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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Do you need a composer/sound designer/etc.?

I appreciate all of the talented individuals sending me emails and wishing to collaborate, but everything for The First Tree is set, asset-wise.


How much will it cost?

The game is fairly short (1-2 hours), so the price will reflect that and probably be pretty inexpensive. More details will be announced soon.


What languages will the game be localized in?

The game will ship with English audio and subtitles, but an open fan-translation system will be in place which worked really well with my previous game. You will just need to replace an XML file in the game’s folder for localized subtitles.

Will the game be coming to consoles (or Linux)?

If demand is there and I get enough requests, then I’d definitely be interested in that.


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?

Signing up for the one-time email and buying on day one helps tremendously. And sharing on social media never hurts. 🙂

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