Once the Open Beta goes live, players of Lagoonia will be able to produce specific resources for the development of their island for specific buildings. It works like this – some resources to build structures cannot be found naturally, such as nails. To make nails, you can gather metal or collect scraps from a plane wreck and bring them to the production building.
Traders will also be introduced to islands in Lagoonia with the Open Beta launch. This will allow you to trade your surplus for some of the more rare resources. This, coupled with the inventory management system, will allow you to have full control of the economy and resources of your empire.
Currently, Lagoonia is in the Closed Beta testing phase in German and the plans for the Open Beta in English are already in the works. According to InnoGames, the Open Beta will be going live sometime in the coming weeks, so keep your eyes peeled!
Source: Press release