Here is a short video showing some of the features coming together.
Most of the programming is complete for the major features to be included in the alpha. I'm not giving a definite release date but the to-do list is getting much smaller. The focus will be on polishing the GUI and crafting system. Pytheas is designed to be highly mod-able. The alpha will include enough functionality to create some custom content and do plenty of tweaking. As a long-time modder, I absolutely support modding!
Enjoy the video! Keep in mind it's still an early alpha, but I still have fun playing around in it!