1.18 published for Android

I’ve pulled the trigger on 1.18 for Android. It should appear on Google Play within a couple of hours. Sadly Windows Phone version is still in certification. This is my fault, I should have stopped adding features sooner. These red eyes took longer than expected to put in…

While testing the Android version I discovered a bug with the precipitation system in 1.18. When you go in and out of a deep cave while it starts or stops raining, at some point the rain may get stuck in certain locations. Quitting and reloading the world will repair it. I fixed this bug for Android today. WP7 will get this fix in 1.19. This fix is the only difference between Android and WP7 builds of 1.18.

Looking ahead, I’ve started preliminary work on a large feature for 1.19. Because it’s large, it may take some time before I’ll be able to show anything. 75% of it has been planned beforehand, so maybe it will go smoothly, not like all the other stuff :-)

Happy Halloween!


  1. Cooperdan
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 23:08 | Permalink | Reply

    Oooh, can’t wait for 1.19 already :)

  2. epicdriv
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 23:19 | Permalink | Reply

    Oh my god its multiplayer (in my dreams)
    Can’t wait kaalus
    Hate m$ have to wait so bloody long -_-

  3. jriot10
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 23:33 | Permalink | Reply

    FINALLY! Electric currents!!!!! I know this because he has said that he has planned for electric currents before!!!! :D

    • SquiggyKTA
      Posted October 31, 2012 at 02:54 | Permalink | Reply

      Let’s hope thats what it is, and that with it will come lightning rods because come 1.18 I know quite a bit of people including myself will be refraining from playing certain worlds.

    • hdjdj
      Posted December 14, 2012 at 03:12 | Permalink | Reply

      how do you get 1.19

  4. brian t
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 00:08 | Permalink | Reply

    Bit behind on my pages but re thunderstorms kaalus posted this some pages back…..”Be afraid o ye with wooden roofs!

    When I get to electic circuits I’ll probably add lightning rods :-)”
    So Electrical conductors, insulators and then surge arrestors or Lightning arrestors may be the next large Addition. If he’s gonna get us power from lightning. capacitor’s may also be an addition. (Watch them roof’s)

  5. brian t
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 00:26 | Permalink | Reply

    I must admit i would prefer him to give us power re wind and water generation, water wheel’s and wind turbines are less destructive than lightning and very less complicated than trying to harness power from a source that usally emitts over a million volts, but then in a game that’s not so important. In real life it can be done but the forces of lightning are very unpredictable and very distructive. They can literaly destroy conductor’s and insulators.

    • corey
      Posted October 31, 2012 at 00:47 | Permalink | Reply

      On my lumia 710 SC Is saying there is an update available….when i checked the marketplace it did not have an update.What happend????

      • brian t
        Posted October 31, 2012 at 00:59 | Permalink | Reply

        just looked and my lumia is also showing update on SC Site, Updates on market place….none for SC…searched maualy SC found but still 1.17…..and back to Market place updates no change. this must be a glitch re the Android Update that probably is ready but not for windows.. if that makes sense thought it was a bit quick..

        • Posted October 31, 2012 at 01:00 | Permalink

          It’s my bad. I forgot there is a common message for Android/WP7. Message is now updated to be more sensible, should download to your phones in a few hours.

  6. mason
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 01:17 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey kaalus, thinks for making this app. This is the best app on the google play store. I am very happy that you sent the update because i
    love halloween and once you said there will be pumpkins and jack o lanterns, i went crazy lol. Rain plus pumpkins and jack o lanterns plus werewolves plus night time equals a very scary haunted house lol

    Anyways thanks for making this game and i hope you will continue making updates for this game :-)


  7. brian t
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 01:24 | Permalink | Reply

    It’s going to be a common message. But even though you submitted to microsoft earlier than Google Play it’s about how quick the game is updated to Android than WP7 that’s not your fault.. may underline how slow microsoft are at updating your game. Huge Well Done and can’t wait.

  8. Chris Gibson
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 02:12 | Permalink | Reply

    How long will it take for it to come out on windows phone. Sorry I am becoming very restless

    • mason
      Posted October 31, 2012 at 02:33 | Permalink | Reply

      Im guessing an hour or two.

    • Posted October 31, 2012 at 20:59 | Permalink | Reply

      Don’t know. Up to Microsoft. All they say is “Processing Certification”. May be a day or two.

  9. jriot10
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 03:04 | Permalink | Reply

    I don’t think it is a very good idea for ligthning rods to be the only source of energy since it is not conitnously stormy.

  10. Sergey Starostin
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 04:09 | Permalink | Reply


  11. bany
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 06:56 | Permalink | Reply

    I can not update. :-[. Make an updater fo survivalcraft.

  12. mason
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 10:12 | Permalink | Reply

    It wont let me update to

  13. mason
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 10:34 | Permalink | Reply

    Nevermind, it let me update

    • brian t
      Posted October 31, 2012 at 11:31 | Permalink | Reply

      You lucky androids…… Any WP7 got it yet you may need to post your device name.

  14. wade
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 12:39 | Permalink | Reply

    I hope it is electricity. The thought of running a power grid thru my city is exciting haha

  15. max samuels
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 14:21 | Permalink | Reply

    I like the electricity idea, would be great for my underwater base.

  16. Brian
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 17:35 | Permalink | Reply

    I so want to enjoy this game but on my Sony xperia play it just closed after a minute or two of play time plz fix this :-)

    • Posted October 31, 2012 at 17:42 | Permalink | Reply

      Hi Brian. Could you install CatLog from the play store and email me the log you get when the game closes on xperia? I don’t have xperia device currently to test it myself.

      • jack
        Posted November 1, 2012 at 05:23 | Permalink | Reply

        My xperia minipro run great. Yay !!!

  17. Matthew
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 18:03 | Permalink | Reply

    the update it rocks I love this game better the pe now and there is so much more

    And dont have to start new world for pumpkins some spawned next to my house which is amazing::D

    Thanks kaalus :)

    • brian t
      Posted October 31, 2012 at 19:23 | Permalink | Reply

      Is your middle name Hagrid?

  18. Posted October 31, 2012 at 18:36 | Permalink | Reply

    its so elecitric circuits

  19. Collin
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 19:58 | Permalink | Reply

    Ugh! I’m going to be getting an Android soon and switching from my Windows Phone to that. Now I will have to buy this app again, but 3 times more expensive then when I first bought it.

    • Posted October 31, 2012 at 20:57 | Permalink | Reply

      Why not get a Windows Phone 8 and not have to buy it again?

      • max samuels
        Posted October 31, 2012 at 21:05 | Permalink | Reply

        Yea WP8 IS going to become big soon, alot of people are saying it.

      • mason
        Posted October 31, 2012 at 21:06 | Permalink | Reply

        Kaalus, i love the new update! Thank you so much!


        Does thunder have a high setting? If so, how do i put the thunder or lightning on the highest setting?

        • Posted October 31, 2012 at 21:17 | Permalink


          It’s great that you like it. If you haven’t done so yet, please rate it in the marketplace :-)

          There is no thunder setting. Weather is generated randomly.

          cheers, Kaalus

  20. Brad
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 21:22 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey, I love this game and have been playing it from the release day, I recently changed from wp and got a galaxy s3 and only have one complaint, when I exit the game and then try to open again from multi tasking, I only get a black screen and nothing happens, eventually it says it’s not responding and I have to close it, is this on my side or a bug in the game?

    • Posted October 31, 2012 at 21:29 | Permalink | Reply

      Hi Brad. It may be a bug, I don’t have a Galaxy S3 to test it with yet.

  21. brian t
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 22:47 | Permalink | Reply

    Just completed a survey re windows phone’s …added the fact that google play update within a few hours and microsoft take between 5 and 7 days. Don’t think it will ever speed updates up but i noted that some info re an expected time of update on their site may be very helpful. Save us keep looking every five minutes anyway.

    • brian t
      Posted November 1, 2012 at 01:12 | Permalink | Reply

      I know the big thing 2 is gonna take some work but is there any chance we may see another melee weapon like a Blowpipe with poisened darts. I know many have asked for so this is not a new idea but maybe a weapon you could use from a distance.

      • abuur
        Posted November 1, 2012 at 02:33 | Permalink | Reply

        A weapon that you use from distance is not melee

        • brian t
          Posted November 1, 2012 at 17:07 | Permalink

          Sorry should have put non melee weapon…sorry looks like I’ve just got 1.18 yahooow

  22. Duxk
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 23:34 | Permalink | Reply

    If you could throw a bow into the next update that’d be great too

  23. Chris Gibson
    Posted November 1, 2012 at 03:01 | Permalink | Reply

    Any idea on when the update will be out for windows phone?

  24. Sergey Starostin
    Posted November 1, 2012 at 06:22 | Permalink | Reply

    Hmmm , too much rain . Every day ….. Fix it please=)

  25. Iceking91
    Posted November 1, 2012 at 15:51 | Permalink | Reply

    I found a bug, i am using galaxy s2 and my brother has htc sensation, we both have noticed it, when i play the game and recive a phone call, the screen goes black or white and does not come back in game, i can hear sound and move,dig and plave block and everything else but i cant see it its just black or sometimes white, i have to restart the app to make it go away, this does not happen every time i recive a phone call but happens like 90% of the times..

    also great update, i love it, and if this game was 15$ i would still buy it.. tnx for everything

  26. max samuels
    Posted November 1, 2012 at 16:08 | Permalink | Reply

    Got the update!!! (for WP)

  27. chris byrd
    Posted November 1, 2012 at 23:04 | Permalink | Reply

    U should add beds so we can skip night time!

    • Sergey Starostin
      Posted November 2, 2012 at 05:10 | Permalink | Reply

      You can skip night time! Sorry , my English very bad and i don’t tell you =(

    • Posted November 2, 2012 at 10:18 | Permalink | Reply

      You don’t need bed to sleep in the game. You need a sheltered place and soft ground. Also see the FAQ.

  28. max samuels
    Posted November 2, 2012 at 01:58 | Permalink | Reply

    I may have a complaint, though it’s not a bug.
    The water freezing works great, too great.i have a underwater base and The water above the base freezes. This makes it hard to do external maintenance, do to the currents that form underneath objects in water in the game.
    Any chance kallus could find a way to fix this or at least a way to keep the ice from forming above.

    • max samuels
      Posted November 2, 2012 at 02:35 | Permalink | Reply

      Perhaps torches and lamps could melt ice in the next update

  29. nonickname69
    Posted November 3, 2012 at 08:51 | Permalink | Reply

    Yay! More than 5000 downloads on google play :).
    Game is popular :D
    Congratz Kaalus.
    Oh and add tribals in next update. We need mobs with long distance weapon.

  30. meksyk
    Posted November 3, 2012 at 21:07 | Permalink | Reply

    kallus when you optimize game

  31. AquerPL
    Posted November 3, 2012 at 22:15 | Permalink | Reply

    That game is awsome! I love this game and I thing that game is better than Minecraft,because that game has no hungry and exp.
    Multiplayer ,boats,better audio,more mobs and skins -pls make first multiplayer.

  32. Ethan R
    Posted November 4, 2012 at 15:43 | Permalink | Reply

    I just noticed yesterday, but I was near a colder part of the world and noticed that the ocean has completely frozen over for a really really long distance, will it spread and freeze the water near the warmer parts or no?

  33. Posted November 23, 2012 at 23:00 | Permalink | Reply

    Don’t u guys think so many more people will purchase the game if they added pree made village seeds and the ability to ride the animals and also the ability for people to join u and to join different types of survers like hunger games and stuff and also the ability to join other peoples survers that aren’t in the same wifi repley agree idf u want them to do this

    • shyanne
      Posted November 27, 2012 at 00:43 | Permalink | Reply

      That’s actually a very good idea.

    • Colin
      Posted January 2, 2013 at 01:15 | Permalink | Reply

      Your grammar hurts my eyes.

  34. shyanne
    Posted November 25, 2012 at 22:28 | Permalink | Reply

    Could some one make it so you could befriend wolves like in minecraft.Ya know you give them a bone,they follow you around and protect you.

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