Settle your people on fertile land, gather resources and construct your village, as the commander of a Bronze Age civilization in the Near East. Inspired by the rise and fall of historical civilizations, you must manage the delicate balance between food production and the maintenance of your army, for a decrease in food sources can push even the mightiest of civilizations to collapse. You'll take part in epic battles over fertile land and resources, use food surplus as a currency to train armies and acquire new technologies, and mine metal to equip your army with copper and bronze equipment.

Single player

- 10 minutes tutorial to give you a basic understanding over how to command your people

- Protect your people against, and eventually defeat, an enemy military outpost with three difficulty levels on an auto-generated map

Online multiplayer

- Up to 4 players

- Cross-platform play between Windows, Linux and macOS

- Regional servers: Australia, EU, South Korea or US.

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About the development

This passion-project is developed in our spare time. We try to release a substantial update every one or two months. Check out our development blogs to learn more about how we develop the game and make progress.

The Fertile Crescent is still in early development. However, the build is fully playable and we try to keep it bug-free.

The Fertile Crescent Multiplayer Demo

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We posted a Beginner's Guide video for The Fertile Crescent.

Check out the video if you're new to RTS games and want some advice on how to get started!

8 months of development progress

8 months of development progress

Feature

Since the last update, when we presented v0.4.8 in June 2019, we've been updating the game to v0.5.3. In this feature, we want to summarise what we've...

Development progress since multiplayer was released

Development progress since multiplayer was released

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In this feature, we will go through the most important improvements and changes since we released our first multiplayer build.

Multiplayer Support Released!

Multiplayer Support Released!

News

We just added multiplayer support to The Fertile Crescent! Download the latest build in the Files section and challenge a friend or foe.

Announcing Multiplayer Support

Announcing Multiplayer Support

News

On 20th of September 2018 we are releasing our first multiplayer build.

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The Fertile Crescent for Windows (auto-updater)

The Fertile Crescent for Windows (auto-updater)

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This demo features Real Time Strategy game mechanics on an auto-generated map with four difficult levels. It's also playable online for up to 4 players.

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Smallgamespromoter
Smallgamespromoter

Hey everyone! Hope you are all well!

I am glad to be back playing this game! Its a lot of fun! I have to give a lot of credit to the developers for the amazing work they have been putting since the first few patches into this game. This game is developing nicely with regular updates and cant wait to see what else they come up with.

I hope you enjoy the video as I try and promote this game. Thank you to all for supporting this indie game and see you at the next one!

SGP​

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Smallgamespromoter
Smallgamespromoter

Hello everyone!
new update new part of my series! Hope you enjoy the video and check out the game :)
Youtu.be
Thank you for any support!

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Smallgamespromoter
Smallgamespromoter

Hello everyone!

Hope everyone is doing well. I had to pick up and try the game again with the new update and I enjoyed it a lot. Great voice acting and voice-over of the tutorial. I really enjoyed the sounds that have been added and also smaller changes to the tutorial. I feel that the speed of research was a bit faster. Thank you for asking your community on how to guide the game development and road map.

I am super excited to see future updates.

Thank you for your hard work devs.
SGP

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Smallgamespromoter
Smallgamespromoter

Hello everyone!

I decided to release a new video on showcasing the new tutorial that's been released as part of this massive update. I am very happy I did as I learned a few things and hopefully, in my next video I won't be so scared to play just in the sandbox.
Thanks to the community anywhere on discord and on itch.io for supporting the game, it had some huge progress and cant wait to see more.
See you at the next one!
SGP

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Smallgamespromoter
Smallgamespromoter

Hello everyone! I am doing a new video out on the update on the game. Reading out the updates trying to spread out the news about this awesome game the best way I can. Playing the game and sharing it with the world in this case also reading out the updates. Also in parts of the video, I did something which I don't normally do.
I am also announcing a fundraiser for people affected in Scotland (I live in Scotland for those who don't know) financially by the COVID 19 corona virus, through Social Bite. This is not something I have ever done but in the end, this is a difficult time we all are going through and I hoped that I could do some good. ​ Social Bite is a company that helps out normally with homelessness but now with people losing their jobs due to COVID 19 pandemic, they have changed and adapted to be able to help more people who are vulnerable need food or essential items.
Anyhow the just giving link page is in the description of the video on YouTube if you want to help out weather be donating or even sharing it I would love the support.
Again sorry if you didn't want to hear this and wanted to just hear about the game! I love this amazing game and cant wait to see more updates. Thank you for reading my post and see you at the next one!

Supporting awesome indie games!
PS - Great update devs.
SGP

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ManaSky Creator
ManaSky

Thanks for sharing your video and the fundraising!

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Smallgamespromoter
Smallgamespromoter

Thank you very much for your support and for your comment.

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Violet-n-red
Violet-n-red

played it a bit - pretty fun game, reminds me of Age of Empires, but it's less chaotic. i like automated worker production very much, especially how there's still a way to influence it's speed and how not immediately spending all resources is totally acceptable.

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Violet-n-red
Violet-n-red

could you, please, allow window resizing?

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ManaSky Creator
ManaSky

I'll add it to the backlog. :)

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