Game modes

The analytics stuff I added some time ago is a wonderful thing. Among all else it shows how many people use each game mode:

By far the most popular mode is Harmless. Because of that I think the next priority thing for me will be adding a proper creative mode. There seems to be demand for it.

World backup and creative mode are my 2 top priority things at the moment, but I’m working on something else anyway – typical me :-(

29 Comments

  1. Motz1995
    Posted February 23, 2012 at 15:11 | Permalink | Reply

    So are you making multiplayer on survivalcraft plz send a email to me plz and thx.

  2. Nikpol22
    Posted February 23, 2012 at 17:45 | Permalink | Reply

    It will be good, if you’ll add creative. I always wanted to build something epic in my Survivalcraft. And I want to know, as Motz1995, are you trying to add multiplayer?

    • reundeadified
      Posted February 23, 2012 at 17:56 | Permalink | Reply

      A better question is, can SC support multiplayer since it is a mobile game?

      • Posted February 23, 2012 at 19:21 | Permalink | Reply

        Multiplayer is planned, but it’s such a massive thing I don’t want to start on it yet. It’s taken Notch many months to add it to Minecraft (and almost made him stop working on Minecraft altogether – read his blog), and it still was buggy like hell.

        From a technical point of view I think phones can support multiplayer, although I know that some phones used to have massive latency issues (>500ms pings due to packet bunding to save battery power) that were supposedly fixed by firmware updates.

      • Nikpol22
        Posted February 23, 2012 at 20:11 | Permalink | Reply

        It took a lot of time, and what? You need to earn money and give people more updates, and if multiplayer will be realised, millions of people will by your game. I think it’s as good as for you, than for us.(I’m sorry if you didn’t understand)

  3. Dave
    Posted February 23, 2012 at 17:55 | Permalink | Reply

    Would be great if you could fit in adding the ability to copy map files out of the phone:-)

    • jriot10
      Posted February 23, 2012 at 22:10 | Permalink | Reply

      That’s what he is working on right now :)

  4. Duxk
    Posted February 23, 2012 at 18:09 | Permalink | Reply

    Creative mode is all fine and dandy.

    but I hope you continue to focus mainly on challenging and continue to add dangers for us to avoid.

    • reundeadified
      Posted February 23, 2012 at 18:11 | Permalink | Reply

      Agreed duxk, I want more survival in my craft

  5. zimzyx
    Posted February 23, 2012 at 18:38 | Permalink | Reply

    I would like to be able to convert my game mode to creative when it comes out. I’ve put too much work into the world I have now.
    btw, great job kaalus!! ;)

    • pippyo03
      Posted February 23, 2012 at 23:36 | Permalink | Reply

      yes!!!!! I’ve worked on mine since 1.0 and I really want to change it but I can’t… Please fix this kaalus

  6. Bilpocalypse
    Posted February 23, 2012 at 19:24 | Permalink | Reply

    I just hope you get the world backup finished by the middle of next month…I plan on upgrading to the new lumia 900 and I do not want to lose my beautiful masterpieces.

  7. Posted February 23, 2012 at 19:37 | Permalink | Reply

    And what about monsters or pets only in Cavern ?

  8. Code5
    Posted February 23, 2012 at 19:38 | Permalink | Reply

    cheers to the 399 people out there who are crazy XD

    in other news i really wish my old world could have been converted to the difficulty i wanted..
    ah well deleted it and started over, and the first thing i noticed was that the caves are Larger, you have to travel Farther to change scenery, and when you find something you find ALOT of it, before i would find a small spot of coal or something and got about 50-80 chunks now it’s like each spot only has about 40 but then there’s probably another spot nearby, found about 300 coal chunks and about 40iron in One Massive cave alone

    …sweet mother jesus…lol

    • reundeadified
      Posted February 23, 2012 at 19:55 | Permalink | Reply

      Just found my first massive underground cavern (no opening to the surface), sooooo much ore its crazy

      • jriot10
        Posted February 23, 2012 at 22:12 | Permalink | Reply

        I found 9 stacks of 40 iron in one cave alone. I am using this cave for an awesome project too.

  9. jriot10
    Posted February 23, 2012 at 22:13 | Permalink | Reply

    I think that most of the reason that there is more harmless mode is because people just wanted to try it out and see how it was after the update came out.
    @Kaalus or anyone else who can answer
    How did you do the analytics stuff? Does the phone send it to you or something?

    • Posted February 26, 2012 at 18:05 | Permalink | Reply

      There are definitely a lot of people who don’t like the idea of being randomly attacked though, that I can guarantee. Kaalus understands that there are 2 different types of players; those that just want to build and those that want to be challenged while they build. He is working to please both sides but it’s kind of a back-and-forth process. Whenever he implements something for the survivors, the creators get more vocal. Whenever he implements something for the creators, the survivors get more vocal. I’ve noticed this since the beginning of the forum community.

  10. norik
    Posted February 23, 2012 at 23:29 | Permalink | Reply

    Could you change, at least for Harmless Mode, the time after which things disappear when one dies? Or give an option in the settings to so so? I have lost a lot of time when I, after a hard day’s work in Survivalcraft, fall to my death in a hole I would need a birds-eye-view to discover otherwise. That would save a lot of frustration. (For Fun, you could place a small cross or tombstone there, saying something like: “Here soandso fell to death or something similar)

  11. Tanner
    Posted February 25, 2012 at 14:57 | Permalink | Reply

    For some reason more world doesn’t generate malachite I spend hours looking for it everyday I’ve found over 600 iron pre bit not one single malachite I’ve seen pictures of it it looks like a block with blue pieces in it. Please fix this new bug in the next update.

    • reundeadified
      Posted February 25, 2012 at 15:42 | Permalink | Reply

      You may just have to go deeper, malachite is primarily found in deep caves near basalt. I thought the same as you until i can across a vein and gathered over 100 malachite

      • Tanner
        Posted February 25, 2012 at 15:44 | Permalink | Reply

        I will try again but I still haven’t found it in any caves with basalt.

    • jriot10
      Posted February 25, 2012 at 15:53 | Permalink | Reply

      I have had the same problem as you tanner. I even went all the way down to basalt and dug and dug but couldn’t find any. I think this has to do with starting a new world when 1.7 came out.

      • reundeadified
        Posted February 25, 2012 at 16:11 | Permalink | Reply

        I should have mentioned that I started a new world. I think if you go to areas of the world you havent edited (dug, built, ECT) you should find a lot more

      • jriot10
        Posted February 25, 2012 at 19:38 | Permalink | Reply

        Yah i’ve searched through hundreds of caves full of basalt and even mined through it but i can’t find any.

  12. Beonebiker
    Posted February 25, 2012 at 16:16 | Permalink | Reply

    Could you enhance the ligth engine for trapdoor and slab because it’s very dark nearby.

    And let us climb stairs in snik mod.

    However really nice job !! ;)

  13. Tanner
    Posted February 26, 2012 at 01:54 | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks I like ked again but still no malachite. :'(:'(:'(:'(. ohh well maybe Kaalus can fix it.

  14. Posted February 26, 2012 at 18:10 | Permalink | Reply

    I enjoy the Harmless Mode Kaalus! Looking forward to Creative Mode. I would like to be able to change the difficulty eventually. Maybe you could add a feature that lets you make your world easier 1 time and make it harder as much as you want. Or something =D. Like, I have 1 world on Harmless that I would like to finish building some more, then I’d like to be able to move it to Challenging. Likewise, I have a Challenging world that I’d like to make Harmless until I’m done building some things. I’m not really into the survival aspect of things and I very much appreciate you taking the time to do some catering to those of us who just like to build.

    For those of you itching for more creatures and whatnot to have to survive, I’m sure he’s got more comin for ya =D. Survivors might be a majority of the players but don’t discount the analytics data showing how many people have it on Harmless mode. We’re a part of this now too! =)

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