Man, what a week. This week involved a ton of QA (important, but man it's like pulling teeth) along with adding a bunch of additional content for the game.
By and large, this was a Groa/Csaba/Tomi patch, bringing them into a really good place with their storylines and their quests. The patch adds a new quest - "Hunting Party" - that Groa can give you. "Giving Back" was actually already added in a separate patch a little while back. In addition, we're now tracking Csaba and Groa's marriage by a relationship meter, and you'll see their dialogue change as their marriage unravels.
The big improvements in this patch are also to the other quests for that family unit - "Bring Him Home," "Man's Best Friend," and "Boy's Best Friend." Bring Him Home had dozens of bugs that made it likely it would crash the game unless you did it in one very particular way. It's been heavily reworked. As part of it, a lot of extra dialogue has been added.
Another quest, "Family Time," was added in this patch. I talked about it last week, but what I didn't mention is that it's a way to get the pocket watch. The watch is a pretty valuable tool; in case Sandor dies on the first night, or you fail The Second Son, I wanted to give you another opportunity here to get it.
A handful of people reported some confusion with the UI, since the tool window assumed you were using a controller. It will now correctly detect if you're using a controller and update accordingly. Key bindings will come eventually, but it's a slightly bigger project for me. (RPG Maker doesn't make it easy, short of the F1 menu, which I hate).
As always, a ton of extra bug fixes. We're narrowing down hard toward Early Access.
This weekend, we're headed to the first ever GaymerX East! Come get your diversity-in-games fix and play the latest Vidar demo. If you plan to attend, make sure to buy your tickets in advance, as I've been told they will not be selling tickets at the door.
Additionally, the Linux build has been uploaded to Steam! Keys are going out to Kickstarter backers this week who specifically told me they wanted Linux. After that, we'll be done with all keys to Kickstarter backers, and will move on to Direct Download links.
Onward to the next patch, which will give Gusztav a little bit of extra love!
Boy's Best Friend
Bring Him Home
Man's Best Friend
The Second Son
To Feed a Village