Dialogue is working now for all NPCs on the intro island. All storyline missions are in place as well. Tomorrow hopefully I can get the teleporter and level loads correctly working so that the transition to the main island occurs smoothly. I will also look at pathing a storyline for the boat which can also take the player to the island.
Big news that the game is SteamDeck compliant at the moment and functions with a controller just fine. It needs some refining however it is definitely getting there.