After pressing new game and generating the world, once you are at the dupe selection, all dupes are completely purple and do not have animations. All dupes are also the same model even when shuffled.
If you try to start the game after that point by clicking embark, a black screen pops up and the game freezes there.
If you attempt to load the save after closing the game, it puts you in the game however you cannot control anything expect the game speed.
Start new game, Press Embark