In June's Journey there are two main types of gameplay. The Hidden Object Scenes where you search for items in a picture, and June's Estate on Orchid Island where you can build, decorate, and expand as you progress through the story.
Hidden Object Scenes:
Playing the Hidden Object Scenes is central to June's Journey. Every scene is a picture, and in that picture are lots of things to find. At the bottom of the screen is a list of items you must find to complete the scene. When you spot an item from the list, simply tap or click on it to "find" it. When there are no more items on the list to find, you win! The faster you find the objects, the higher your score will be.
At the end of each scene, you are awarded some points. Each time you play the scene, those points add up to advance your Mastery Stars, shown at the top of each scene in the Scene Browser. You can earn five Stars in each scene. Each Star is more difficult to earn than the last. Earning Stars allows you to progress in the game, claim extra-special rewards called Star Boxes, and uncover more of the story.
Each chapter contains five Hidden Object Scenes and a final Adventure Scene, in which you unlock the deeper secrets of the story. The Adventure Scenes have more puzzle-oriented gameplay, and there is no time bonus for completing them quickly.
June's Estate on Orchid Island:
Orchid Island is June's family's home. You must upgrade, expand, restore, and decorate it with decorations and buildings. By doing so, you earn Flowers to unlock new chapters in the game. You can also customize the island to your own taste!
Some buildings that you add to Orchid Island generate Coins over time. These Coins can then be used to buy more decorations and buildings. Each building you construct will require materials and some time to complete. Most can be upgraded to give you even more Flowers. Buildings that can be upgraded have a special icon above them when they are ready for an upgrade.
Also, be on the lookout for important landmarks on Orchid Island. Landmarks are very special features, like the old Lighthouse! Upgrading these is important to your overall progression. Even though it takes a lot of time to restore these important landmarks, it is worth it!