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Feature creep. Yesterday evening Alpha 1.1 build was reasonably well tested and waiting to be sent to Microsoft. But instead of doing it, I decided I’ll add “just one more little thing” :-) This little thing kept me awake until 3 am. This is called feature creep, and is evil.

I hope I am excused in this case. Reading Suvivalcraft reviews in the marketplace I found out that there are three major issues that people complain about: (1) too short trial mode, (2) awkward controls, and (3) lack of information about what can be crafted. Of those three, number 1 is fixed and number 2 is fixed as far as I can do it without getting more feedback. Number 3 was left untouched. And this is what I was fixing yesterday night.

Enter Recipaedia! In the place of disabled multiplayer button there is now a new button that takes you to a new screen, where you can browse all the crafting recipes. The recipe images and descriptions are generated automatically from the same data file that the game uses, so Recipaedia requires no maintenance at all. It updates itself automatically, and is always up to date.

The plan is to send the Alpha 1.1 update for certification today. If this happens, you should be able to get it somewhere around the middle of next week.

12 Comments

  1. Posted November 25, 2011 at 10:51 | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks for your job Kaalus ;)

  2. Basti
    Posted November 25, 2011 at 10:58 | Permalink | Reply

    Thank you Kaalus! It’s incredible how quick you implement new features and community feedback :)

  3. skyze9kyze
    Posted November 25, 2011 at 11:04 | Permalink | Reply

    Wow Kaalus, you’re actually so amazing. I love to see Dev Blogs that are updated as frequently as you do yours. I love that you read all the feedback and take it on board, and fix things and do things people who play your game want! You’re doing an incredible job buddy, keep up the amazing work.

  4. Posted November 25, 2011 at 15:56 | Permalink | Reply

    cheers for all the work. Really enjoying the game

  5. IM0001
    Posted November 25, 2011 at 16:33 | Permalink | Reply

    Hehehe I wonder if you realize the monster you have unleashed on the masses… It will continue to grow and feed on your time, alas it does reward you with a $ incentive so it is not all bad. ;)

  6. jriot10
    Posted November 25, 2011 at 17:05 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus is going to be very rich someday…

  7. LUCKYSHOT52
    Posted November 25, 2011 at 17:57 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey did any one notice the stick figure on the HUD last post? Does anyone no what it is

    • Posted November 25, 2011 at 18:16 | Permalink | Reply

      This is where you can sleep and kill yourself if you are stuck. Eventually you will also be able to wear some clothing, but this is not implemented yet. Btw. I’m preparing the update for Microsoft now, and of course I immediately found a bug. With autojump. When in water, autojump can sometimes make you jump hundreds of feet into the air and kill you in the process. Need to fix that…

      • jriot10
        Posted November 25, 2011 at 19:12 | Permalink | Reply

        You should keep that bug thats awesome!!!! So there will be no beds? You’ll just lie on the floor or something?

      • LUCKYSHOT52
        Posted November 25, 2011 at 23:14 | Permalink | Reply

        Thx for responding!

  8. Posted November 25, 2011 at 19:06 | Permalink | Reply

    Bought your game today, just amazing, looking forward for this update, because without lamps it’s very difficult at night ;)

    So basically, what comes in the next update? Will there be the lamps and all? :)

    • Posted November 25, 2011 at 23:41 | Permalink | Reply

      You can builds a lamp with 1 coal and 1 planks :)

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