Pioneer a living world full of warmth, heroism, and mystery. Help a small group of settlers build a home for themselves in a forgotten land. Establish a food supply, build shelter, defend your people, monitor their moods, and find a way to grow and expand, facing challenges at every step.
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Mixed (58) - 44% of the 58 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date:
Jul 25, 2018

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December 23, 2018

Announcing the Authorized Community Expansion - ACE!

Hey everyone! Today, the Stonehearth team is proud to announce the arrival of Stonehearth ACE, the Authorized Community Expansion (Pre-Release version 0.9). Helmed by Dani Angione, this intrepid group of community modders have added some truly magnificent features to the game, including but not limited to:
  • A brand new Highlands Biome
  • Farming and irrigation (yes, at last a use for water!)
  • Water gates and pumps, made by the Engineer
  • A fuel economy adds gameplay depth to firepits, ovens and more
  • An overhaul of the Blacksmith class
  • Updates to nearly every other class and a number of new recipes
  • Fish and algae
  • Military gear progression overhaul
  • A better patrolling system
  • A training option for combat classes
  • Ways to specify equipment preferences for combat classes
  • Locking mechanisms for doors
  • New heatmaps for wilderness and ore veins
  • Unique workshops and outfits for each kingdom
  • Special critters and plants for each biome
  • ...and a lot of other things!
For a full set of ACE's features and release notes, see this post.

Great so how do I get ACE?

If you’re playing on Steam, the game automatically subscribes you to the ACE mod the first time you open Stonehearth 1.1. The mod will then automatically download itself either the first time you go to the mods screen from the main page, or the next time you exit and reload the game. Once the mod is downloaded, you’ll then get a popup asking if you’d like to enable ACE. If you choose to opt in, your next new game will see the new features described above. If you choose to opt out, the game will play as it always has. Thereafter, you can turn the mod off or on again from a new UI widget directly on the main screen of the game.

Pre-Release 0.9, you say? What does that mean?
Pre-Release means that this is ACE’s initial release! After this update, the ACE team has a number of other additions planned, so keep an eye out for more updates. You can find out more about their roadmap and planned future features here.

Pre-Release also means this mod is in active development, and so may introduce additional bugs and performance issues, such as game lag, hitching, stuttering, and slow loading times. To minimize issues in this early phase, play on normal speed and with a modest number of hearthlings. The build may also conflict with some existing mods. To report issues and potential mod conflicts, hit up the ACE discourse thread here.

All this said, Team Stonehearth is really excited. Ever since the beginning, we hoped that Stonehearth would be a place where we could all contribute our modules and stories. With this release, we thank everyone that has brought life to the mods on Workshop, and we look forward to playing with you all in this world we’ve created together for years to come.


Help! I’ve opened 1.1 and I still don’t see ACE or the popup or the new UI to enable the mod! What should I do?
If you’re playing on Steam, try exiting the game, waiting for a bit so the mod can download, and starting it up again. Alternatively, go to the mods page from the main screen, let the mod download, and then save and quit to main menu. The mod can only download when the game is being loaded or on the mods page, so if you don’t see it, it’s because you’ve already subscribed, but haven’t downloaded it yet.

I want to turn ACE on or off! How do I do that?
After ACE has downloaded, there will be a toggle on the main UI screen. The wallpaper will toggle too, so it’s super clear whether you’re playing ACE or vanilla Stonehearth.

I have other ACE related questions!
Find ACE’s amazing developers on at this thread.
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About This Game

In Stonehearth, you pioneer a living world full of warmth, heroism, and mystery. Help a small group of settlers build a home for themselves in a forgotten land. You’ll need to establish a food supply, build shelter, defend your people, monitor their moods, and find a way to grow and expand, facing challenges at every step.

Starting from procedurally generated terrain with dynamic AI encounters, Stonehearth combines community management and combat with infinite building possibilities. It’s designed to be moddable at every level, from your city to the people and creatures inhabiting the world, and will ship with the tools and documentation for you to add your own customizations to the game, and share them with friends.

Build and Grow Your City

The heart of the game is city building and management. When you're just starting out, you'll need to juggle tasks like obtaining a sustainable food supply, building shelter, and defending your fledgling settlement from raiders and other threats.

Once you've achieved a foothold in the world, it's up to you to write the destiny for your people. You have the flexibility to choose your own path in this game. Do you want to build a great conquering empire? A vibrant trade city? A spiritual monastery? We really want you to feel like this is your settlement, and give you the tools that make it look and operate exactly as you wish.

Level Up Your Settlers

All the settlers in your towns have jobs. A job is like a class in a role playing game. Each job has a specific role like hauling materials, building, crafting, and fighting. As your hearthlings work at a job they will gain experience and levels. Some jobs, when they meet certain prerequisites, can upgrade to entirely new jobs with new capabilities.

Usually, to assign someone a new job you'll also need to craft a tool for them. The Mason can craft blocks, statues, and tools from stone, but to do it he'll need a mallet and chisel crafted by the carpenter. Our goal is to have a job tree that's both very wide and very deep, so there will be plenty of different kinds of things to do in the game, but also a lot of depth to explore if you want to concentrate on any one area.

Player Driven Legacy Through Modding

We LOVE mods and want to make it as easy as possible to author and share mods.

Want to see a new kind of sword in the game? You can model it, define its stats, and then craft it in game. You can also share the design with other players so they can enjoy it too, or bring their authored content into your game.

As a modder you’ll be able to do basically anything that we as developers can do: introduce new items and monsters, write new scripted adventures, influence the AI, you name it. It goes back to that original pen and paper RPG experience, where “the game” is a collaboration between the core ruleset and the stories crafted by the gamemaster.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7/8/8.1/10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel or AMD Dual-Core, 1.7 GHz+
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GT 430 512MB, Radeon HD 7570M, Intel HD 4000
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: OS Updates: Windows 7 SP1
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel or AMD Quad-Core, 2.8 GHz+
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 780 or better, AMD Radeon RX 580 or better
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Hard Drive: SSD for optimal performance
    • OS: macOS 10.11 (El Capitan) or later
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 1.7GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD 5870 or GeForce 630, or Intel HD Graphics 4000
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: macOS 10.12 (Sierra) or later
    • Processor: Intel Core i7 2.8 GHz+
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M or better
    • Storage: 5 GB available space

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