This story ends at the beginning of life

From the creator of Home is Where One Starts… comes The First Tree, a third-person exploration game centered around two parallel stories: a fox trying to find her missing family, and a young couple dealing with a tragedy in theirs. Players take control of the fox on a poignant and beautiful journey that crescendos at the source of life, and perhaps results in the understanding of death. Along the way, players can uncover artifacts and stories from the young couple’s life as they too become intertwined in the fox’s journey towards The First Tree.

For fans of: Journey, Gone Home, Firewatch

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Can I stream your game?

Absolutely! You may run into auto-flagged copyright issues on YouTube due to the licensed music, but if you do, send me a message and I’ll try to help.


How much does it cost? How long is the game?

It costs $8, and a playthrough where you explore leisurely takes about 2 hours.


What languages will the game be localized in?

Update: Subtitles and the UI have been translated to French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, Korean, and Simplified and Traditional Chinese.

Will the game be coming to consoles?

I don’t have any announcements yet, but hopefully soon!


Did you make everything in the game yourself?

Not everything, since I license assets from talented artists and programmers to speed up production. You can visit this blog post on Unity’s site to learn more about how I’m making The First Tree.


How can I help out?

Buying close to the launch day is by far the most helpful, bestest thing ever! And sharing the game on social media is next bestest. 🙂

Have a question?

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