Everything is still low res and programmer art, but game is starting to resemble a game. Grass and trees are simulated, and you can see super fast seasons as winter extends through the north. There is a massive desert through the middle of the world, but there is actually another desert hidden under the ice sheet in the north.
This game is turning out so much crazier and cooler than I was ever expecting. The switch to 3D was primarily for programing reasons but it really demonstrates the scale of the world.