Oxygen, Heat, and Pressure for a while.
Growing Biomass is fairly time-consuming, owing in part to the need for plant matter. Many of the best items that can generate Biomass require that you have Farming set up first. It should be noted, Farming does not contribute to Biomass generation unless you're using an Outdoor Farm.
How to Increase Plants in The Planet Crafter
You can increase Plants in The Planet Crafter with Grass Spreaders, Flower Spreaders, Tree Spreaders, Beehives, and Outdoor Farms.
Best Way to Increase Plants in The Planet Crafter
The best way to increase Plants in The Planet Crafter is with the Tree Spreader T3 -- it increases Biomass by 680/s. If you haven't unlocked it yet, build the highest-tier Tree Spreader you can. And if that isn't available, your next best option is a Beehive or a Flower Spreader T2.
How to Increase Insects in The Planet Crafter
You can increase Insects in The Planet Crafter with Butterfly Farms, Butterfly Domes, or Beehives.
Best Way to Increase Insects in The Planet Crafter
The best way to increase Insects in The Planet Crafter is with Butterfly Farms using the best possible Butterfly Larva with the highest bonus you have on hand.
How to Increase Animals in The Planet Crafter
Unfortunately, you cannot yet increase Animals in The Planet Crafter as of Early Access v0.6.007.15.
We're all done with our The Planet Crafter Biomass Guide! Make sure you check out all of the other guides we've made -- there are a lot of great things you can discover in this game!