Martin is working hard to get everything ready for the Early Access at the beginning of October on Steam. Recently there was a survey for fans and players what are the most important things that must be in the Early Access as soon as possible or rather at the launch. And from the results the fight was very clearly the number one. That is the reason why the work is not focused just on better UI, AI and tuning up the whole game but also on the fight so the players will have something more dangerous to do than just building his (her) house and surroundings.
And now you can see the first official alpha video showing the current status.