Alpha 1.2 is out!

I’ve just got an email from Microsoft. I can’t see it in the marketplace yet, but it should appear there soon. Have fun! And report all bugs on the forums.

In the meantime, I’m working on the surprise feature. It has something to do with fire :-)



  1. leonidas
    Posted December 15, 2011 at 22:33 | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks Kaalus your the greatest dev ever(:

  2. Basti
    Posted December 15, 2011 at 22:36 | Permalink | Reply

    Nice!!! I’m frequenlty checking the marketplace for that.
    Surprise!!!!!!! Sounds like a….furnace :) Or a flamethrower ;) both would be awesome!

    Posted December 15, 2011 at 22:44 | Permalink | Reply

    TNT maybe?=D

  4. jriot10
    Posted December 15, 2011 at 23:02 | Permalink | Reply

    I think it would be something that makes fire like flint and steel in minecraft

  5. borderal
    Posted December 15, 2011 at 23:04 | Permalink | Reply

    flint and steel, tnt (that would make game too slow), or furnace…constantly checking marketplace…dont work during vacation,.. we dont need this many updates… take a break..a week or 2 isnt long

  6. Basti
    Posted December 15, 2011 at 23:10 | Permalink | Reply

    Cooking! Yeah Kaalus, take a break and give us some time to build up some cool stuff in your game :)
    Just imagine next christmas…when multiplayer is up and the community is crafting giant christmas presents for you ;)

  7. hypernova
    Posted December 15, 2011 at 23:25 | Permalink | Reply

    I’m gunna say it camp fire of some description makes sense since we will have mobs soon

  8. Posted December 16, 2011 at 00:29 | Permalink | Reply

    Hmmm.. maybe lava? =D

  9. reebs (you)
    Posted December 16, 2011 at 01:12 | Permalink | Reply

    Still can’t get it… The suspense!

    • reebs (you)
      Posted December 16, 2011 at 01:29 | Permalink | Reply

      by the way, I just submitted a review for SC in the marketplace in which I explained the impact the community was having on the development of this game. At the end of which, i (what i thought was cleverly) used the phrase “im a wp7, and survivalcraft was my idea”.

      Take it or leave it :)

      • LUCKYSHOT52
        Posted December 16, 2011 at 03:16 | Permalink | Reply

        No offense but ur name on the forums needs to be changed its very annoying to see the latest post by someone with the name “you”

      • borderal
        Posted December 16, 2011 at 03:38 | Permalink | Reply

        Ohhhh, yes yes very clever *sarcasm haha

  10. Daniel Jackson
    Posted December 16, 2011 at 02:25 | Permalink | Reply

    Awesome news Kaalus. I frequently keep checking for the update as well. No update yet but I’m sure it will be soon unless Microsoft has to refresh the servers or somthing, IDK how that works. I like surprises and we’ve had many surprises so far.

    Thanks again Kaalus

    • kenkesey8
      Posted December 16, 2011 at 06:21 | Permalink | Reply

      Fire sounds like a lot of fun. It would really cool, if you could make view distance configurable.I’m looking forward to the 1.2 update, sneaking will make building walls and roofs a LOT easier.

  11. Mitchell
    Posted December 16, 2011 at 04:19 | Permalink | Reply

    HA!! and to think the community is asking you to take a break!??!!!
    I AGREE, hopefully with this next next update with the surprises, u should finish that and then take a nice good long break and let us players play the poop out of the greatest game ever… I’ve been following this site since I first heard of it (which was maybe two or three months ago, something like that… Maybe even more not sure ;-) ) but any ways, it seems like you’ve been working your butt off on this game!! And I am a big fan of it!!!! Good job And keep up the good work…. BUT take some breaks too

  12. Posted December 16, 2011 at 06:07 | Permalink | Reply

    That’s wonderful Kaalus. You should really take a break. Its the holiday season, and everyone deserves a break. And I think that you have pretty much earned that. Anyways, now I’m gonna keep checking the Marketplace like crazy.

    Posted December 16, 2011 at 07:23 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey kaalus . love the game , one of the best minecraft clones ever (even beter than the minecraft pocket edition)
    I do have some suggestions tho :
    1) something needs to be done with the flowers on the floor , eg . dyes / foods etc
    2) wool would be a handy feature and would fit in with the dyes (hopefully you will consider this when making animals such as sheep)
    3) It would be nice to see a creative mode similar to the minecraft version sometime soon , but probably when there is more diversity among blocks
    4) Multiplayer/online sharing . it would be epic if you could include some form of online conectivity even if it is just sharing maps or local play , i noticed in the first release of alpha 1.0 there was a blanked out MULTIPLAYER button which then caused much disapointment when it vannished in 1.1 :(
    5)also i think clothes would be a good idea , or customising character with skins , this is probably not important as you dont get to see yourself beyond the intro , but for multiplayer (if your doing it) it would be a nice finnishing touch

    Thanks for the epic game , your the greatest dev ever
    zELITEzSKILLz :)

  14. mico
    Posted December 16, 2011 at 08:19 | Permalink | Reply

    You should add a function that allows worlds to be pinned to the home screen. That would be cool.

  15. Posted December 16, 2011 at 08:38 | Permalink | Reply

    ITS OUT!!! OMG!!!

  16. Jon
    Posted December 16, 2011 at 08:40 | Permalink | Reply

    Still eagerly awaiting 1.2, market place is 1.1. Great work so far Kaalus! keep it up, and great choice on the animal focus for the next update. Can’t wait to go hunting!

    • Jon
      Posted December 16, 2011 at 09:43 | Permalink | Reply

      Just found the update in the app store! :)

  17. Posted December 16, 2011 at 10:08 | Permalink | Reply


    I have the update, I have one suggestion for the sneak option.
    It would be more intuitive if:
    1. if you tap the sneak button, it will stay on sneak mode.
    2. if you keep pressing the button for a longer time it will sneak while pressing the button, but if you let go of the button it should be back to normal.

    This way if you want to sneak for a few blocks, you can keep hold of the sneak button without tapping two times, if you want to sneak for a longer time you tap on sneak, and it will sneak till you tap it again.

    Do others agree?

  18. cruux
    Posted December 16, 2011 at 10:37 | Permalink | Reply

    A torch that burns while holding it in your hand? :)

    • kenkesey8
      Posted December 16, 2011 at 13:10 | Permalink | Reply

      @andrewbay yes, that is a very good idea. However, I luv the sneeking mode in its current version. Good job, the update is AMAZING! Keep up the good work kaalus.

  19. mangatank
    Posted December 16, 2011 at 11:30 | Permalink | Reply

    I’ve been waiting for this update before really devoting time to this game.

    I’ve already got quite a large wooden castle to sleep in, but now I’ve driven a series of long sand causeway across the landscape to join up the various mine workings I plan to open in the next couple of days. I’ve given them high walls and occasional gates to the sides, as well as torches to allow 24 hour access! Once I get the stone works under way, I think I’ll develop a paved road network to link the various mountains and forests.

    I can see this becoming a real drain on my battery!

  20. reebs (you)
    Posted December 16, 2011 at 14:38 | Permalink | Reply

    Still can’t get the update on my HTC trophy

  21. IM0001
    Posted December 16, 2011 at 14:57 | Permalink | Reply

    Well today is an even better day since Survivalcraft is one of the Featured games in the games section. Prepare for an influx of new blood. ;)

  22. Burnageman
    Posted December 16, 2011 at 16:47 | Permalink | Reply

    Some of the stairs don’t work appropriately for me. It’s as if I get stuck on them, and I have to jump over them to get pass ’em. It depends though because if I put the stairs elsewhere they work fine.

    • Posted December 17, 2011 at 02:25 | Permalink | Reply

      Hi Burnageman. This is already fixed thanks to great bugspotters on the forums figuring out that it only happens near sea level. The fix will be out with Alpha 1.3.

      • PapaDuke
        Posted December 17, 2011 at 02:28 | Permalink | Reply

        It also happened to me about 3 blocks above bedrock…

  23. Christo_x3
    Posted December 16, 2011 at 19:33 | Permalink | Reply

    Still not beiing here for me..
    Optimus 7 in France.

  24. Keith
    Posted December 16, 2011 at 20:23 | Permalink | Reply

    I can’t make the Christmas tree, will someone please help?
    Do you need a specific leaf type?

    • Posted December 16, 2011 at 21:51 | Permalink | Reply

      Oh yes, you definitely want needles not leaves :-)

  25. Posted December 17, 2011 at 01:46 | Permalink | Reply

    I found a bug with the stairs. I had a whole lot of stone bricks I was making into stairs. 40 bricks each, when I dragged the stairs to my inventory they disappeared, all of them disappeared except the last 40 stairs.

    • Posted December 17, 2011 at 02:24 | Permalink | Reply

      Hi nomad7801. Thanks for the bug report. This has already been noticed on the forums and is now fixed. Will be out with the next release.

    • PapaDuke
      Posted December 17, 2011 at 02:27 | Permalink | Reply

      I had the same bug. I thought it just might have been throwing the extras, but no — they were no more…

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