About a month ago, when I was looking at a wiki page about cut content, and was very interested in what the game was like in 2012. Strangely enough, but I managed to get a lot of information:
First of all, in the archives І found many early Steam game builds, although it took more than three weeks to find them, and it was worth it.
So let's get started with them: (I will describe only November 13/14/18/27/30 and December 11 game builds, I won't touch on the subsequent ones, because it will take a lot of time, and getting information about them is much easier compared to the above)
First Steam Version Builds (13 Nov 2012 - 11 Dec 2012)
11 December Build (Naughty and Nice)
27 November Build (The Birds and the Bees & Dogs That Want to Kill You) and 30 November Hotfix
13 November Build (Enter the Gobbler!) and 14/30 November Hotfixes
Differences from the latest versions that I noticed:
The camera can only be rotated on four sides.
When you press the spacebar, the character not only collects resources near him, he also attacks the enemies. Attack on the F key does not work. (27 Nov and subsequent builds)
The Spider Den has a different icon, also, there is no web around it.
It takes a less naughty points to summon a Krampus. (11 Dec Build)
Krampus Sack dropped out on the first try. Looks like drop rate are much higher than now. (11 Dec Build)
Old inventory style (13/18 Nov Builds)
Next build... (Comparison)
Game settings (Comparison)
Inventory. Old Magic Tab Icon.
3 farm plot levels
Just 100 HP, Hunger points and any Sanity
Research points system
Chest have 6 slots (13/18 Nov Builds)
Old cooking interface (13/18 Nov Builds)
Collecting nearby items when you press the spacebar doesn't work (13/18 Nov Builds)
And many other differences...
Also on my channel there is a video with an overview of the Nov 13 build:
So what's about more earlier versions?
All previous assemblies were distributed only through Google Chrome and I really would like to get them, but I think this is impossible
However, I still have a lot of interesting information about them: Chrome Builds (24 May 2012 - 13 Nov 2012)
30 October Build (Cooking!)
October 16 Build (New Monsters!)
2 October Build
18 September Build
9 September Build
21 August Build
7 August Build
23 July Build
11 July Build
4 July Build
3 July Build
27 June Build
25 June Build
20 June Build
June 15 Build
11 June Build
7 June Build
30 May - 6 June Build
29 May Build
24 May Build
Many screenshots from the earliest Chrome game builds
Time for data mining!
Some more interesting things
Ahh ... I have been making this post for 12 hours (seriously) and I really hope that this information will be useful to someone. Thank you, reader, for reaching this point
And many thanks to the Klei Entertainment team! Without them, we would never have seen so many wonderful games!