On Updates

I noticed some of you are worried about me abandoning the WP7 version. You may have got this impression when I released several Android updates in the last month, but no Windows Phone ones.

You need not worry.

All the Android updates I released since 1.18 were bugfix updates only – no new features were added. The current version on Android is 1.18.5, the .5 suffix denotes it’s a 5th bugfix update. The core is still 1.18. No new stuff.

I had to release these updates to fix the pressing Android issues quickly. And also because I could. No certification delays on Android.

One thing that may resemble a new feature on Android is the ability to use swipe across entire screen for looking  (released in 1.18.2). I did it because of Kindle Fire touch offset issues. Looking was very difficult on Kindles because of this offset, and I could not fix it properly at the time because I did not have the Kindle. Using entire screen for looking partially mitigated this issue. The offset was finally fixed in 1.18.5.

The next feature update will be 1.19. For all platforms. When it’s ready.



  1. Adrian
    Posted November 30, 2012 at 15:56 | Permalink | Reply

    Will you add hunger??? In my opinion, this game would be a lot better with survival parameters, like corporal temperature, hunger, thirst… etc =)

    PD: I love SC, it’s better than MPE =D

  2. Posted November 30, 2012 at 15:59 | Permalink | Reply

    windows phone dont worry.eventually all of us will get the same updates :)

  3. Nathan
    Posted November 30, 2012 at 17:34 | Permalink | Reply

    What a waste of time. WP comprises around 2% of the market. You should release it on Steam for PC and rake in the money

    • Nathan
      Posted November 30, 2012 at 17:43 | Permalink | Reply

      Sorry for being Negative Nathan :(

    • max samuels
      Posted November 30, 2012 at 21:16 | Permalink | Reply

      I’m not sure about that statistic, especially with WP8

  4. craftw4
    Posted November 30, 2012 at 18:20 | Permalink | Reply

    You shut make fire works for new year :)

    • max samuels
      Posted November 30, 2012 at 21:15 | Permalink | Reply

      That sir is brilliant, but probably extremely hard to implement

      • brian t
        Posted November 30, 2012 at 23:24 | Permalink | Reply

        That would be impossible for kaalus to do, there’s no way he could do that. inventing fireworks in this game is impossible, the idea is just too incredible. no way jose’. aint gonna happen. dream on folks he wouldn’t have the time with so much going on …..don’t forget a nice bottle to put them in i guess a bucket of sand may do the trick.

        • brian t
          Posted November 30, 2012 at 23:29 | Permalink

          attaching a small barrel to a stick may just do it. Great idea Craftw4. Love the great idea’s on here they never stop amazing me..

  5. Posted November 30, 2012 at 19:33 | Permalink | Reply

    Bring this Game to the XBOX LIVE INDIE MARKET YOU CAN DETHRONE MINECRAFT I want to be able to use my joystick thats why minecraft is so good

  6. Posted November 30, 2012 at 19:39 | Permalink | Reply

    Bring this Game to the XBOX LIVE INDIE MARKET YOU CAN DETHRONE MINECRAFT I want to be able to use my joystick and being very serious this could make you a millionaire minecraft sold over 4 million you can get one million to try just because of the wires people want better not a copy and survivalcraft is in a class of its own please reply!

    • brian t
      Posted December 1, 2012 at 01:13 | Permalink | Reply

      If Kaalus continues his direction and keeps adding new devices he needs no more advice into becoming a game based around another game that becomes so much better, I believe this game SC has no limits, and one day will be the king of blocky world games, he is so very determined, watch his or this place, emoneydatruth i think you know how much better this simple WP7 game is. and you too are backing the winner like me.

    • jack
      Posted December 2, 2012 at 16:03 | Permalink | Reply

      I dont like kaalus putting SC on the other devices cuzz he will more concentrate on its and not smart phones anymore .. I buy the SC so I can craft where ever I go using phones only .. Tht was the best part..if kaalus make SC on the other devices maybe SC on phones will be forgetted..I dont want it to be like tht .. SC on phones will be hard to be updated n only focus updated SC on Xbox , pc and other devices .. :(

  7. pippyo03
    Posted November 30, 2012 at 22:03 | Permalink | Reply

    Ya the only thing that’s sorta getting me annoyed is that the updates are taking alot longer because of android

    • brian t
      Posted November 30, 2012 at 23:42 | Permalink | Reply

      Time= android updates= more revenue= happy Kaalus= great updates= happy everyone….
      Patience= One really great game.
      we all can’t wait pippy03 and he won’t disapoint us believe me. have you had a look of how your gonna use those circuits. I know very little about them but i’m youtubing a fair bit tonight to try to work out where i’m gonna use them.. and wow i am a little bit more educated about how I may adopt them in my world. Isn’t this game and developer brilliant.
      still can’t wait though just like you.

      • pippyo03
        Posted November 30, 2012 at 23:49 | Permalink | Reply

        You do make a very good point in sorry I will be more patient. And after the android version becomes more stable the updates will come quicker

        • brian t
          Posted December 1, 2012 at 00:36 | Permalink

          never be sorry of wanting more from the game or the developer. We all wan’t more and let’s keep asking because Kaalus is a listener and he too loves enthusiasm, and enthuiasm= every one want’s this great game. Let’s all keep telling him what we wan’t that way we all win. (minecarts)(please)

      • Posted December 1, 2012 at 00:04 | Permalink | Reply

        hey hey hey we didnt ask for bugs! and u guys may say “u androids have minecraft” but guess what.minecraft sucks!!!!and im not gonna buy a new windows phone just to get survivalcraft and lucky kaalus release on android.so are u all just jealous that android gets update?well dont be cause all of them are bug fix!heres a feature for mcpe,destroy blocks and place block and no fire or buckets!so stop saying we are lucky to get mcpe!it sucks!u guys are way lucky to plqy survivalcraft from 2011 we just strted and now we are being kick out?wth!!!!-.-

        • pippyo03
          Posted December 1, 2012 at 00:26 | Permalink

          Bugs are in every new platform release nothing bad. I’m just saying that once the android bugs thin out the updates will start to roll out faster

        • Posted December 1, 2012 at 00:39 | Permalink

          fine… -.-

        • brian t
          Posted December 1, 2012 at 00:44 | Permalink

          You know what pippy03 you have your head screwed on Kaalus fixes any bugs thrown at him. recently drawsometing came to windows phone with many problembs Glitches, I took the time iforming them how they could improve the game on the lumia etc. no reply no help. No fix , Great game just cant play it very well no interaction about poor game play unlike here. Well done for having a pair of ears, or should i say eyes Kaalus. Keep the Majority happy buddy.

        • pippyo03
          Posted December 1, 2012 at 01:08 | Permalink

          Your right and kaalus does an amazing job. Just survival craft has had it share of glitches but what makes it different is that kaalus fixes them

        • Posted December 1, 2012 at 04:27 | Permalink

          sorry bout my previous comment.i just got angry when people say android is troublesome..

        • pippyo03
          Posted December 1, 2012 at 05:13 | Permalink

          Its cool. I’m glad the game is expanding I just wish it would extend more the the platforms that I have. But that’s selfish.

        • Electric Jack
          Posted December 1, 2012 at 05:44 | Permalink

          Android is troublesome. Just like all other OSs. ;) They are just all troublesome in their different ways. WP7 has limitations which have given Kaalus challenges on many occasions. The reason Android is creating so many problems in this case is simply because a game from another OS was ported to it. There are so many devices and versions of the OS that it will take time and a lot of work to iron it all out. But, as a WP7 user, I want to see Android’s problems fixed as much as you because it means greater success for the game as well as a continued growth of the community. We are all Survivalcraft fans first no matter the platform or at least that is how it should be seen if we are to consider ourselves a community.. This means we should support Kaalus and one another because we are all connected by the same game that we love. I was quite sad that WP7 did not have MCPE until I discovered this game and I have been playing it since the first release. I have had no desire to get it since. But, I have a great feeling every time I see someone with Android say how much better it is than MCPE because it verifies (in my mind) that we are not simply deceiving ourselves that SC is truly better. You guys who actually have played it are letting us know that indeed we all now share in a superior experience .Unfortunately, like all communities, you have some people who have no etiquette. This is not limited to a platform either. As you have had to deal with those who insult Android, we must deal with those who declare WP7 unimportant or a dead user base with only 2% of the market and therefore do not deserve to have anything good on our platform. This, I would bet, is the primary cause of the insecurities of some users fearing that Kaalus will ditch WP7 to please the Android market base who look at WP7 as a fifth wheel because he is spending time updating the game for a platform that they declare obsolete or just have a general loathing for WP and Microsoft. There are a LOT of them out there too. More on Android than any OS because there are more Android users than any other OS. People who cannot accept that someone else might find another platform more to their liking than what they find to theirs. I just hope this community will be able to get past the growing pains and join together as others have succeeded in doing and I hold faith towards this goal. :)

        • Posted December 1, 2012 at 06:35 | Permalink

          hey electric jack whats ur problem!im trying to cool down and no more arguements and u come in with ur “android is troublesome”im sorry to most of u who are using windows phone but u people are just jealous we have mcpe.fine ill stop playing survivalcraft!

        • Electric Jack
          Posted December 1, 2012 at 07:01 | Permalink

          Ok megafarihin, I am sorry you misunderstood my post. I was simply stating all OSs are troublesome if you had read the whole thing. Forget what I posted. As I also said, I have no desire to play MCPE. I do however suggest that you try not to take things so seriously. A phone OS is not worth getting so upset over. I was also trying to point out that all sides take a lot of insults on their system of choice. As I said, sorry for the misunderstanding but I did not mean that in the way you took it…

        • Posted December 1, 2012 at 06:43 | Permalink

          kaalus is there anyway of a refund?sadly ur windows phone people are just jealous we have mcpe.they dont know how is it feel to have a finite world and no buckets fire and all those creepers crap.so its either a refund or android people will stop playing

        • Posted December 1, 2012 at 14:14 | Permalink

          allright jack i take back all the nasty stuff i said :)sorry for over reacting.i was angry at the moment not bout this but about other things.i take back everything i said but yeah i think we android are a bit troublesome with kindle but dun worry all of that are fix :)

  8. Posted December 1, 2012 at 14:16 | Permalink | Reply

    kaalus sorry for us putting up an arguement but all thats push aside.no more childishness :)

  9. craftw4
    Posted December 1, 2012 at 17:39 | Permalink | Reply

    Over 500.000 views in youtube!!!

  10. brian t
    Posted December 1, 2012 at 21:47 | Permalink | Reply

    Don’t worry about appologies guys. Just shows we all are so enthusiastic about this game, how is that wrong?. If it was a bad game or the developer didn’t listen to our plea’s, none of us would bother coming on here expresing our dreams for the game.
    I for one initialy thought why should we share this game it’s ours. a day later i thought yep having more players can only help. and I truly beleive it has. the other option a developer may have gone was ditch this game and start a new one with more audience. Thank Kaalus for choosing to give us wp7 guys some new friends. Let’s try to steer him away from letting those iphone doods getting their hands on our lovely game. lol.
    Too any new iphone doods who are reading back old threads appologies.

  11. brian t
    Posted December 1, 2012 at 22:14 | Permalink | Reply

    here’s a new name for our larger comunity now
    Androids wink’le

  12. Hatsune Miku Brasil
    Posted December 2, 2012 at 00:25 | Permalink | Reply

    Hello, Could someone send me the original minecraft texture pack to put on my min Survivalcraft? Thank you in advance! :)

    • brian t
      Posted December 2, 2012 at 23:01 | Permalink | Reply

      Consider that done Hatsune it’s on the way to you as i type. if it fails to get to you dropbox and the forum guys do have many texture packs available.

  13. kismona
    Posted December 2, 2012 at 04:17 | Permalink | Reply

    I would like a rotating axis that uses electricity and then spins also you can put blocks on this to make rotating walls

    • max samuels
      Posted December 2, 2012 at 14:04 | Permalink | Reply

      Would be cool, but hard to implement on a phone.

    • kismona
      Posted December 2, 2012 at 14:35 | Permalink | Reply

      Speaking of which i would love to have the ability to be able to hide the wires you can make amazing traps

      • brian t
        Posted December 2, 2012 at 19:41 | Permalink | Reply

        You could cover them or put them under the blocks only leaving the controls you need. Mmm I sounded like an expert there. But there is one thing Kismona… Who are you hiding them from??

        • max samuels
          Posted December 2, 2012 at 21:22 | Permalink


        • kismona
          Posted December 3, 2012 at 00:35 | Permalink

          When multiplayer comes i want to be ready

        • brian t
          Posted December 3, 2012 at 20:36 | Permalink

          Your wish has been Kaalus’s comand. And I too share your beliefe in the multiplayer version.

  14. GamerF
    Posted December 2, 2012 at 19:09 | Permalink | Reply

    For those of you who want to start practising with the logic circuits..
    there is an app circuit simulator in the marketplace…
    its called iCircuit.. ive been playing with it for a while and you can really start to understand how the logic circuits work :)

  15. cool123199
    Posted December 8, 2012 at 10:01 | Permalink | Reply

    I cant wait for the new update when is coming out please tell.

  16. cool123199
    Posted December 8, 2012 at 10:04 | Permalink | Reply

    When multiplayer coming.

  17. cool123199
    Posted December 8, 2012 at 10:05 | Permalink | Reply

    Who made survival craft

  18. muhd adib
    Posted December 8, 2012 at 13:02 | Permalink | Reply

    where can i find survival craft for pc?

  19. Posted December 18, 2012 at 05:35 | Permalink | Reply

    Doesnt work on vizio tablet plzzz fix it

  20. Logan
    Posted August 2, 2013 at 01:32 | Permalink | Reply

    This is my opinion bows butter/gold and skins

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