Among Trees Early Access Out Now on Epic Games Store

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Among Trees Early Access Out Now on Epic Games Store

June 13, 2020

By: Trevor Whalen

 
 

Have you ever wanted to get away from the hussle and bussle and engage with nature? Among Trees will give you that opportunity. Among Trees is a first-person survival sandbox game, essentially. In the game's peaceful, serene environment, you explore a wilderness while looking for resources to build a home and survive.

Like other resource-gathering games, you start out small but can grow big. Once you've built an initial cabin, you can expand it into different that will allow you to do new activities. You can cook your own food, care for plants in a greenhouse, or create a crafting space. You will need to find food and resources for survival, as well. Go fishing for a bit, scavenge for anything to eat, and chop trees for more wood. However, you are not alone in this woods, so you'll also need to be on the lookout for threatening predators like bears.

How do you avoid the bears and other threats? Sneak by them or hide from - use stealth, in other words, rather than going for direct combat.

In development for a year and a half at this point, it's currently on the Epic Games Store in Early Access. It will also release on Steam, though you cannot play Early Access there yet. It's being developed by the three-person team at FJRD Interactive, based in Sweden.

 
 

Check out the trailer below:

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I'm all for the idea of a nature getaway game, but for now, I might stick with Animal Crossing. At least in that, I can talk to the bears and don't have to worry about them attacking me. But Among Trees definitely looks interesting - nice, peaceful games are always nice for a change.

Want to escape to a nature getaway? Plan to jump into the Early Access version? Let us know in the comments below!

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I am a lifelong, enthusiastic gamer, freelance writer and editor, blogger, and Thief FM aficionado. I think that exploration-heavy, open-ended first-person games are the best vehicle for story-telling, with the finest Thief missions leading the pack.

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