The Kickstarter might have failed, but the response has still been awesome.
With the release of version 0.24, embark is now available in Early Access on itch.io. New in the build are trading, and barrels which allow you to store more than one item per block (a much requested feature). The “attack waves” have also been completely redone. Now all creatures start the game living on the map grouped in various factions. The factions will trade with you and only attack if they get unhappy. The factions system is still very basic, it will be fleshed out more in the coming updates.
Thank you for supporting Embark!