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Stonehearth
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Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:59am
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Recent Announcements View All (4)
Stonehearth Alpha 9 Released
  • 64-bit Client! We are now shipping both 64-bit and 32-bit versions of the game.
  • New Harvesting Commands: clear, cancel harvest, and loot (for stealing from goblins)
  • Combat Rebalance. Each individual goblin is now much more of a threat
  • Combat Scenarios. The goblins now organize themselves into structured raiding camps.
  • Combat Music! The music will now change when one of your hearthlings sees an enemy.
  • Shops. Travelling merchants will visit your town every now and then.
  • Autosave

I've added the Alpha 9 trailer to this page. We're expecting Alpha 10 to land in about 4 weeks, and will include massive improvements to the building system, water, and more monster types.

Release Timeline
State of the Game
So, here's what's going on. We've spend the last year and change hammer out the major gameplay features: building, crafting, mining, combat, and our story-driven AI game-master. As promised, we've built all of these systems with modding in mind, and there are already people writing their own mods for the games.

At this point the game is playable and fairly stable. Many of our Alpha testers have hundreds of hours played so far. We are releasing new content and features about once a month, and are on the verge of releasing our 9th Alpha.

If you want to hop into the Alpha, the game is available for purchase at http://stonehearth.net. If you buy, you'll also get a Steam key to install the game through Steam. Some things you should be aware of.

What About Early Access?
Thanks to your interest and votes, we are officially Greenlit! So why isn't the game on Early Access yet? We are intentionally holding back the game until we believe that it is complete enough and stable enough for you guys to have a great experience with the game.

The good news is that we are getting close to that point. Over the next few months, we will polish off a few more major gameplay systems, then take a pause on feature development to focus on bug fixing and performance improvements.

We anticipate this work will be finished around the May, June 2015 time-frame, at which point we will officially enter the Early Access program!

So, thanks everyone for your patience, and look for more updates soon.

Description
Release date: Late 2015
Stonehearth is a game about exploration and survival in an epic fantasy setting. Your job is to help a small group of settlers survive and carve out a place for themselves in a hostile land. You’ll need to establish a food supply, build shelter, defend your people, and find a way to grow and expand, facing challenges at every step.

Starting from procedurally generated terrain with dynamic AI encounters, Stonehearth combines city sim and good old combat with infinite building possibilities. It’s built to be moddable at every level, from your city, to the people and creatures inhabiting the world, and will ship with the tools and documentation for you to add your own customizations to the game, and share them with friends.

Build and Grow Your City

The heart of the game is city building and management. When you're just starting out, you'll need to juggle tasks like obtaining a sustainable food supply, building shelter, and defending your fledgling settlement from raiders.

Once you've achieved a foothold in the world, it will be up to you to write the destiny for your people. You’re going to have the flexibility to choose your own path in this game. Do you want to build a great conquering empire? A vibrant trade city? A spiritual monastery? We really want you to feel like this is your settlement, and give you the tools that make it look and operate exactly as you wish.

Level Up Your Settlers

All the settlers in your towns have jobs. A job is like a class in a role playing game. Each job has a specific role like hauling materials, building, crafting, and fighting. As your little guys work at a job they will gain experience and levels. Some jobs, when they meet certain pre-requisites, can upgrade into entirely new jobs with new capabilities

Usually to assign someone a new job you'll also need to craft a tool for them. The Mason can craft blocks, statues, and tools from stone, but to do it he'll need a mallet and chisel crafted by the carpenter. Our goal is to have a tech tree that's both very wide and very deep, so there will be plenty of different kinds of things to do in the game, but also a lot of depth to explore if you want to concentrate on any one area.

Epic Boss Fights!

As your town becomes more wealthy and prosperous, you risk attracting the attention of one of the world's Titans, epic boss monsters looking to protect their turf, or just to plunder your riches. Each boss will have a unique lore and set of abilities used to lay waste to your city.

Player Driven Legacy Through Modding

We LOVE mods and want to make it as easy as possible to author and share mods.

Want to see a new kind of sword in the game? You can model it, define it’s stats, and then craft it in game. You can also share the design with other players so they can enjoy it too, or bring their authored content into your game.

As a modder you’ll be able to do basically anything that we as developers can do: introduce new items and monsters, write new scripted adventures, influence the AI, you name it. It goes back to that original pen and paper RPG experience, where “the game” is a collaboration between the core ruleset and the stories crafted by the gamemaster.
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Sziszko Apr 30 @ 12:24pm 
This game will be definitely my favourite. Can't wait for a full version :)
I wonder how much time it takes to release the full version. I dont want to wait years :(
I always looked for a game that combine the possibilities of minecraft, the managment of a village, epic battles and the lovely graphics. It would be nice if you could control the hearthlings individually because right now they are just do what's in priority on their own list. And the caravan yes its a "new" thing but i don't know just a popup says he is here, not seeing him is a bit disappointing i hope this will change.
Thank you guys keep up the good work! This game is awesome!
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