So, what is this Survivalcraft?
It’s a sandbox survival game, inspired by Minecraft . It must be said, it is difficult to improve on a near-perfection that is Minecraft. But what I want to do differently is to be more survival-focused. Yes, another Minecraft clone.
When playing Minecraft, I always had the feeling that I won the game after an hour or so of playing. I had a safe house, well lit and stocked with stuff, and the gameplay deteriorated into more and more pointless building and exploration exercises. Others had similar experiences: http://www.pcgamer.com/2010/11/20/the-minecraft-experiment-day-1-chasing-waterfalls
What I wanted instead was a more difficult game, where the environment becomes more and more treacherous as the time progresses. It may be just me, but I also prefer to have more “down to earth” dangers – animals, environmental disasters, exposure to the elements, hunger, thirst. I don’t want zombies or skeletons. Well, at least not on night one :-)
I’ll post some screenshots soon.
Forgot to mention, Survivalcraft is for Windows Phone 7.