There's still a fair list of things I want to improve before the release, mostly on the visual side. Right now, I'm working on making the strategic map screen nicer. The idea with that screen has always been to make it look like a desk you're looking at, plotting your empire's path. To make it look less bare, there's going to be some pieces of paper at angles half-beneath the map, and probably some coffee stains.
Of course, the pieces of paper are an irresistible opportunity to do some worldbuilding:
Can you decipher the scrawled handwriting to discover the terrible secret of dragon-rearing?
An important part of any imperial presence is maintaining positive relations with the natives.
To be fair, airsailors will eat pretty much anything that's not even more hardtack.
Can't wait? Want to get the game at $5 instead of the $10 it will rise to when dev 6 comes out? And get a Steam key upon release anyway?