A strategy simulation 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 (320) - 65% of the 320 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?

“Your feedback is very important to us at Gathering Tree. We don't only want to create a great strategy game; we want to make it with the players and allow the game to live on beyond our ideas. To make TFM: The First Men a sophisticated game with a high replay value, we will extend our features in response to your suggestions and feedback throughout this Early Access.”

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?

“When the final version is released, it will be a complete package of everything tailored to the interests and tastes of our player base. Therefore, a key component of Early Access is learning what players want to see more of. However, as players, we've created a roadmap of features we want to include in the game and continually prioritize it based on feedback from our community.

You can see the roadmap down below on our Steam store page.

In addition to features displayed in the roadmap, we want to add multiplayer and extensive modding support until the full version.

We want to bring joy to multiplayer after providing you with a satisfying single-player experience in each of our campaigns, skirmish maps, and procedurally generated worlds.

Modding support will let you explore and craft wildly interesting mods on Steam Workshop with the help of straightforward in-game tools, a map editor, and an API that allows you to override, add or modify new and existing features. This will be your playground, crafting table, your ruleset, whether localization to another native language, fresh & hand-crafted assets, exciting game rules, overhaul for the UI, or... shameless cheating!”

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 intend to raise the price for the 1.0 release and may offer minor discounts for seasonal and event discounts during Early Access.”

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 and Discord Server 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 the 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

TFM: The First Men is a strategy simulation enriched with character-driven base building, party-based exploration, and tactical real-time with pause combat. Inspired by the creation stories, Knights and Merchants and Rimworld.


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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