A beautiful, 3rd-person exploration game centered around two parallel stories: a fox trying to find her missing family, and a son reconnecting with his estranged father in Alaska. Uncover artifacts from the son's life as he becomes intertwined in the fox’s journey towards The First Tree.
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Mostly Positive (41) - 78% of the 41 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (653) - 81% of the 653 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Sep 14, 2017
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February 15

Nomination Celebration!



Something unbelievable happened to me last week… my humble, small interactive story was nominated alongside some of my favorite games ever. That’s right, The First Tree has been nominated for Best Game and Best Music at the Emotional Games Awards, and I’m accompanied by masterpieces like INSIDE, Hellblade, and Abzû.

I know I said I wouldn’t put the game on sale for a while, but to honor the unexpected event I’m discounting the game by the same price as before for any interested newcomers. The First Tree has also been receiving lots of attention from Asia overall (8.4 review from IGN Japan, whoa!), so I thought now’s a great time to be part of the Lunar New Year sale. Take care friends, and thanks for the support!
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January 8

New languages!



I’m pleased to announce that The First Tree just added official subtitles for 10 different languages! Originally I was using a fan translation system where players could post their own subtitle files for others to use, but now you can find them in the game’s settings menu. I’m also discounting the game by 20%, which is the same price as during the Steam Winter Sale, just so all the new international players get a chance to take a journey to the first tree. This will also be the last time to buy the game on sale for a while, so now’s the time to buy! (And so you can help fund the upcoming console ports :D )

Here are the languages:
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Russian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
The interface is also localized, and you can change that by right clicking on the game in your Steam library, clicking Properties, then clicking on the Languages tab. Finally, I added a lot of small tweaks and optimizations to make the game better and less frustrating. Special thanks to Level Up Translation, Bruna Oliveira, Thomas Faust, and Alex Fortes for their services, and a million thanks to all of you for the support. I hope 2018 smiles upon you!
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Reviews

“A tranquil and personal journey through a magical, shifting landscape.”
IGN

“I thoroughly enjoyed galloping around its gorgeous pastoral landscapes and moonlit moors, uncovering snippets of narrative all the while battling the ever-growing lump in my throat.”
PC Gamer

“An emotionally resonant game with a gorgeous soundtrack and beautiful visuals.”
Gizorama

About This Game

From the creator of Home is Where One Starts… comes The First Tree, a third-person exploration game centered around two parallel stories: a fox trying to find her missing family, and a son reconnecting with his father in Alaska. Players take control of the fox on a poignant and beautiful journey that crescendos at the source of life, and perhaps result in an understanding of death. Along the way, players can uncover artifacts and stories from the son's life as he becomes intertwined in the fox’s journey towards The First Tree.

Key Features:

  • For fans of Journey, Firewatch, and Shelter.
  • Not a "fox simulator," but an emotional, intimate story by a one-man team with an ending you won't soon forget.
  • Featuring a gorgeous soundtrack by acclaimed artists like Message to Bears, Lowercase Noises, and Josh Kramer.
  • A short game (about an hour and a half) focused on story with some light puzzle solving and platforming.

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2+
    • Processor: 2.4GHz CPU Dual Core
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GTX 750 / Radeon R7 260X with 1GB Memory
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: Only the Xbox 360 controller for PC is officially compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+
    • Processor: 2011 or newer Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia or AMD GPU with 1GB Memory
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Dedicated graphics card required
    Minimum:
    • OS: 64-bit only (tested with Arch Linux 4.12+, Fedora 25, Ubuntu 16.04+, Mint 18, Tumbleweed 4.13)
    • Processor: 2.4GHz CPU Dual Core
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated GPU recommended with 1 GB video memory, may still work with Intel HD 520, Mesa 17.2+ and Nvidia 384+ tested
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: BETA VERSION, MSAA disabled on Linux, most gamepads compatible except for wireless Xbox 360 controller, some other minor bugs may be present
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