Stonehearth Alpha 1 is LIVE!
Just wanted to let you know that our very first playable version of Stonehearth is live! If you backed us at the $30 tier or above, you can download Alpha 1 from your Humble Bundle download page by following the instructions on our devblog, here.
As we discussed in our previous update, Alpha 1 is just a basic cut of the game. In it, we flesh out some of the major pieces of our engine: building, crafting, world generation, and mod-ability. We will update both your Humble Bundle Download Pages and Steam Accounts regularly with new builds as we add more features. Follow our progress on the blog, or via our roadmap, and be sure to send us feedback about what you like, what you feel needs to be fixed, and most of all, about where you most want to see the game go as it reaches completion.
The beta forums we mentioned during the Kickstarter campaign are live here, and we can't wait to hang out with you all there in 2014.
Thank you all so much for your unequivocal support throughout this process. This first release is a major milestone in creating the game we've always dreamed about, and it wouldn't have been possible without all of you.
-- Tom, Tony, Stephanie, Albert, Chris, and Doug
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