TFM: The First Men is a strategy simulation, enriched with character-driven base building, party-based exploration, and tactical real-time with pause combat. Inspired by the creation stories, Knights and Merchants, Rimworld, and almost every fantasy roleplaying game.



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Frequently Asked Questions

Is TFM your first game, do you have any experience with game development?
Gathering Tree, is a new video game development studio founded in November 2019, and based in Istanbul, Turkey – with a legacy of making community-focused, moddable, expandable, replayable, strategically deep, and content-heavy games. You can read more about our story in this Imgur post –
What are your inspirations for TFM?
How can I play the game before the release?

Your feedback and thoughts are very important for us. So, we’ve designed a mini-game in TFM Discord Server by using roles, and it is up to you to earn new roles, unlock special channels, and eventually gain access to the game before the release.

Those who have access will be expected to use an in-game bug reporting and feedback sharing tool.

Will I be able to mod the game?

That’s our goal. During the Early Access we will dig deeper and deeper to make every component of the game mod-able, and hopefully at the end it will be fully mod-able, not an easy task, keep in mind we are learning many new things while we are making the game as well, and doing our best for every aspect of the game. Besides making the game fully mod-able, we will also open our in-game editors and map makers to our community, so everyone will be able to create new content.

Will there be multiplayer?

For the Early Access release we plan to focus on single-player features, and we will implement multiplayer after all of our planned map types are in-game playable as single-player; Campaign Maps, Skirmish Maps and Custom Maps.

So for the main release, we will have the Multiplayer, if you are hyped for multiplayer only it would be wiser to wait until it is implemented during the Early Access. For more details, you can check the roadmap for the Early Access in the store page’s Early Access section.

When will I be able to buy the game?

As for now, we plan to release the Early Access version on Steam sometime spring of 2022.

We will announce an exact release date after we’ve completed the content overhaul, which includes some balancing and progression improvements.

What platforms will it be available on?

Early Access version will be available on Steam, PC.

Later we will add Linux, Mac supports, and the game probably will be available in most of the stores. Not sure right now about “when” this may happen.

And much later, we believe the game may even be playable on consoles as well.

How much is the price going to be?

Starting with $30USD, we plan to gradually raise the price as we ship new content and features during the Early Access. We will use Steam’s standard regional prices for other currencies.

How can I request a press copy?

Please send us a quick email which includes information about you and we’ll get back to you as soon as a press copy is avaiable for you.

Can I create content using TFM and/or use TFM content for monetization purposes?

Gathering Tree Games allows for the contents of TFM: The First Men to be published through video broadcasting services for any commercial or non-commercial purposes. Monetization of videos created containing assets from TFM: The First Men is legally & explicitly allowed by Gathering Tree Games. This permission can be found in writing at