Stonehearth Alpha 9 Released!
Dear Backers, We're really building momentum now: Stonehearth Alpha 9 is officially out the door, and this is a big one! This release contains some big new features, along with performance and stability improvements. Thanks to everyone who helped test the build and provide bug reports.
Some of the cool new stuff:
We are now shipping both 64-bit and 32-bit versions of the game. If you’re running a 64-bit OS, we highly suggest using the 64-bit version. Choose your game version from the System tab of the Settings screen.
New Harvesting Commands
Now you can clear and cancel harvest activities – and even loot items from others (for now, just those nasty goblinses).
Individual goblins are now much more of a threat, but they will come at you in fewer numbers. Also, there are now several different kinds of goblins, with different stats and behaviors.
The goblins now organize themselves into structured raiding camps. You'll need to find a way of dealing with them once they set up camp near your town.
The music will now change when one of your hearthlings sees an enemy. You can hum along while they battle...
Travelling merchants will visit your town every now and then. You can sell your excess inventory for gold, and use that gold to buy from other merchants.
Turn autosave on and off from the save/load screen. When on, the game will save every 5 minutes.
Plus of course a whole boatload of bug fixes to help make your Stonehearth experience more enjoyable.
What’s next? Not too much longer until you'll find Stonehearth on Steam Early Access. That's going to be our biggest step to date! Check stonehearth.net for all the news. Thanks as always for your support – we really appreciate it!
Tom on behalf of Team Stonehearth