We’re working on our initial tech demo, which will hopefully be ready to play at PAX Prime in September. Here’s a work-in-progress screenshot of the first age, currently called the Early Age, which will help players learn the time-shifting mechanic and how items in the inventory aren’t affected when the date changes.
The Historians play a central role in the game, emerging at the beginning of each age and adding their account of the previous age to the player’s book. This lets players read into the lives of the inhabitants and provides clues about what’s going on in the world, but reading every detail won’t be necessary to enjoy the game and reach the first ending, which many people will be happy enough with. And that works for me.