Do you want to become a God? Welcome to the coolest social simulator in the world! Here you can create your very own people and uplift them form humble cavemen to an adnvanced civilization!
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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“In the beginning is economic simulator based on new unique mechanics. Developing it, we want to receive a prompt response from our players and together with them create a game that will be interesting.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan to release the full version of the game before the end of 2019”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Early access includes basic game mechanics and content from the first era. As development proceeds, mechanics will be calibrated, unnecessary and inconvenient elements will be removed, and useful ones added. With each update we will produce new content: events, buildings, etc.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“In the early access version there is a basic game mechanics, which includes:
  • Economic model based on the distribution of the tribe's workpoints to various vacancy: food extraction, resources, cooking, recreation.
  • The tribe state system that uses technologies, modifiers, intervals to display the status of your tribe.
  • The system of inventions based on indirect actions. The study of technology comes from the fact that people in a tribe are engaged in certain activities.
  • In the game there is a system of events: events that appear regularly, in which the player needs to make one or another choice.
  • Resources and Warehouse
  • Construction and work of the tribe on the cells.

In early access release the gameplay is available in the central cell. The territories surrounding it have already been drawn and will soon be added with new content.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We do not plan to raise prices after the release. Instead, after the release, we want to focus on the release of the DLC for the game with additional content.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We write development diaries and we have a platform for communicating with players. In addition, we will communicate with the players through Steam. In the game itself there will be a mechanic of sending us feedback. In addition, we plan to use the workshop to connect custom modifications to the game with new content.”
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About This Game

Game – in early access! [/b]
We warn you in advance that the game is in the process of development at the stage of prototype. The edits on mechanics and new content will appear with each new update.
The aim of early access – is to find the additional funding for the game development and to create the gaming community from which the development team could get the feedback.
I hope you will like In the beginning the same way as we ourselves like this project)

You may ask, what’s so special about this particular game project?


For the first first time ever you will be able to create a completely unique people, and guide them from the state of savagery to the Bronze Age Civilization. You will have to choose a path for the tribe. You will be able to see not only how your people realize the advantages of cooking meat, but also explore the world around them. And most importantly-how to stand your fellow tribesmen.

There are five distinct areas of expertise for you to master:

  • Genetics - New species rise and fall, certain distinctive human races arise. Want a race of ultra strong, yet gentle and intellectual Neanderthals? This section has you covered!
  • Inventions - Here you will have to walk the treacherous parth of technology. Here you will have to pick how your people get their food. Will your tribe of aggressive cavemen be hunter-gatherers? Legendary fishermen? Or should they just settle for classic cannibalism? How Grug build house? What tools to make? Why boil water?
  • Culture - This section allows you to make your people expand their horizons, change their perception of the world! Will they be patriarchal or let progressive wise women lead the tribe? What are their views on reproduction? Exchanging kids with other tribes? Culturally enriching your neighborhood? Or...let’s not talk about that!
  • Management - Your first community will be a small family group of 10-30 people. But to create a civilization, you will need to find a glue that holds your society together. Whether by force or honeyed words is entirely your choice.
  • Religion - Belief in the supernatural influenced the way of life of many nations. And you have to decide what this faith will be. Will it be a popular belief in local totem spirits or a complex centralized religion with gigantic temples? And, of course, you can always try to declare yourself a God )))

Unique mechanics

But choosing is not easy. You will not have a "learn technology" or "take culture" button. Such trivial simplifications are beneath our professional standards. In order to provide an interesting and unusual gameplay, we have developed special mechanics. Any development of the tribe is carried out indirectly. Culture drift or the study of technology are processes that take place on their own while your people go about their business. Every person in your tribe is an active economic unit. People are born, live as children, grow and die for many different reasons. What these people will do during their life depends on the player’s choice. It is up to you to decide how people will get food and how much time to spend on it, how people will cook it and how much time to spend on rest.
If people hunt a lot, the traditions and ways of hunting will be stronger in the tribe. If people communicate a lot, they become all the more united.

Economy

The basis of the game economy is the distribution of the tribe's labor points for various vacancies. Being engaging in any work or other activities exhausts your tribe’s resources. For survival, they need food (or they will starve), clothing, fuel for the fire. All this is mined and produced by your people, spending labor points. If the level of your civilization grows, then the the consumption rises proportionally. Keeping the balance between production and consumption is one of the tasks of the gameplay.

Action - result

To let you enjoy the aesthetics of the Stone Age, your tribe changes with the appointment of people to vacancies. If you send people to the forest to hunt - you will see how they hunt. Do people handle animal skins? Look at them on the map! Watching sliders and statistics keeps you boring?Let the screen show the result of your actions!

Power

One of the most important tasks is to increase the population limit, Which is only possible with the development of society itself. At the very beginning you have only one family. And as soon as there are too many people in one place, they will simply disperse. Nothing unites them. Finding a way to unite them will be one of the most important tasks.

Expansion

As the tribe grows, your people will need more territories. Dispatch scouts to look and, eventually, conquer new lands.

Storytelling

Even in such an economic game there is a place for a good story. Therefore, "In the beginning" is not just a game about numbers and statictic. This is a storytelling game telling an interactive story from the Stone Age. Each turn the game gives you new events. And you have to make an important, and often ethically difficult decision that will determine the future life of your people.

Dangerous planet

Your main antagonist is, ironically, mother Gaia herself. The story of your people began with a natural disaster. And your task is to ensure that another catastrophe does not end it.
The planet is changing. The millennia have changed the landscape. Forests and steppes disappear and appear. Glaciers appear and recede.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Win 10
    • Processor: 2+ Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX compatible card

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