Alpha 1.11 still in certification

I am back, and – an unwelcome surprise – Alpha 1.11 is still sitting in the certification queue at Microsoft! No emails from them either. This is the longest it took from all the updates I have submitted so far. Microsoft must be awash in new apps or in the midst of introducing some marketplace changes. I fired a support ticket to check if everything is all right with the submission.

Anyway, in the meantime I am going to start on 1.12. The next big thing to work on are actively dangerous creatures. They will seek and try to kill the player – to give some much needed boost to the survival aspect of the game. I have some plans, but as usual I want to give them a try before spilling the beans.

45 Comments

  1. fred
    Posted May 13, 2012 at 15:51 | Permalink | Reply

    Lol

  2. Rekhryt
    Posted May 13, 2012 at 16:05 | Permalink | Reply

    Welcome back kaalus, hope you had some nice days :) And thanks for these good news, i’m looking forward to the dangerous creatures, the survival mode really needs them! I’m already curious *___*

    • piggy
      Posted May 13, 2012 at 19:01 | Permalink | Reply

      Add cats first!!!!!!!

      • Tanner
        Posted May 13, 2012 at 20:37 | Permalink | Reply

        You really like cats don’t you…

      • coop
        Posted May 14, 2012 at 04:02 | Permalink | Reply

        Cats can’t hurt you though

  3. borderal
    Posted May 13, 2012 at 16:11 | Permalink | Reply

    Plzzzzz multiplayer

    • JasnSampson
      Posted May 13, 2012 at 16:32 | Permalink | Reply

      Wow, that will be amazing!!!
      =D

  4. momo6913
    Posted May 13, 2012 at 16:12 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey kaalus :) you missed me !
    Every hour I look at marketplace to see if there is the update but nothing ..
    In brief, I hope that you crossed good vacancy and for the monster, make rather an animal, a kind lion or bear not?

  5. Tanner
    Posted May 13, 2012 at 16:14 | Permalink | Reply

    Awwwww man in so excited for the update though…

  6. pippyo03
    Posted May 13, 2012 at 16:54 | Permalink | Reply

    Welcome back!!!!! But after you add this dangerous creature could you add some form of transportation

  7. Posted May 13, 2012 at 17:02 | Permalink | Reply

    hey kaalus, welcome back and i have a question can you make textures for the animals in texturepacks so we can change the textures;)

    • Posted May 13, 2012 at 20:19 | Permalink | Reply

      It can be done, probably eventually I will do it but can’t promise when

      • Posted May 14, 2012 at 00:06 | Permalink | Reply

        Thx, i can wait but ins more question do you get the email i send to you ?

        info at game-pro dot com dot de

      • Posted May 22, 2012 at 15:05 | Permalink | Reply

        thanks :)

  8. fred
    Posted May 13, 2012 at 17:42 | Permalink | Reply

    I am waiting for this epic update.

  9. RainbowDash08
    Posted May 13, 2012 at 17:51 | Permalink | Reply

    Cant wait for 1.12 now. Finnaly i will have a reason to play survival mode.

  10. Jay
    Posted May 13, 2012 at 18:13 | Permalink | Reply

    As I said, my last update to my app was 9 days in cert.

  11. jriot10
    Posted May 13, 2012 at 20:56 | Permalink | Reply

    I heard that microsoft is working on the markeplace and making it more secure and stuff

    • fred
      Posted May 13, 2012 at 21:18 | Permalink | Reply

      That is probably why the update is taking awhile.

  12. Duxk
    Posted May 13, 2012 at 23:13 | Permalink | Reply

    Creatures that spawn underground would be cool.

    Evil giant moles or something. Maybe they could be afraid of light or something.

    • Tanner
      Posted May 14, 2012 at 00:26 | Permalink | Reply

      Yah that would be cool maybe like random vampire caves or fortresses that you can go in and kill or maybe random ware wolfs that are human during the day also zombies would be awesome… We could have bounty hunters and maybe there could be devil spawns where a lot of imp could spawn… Imp are like little devils…

      • Sir Knight
        Posted May 14, 2012 at 03:57 | Permalink | Reply

        Kaalus mentioned he wished it realistic. All these beast are not… Pardon me for relinquishing your hopes…

        • Tanner
          Posted May 14, 2012 at 04:15 | Permalink

          No its ok I’m just trying to get ideas flowing I understand your point and yes it would be better with more realistic enemies maybe my idea would be better for a new game mode or game… I have a mote realistic idea though… What about sasquaches however you spell that from messing with sasquach… Mine craft pocket edition uses zombies but survivalcraft is based on being more realistic… Just something to think about… There could be a mode called apocalypse where you change it on to your game already created and you start where you first spawn and it shows a boat dump some green stuff in the lake and then something pops up saying apocalypse and it turns out there it was a native tribe killed on this place where you where shipped and they turn into zombies… Tell me what you think… At night there spirits reactivate!!!!!!

      • Sir Knight
        Posted May 14, 2012 at 03:58 | Permalink | Reply

        Perhaps a wolf, or a bear. Or some large feline…

      • coop
        Posted May 14, 2012 at 04:05 | Permalink | Reply

        Its called a myth, those are “realistic”

    • CATZ RULE
      Posted May 14, 2012 at 15:37 | Permalink | Reply

      i think some other people might like tannners idea

  13. bob
    Posted May 14, 2012 at 01:28 | Permalink | Reply

    At night you should add mummies goblins and some dangerous animals you can consider are elephants panthers and bears

    • bob
      Posted May 14, 2012 at 03:18 | Permalink | Reply

      At night add mummies and goblins. Also some dangerous animals to consider are panthers elephants and bears

      • keaton
        Posted May 14, 2012 at 11:17 | Permalink | Reply

        I definatly think we need dangerous creatures as challenging mode isnt really challenging but this game is in desperate need of transportation it just takes to long to get to the places you need to go witch i think alot of the survivalcraft community would agree with! :-D

      • dova
        Posted May 14, 2012 at 14:02 | Permalink | Reply

        I never heard of an elephant attacking at without provoked

        • Tanner
          Posted May 14, 2012 at 14:15 | Permalink

          He is right I think mice would be a more realistic choice because move are the ones who terrify elephants… But not really mice don’t even scare me in real life… But they could be dangerous…

  14. Posted May 14, 2012 at 14:33 | Permalink | Reply

    Elephants can be -very- dangerous and sometimes need no more provocation than the wrong person/animal just being too close. Plus, there are some that like to crash villages and find their alcohol stores and get drunk and destroy stuff.

    • Tanner
      Posted May 14, 2012 at 14:35 | Permalink | Reply

      The only time I heard of an elephant getting drunk was south park… But I will look it up…

  15. jriot10
    Posted May 14, 2012 at 16:54 | Permalink | Reply

    I think that there should be wolves as passive creatures as in minecraft and u should be able to have them as pets. then creatures that seek you out should be vultures(air) , alligators (water), tigers(land), spiders (underground).

    A comment I would like to make though is that it is really hard to stay on te realistic side of things while making the game fun and interesting it would be better if there were creatures like in minecraft that come out in night and in caves

  16. bilpocalypse
    Posted May 14, 2012 at 19:19 | Permalink | Reply

    Since we are getting some aggressive mobs now, what are the odds of us getting some new weapons to fight them. I have mastered the spears, but I’d like some variety in that department. Maybe a knife and a sling for throwing stones.

  17. Sir Knight
    Posted May 14, 2012 at 19:38 | Permalink | Reply

    Perhaps prehistoric animals, that way it would be entertaining without being completely fantasy-based. Prehistoric as in “Ice Age”, not “Jurassic park” prehistoric. For underground, I would consider adding a swarm of bats…

  18. jriot10
    Posted May 14, 2012 at 20:25 | Permalink | Reply

    I’ve been getting too many updates recently…

  19. bob
    Posted May 14, 2012 at 20:54 | Permalink | Reply

    Another suggesten is that there could be natives on the land who don’t want to in their territory so they try and kill you and send animals to kill you.

    • Posted May 15, 2012 at 01:20 | Permalink | Reply

      Oooh, I like this one. I mean, it lends a sinister edge to your gameplay but it’s so very realistic. So many modern societies were built on the bones of the indigenous people.

    • NJ
      Posted May 15, 2012 at 07:29 | Permalink | Reply

      That sounds like the best idea for keeping it realistic, instead of meat they could drop random items like spears or metal

  20. bob
    Posted May 14, 2012 at 20:56 | Permalink | Reply

    Wow I spelled suggestion wrong lol

  21. Kim Akpan
    Posted May 14, 2012 at 22:49 | Permalink | Reply

    Add armor or clothing and give a way to see your character

    • Tanner
      Posted May 15, 2012 at 02:15 | Permalink | Reply

      Love kind idea yes yes yes…

  22. POESIDON
    Posted May 15, 2012 at 00:05 | Permalink | Reply

    i think you should add a mode were you chose a godly parent (poesidon ext.) and wich ever godly parent you choose you could have theire powers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    aLSO ADD CATZ!!!!!! or a bigfoot

  23. ScSarth99
    Posted May 17, 2012 at 00:43 | Permalink | Reply

    Make sure when you make creeps she that you include spawners so that players may mess about with creeps

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