A mother fox trying to find her missing cubs. A man reconnecting with his childhood and his father after a time of loss. These stories will connect as players control the fox on a heartrending, but poignant, journey across a beautiful woodland in The First Tree.
Players will explore an ever shifting wilderness, walking through woods, through fields of blowing grass, across still ponds, and into the moonlit night, taking in their surroundings while finding pieces of memories that belong to the man. In this way, both of their stories come together over the course of the adventure, creating a connection through familial ties that will bring their sad, but powerful journeys together.
The First Tree is short, but its exploration of death and coming to understand it is no less heart-wrenching in its duration. So don’t play it before work just because you have some time. Unless you like your co-workers asking what you’ve been crying about, that is.
The First Tree is available for $7.99 on Steam. For more information on the game and developer David Wehle, you can head to the game’s site or follow them on YouTube and Twitter.