Quests are used to help new players into the game, like a tutorial, and appear below the resources display. There is no reard for completing quests, however they are a good starting point for anyone, especialy players who have not played the similar game backyard monsters. Quests are simply instructions, such as "Research rapier missiles II", "Build a dock", "Build a ship in the shipyard" or "Have a full fleet of skirmishers".