The Fertile Crescent is a modern take on classic base-builder strategy games. Gather resources, expand and fight for survival in the Near East Bronze Age, the golden age of human urbanisation.
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Very Positive (161) - 93% of the 161 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 29, 2022

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“As a Real Time Strategy game, TFC: The Fertile Crescent will significantly benefit from Early Access. We hope it will help make sure the game is balanced and includes Quality of Life features that makes it enjoyable for as many players as possible.

In addition, we at Wield Interactive highly value feedback, as it is the core of what makes TFC: The Fertile Crescent a better game. We are still experimenting with upcoming systems, and as we add new features and content, we use this feedback to make sure we are heading in the right direction, and address it if not.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“TFC: The Fertile Crescent is planned to stay in Early Access for at least one year.”

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

“The main differences will be more content and Quality of Life features, plus all the general improvements we add to the game based on player feedback throughout Early Access. We're planning to add more map types, a Campaign Mode, as well as multiplayer matchmaking and localisation, to name some of it.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The core gameplay loop and the multiplayer has already been honed over several years. We have also focused on keeping the game as bug-free as possible. Creating a solid and smooth gameplay experience right from the launch has been one of our top priorities.

Early Access currently includes a fully voiced tutorial, two single player game modes (Horde Mode and Skirmish), and regional multiplayer with spectators for up to 4 players. You can add computer players to your online Skirmish games, and Horde Mode is also playable online for 2 players to cooperate.”

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

“We are launching at a lower price to encourage more people to join in and participate, and the price may increase as we add additional content and features.”

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

“We have a history of relying on community feedback throughout the development of TFC: The Fertile Crescent, and we are planning to continue gathering feedback through both the Steam Community and our official Discord.”
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“A bite-sized chunk of phenomenal RTS design”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“Overall, this is a brilliant entry into the strategy genre that I can't wait to see evolve.”

“Strategists will want to keep their eyes on this one.”

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About This Game

In a crescent-shaped tract of land in the Middle East, competing civilizations are forging incredible technologies. Farming, pottery and writing are just the beginning... Empire-building can be cut-throat!

Base-building Strategy

  • Gather resources, expand and fight for survival in the Near East Bronze Age.
  • Hunt, forage and farm the most fertile soil to protect your village from starvation.
  • Stock up on a food surplus to become the economic and technological leader.
  • Make sure you can afford to maintain your army.

Mighty Bronze Age Civilizations

Everyone starts on an even playing field in the Early Age, and during the game you can evolve into one of 3 Bronze Age civilisations.

  • Mercantile and militaristic Assyrians.
  • Populous and defensive Babylonians.
  • Agricultural and monument building Egyptians.

Play Your Way

TFC is streamlined for new players as well as veterans of the genre.

  • Advance your village through the technology tree.
  • Claim neutral settlements to gain various bonuses.
  • Defeat your enemies by conquest or by upgrading the Wonder.

Game Modes

  • Horde Mode: survive the waves of invasions by mountain nomad tribes.
  • Skirmish Mode: battle it out against the AI.
  • Multiplayer: challenge other players online, or play alongside them! Supports up to 4 players.
  • Co-op: add bots to your online games, or invite a friend to play co-op Horde Mode.

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • OS *: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Dual Core or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    • OS: OS X 10.4 or later
    • Processor: Intel Dual Core or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 10 or later
    • Processor: Intel Dual Core or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 200 MB available space

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