If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Fox News: The First Tree's Wandering Wildlife Is Lovely

Not the Foxer

Will you just look at the fox in that? Phwoar. The First Tree [official site] is an upcoming game about a vixen trying to find her missing cubs and a young human couple who have suffered a loss. It's being made by David Wehle, who released the going home simulator (that's a genre now, right?) Home Is Where One Starts. And judging by the colourful countryside and sorrowful voiceover in the trailer below, it looks like it intends to pluck some heartstrings.

It's going to be a short game, the developer says, between one or two hours. Players will take control of the fox and go on a journey to the "source of life". Along the way they will find leftovers from the life of a couple who have undergone a personal tragedy, giving you some backstory about what exactly went wrong. Eventually, we are told, the fox's story and that of the couple start to align.

Intriguing stuff. The website says it is for fans of Journey, Gone Home and Firewatch, which suggests it'll be the quiet, introspective kind of adventure. And it looks like you could probably add Shelter to that list. I shrugged off Firewatch and frowned at Gone Home for different reasons, to the surprise of every tender heart on the planet. But I do appreciate a good fox tale. This one isn't expected until some time in 2017. We'll keep our ears up.

You're not signed in!

Create your ReedPop ID & unlock community features and much, much more!

Create account
About the Author
Brendan Caldwell avatar

Brendan Caldwell


Brendan likes all types of games. To him there is wisdom in Crusader Kings 2, valour in Dark Souls, and tragicomedy in Nidhogg.

Rock Paper Shotgun logo

We've been talking, and we think that you should wear clothes

Total coincidence, but we sell some clothes

Buy RPS stuff here
Rock Paper Shotgun Merch