Radiant Entertainment has just released some new information on the current progress of a number of upcoming Stonehearth Alpha features.
The biggest news for fans of the Kickstarter funded title is that the save system is now in place. Both saving and loading are working with bugs being squished and work currently being done to create a solid save system. Farming has also seen a huge injection in awesomeness with planting and harvesting being fully coded. The rates and time scales are being tweaked before the next official update to the Stonehearth Alpha.
Interestingly, the team has also confirmed that combat has entered the early design stage. Combat mechanics are being written up so that the team can develop the AI to attack and defend themselves. Here’s a quick look at the save infrastructure.