Play style poll

The results of Facebook play style poll so far are:

61%  Survival In A Hostile Environment

29%  Pure Building And Construction

10%  Making And Playing Adventure Maps

If you don’t agree with these results you can still click on the link above and vote.

There’s a lot more people wanting the survival bits than I thought. I was sure pure building and construction will win. Anyway it’s all good, because survival would be my choice as well :-)

What I loved the most in Minecraft was the feeling of fear when I was cowering in my puny shelter at night and hearing footsteps and moans of the mobs outside. It’s a shame it ended so quickly, after just a couple of Minecraft days you were completely safe in your fortress and game degenerated into building for the sake of building.

One of my goals when I started working on Survivalcraft was to fix this, and I must admit I haven’t succeed so far. There is not much survival in Survivalcraft yet, but this should change as more updates are released. A lot of groundwork has been laid already.

The long term idea is to create danger in the world while at the same time adding mechanics (such as hunger) that force you to go exploring the world, despite the danger.

 

 

48 Comments

  1. pippyo03
    Posted May 28, 2012 at 19:20 | Permalink | Reply

    I definitely think that survival would be the main priority but don’t just ditch the building aspect with creative Mode. Because some cool feature that some people could make some really neat things with creative would be very useful in survival to.

  2. momo6913
    Posted May 28, 2012 at 21:43 | Permalink | Reply

    In fact kaalus, if you want to create a survival game, you need to create an history, an scenario!
    Because all the update you will do are superficial if there arent a conductor , i tell you this because i work for ubisoft and i know how to make an survival game..
    You need a quest , but an infinitely quest, like WoW , at all update, a new element of the quest, and more capacities for the player who he can increase them :) cheers!

  3. ScSarth99
    Posted May 28, 2012 at 23:34 | Permalink | Reply

    Could you also make a vertical black slab to imitate a tv plz I would need it alot for my modern city map ^_^

  4. bob
    Posted May 29, 2012 at 00:19 | Permalink | Reply

    I think you should add rain and when you add hunger
    You should make it so after 5 game days you die from starvation.also add more weapons and a way to view your character after you ate done with dangerous creatures.

    • bob
      Posted May 29, 2012 at 02:58 | Permalink | Reply

      *are done

    • 420lifestile
      Posted May 30, 2012 at 06:36 | Permalink | Reply

      Not so long and you die that’s kinda dumb, just saying

  5. Jriot10
    Posted May 29, 2012 at 01:07 | Permalink | Reply

    Well if you want to make it where survivalcraft isn’t a whole survival aspect for a couple days and then it turns into a building mode type of game just make creatures that get stronger and can break down walls so you have to keep on building and creating bigger defenses

    • bob
      Posted May 29, 2012 at 03:15 | Permalink | Reply

      I prefer a mixture between survival and building. I don’t think that anything should break something you build but as kaalus said you should be forced to leave the safety of your shelter and go in to the dangerous world to get supplies or food. Also kaalus some more ideas are to make some of the animals.a little more realistic. For example normally a boat would run away from you. I think it should only atack you 50% of the time. Also maybe not in 1.12 but can you make the tools 3d like in minecraft. In many ways the quality of this game is better than mincraft but the tools are the only things that don’t look so great. Also I’m really looking forward to 1.12 and I’m hoping to find out what the dangerous creatures will be soon I’m very curious.

      • bob
        Posted May 29, 2012 at 03:16 | Permalink | Reply

        Sorry that comment was so long lol.

      • pippyo03
        Posted May 29, 2012 at 03:48 | Permalink | Reply

        a boat would run away from you?

      • bob
        Posted May 29, 2012 at 03:51 | Permalink | Reply

        I meant boar lol I’m typing on a phone:)

  6. frank
    Posted May 29, 2012 at 03:54 | Permalink | Reply

    Thee is a bug in the game with fire. If you accidentally set a block of a wooden building on fire and put it out the fire starts up again and you.practically have to drown the entire building in order to stop it from starting up again. Also if you fill a copper tub with hot lava in a wooden building it sets on fire even if the lava doesn’t touch the wood.

  7. Hunter
    Posted May 29, 2012 at 04:08 | Permalink | Reply

    A few things, one why not create a placable mob spawner for adventure modes, and can be used (simalarly to minecraft) in a dungeon feature. Two why not institute a sort of 5th day system where every 5 days special extremely dangerous mobs. Some that would even make a creeper look like a kitten. Consider having something that actaully activelly hunts the player and will attack the buildings. Consider having the ship from the beginning come to finish “the job”. The ship will land and spawn a group of enemies (pirates soldiers perhaps a special assasin.) along with the special mobs that spawn the ship will before and during the attack fire cannonballs that will break open the players defenses. The cannon balls shouldn’t damage the player much but instead throw them around. This would create havoc during attacks. The attackers can start off as less strong characters and slowly get stronger. To bring a story to the game like momo the pirates can drop notes, that will tell a story. You can possibly make the ship a enterable building that will have prisoners on board that can be freed and they will assist and protect you from the invaders. Than they become passive and possibly farm and hunt for you. This might sound like alot but it can be done in small pieces. First update the ship comes back and spawns simple attackers, possibly increasing how many each time it happens. Next update have the ship shoot the cannonballs. Then have the next update have several improvements to the ai and introduce the note story. You probably understand how the rest goes. Its alot of work but I’m confident kallus can do this, and kallus if you read this just want to let you know your great. The game is great but as you can see from my list of suggestions you can still make it even better. Keep up the great work!

  8. GIG
    Posted May 29, 2012 at 10:11 | Permalink | Reply

    Could you add music and sounds of environment (cave, grassland, forest etc.)? It would make feel like in real world, not in sandbox.

    • Posted May 29, 2012 at 11:36 | Permalink | Reply

      I was planning to add more ambient sounds, but then with the bug in 1.11 I discovered that a lot of people disable sounds anyway so it’s now lower priority :-)

      But yes, I agree this should make a huge difference to those who keep the sound on. With the new creatures the sound is quite important, so having it muted will detract from the experience.

      • Posted May 29, 2012 at 13:18 | Permalink | Reply

        I have a feeling wolves are coming :)

      • momo6913
        Posted May 29, 2012 at 17:12 | Permalink | Reply

        me too omega :D

      • 420lifestile
        Posted May 29, 2012 at 18:47 | Permalink | Reply

        I think like zombies or something close

      • bilpocalypse
        Posted May 30, 2012 at 18:45 | Permalink | Reply

        I doubt it’s zombies. Kaalus is going for realistic mobs, not fantasy.

  9. frank
    Posted May 29, 2012 at 21:04 | Permalink | Reply

    When do you think you will be ready to show us the dangerous creatures?

  10. bob
    Posted May 29, 2012 at 21:14 | Permalink | Reply

    Maybe in 1.13 you can add sickness so you have to go get certain plants to make medicine(on a new thing like maybe a potion table or something) and when you are sick there can be different types like sometimes you will have less health, sometimes hit and mine slower,and maybe sometimes the screen will be a little red.

    • 420lifestile
      Posted May 29, 2012 at 22:04 | Permalink | Reply

      I don’t think that would be very fun, survival and building are

      • bob
        Posted May 29, 2012 at 22:31 | Permalink | Reply

        Sickness is part of survival and like kaalus said you would be forced to go out into the dangerous world to get medicine. And you wouldn’t.get sick often.

    • pippyo03
      Posted May 29, 2012 at 22:30 | Permalink | Reply

      I think that’s would be cool. It would give it more of a real life feel for a hostile survival game. But there my be ways you get sick like if you ate some bacon that came from a sick bull.

      • 420lifestile
        Posted May 30, 2012 at 16:04 | Permalink | Reply

        Get sick if you eat raw meat

      • bilpocalypse
        Posted May 30, 2012 at 18:48 | Permalink | Reply

        We need steak. Getting bacon from a bull doesn’t seem right. However, what if we eat it raw and get sick that way.

  11. cow
    Posted May 29, 2012 at 21:20 | Permalink | Reply

    If you ever do add a little story to it you should make it so the you were shipwrecked on is America and it take place far before Christopher columbus

  12. catz rule
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 03:55 | Permalink | Reply

    Umm… Kallus could you make more biomes and better trees? I mean like giant trees and small trees and maybe cooler mountains. Also I would absoultuly love it if you could add cats and help me with downloading texture packs.

  13. catz rule
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 03:59 | Permalink | Reply

    kalluswhenever i click on the texture pack strange numbers apper

    • Sir Knight
      Posted May 30, 2012 at 12:11 | Permalink | Reply

      You have to do it on a computer. Save the file, upload to DROPBOX, and link your DB account to the game, it will not work if you try to do it on the phone. Hope this is useful to your problem.

  14. bob
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 20:19 | Permalink | Reply

    I think the dangerous creature will be a coyote or a pack of wolves

  15. catz rule
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 21:33 | Permalink | Reply

    COuld you start from the very begining once i have the drop box thing open and can acces it from my phone?

    • Sir Knight
      Posted May 30, 2012 at 23:00 | Permalink | Reply

      I. Find a texture pack.
      II. Left click. SAVE IMAGE (FILE).
      III. Access Dropbox. Find the upload option and browse to select the texture pack.
      IV. Start Survivalcraft on your phone. Select the Dropbox option.
      V. Enable access through the Dropbox website, if necessary.
      VI. (if step 5 was not skipped: return to Survivalcraft.)
      VII. Find the file on the Dropbox tab, and download.
      VIII. go to options, enable the desired texture pack.
      IX. RESTART Survivalcraft.
      X. Enjoy.

  16. HDpower
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 22:28 | Permalink | Reply

    in 1.13 can you focus on the charcter more. Such as a way to view him, skins, armor,and weapons. Can’t wait for 1.12:)

  17. DUCKZUES
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 00:19 | Permalink | Reply

    Survival then cool things…

  18. keat
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 00:25 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey we need some sort of transportation and i cant speak for everyone but i would really like track and minecarts i hope everyone els sees this as important!!

  19. CATZ RULE!!!
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 03:35 | Permalink | Reply

    Wait for step one do you just click on the picture? could i go to older posts and click on thte picture kaalus put up?

  20. CATZ RULE!!!
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 03:49 | Permalink | Reply

    thanks but could you be more specific like word to word or like i never started.

  21. CATZ RULE!!!
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 03:52 | Permalink | Reply

    i cant do step one. i’m i cumputer failure

  22. CATZ RULE!!!
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 03:57 | Permalink | Reply

    when i make dropbox conected to survivalraft and then leave it says i need to log into dropbox! its a darncircle of logging in.
    7:56 PM

    • Sir Knight
      Posted May 31, 2012 at 14:56 | Permalink | Reply

      Ah, the texture pack itself is merely a image, it is saved as you would any other image. Left click it, and click the “save image” option. You can find texture packs on the forum, near the bottom right corner there are some links to the pages with the links to the pack proper. As to the login problem, leave the page open when you go to back to survivalcraft, that works for me. If that fails, well, I strongly suggest that you should post the problem, in detail, in the forum, you’ll have more help that way.

  23. CATZ RULE!!!
    Posted June 3, 2012 at 03:24 | Permalink | Reply

    THANKZ DO U HAVE ANY GOOD RECOMENDATIONS FOR TXTURE PACKS AND HAS ANYONE CHANGED THE ANIMALS?

    • kevin m
      Posted June 27, 2012 at 21:23 | Permalink | Reply

      I don’t think animal textures are changeable

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