I only have a moment but there have been some good developments and I want to share them.
First off - I'm going to go with preorders (via Humble) instead of Early Access for the time being. I was going to wait for the setup process to be completed before announcing this. But it's taking longer than expected so I figured I'd end the suspense. Lots more on that in an upcoming post.
Secondly, the texture situation I bemoaned in the latest KS update is now firmly under control. Not totally solved - but under control.
Lastly, the game is really coming together. It's not just a sluggish tech demo like the pre-alpha, or a walking simulator like the alpha, or a lose collection of unrelated apps (as I've taken to calling later builds), but a real honest-to-goodness game. Very exciting. The beta inches ever closer.