A downloadable game for Windows

Tribal & Error

About the game:

In Tribal & Error you're a robot sent back to observe the ancient times,

but the ice age is coming and to save humanity you need to learn their language first.

You'll observe, repeat and master the cavemen tongue.


  • Language learning mechanic
  • Unique caveman language
  • No language barrier
  • Challenging puzzles
  • Different puzzle solutions

Follow the development!

Twitter: @GrotmanGames

Website: www.tribalanderror.com

Facebook: Tribal & Error Facebook Page

Steam Greenlight: Greenlight Page (We've been Greenlit!)

Install instructions

How to install:

  1. Download the Tribal&Error_E3.rar file.
  2. Unzip/extract .rar file (for example with Winrar, download at http://www.winrar.com/ (free download))
  3. Make sure the .dll files, the Data folder and the .exe file are in the same folder.
  4. Double click the .exe file to start the game.
  5. (Optional: change the desired quality and resolution settings of the game.)
  6. Enjoy Tribal & Error!

If you run into any problems or if you have questions don't hesitate to email us at:
info [at] grotmangames [dot] com


Tribal&Error_E3.rar 187 MB


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This game is dead...(?

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OK I'm super hyped for this game because I've always wanted to work as a field linguist trying to figure out an undiscovered language and this seems exactly my kind of thing, shame it's not completed, but I'll look foward. Though I started the game only just a bit ago, the fact that I can't see stuff on the far left and right sides of the screen is bothering me. Doesn't matter if I play fullscreen or Windowed, and at several different resolutions, I'm still getting the problem. Took me a bit to figure out you're supposed to type stuff before you can move past the first guy, some instructions would always be good. Guessing the options aren't yet available but now I'm stuck after finding out a number of words, how to progress.

Unfortunately this game is dead bro

Not even you were sure about it. You asked the question.

Yep, and I still not sure, but anyways, the developers doenst responds to anyone since 2017 or so


Please note that you could make millions with this game. It would worth to finish it.

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Dearest Dev's ,

you really could make a pretty good enjoyable Game, that has lots of educational Value in terms of Linguistics, i really was astonished after learning how to talk to the Caveman's, that's a Concept that's sadly pretty rare in these days.

So i will warn you, i really won't forgive you, if you decide to throw the Towels on this one! Make it and be Successful, no matter how long it takes! Just Do it, our World needs such a Game, to Spark the next Generation of Enjoyable Games with high Educational Value! 


Eternal Seeker of Education, Dan-Man.


Dang i heard the sad truth... 

But that concept... 

maybe someone else can do it? 

Dang Money Issues, maybe sell it to someone that urges to make a high educational game that is very enjoyable?

There must be a way!!!*FuriousSadness*

A very fun point and click adventure with a twist, very much looking forward to the full release.

Linux support pls. The earlier in development you add it the easier it is to add.


Such a cool game! Can't wait to see more of it


Great game! super interesting excited to see more!

I just made an account just so i can follow this game

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I'm very interrested in this game, Coz I met a guy in my Village. He was the designer of this game (Still the Game Designer of this Game) and he talked about it and I was immediatly Interrested to play this game. And Yes I'm Dutch too :).

Ik kijk erg uit naar dit project. Een spel met een taal dat geen taal heeft... zeer interessant. wat ik dus net al zij in het Engels dat ik de Designer van dit spel Spel en klein bedrijfje "Grotman Games" heb gesproken en had het over dit spel en dat het op Steam geGreenlight is mits positief erover sprak werd het mij interessanter om het te spelen. De Designer heet Joel Sjouke. Was een leuke ontmoeting en Ik kijk zeer uit naar deze game! Het spel ziet er goed uit en een leuk leerzaam spel. Goed Werk BOYS!

I have a problem when I move out of the cave man says that the cold and more, I can not do what I do as a fix

I'm sorry I'm not sure what you mean. It's not possible to exit the game in this demo so do you mean when you exit the first part of the cave? Can you be more specific about the problem?

??? What u mean?