We’re pleased to announce that as of today (June 3), Stonehearth is available on Steam Early Access.
And if you enjoy your time in the world of Stonehearth, we hope you’ll rate us highly and give us a kind review on our Steam page.
Why Early Access?
We believe that games are at their best when they’re shared with friends. That’s why a core part of our game philosophy is making you, our community, part of the development process. This began with our Kickstarter and throughout the early development of Stonehearth you’ve been involved – testing, playing, finding bugs, suggesting features. Stonehearth has a passionate, and engaged, community dedicated to helping us create the best game possible.
Moving to Early Access is the next stage of this process.
Steam Early Access is a great way for us to embrace a wider community of players while continuing to build and polish the game. We’re doing this now because the game is complete enough to represent the core gameplay, and it’s early enough for us to still respond to feedback.
It’s important to understand that Stonehearth isn’t finished yet. Not by a long shot. But Stonehearth, as it stands now, is a game with fun, robust gameplay and plenty to do and explore.
The only change is that new players will be able to buy the game directly from Steam if they wish. We will continue to offer a non-Steam, DRM-free version for those who want it through our Store.
If you have already bought the game and entered your Steam key, you don’t have to change anything.
To our Stonehearth veterans, thank you for continuing with us on our adventure. And to our new players, welcome!