Stonehearth Alpha 8 Released!
We've officially released a new update to the game! This video walks through the major features in Stonehearth Alpha 8.
- The Blacksmith, who can smelt ore into metal ingots, then forge those ingots into weapons and armor for your footmen.
- Mining enhancements, including the ability to discover rich ore veins underground
- The Party System. You can now organize your units into parties and control them on the battlefield. This is the first step to a more robust combat experience overall
- Graphical and lighting improvements. Particles now glow when appropriate, and lights cast more accurate shadows.
Over the last few months we think we've hit our stride, and are picking up speed. We're going to push ourselves to release a new version about once a month for the next five months. Each of these releases will be about as significant as Alpha 8, containing at least one big gameplay feature or content push.
That's it for now! I'll post again when we have a better understanding of what to expect from Alpha 9.
-Tom on behalf of Team Stonehearth