TFC: The Fertile Crescent is a classic base-building RTS inspired by the struggles of growth, advancement, and conquest in the cradle of civilization.
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Very Positive (65) - 93% of the 65 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 have shared our Road Map on the Steam Page. It includes content like additional civilizations, water maps, and 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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About This Game

TFC is a classic base-building RTS inspired by the struggles of growth, advancement, and conquest in the cradle of civilization. Establish your village near fertile lands, and balance your food surplus against the size of your civilian and military might, as you build your village.

Food is responsible for more than just feeding your troops. It determines the rate your population grows, and how quickly you can gain Knowledge Points. Keeping your village fed will ensure your prosperous expansion, but allowing your farms to be compromised can bring even the strongest economies to their knees.

Inspired by the real history of the Near East Bronze Age era, TFC utilizes classic RTS elements while offering a unique perspective for the genre. Taking technological limitations and advancements into account, players will need to carefully consider how to spend their precious Knowledge Points, as they explore the Village Improvements that are designed to enable players to quickly counter an opponent’s strategy.

Try Different Single Player Modes

Learn to set up your economy in the fully voiced tutorial. Settle on the plains of Mesopotamia, and survive the invasions by the mountain nomad tribes in Horde Mode. Battle it out against the AI in Skirmish. All this on different difficulty levels so that you can adjust the challenge to your own preferences.

Strategic Options From The Beginning

Heavily inspired by the giants of the genre, TFC looks to expand on the mechanics of its contemporaries in interesting ways, giving players multiple strategic actions to explore from the very beginning of a match. There are multiple paths to victory, and players can quickly adapt their strategy to respond to enemy actions. How well players leverage this freedom will determine whether they experience glorious victory, or crushing defeat.

Consequential Fertility Mechanic

Food is the foundation of every successful village. Locate fertile ground and build your village around it to ensure that there is enough to sustain your growing population. Balancing your food surplus against your villagers and growing military is important, and protecting your farms is critical if you want to keep your village alive. Likewise there’s no better way to demoralize your opponents’ populations than by destroying their farms, and decimating their economy.

Advance Your Village

Increase the strength of your village as you explore Village Improvements. TFC features a collection of powerful improvements that allow commanders to spend points to quickly react to their enemy’s advancements, or perhaps create a window of opportunity to strike. With various ways to boost your economy and military, your strategic options are always clear to understand, and easy to implement.

Play Online With Up To 4 Players

An AI can be quite the challenge, but nothing can replace a real player. Available at launch, battle it out with up to three other commanders in order to prove who is the best at managing their village, army and food supplies. Challenge your friends or complete strangers, and visit our Discord to find new rivals. May the most prosperous village win, or perhaps the smarter commander? Everything is in your hands!

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
    • 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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