The reason the game is free for now is just because I needed people to bug test it, and it was lacking in content (still is somewhat). There have been an insane number of bugs that have been fixed since I originally posted the game. There has also been lots of QoL stuff added that was suggested by players. I didn’t like the idea of making people pay for a product that was unfinished and also filled with bugs. I opted to make it free in exchange for hopefully fostering a small community and getting a lot of the problems taken care of early.
I decided recently that I think the game is close to ready for purchase. There are still a ton of things to add but bug wise the game should be reasonably stable at this point. It will be going early access on Steam sometime at the start of august. Price tag will be $14.99 in case you were curious.