The First Tree

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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 son reconnecting with his father in Alaska. Players take control of the fox on a poignant and beautiful journey that crescendos at the source of life, and perhaps result in an understanding of death. Along the way, players can uncover artifacts and stories from the son's life as he becomes intertwined in the fox’s journey towards The First Tree.

Key Features:

  • For fans of Journey, Firewatch, and Shelter.
  • Not a "fox simulator," but an emotional, intimate story by a one-man team with an ending you won't soon forget.
  • Featuring a gorgeous soundtrack by acclaimed artists like Message to Bears, Lowercase Noises, and Josh Kramer.
  • A short game (about an hour and a half) focused on story with some light puzzle solving and platforming.

{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27092572/e9679b623fc605affa4f407e9717888477859648.jpg My first ever live stream! I'm gonna play through my second game The First Tree and answer questions about game development, reveal hidden easter eggs, and more. I'd love to see you, so come check it out and say hi, and if you've missed the stream, be sure to check out the replay for an in-depth look behind the scenes of The First Tree.


One of the perks of making a B-list, semi-popular indie game is that I get to help a lot of aspiring game designers. I gave a talk recently at the Game Developers Conference, and even though I was nervous wreck beforehand, it was a dream come true to talk about my experiences on how I became a full-time indie dev. After that talk, my inbox exploded again, and after answering the same few questions over and over, I realized I should make a high-quality resource for people to learn. So I'm proud t...


I've been getting some reports with the Mac version (not launching, glitchy graphics, IK animation bugs with the fox), so I updated Unity and uploaded a new build which should fix those issues. Remember, if you have any issues with crashing, please don't hesitate to report them to me on the Steam forums and get a refund! Thanks for all your help in reporting these issues.


I'm happy to announce that a variety of The First Tree shirts and posters are now available to buy! I teamed up with Printful and a couple of artists for these beautiful designs, and I'm excited to share them with you! My new dream is to see a random stranger wearing one of these on the street one day, so don't let me down! ;) Here's a link to the store. Thanks for the support...


The First Tree has been invited to a special sale event on Steam to celebrate World Environment Day! So for the next four days, my game is 60% off and 15% of the net profits will be donated to nature and environment conservation. I already have a charity organization picked out, but for legal reasons I can't share the name yet. Rest assured it's a good one! If you want any fut...






  • OS: Windows XP SP2+
  • Processor: 2.4GHz CPU Dual Core
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Geforce GTX 750 / Radeon R7 260X with 1GB Memory
  • Storage: 4 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
  • Additional Notes: Only the Xbox 360 controller for PC is officially compatible






  • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+
  • Processor: 2011 or newer Intel Core i5
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia or AMD GPU with 1GB Memory
  • Storage: 4 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Dedicated graphics card required






  • OS: 64-bit only (tested with Arch Linux 4.12+, Fedora 25, Ubuntu 16.04+, Mint 18, Tumbleweed 4.13)
  • Processor: 2.4GHz CPU Dual Core
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Dedicated GPU recommended with 1 GB video memory, may still work with Intel HD 520, Mesa 17.2+ and Nvidia 384+ tested
  • Storage: 4 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: BETA VERSION, MSAA disabled on Linux, most gamepads compatible except for wireless Xbox 360 controller, some other minor bugs may be present


Jasmine Tiger
Jasmine Tiger
good game
Earned 5 Gems for review
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