This week a number of things have been fixed and improved under the hood, including saving and texture filtering. There are still some glitches when rendering some floors and objects on occasion, but they should be fixed soon as well.
Most noticeable change this week was adding of some furry NPCs to the demo map. There is a small meadow where cows and pigs hangout, away from everyone. They are friendly and if the player is friendly to them as well, they might even provide some assistance.
There will of course be human NPCs as well. If not in the forest, then for sure somewhere outside 🙂