A real-time 4x strategy in a fantasy world. Customize your Adam and Eve, go head-to-head with other races while conducting diplomacy, waging war, and advancing The First Men.
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Why Early Access?

TLDR; The current experience of TFM: The First Men offers fun, stable and polished gameplay with the core features completed. Early Access allows us to get important feedback to make the game even better.

Steam is an amazing platform to begin testing games during their development and iterate the game design. This is possible because Steam has the most amazing value that a game company can ask for: the best player community in the world.

As Gathering Tree, we believe that what makes a game great is its community. That's why we want you, our most esteemed supporters, to become an integral part of our development process by playing, testing, and providing feedback on our game during its Early Access phase. With your input, we'll be able to elevate our game to its maximum potential with a better-implemented game balance, more satisfying gameplay, additional content, and improved optimization.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We're currently estimating that the game would be in Early Access for about two years. We want to make sure the game launches in a state we are happy with and don’t want to rush it.”

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

“When the full version is launched, it will be a complete package of everything refined according to the tastes and preferences of our player base. So the big part of Early Access is finding out what players would like to see more of, but here’s some of what you can expect:

  • Gameplay balance tuned to perfection.
  • Polished multiplayer functions.
  • Skirmish maps for player versus player action.
  • Procedural generation working as intended.
  • Fun and rich AI systems for entities, activities, and combat parties.
  • More ways of atmospheric elements in style with additional visuals and aesthetics.
  • A larger variety of maps, map objects, character traits, appearances, combat styles, activities, entity techs, and other game elements.
  • Easy-to-use, in-game tools for the modding community.
  • Localization in multiple languages.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

Armonia is our first map for TFM, giving you a solid single-player experience with settlement management, character progression, exploration, diplomacy, and combat aspects of the game fully working.

As the name stands, you are in control of the first men in a world of high fantasy, where you embark on surprising adventures. As with the whole world, your “human” characters will live, work, survive, breed, and gain points while you unlock new traditions and bragging rights, help them build constructions and craft items, guide them through their new journey as they are bound with a quest that will probably take many generations to accomplish.”

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

“We plan to gradually raise the price as we ship new content and features.”

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

“During the Early Access phase, the TFM community is kindly encouraged to post as much constructive feedback on Steam Community Hub as possible.

Feedback and comments are incredibly important for the development process of TFM. We are extremely grateful for having such a passionate group of players and we make sure not to take it for granted.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you very much for your support and trust you have given us during this phase. We hope to see all of you shaping the destiny of the first men!”
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About This Game



  • Customization of the first man and woman with infinitely varied combinations.
  • Character-Driven gameplay. Body, Mind, Soul, Self and Heart attributes with hundreds of traits and abilities offer deep strategic gameplay, rich and enormously diverse progress of characters to enjoy.
  • Deep and immersive exploration. A vast fantasy world full of wonder rewards exploration as you traverse, discover, interact and learn more about the multitude of races you will encounter during your adventures.
  • Settlement management with a tremendous variety of structures to build, upgrades and technologies to discover, and items to craft.
  • Expeditions in which each character is unique and carries his or her bonuses and/or disadvantages, gain experience, learn new abilities and progress while obtaining new traits and collecting shiny items around the world.
  • Combat uses a tactical real-time with pause system - positioning your party and coordinating attacks and abilities is one of the keys to success while each subject you encounter, even a pack of wolves or a swarm of spiders, have their own challenges to overcome.
  • Detailed and stylish cartoony visuals set a distinct "fantasy-comedy" tone, reinforced by atmospheric animations, sound effects, and music.
  • Different game modes for all players, scenarios with unique stories and victory conditions, skirmish maps for tailored competitions and random maps to add procedurally generated fun into the game, all available in both singleplayer and multiplayer sessions.
  • Workshop support and an in-game map editor for crafting unique stories.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Open GL 3.2+ Compliant
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Card
    • Additional Notes: 1080p, 16:9 recommended
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Open GL 3.2+ Compliant
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Card
    • Additional Notes: 1080p, 16:9 recommended
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.9+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Open GL 3.2+ Compliant
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 1080p, 16:9 recommended
    Recommended:
    • OS: OSX 10.9+
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Open GL 3.2+ Compliant
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 1080p, 16:9 recommended
    Minimum:
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 1080p, 16:9 recommended
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 1080p, 16:9 recommended
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