Work is still progressing towards the Alpha test, with the current target looking to be sometime in April. The Saving/Loading games feature is going to require a systematic review of all of the game’s base classes, and that is going to take a bit of time. In addition, there’s still artwork that needs to be created before the alpha starts.
Here is the last basic planet landscape, the “Minimal” planet landscape. These planets represent the worst that can be colonized without special technology. The idea is that they are extremely dry, but there is occasional rain (thus the cracked surface).