Stomp a fluro into the turbine that created it
When you get the journal entry popup “Mass Production” you will be at a puzzle with a crank at the top, a switch next to the ladder and a fluro turbine on the right. Turn the crank to fill the machine with water, then go and jump on the switch. Quickly climb the ladder, and jump down onto the fluro when it’s standing on where the water enters the turbine. You can repeat this if you miss the jump.
Perfect Dry Run
Traverse the caves back to the workshop without water touching your light
You’ll get to a point where there is an overhead rail that you need to ride down. Manually save your game, and you then need to ride the rail all the way down without letting any water touch the lantern. Take your time, you can control it pretty easily. There are always breaks in the water that is falling. If water touches the lantern it will dim a bit, if you notice the light has dimmed, you should reload and try again. You’ll get the achievement when you get to the bottom.
Running With Water
Find a use for the waterfall under the workshop
Shortly after receiving your first seed, you’ll walk through a tunnel with a grate in the floor, then out a door which a fluro opens for you. There will be a waterfall that you have to walk through, the waterfall falls into a grate. Save your game so you can reload if this doesn’t work. Hold out your seed and let water collect around it/you and then walk off the ledge to the left. Drop the seed and the fluro should move off to the left. Follow it until it jumps onto a switch and you get this achievement. If you fail or it doesn’t work, reload and try moving a little left before dropping the seed, and make sure you have enough water.
Fix all broken machines in the factory
To complete the story, you need to repair 8 of 9 machines. Simply repair the 9th machine to receive this achievement, and unlock one of the protoplasm that you need for the below achievement. This isn’t a walkthrough, so if you’re stuck on how to fix a machine, check one of the many walkthroughs available online.
Protoplasm Survey: The Factory
Collect every protoplasm blob in the factory
To do this you just need to collect all 10 protoplasm blobs in the factory. Some are hidden throughout the factory, one is obtained by repairing the 9th machine, and the final ones are all at the end as you ascend the ladder. You can only hold so much protoplasm at once, so don’t be afraid to go back to the workshop, upgrade your gear, and then come back and get more protoplasm. Don’t forget to collect any partial blobs that you didn’t fully vacuum up!
Below is a general guide to the area so as not to be too spoilery, but if you’re stuck, check one of the many walkthroughs available online.
Protoplasm blob locations:
- Just past the first machine, partway up the elevator is a side passage with the 1st protoplasm.
- Just past the second machine, there’s a mini-puzzle to access the 2nd protoplasm.
- Just after the 2nd protoplasm you’ll see the 3rd protoplasm in the top left of the area.
- Just past the third machine, when you get to the top of the ladder, is the 4th protoplasm.
- As soon as you get the Chaser seed, use your new seed to access the 5th protoplasm.
- The 6th protoplasm is behind the 9th gate which you open by repairing the ninth machine.
- The final four protoplasms you can’t miss, right after you exit underneath the boss you beat.
Repurpose the farm’s watering system to fly higher than the trees
Not far into the Orchard there’s a water cannon pointing into the air between two trees. You need to touch the top of the water above tree level. The easiest way to actually trigger this is by balancing and riding the water up onto one of the floating islands, then jumping onto a tree, then onto the top of the water, this will trigger the achievement.
Handle With Care
Create a fluro with both blue goo and red goo
This was in my opinion one of the hardest achievements to obtain as it requires luck. After the fourth windmill, there is two pipes shooting blue goo out the left and red goo out the right. You need to attract/pull/push some red goo into the gap in the middle of the pipes, drop a fluro seed, then add blue goo to it. If it forms before exploding, you get the achievement. The problem is that red/blue combo is explosive (stand back!) and if you combine the colours too early/late it explodes and you don’t get the achievement. This can technically be done at this time, but if you have problems with it, move on with the game until you obtain the green cannister in the mines. Come back to this location with a full green tank, and it can be easier to get the achievement by putting some red in the gap, dropping a seed, and quickly spraying green, and then a tiny amount of blue. The green keeps the red/blue from touching so it doesn’t explode.
Either way this achievement is really difficult, keep at it. Good luck!
Windmill Repair Consultant
Fix all broken windmills in the orchard
There are six broken windmills that need to be repaired, you only need to fix five to progress the story, fix the sixth to get this achievement. As with the Factory, there are walkthroughs for the puzzles available online if you get stuck.
Protoplasm Survey: The Orchard
Collect every protoplasm blob in the orchard
Simply collect all five protoplasms in the orchard. There are walkthroughs available online if you get stuck, but below is a general guide to the areas.
- Shortly after getting the blue cannister, you’ll have to walk under a waterfall and into a cave. Instead, jump onto the floating island and jump up the waterfall to reach the 1st protoplasm.
- You can reach the 2nd protoplasm by jumping off the gondola/lift that you start, onto the tree that spawns red and blue fluros.
- The 3rd protoplasm will be reachable once you’ve repaired the sixth windmill, it’s at the top of the ladder when you go through the gates.
- The final two protoplasms are accessible after beating the final machine.
Descend into the mines without using the elevator
When getting this achievement, you skip past a protoplasm, so it’s a good idea to save manually here so you can reload after to get the protoplasm, or reload if you miss the jump and die on the spikes!
When you start the mines, you’ll arrive at an elevator. Jump off the right side of the elevator and hold down ‘left’ and you’ll hug the left wall, missing all the spikes. You’ll eventually land in a green cave. Jump off and hold left again and when you hit the bottom you’ll get this achievement. You can then reload your save so you can take the elevator and get the protoplasm.
If My Calculations Are Correct…
In the mines, gaining access to one of the machines requires precise guiding of light & dark fluros. Solve the puzzle in one go.
As soon as you get the light and dark fluro seeds, you’ll do one short puzzle, and then arrive at an area with four pipes and you need to flick a switch at the bottom. If you mess this up, just choose ‘Reset Current Puzzle’ from the menu to try again. Drop light seeds in the two left pipes and dark seeds in the two right pipes. Then put a light seed at the bottom of the short ladder and water it. Now alternate pulling the lever pushing the fluro down, killing it, and letting the water fall onto the next seed. Rinse and repeat! Try pulling the lever before you start a few times and you should get the idea! To get this achievement you just need to do this all in one go, back and forth until the switch gets pushed once the water reaches the bottom seed and you push him over to the right with the light.
Mine Machinery Specialist
Fix all broken extractors in the mines
You need to fix five extractors to continue the story, simply fix the sixth extractor to get this achievement. There are numerous walkthroughs available online if you are stuck.
Protoplasm Survey: The Mines
Collect every protoplasm blob in the mines
Collect all 5 protoplasms in the mine. If you can’t find any, there are walkthroughs available online. Below is a rough guide to their locations.
- The 1st protoplasm is found partway down the elevator at the start of the mines area.
- The 2nd protoplasm is in the place where you get the green cannister, look for a ladder in a dark area on the right.
- The 3rd protoplasm is in the dark area with the fluros that hate light, you have to scare them up to a switch above you which brings the protoplasm down.
- The 4th protoplasm is in a cave above an area you walk through later. Use a drinker seed and protplasm and he’ll go up and fetch it for you.
- The 5th and final protoplasm is accessible at the end once you’ve fixed all the extractors.
Fix every broken machine, windmill and extractor in the game
You should have gotten this when you fixed the sixth extractor in the mines, if not, go back and complete the repairs that you’ve missed in the three areas. Check your map for the ones that don’t have a green tick.
Protoplasm Survey Complete
Collect every protoplasm blob in the game
You should have gotten this when you got the final protoplasm in the mines, if not, go back to the areas you missed some in and collect the remaining ones. Getting the 3 area achievements for protoplasm will get you this achievement.
Create a fluro that is it’s own worst enemy
Drop a dark seed and then spray half green goo, half protoplasm. It may take a few tries to get it to work. Let him run/jump around a bit and the achievement should trigger. Best place to do this I found was the right side of the Accelerator, then he just jumps around on a platform back and forth and you can suck him back up once you get the achievement.
Create a fluro with every type of eye
Try getting the ‘Grand Professor’ achievement below before trying this manually, because you’ll probably accidentaly get this achievement while you’re trying to get that one.
Go to the tray underneath where you spray protoplasm to upgrade your equipment. Spray some goo (I used blue) into the tray, then drop a normal seed in. Suck that fluro into your pack including it’s eye. Spray it back out into the tray, there should now be goo on the floor with an eye in it. Drop in a Chaser seed, once it’s formed, suck it up same as before. Spray the goo out and you now have goo in the tray with two eyes. Rinse and repeat until you have all five eyes. Do the dark seed last because as soon as you make him he’ll run off to the right and jump off the building! You’ll get the achievement once you’ve made a fluro with all five eyes.
Doctor Of The Hydrofluric Sciences
Create five combinations of fluro and liquid types
You will have naturally gotten this by playing the game. But see the ‘Grand Professor’ achievement below.
Research Fellow Of The Hydrofluric Sciences
Create ten combinations of fluro and liquid types
You probably naturally got this by playing the game, but see ‘Grand Professor’ achievement below.
Grand Professor Of The Hydrofluric Sciences
Create every possible combination of fluro and liquid types
Basically all you need to get this is make a fluro of every combination except using protoplasm. So make a blue fluro using each of the 5 eyes, then a green using each of the five eyes, and so on. Once you’ve done water, blue, green, red and lava, it will unlock. You can do this easily in the workshop when you’ve unlocked all the liquids..