Upland is a mobile virtual property trading game available on both Android and IOS. Virtual properties are mapped to the real world and owners can trade and earn money from them.
Where to start?
In order to play Upland, you have to download the game on your mobile device. You can download both the Android version and IOS version from their website.
I’m using a Samsung Galaxy S9+ to run the game and walkthrough on what Upland is about.
After you have downloaded the game, open it up and you will be greeted with a tutorial page. The tutorial is very simple and easy to understand with a proper guide on each of the main elements of Upland. It is recommended you go through the tutorial to help you better navigate around the game.
The tutorial is very well created with a full explanation of how the game works. Once the tutorial is completed or if you have skipped it, sign up or log in. You can also continue as a guest if you just want to have a look around.
Once you have logged in or entered the game, you will be prompted with an in-game tutorial screen. For those who skipped the tutorial before signing up not to worry as you can easily pick up the game once you get into it. you will also be rewarded with UPX which is the in-game currency for Upland. UPX is used to purchase properties.
From there, after you have exited the tutorial you will be prompted with your first task.
When you press onto a property, the information of the property will show. Furthermore, you can also use the property button at the bottom right just above the search button to find nearby properties that are on sale.
The main goal of Upland is to collect properties and earn from them. And once you achieve a certain amount of UPX, your status will be upgraded. One thing to take note is that each account has an Upland Visa which expires in 7 days so players need to renew their visa before the time is up. This process is free and can be done anytime.
Upland is a very straightforward game where you collect properties and try to get multiplyers on them to earn more UPX. There are frequent events and challenges which users can try out and ways to earn more UPX.
Upland is a super casual game which you don’t need to spend much time on. Earning UPX from properties also takes time so you don’t need to be in-game all the time. You only need to renew your visa once a week which is very doable for anyone.
However, properties can be quite costly and you can obtain UPX by purchasing them with real money too. If you are looking to actively grow your number of properties and get more involved with events, spending money might be necessary.
Overall, I think the game is very easy to understand but it might not be a fit for everyone. There isn’t much requirements to get started on the game and being on mobile makes it very accessible. Furthermore, you can take a look at this interview with Dirk Lueth, Founder of Upland, to get more insights on the game.