The crowd-funded lovable, animated town builder, Stonehearth, has just been updated adding a wave of new content to the game. A few major features, including mining and new villager roles, have been added to Stonehearth in the Alpha 7 patch.
Villagers can now be made into Shepherds or Masons. Additionally, there are new ways to gain materials from the Shepherd, which allows for plenty of new inventive items to be placed around your town. New items could include charming birdbaths and slightly creepy gargoyles.
Mining completely changes the direction most players will take within the game. Villagers will now be able to move into man-made caverns with long corridors going deep underground. Alongside the mining, a slice and x-ray camera mode have been added. Despite being initial designs, both of these features work well to provide the player an adequate underground view.
The content has been available to Steam users for early testing over the past week and has already undergone a round of bug-testing. The developers are still keen to draw gamers’ attention to the fact that the game is still very much in early access, stating that there are still bugs to remove and plenty of content to add.
Stonehearth is available from both Steam and the Humble Bundle website now; all gamers who purchase the alpha now will receive all updates and the final game for free.