Alpha 1.4 in the marketplace!

Good news! It seems that Alpha 1.4 has hit the marketplace. It took 6 days, which is pretty good considering there was New Year in the way. I got the email from Microsoft about 7 hours ago, which means it should likely be available to everyone by the end of the day or so.

This version, apart from having the new file format that should speed up loading of large worlds, will also allow you to craft bricks from clay. Clay is mostly found underwater in some lakes, which is nice, because it is different from how other minerals are found, and gives more variety to the game.

Bricks are also unlike any other building material. They allow you to dismantle objects you created from them back into the constituting bricks. No to mention they are also perfect for throwing around for fun :-) If only there were creatures around that could become even better…

Speaking of creatures, I am making good progress there, but there is nothing to show just yet. Lately I was spending a lot of time refactoring the locomotion/animation code, which was overly player-centric.

19 Comments

  1. jriot10
    Posted January 6, 2012 at 14:00 | Permalink | Reply

    My world now runs so much faster with absolutely no lag!!! I already found clay right away and the i like the new limestone look a lot better.

    • jriot10
      Posted January 6, 2012 at 14:03 | Permalink | Reply

      Oh yah my world is 20 mb

  2. code5
    Posted January 6, 2012 at 19:24 | Permalink | Reply

    Arrrg I see 1.4 in the marketplace but no update notice!!! Isn’t there a way to force wp7 to recheck???

    • jerome
      Posted January 6, 2012 at 20:04 | Permalink | Reply

      the same problem belongs to me..

      • jriot10
        Posted January 6, 2012 at 21:46 | Permalink | Reply

        Open survival craft on marketplace, click the back button and open it again

      • code5
        Posted January 6, 2012 at 23:00 | Permalink | Reply

        well I feel like a dunce lol

      • jriot10
        Posted January 6, 2012 at 23:19 | Permalink | Reply

        Don’t i didn’t know that at first either

  3. the_masteriii
    Posted January 6, 2012 at 20:28 | Permalink | Reply

    Nice update, everything worked fine for me :) But one question: would it be too much work to add sort of a better material than iron before the animals? Because I think Animals will take a while and it would be quite nice to have some new and of course RARE materials to look for.
    Finally I wanted to thank you for all the good work you have done so far! And btw, a donate button on this blog or on the forum(or even on the startscreen of the game?) would be nice, because I think there are quite a lot people who would like to spend more than 3 € on such a good developer you are.

    ~ Master

    • reebs (you)
      Posted January 7, 2012 at 04:45 | Permalink | Reply

      Agreed. +1

  4. jriot10
    Posted January 6, 2012 at 21:47 | Permalink | Reply

    I would spend $10

  5. Portian
    Posted January 7, 2012 at 03:31 | Permalink | Reply

    Hi,
    Love the Game :-D but i got a question though.
    Is it possible to somehow Split up my amount of iron ingots? I need them seperataed but they are in one pile :S is there a way to Split them ?

    • jriot10
      Posted January 7, 2012 at 04:13 | Permalink | Reply

      Hold down your finger on a stack of them and it will turn orange. Then just tap any other empty square or another stack of the same item and they will move.

      • Portian
        Posted January 7, 2012 at 06:34 | Permalink | Reply

        Hah thanks a lot

  6. Blade402860
    Posted January 7, 2012 at 21:50 | Permalink | Reply

    This is an awesome update worlds load much faster now. I can’t wait till you add the animals and eventually weapons and monsters! Great job Kaalus! Also please consider adding a paypal donate button we would all like to give you something more for your hard work!

  7. rrody23
    Posted January 8, 2012 at 03:11 | Permalink | Reply

    If ur going to make animals might as well make a fence to put them in

    • jriot10
      Posted January 8, 2012 at 15:52 | Permalink | Reply

      That’s a good idea so that we can farm!!

  8. nelson
    Posted January 12, 2012 at 23:33 | Permalink | Reply

    i was just wondering on my windows phone the box for crafting materials only has 4 boxes instead of 9 is there a way to fix that

  9. roger
    Posted January 14, 2012 at 16:14 | Permalink | Reply

    This update broke the game for me, cant load old worlds, cant make new ones. Maybe I should have voted for file backup in the poll :(

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