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About the upcoming update v0.40
December 4, 2012 - Captain Deathbeard

The next update will be 0.40. Its going to add mining, farming, cooking, brewing, and research. It might also add in-town building rentals, and opening shops and bars, we'll see how I feel.

Let me show you some of what I have so far.

Ignore the bright green line. The cool looking machine is your stone refinery. Your guys or workers slave away at a stone mine, then put the raw stone in this machine, which will then turn the stone into building materials. Then you can use the materials to build more stuff.

In the above picture you have a well in the foreground. This is where you get your most vital resource, water. On the right hand side you can see a farm, where you can grow crops. You then take the wheat to one of the silos at the back to turn it into flour.

Then you can make some more useful stuff here. You can use flour and water to make bread at the stove, or wheat and water at the still to make rum. Rum can be traded for good money at towns, or can supply your own bar.
So its a little like Dwarf Fortress here, your guys will be ferrying stuff around a lot. Don't worry about the micromanagement though, the AI can handle most of the little things and collect goods etc as they need them.

This is just the first step, of course, the game isn't all about farming, that's just an option open to you. These first parts are being done to give you some more options for making money other than random fighting and looting. Later I will add stuff to make it a bit more like Stronghold: ore mining, weapon and armour crafting, walls, turrets and defenses. Everything will need researching, X-Com style, and as your machinery gets upgraded it will give faster results and need less manpower to run it:

Its going to be a good few more weeks yet until its ready for release, I find I work a lot faster this way, I keep my head down and just work and work. No mini-updates, no news, just working on the game. To you guys it always looks like I've given up or something, but its actually when I'm working the most, when you don't hear from me.

So there's my quick overview on the new features, the first steps to a whole new side of the game.

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daemonblade1229 Jan 21, 2013 @ 8:08pm 
Looking nice. Keep up the god work. Of all the games coming out, big budget or small, I am most excited about this one.
[RFTC] KrypticWolf Jan 13, 2013 @ 6:19am 
Looking Great Mate, Though would have to agree about the Co-op option with what your showing would have great potential!! cant wait for a release on Steam!!
°|FC|° Snake Plissken Jan 11, 2013 @ 2:52pm 
Gold star!
Baran Korkmaz Jan 10, 2013 @ 7:01pm 
Game looks great and definitely have a potential to be awesome :D . I will buy it tomorrow or saturday but I wish he had a crew working on the game with him. That is unfotunate :(
Syder (Сайдр) Jan 10, 2013 @ 1:58pm 
Needs a Co-op option, would love to play this with my friend and enslave, i mean bring peace to the world.. /cough
Shade Jan 7, 2013 @ 11:15pm 
any chance for a coop option? , i'd love to play this along with my brother
p.s looking forward to the full game
laroto1 Jan 6, 2013 @ 12:46pm 
Needs to get on steam really soon.
Chris Jan 6, 2013 @ 8:22am 
gonna buy dis
Hammer Jan 3, 2013 @ 6:43pm 
Looks great... I will buy it when it gets on Steam!
Jaslow75 Dec 24, 2012 @ 12:34pm 
Sounds very promising. Just bought it - don't mind paying £7 to help out a bit!