Stonehearth Alpha 8 Released

Stonehearth Alpha 8 has been released this week on Steam and Humble Bundle page. This release brings a new character class, as well as adding more depth to the mining feature.

The Blacksmith

The blacksmith crafts weapons and armor for your footmen.

  • To get a blacksmith, have your Mason craft a Blacksmith’s Hammer
  • Mine ore from mountains, then have the Blacksmith smelt it into ingots

Mining, Phase 2

  • Ore will now drop from stone voxels
  • Lots of bug fixes and performance enhancements

Party System

The party system allows you some degree of control of your hearthlings’ movements.

  • Access the party management screen using the red banner icon on the main toolbar
  • Parties can be of any size and contain any mix of jobs

New Rules for Immigration

You will now receive a daily update with the requirements for gaining new hearthings to your town. If you fulfill the requirements, you will always be granted the option of accepting a new settler.

New Lighting Model, Stage 1

  • Lights now cast somewhat realistic shadows
  • Fire now glows. Oooooo.

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