This city-building strategy game puts you as the chieftain of a tribe driven away from their homeland. Now you must rebuild and defend your tribe from both the elements and your old enemies.
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Mixed (28) - 60% of the 28 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Dec 10, 2018

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“This is a passion project for me where I'm trying to implement features I want to see in a city-builder. My hope is for this to be a platform for others who love the genre to get involved and influence the development process.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The game should be in it's full version within 6 months of the early access release.”

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

“The full version will be more refined and contain additional features. The main focus is to expand the systems for procedural events and making the worlds more engaging. A more refined combat system and several art updates will follow soon. Stability updates and bug fixes as well as community suggested ideas will get implemented ongoing.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is playable and relatively stable. Some art assets don't have the final look and some potential features are not yet implemented. All core features listed in the "About This Game" section are implemented and working. There might be bugs and optimization issues still in the game, I would love to hear from you if you find such a thing and I will roll out patches as soon as possible.”

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

“No, the price now is the final price.”

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

“To involve the community is the main reason behind this early access release. I would love to get feedback from the community and together polish the game to become a great addition to the city-builder genre. I consider and value all community suggested ideas and comments, please leave your feedback in the Steam Discussion board.”
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February 15

Changelog Beta 1.1168


-The situation menu has been revamped. Villagers and guardians can now be selected and and thereafter ordered around by pressing the right mouse button. Groups of guardians can be selected at the same time by pressing the group flags under the military category.
-Regular villagers can now get move orders, this will allow players to more directly control villagers and fix stuck villagers.
-Added an interface for assigning guardians to groups.
-Guardpost and patrolpost buildings has been removed and replaced by Guard and Patrol commands in the new situation menu.
-Build multiple of the same building by holding down shift during placement.
-Guardians now try to sync up their needs fulfillments. (etc, they will all eat at the same time).
-Snapping of walls and fences has been revamped. Walls and fences can now snap both at the start and end of placement to connect different stretches of fencing.
-The music has been updated and remastered.
-Slight UI updates to the construction bar.

-Villagers can no longer walk over unconstructed bridges.
-Explore flags should now be placeable at all viable locations.
-Rocks should now get removed correctly when constructing building on top of them.
-Fences does not go flying all over the screen when removed during a paused game.
-Clothes and equipment should now be loaded correctly after a save.
-A bug introduced in the last patch where gates floated in the air has been fixed.
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About This Game

Forebearers - Hearth & Home is a city-building survival strategy game. As the chieftain of a tribe driven away from their homeland you will construct a settlement from the ground up while keeping the harsh conditions of nature at bay. Collect resources and expand your village in order to create a new prosperous and lasting society.


Explore strange new lands for resources and areas to settle.


Start from nothing but a few refugees and some salvaged supplies and grow to a prosperous new society.


Keep your villagers alive throughout harsh environments and disaster and protect them against threatening enemies.


  • Explore and settle three different worlds with varying resource and weather conditions and different challenges.
  • Find and collect basic resources like food and water to reach sustainable conditions.
  • Establish production chains of several raw and refined resources.
  • Locate refugees to increase your village's population.
  • Expand to new areas with new towns and outposts and establish supply routes between them.
  • Survive disasters such as storms, fire and diseases.
  • Fortify and defend your village against wild animals and ravaging bandits.
  • Find and harvest luxury resources and refine them to expensive products.
  • Trade resources to become a prosperous society.
  • Construct 50 different buildings and assign 22 various jobs.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10
    • Processor: 2 Ghz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 / ATI Radeon HD 5850 or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10
    • Processor: 2.7 Ghz Quad Core
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 560 or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 500 MB available space

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