The developers are aware of the bugs and claim to be working hard to fix them in a timely fashion. Additionally, they have promised some sort of gift in response to the lack of functionality in the game at release.
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These guys have made some great games such as the Tropico franchise so try not to completely dismiss them because of a rocky start. I have a hard time thinking of more games that launched perfect than ones with issues out of the gate. At least they are acknowledging it and addressing it as quick as they can.