An open-world colony sim based on stories of the first men. Infinite possibilities await your very own Adam and Eve as they embark on a generation-spanning adventure. How will you shape their future?
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Mixed (335) - 63% of the 335 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Nov 2, 2022

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Early Access is vital to us at Gathering Tree because it allows us to shape TFM not just as a game we love, but as a community-driven project. Your feedback is essential in this journey. We aim to not only deliver a top-tier strategy game but to continuously evolve it beyond our initial vision. Through Early Access, we'll expand features, refine gameplay, and enhance replayability based on your input, ensuring a game that grows with its players.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We expect the game to remain in Early Access for at least two years. We don't want to rush the game's launch to ensure it is satisfactory.”

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

“In the full release, TFM will transform into a comprehensive package finely tuned to community preferences and feedback. The Early Access phase is crucial for understanding what you, the players, want to experience more deeply in the game. Based on this feedback, we've outlined a development roadmap, which you can view below on our Steam store page.

While our roadmap outlines the core features we plan to implement, we are also committed to significant upgrades that will enhance the game's depth and replayability. These include upgrading our game engine to support procedurally generated worlds, introducing robust modding capabilities, and, if feasible, adding multiplayer skirmish maps.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game's current state is giving you a solid single-player experience with settlement management, character progression, exploration, and combat aspects of the game fully working.”

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

“We might change the price during or at the end of the Early Access period as additional content and features are added.”

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

“We love involving the community in development and are active on our Discord and the Steam forums. We want to hear all suggestions, bug reports, and player feedback in order to make a better game together.”
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About This Game

TFM: The First Men is an open-world colony sim inspired by the creation stories, and enriched with character-driven base building, party-based exploration, and tactical real-time with pause combat.


A modern character-focused approach to old-school base-building fun. Develop your region and tend to your settlement's needs with the help of various paths, constructions, relations, traditions, and bragging rights. Whip your characters into shape with infinitely varied possibilities that will echo for generations. Body, Mind, Heart, Soul, and Self attributes with hundreds of traits and skills offer rich and enormously diverse character progression. Choosing the right character to take the right path is the most important part - as they can be the doom or the boon to your future!


Team up your characters as you lead multiple parties in a roleplaying game - discover a living, breathing, and ever-changing world full of wonder that rewards exploration as you traverse, interact and learn more about the multitude of races, authentic cultures, mythical creatures, and special characters you will encounter during your adventures.


Prepare to be challenged by a real-time with pause combat system that rewards strong tactical thinking. Defend or attack in an unending cycle of war where adaptation is the key to success - raise children, train warriors, synergize cooperative parties, distribute loot and shape their experience into beneficial feats - they are all important parts of your grand strategy. Don't forget, all subjects you encounter, whether a gang of orcs, a pack of wolves, or a swarm of ghouls, each will have respective threats to overcome.


Help reshape the ancient, untold stories of how mankind started its ambitious journey of life. Suffer the struggles they’ve been through together and help them overcome the challenges of loneliness when they were afresh in their universe.

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows® 7+
    • Processor: Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Open GL 3.2+ Compliant
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Card
    • Additional Notes: 1080p, 16:9 recommended
    • OS: Windows® 10
    • Processor: Quad Core Processor
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Open GL 3.2+ Compliant
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Card
    • Additional Notes: 1080p, 16:9 recommended
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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