While in an alert state, you will not be able to enter the evolution menu to unlock neurons or change generation. To find out if you are in state of alert, take a look at the Eye icon in the bottom left corner of the screen. If the eye is colored in orange, this can mean a few things:
- You’re currently being chased by a predator.
- A clan member is currently pinned down by a predator.
- A baby is currently hidden in a hiding spot.
Fighting back the predator or saving your baby will return your hominid to a calm state and allow you to continue through your evolution.