arrow drop search cross


Oct 14, 2022

Civilization strategy sim TFM: The First Men is coming November 2nd to Steam Early Access

From Press Release:

Indie studio The Gathering Tree have announced the release date for their upcoming game TFM: The First Men, a civilisation sim based on creation myths from around the world. The game, which has already gathered over 150,000 wishlists, will launch on Steam in Early Access on Nov 2nd.

About the game:

TFM: The First Men is a richly detailed strategy civilization sim inspired by creation myths from around the globe. Shape your own nascent civilization, grow a settlement, and choose traits for your villagers. Choose wisely, as each decision will echo through history.

Lead expeditions through dangerous uncharted territories. Adapt and refine your combat strategy in real-time battles against monsters from beyond. Experience an epic civilisation sim with the campaign map, get a shorter burst of 4X multiplayer adrenaline in the skirmish maps, or delve into the custom maps for a unique, procedurally generated adventure. Go back to the dawn of humanity and shape mankind’s future!


  • Build your settlement with the help of various paths and crafts.
  • Use countless traits, items, and skills to make the first men in your image.
  • Gather your party to explore outer regions and exploit your findings
  • Fight through dungeons, encounter deadly boss fights, and loot hidden treasures
  • Challenging real-time with pause combat system that rewards strong tactical thinking

This is just the beginning for TFM: The First Men, as regular updates to the Early Access version will be rolled out over the next couple of years, with additional content and fine tuning based on the preferences of the community as well as extensive mod support for even more customisation.

About The Gathering Tree:

The Gathering Tree is a game development studio based in Istanbul, with a legacy of making community-focused, moddable, expandable, replayable, strategically deep, and content-heavy games.