California-based Radiant Entertainment is celebrating the one year anniversary for Stonehearth's Kickstarter, which saw the voxel-based kingdom builder backed by over $750k when they only asked for $120k.
To mark the occasion a new Alpha build has been released through Humble and Steam, so now our fledgling towns can be saved and loaded, with farming also introduced.
That'll help out the previous new trapper feature from Alpha 2, and the team has been "improving significantly on AI system efficiency" and the game's footprint in memory.
"Though we still have quite a long way to go before Stonehearth is everything we want it to be, Alpha 3 introduces the basics of our farming/food economy, as well as the ability to save (and load!) your progress," posted Radiant. The Stonehearth Kickstarter succeeded on May 30th last year with many of the project stretch goals achieved.
"Our deepest thanks to all of those of you who believed in us, and continue to believe in us. Every time the mountain of bugs looks insurmountable, or whenever we're weeks away from the next cool feature we want to see, we think of all the support you've given us over the past year, and we recommit to making Stonehearth the game we all can't wait to play."
A Mac version is expected to be worked on once Stonehearth's core systems have been developed, and Radiant hope to accomplish this by September, "but the exact date depends on how many surprising issues we discover in the process." Stonehearth can be pre-ordered now for $15 on the , or played now in Alpha for $30.