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We’re on Steam Early Access!

We’re pleased to announce that as of today (June 3), Stonehearth is available on Steam Early Access.

If you don’t already have Stonehearth, you can now buy it on Steam Early Access; you can also purchase directly from us here.

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.

What’s next?

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.

farmerSteam Early Access will not change the way we talk with you guys or update the game. Desktop Tuesday will continue, as will the weekly streams. Alphas will continue to come out every 4-8 weeks.

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!

  • Silas_1

    Well done, Radiant! Best of luck in this next step, we’ll be supporting you.

  • Mark Skarr

    While I did recommend Stonehearth, I did so with caveats. Right now, I think the game is in too raw a form to appeal to a great number of people.

  • Nemor

    get ready for a ton of positive reviews !!!!!

    • FerretBandit

      But.. *Cue Scary Jaws Music* THEE IS ONE NEGATIVE REVIEW!!! D:

      • Joel

        DOWN VOTE THAT GUY!!!!

        • Ed Awesome

          Down vote nega-man!

    • EsbenOlsen

      Yep! You are right!

  • Vetle Johan Hardy Lier

    Will the game ever be a part of Steam Workshop?

    • imsocool

      Yes, it /probably/ will. And my guess is you will be able to post buildings, mods, and possibly saved games/maps. Also servers, like minecraft, since it’ll be multiplayer, but that might not happen. At the same time, it’ll be a while before Workshop even launches for stonehearth, since they’re working on more important details to the game.

  • GareauRA

    Wow! 98% Approval on Steam! Not to many games can hold that title! Awesome!!!

  • Atralane

    I would like to request to the fellow Stonehearth community that, should someone post a negative response regarding the game, please do not harass them or bomb them with offensive PMs. I have only seen a few negative critics to this point, and from I saw these players seemed willing to change their stance in the future with a little more features or polish to the game. Calling these people out and antagonizing them’s only going to hurt Stonehearth and the community’s reputation.

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  • Frondo Bagollins

    Isn’t there supposed to be a stream right now?

  • Naratol

    For those who are backers of the Kickstarter campaign at the $15 level, is this when we get our keys, or will that be when the game leaves Early Access? I can’t seem to find any info on this.

    • jonyon

      i think that since radiant missed their original release date they have desided to give the game to all the backers. if i’m right you can download it right now trough humble bundle AND activate a steam key you should get at the humble page.

      • BANTO

        that’s how i got my game on steam after i bought it from this homepage since alpha 3 or 4

    • Bandais

      $15 backers have had their keys since September last year o.o

  • james stevens

    My game has started crashing after less than 5 mins of playing…

  • HoliC

    it was around 15 euros, I would have already made. A other time.

  • Shadowbladers

    bugs:

    DAILY UPDATE NOT COMING!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Shadowbladers

    daily hearthling i mean

  • Heres Matthew

    well 98% that is good but a 99.9% would be better because THIS GAME IS AWSOME!!!!! EVERYONE SHOULD LOVE IT!!!

  • Leonel Grisaleña

    If u can translate the game to Spanish language I think u could get more people interested in the game. It looks really great but I will wait for the translation 🙂