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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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FAQ

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 $9.99, and a playthrough where you explore leisurely takes about 2 hours.

 

What languages will the game be localized in?

The audio is in English, and the subtitles/interface are also available in French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese (Simplified), and Chinese (Traditional).

 

Is the Nintendo Switch version identical to the other ports?

Pretty much yeah! It uses some graphical shortcuts, but it’s hard to tell.

How did you bring the game to consoles by yourself?

I self-published the game, but DO Games helped me with the many technical challenges that come with passing certification. Big thanks to them, check out their website!

 

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.

 

Will you bring the game to mobile?

I’m currently looking into that! The Nintendo Switch version helped us optimize the game a ton, so the game should work on new-ish phones. Follow me on Twitter, that’s where I post all my announcements and updates!

 

Not gonna say spoilers or anything, but can I view the list of statements?

I get this question a lot! Now that I have more time, I’m going to look into this. I’ll probably post it on this website sometime in the future.

Have a question?

Send me an email at david@thefirsttree.com, or use this contact form:

Looking for a press kit? Download it here.