Camouflage is used to prevent enemies from detecting, and thereby attacking, your hominid. Being able to hide from the senses of hostile threats ensures your survival for longer in this already difficult world.
Being in proximity to hostile animals will ultimately lead to combat. Being able to hide from these enemies in plain sight is an excellent advantage for reducing the likelihood of combat and/or increasing the odds of getting closer to an animal to initiate a counterattack against an aggressor. If they never detect you, you are much more likely to successfully catch an enemy unaware.
Camouflage Protection[edit | edit source]
Medicines can be used before being afflicted with negative status effects to give positive status effects or "protections". These protections allow you to endure situations that would normally cause you harm.
Be aware that protections run on a timer and will eventually run out. The protections will also reduce by the amount of damage they stop. Your hominid won't be harmed but the protections will go down instead. You will need to add more protections over time to ensure you aren't going to be harmed by afflictions.
While "detection" isn't a negative status effect that appears on screen as a small icon, being detected by hostile threats will inevitably lead to combat.
Items that confer camouflage protection: