Release notes here.
Not a huge amount in here, although there are a lot of quality of life improvements in terms of faster load speeds, lower RAM usage, and a few bugfixes. And some much prettier nebula backgrounds, and out with some older backgrounds that were ugly.
Overall this was just a small maintenance release, but part of what it does is make it easier for us to push smallish maintenance releases like this. Some of the biggest benefits of this release is actually to making our internal processes faster.
Oh — and of course, behind the scenes Keith is still working away on the first wave of the pivot. None of that is in this release, but it’s coming along. :)
Lastly, we’re running a deep discount on the original AI War and its expansions. If you don’t already have that game, now’s a super good time to pick it up. If you haven’t got the sequel yet (via kickstarter/backerkit), then now is also a super good time to wishlist the sequel. If you wishlist it, you’ll be notified when it goes to Early Access and when it goes to 1.0.