Hi, currently the game development is on hold and to be honest I don't think i'll get back to it for a while (due to not having the time).
However the game can be finished at the current state, all the featured systems mentioned at the game page can be used fully with (hopefully) no issues what so ever, also I have done about 71 updates since the release from bug fixes to adding items, features and overall improvements.
(All updates are published in blogs at Ashore-game.com)
What's left is minor things that are mostly have to do with multiplayer features and few bug fixes.
As to the guaranteed copy, unfortunately I've tried multiple times to set the game on Steam via greenlight system and the steam direct but with no luck (not enough votes and tax issues).
And 3$ is for itch.io only if it were to be on steam it'll be higher (already have 10% to itch.io and the 90% for servers fees) so I'm not really making anything as an indie developer :P.
(Not complaining, I made the game for everyone to enjoy and would set it for free if it weren't for the multiplayer servers fees)
I would be happy and glad to share a free key with anyone that would not want to pay / can afford the game, please just send me an email via the following contact page (https://www.ashore-game.com/contact)
Thank you very much for the kind words, I'd like to be honest and not make false promises, sorry if my reply was disappointing.