1.19 Submitted

1.19 is out for Android already, and I submitted Windows Phone and Amazon App Store builds earlier today. If we’re lucky, it may go through before the end of the week. Let’s see who’s faster: Amazon or Microsoft?

I already explained the reason I release Android first. It’s all about time. In the pre-Android days of the game I had to submit directly to Windows Store. It was a risky and stressful business. Once I clicked the “Submit” button I couldn’t do anything with the game for several days. If I discovered a fatal bug even minutes after the submission – too late. Can’t turn it back and resubmit.

Compared to that, Android is like a dream come true – I click the button and come back a couple of hours later to read the new reviews and see the crashdumps. It’s like a massive beta test. If there are any issues, I can fix it and resubmit in minutes. Btw. I know there is a beta test functionality for WP, but I never had time to figure that one out. I think I need to specify the testers’ emails first, not nearly as good.

And the good news is that this time the beta test did its job: I found a bug:  if you place a battery next to a light, the light will not work until you replace it. Android users can verify it, it’s present in 1.19. This bug is already fixed for WP7/Amazon submissions. Without the beta test, WP7 guys would be stuck with it for days, if not longer.

In the meantime, here’s a little video for you that explains how delay gates stacking works: http://youtu.be/HPs_gH2ymlk

69 Comments

  1. Davidkm
    Posted December 16, 2012 at 20:21 | Permalink | Reply

    Im enjoying the update Kaalus. Nice work.

  2. deshan
    Posted December 16, 2012 at 20:31 | Permalink | Reply

    I have a problem with electricity. When I go far away from my electric system and come back, it’s totally broken…

    I also have two ideas: lamps should not shine too brightly, I think you can do less range for lights in scripts. And colored light will be very nice (I know that you can’t make colored lights but still the same, only color for lamp, not for light).

    • pumcal
      Posted December 21, 2012 at 07:53 | Permalink | Reply

      Yes, when you the map gets “unloaded” in that area where the circuit is, it doesn’t do anything until you come within range enough for that part of the map to be loaded again.

  3. Davidkm
    Posted December 16, 2012 at 20:59 | Permalink | Reply

    Oh, by the way, I think Ive mentioned this before but is there any chance you could make it possible to paint wooden planks and stairs in the next update?

    • Posted December 16, 2012 at 21:21 | Permalink | Reply

      This would be good, but it’s unsupported by the engine. Not enough bits left in block data :-( If it was possible rest assured I would have done it when first releasing paint.

      • Shan e
        Posted December 17, 2012 at 05:57 | Permalink | Reply

        Hey, kaalus.
        Slight bug: you cant pick pressure plates up.
        So now I have the pressure plate icon on the floor of my house.

        • Posted December 18, 2012 at 07:06 | Permalink

          You cant pickem up if the 4 spaces on the bottom of ur screen is full,It has to be empty

  4. max samuels
    Posted December 16, 2012 at 21:00 | Permalink | Reply

    I think theirs a bug with stone pressure plates on android you can’t pick them up if their broken by another block

  5. gunpowder
    Posted December 16, 2012 at 21:15 | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks for the update kaalus, you mean a lot for us. Keep on programming, you are doing great job!

  6. Posted December 16, 2012 at 21:20 | Permalink | Reply

    This is an awesome game im still wondering what a developer with your skill could do on the xbox indie game market Ihave played and bought all the voxel games thats there I would love to add this game to my list on xbox please think about that

  7. Alvaro perez diez
    Posted December 16, 2012 at 21:22 | Permalink | Reply

    Soy de android y no me va le doy a instalar veresion 1.19 y me dice que aun estoy en la 1.18

    • kirbydiary
      Posted December 16, 2012 at 23:09 | Permalink | Reply

      Desinstala el juego y vuelve a instalarlo

  8. Posted December 16, 2012 at 21:25 | Permalink | Reply

    Considering the quality of this update, the bug(s) are very minor. Still 5 stars, great work. There is so much to play with. I built a large wall just to experiment and play with the logics. Freaking amazing.

  9. Chris Gibson
    Posted December 16, 2012 at 22:35 | Permalink | Reply

    What is the new directional pad in the bottom left hand corner?

    • kirbydiary
      Posted December 16, 2012 at 23:11 | Permalink | Reply

      Go to options and change it on Controls ^^

    • kirbydiary
      Posted December 16, 2012 at 23:11 | Permalink | Reply

      It’s a pad instead of a joystick

  10. tonyh
    Posted December 17, 2012 at 00:26 | Permalink | Reply

    Hi I dont know if this is a bug but when I put a line of lights along a wall all connected in parallel as soon as I move about 10 blocks away the lights go out. Please fix if you can

  11. Dylan
    Posted December 17, 2012 at 00:43 | Permalink | Reply

    I can’t update the game it isn’t listed for update and I go to the survival craft page on amozon store for android and its still not listed.

    • Posted December 17, 2012 at 17:44 | Permalink | Reply

      It can take a week for Amazon.

  12. Duxk
    Posted December 17, 2012 at 02:03 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey Kaalus. I noticed a lot of negative reviews on the demo due too the time limit.

    I think it’s fair. But if you want better reviews on the demo then you may want to find other ways of restricting the lite version without using a time limit.

    • Posted December 17, 2012 at 17:45 | Permalink | Reply

      Like limiting the size of the map

  13. Greg I
    Posted December 17, 2012 at 02:37 | Permalink | Reply

    I hope kindle fire updates comes soon

  14. Aj
    Posted December 17, 2012 at 02:55 | Permalink | Reply

    How do pick stuff up….I walk over it and it flies into my body’ but nothing in inventory…is it the new update? Kinda sux wandering around punching animals and mining’ becuz I should be craftin

  15. Posted December 17, 2012 at 04:30 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus,why cant i pickup pressure plates when the bottom of my screen is full?I can pickup others though,is this a bug?Kaalus can you add imaginary mobs at the next update,and rafts or boats,and a never stop burning block?Please.

    • Posted December 17, 2012 at 04:32 | Permalink | Reply

      And please NPC guys and NPC towns.Iron fences,
      Banana tree,bananas,apple trees,apples.

  16. Brad
    Posted December 17, 2012 at 04:45 | Permalink | Reply

    Have u obtained a Samsung galaxy s3 yet? As the multi-tasking issue remains with once u exit the game and when you try and play it again all you get is a black screen…..which means I can’t use dropbox, which is quite annoying because I have existing worlds on my dropbox from when I had a windows phone and obviously can’t access them, of you fixed this it would be much appreciated :)

    • Andrew
      Posted December 17, 2012 at 11:41 | Permalink | Reply

      If you sign into dropbox before you enter the game your info will remain so you can still use dropbox in Survivalcraft :)

  17. Brad
    Posted December 17, 2012 at 04:46 | Permalink | Reply

    Have u obtained a Samsung galaxy s3 yet? As the multi-tasking issue remains with once you exit the game and when you try and play it again all you get is a black screen…..which means I can’t use dropbox, which is quite annoying because I have existing worlds on my dropbox from when I had a windows phone and obviously can’t access them, if you fixed this it would be much appreciated :)

    • Posted December 20, 2012 at 00:16 | Permalink | Reply

      Try turning off “Force GPU Rendering” in the Settings/Developer Options

      • Brad
        Posted December 20, 2012 at 02:47 | Permalink | Reply

        It worked, thanks heaps :D

        • Posted December 20, 2012 at 02:51 | Permalink

          Very Welcome Brad

      • Andrew
        Posted December 20, 2012 at 10:11 | Permalink | Reply

        That one didnt work for me! It was already disabled so I tried enabling it but that just made the UI messed up.

        • Posted December 20, 2012 at 10:32 | Permalink

          What a downer, what device are you using Andrew?

        • Andrew
          Posted December 20, 2012 at 10:40 | Permalink

          Im working with a Samsung Galaxy S2 operating on Android 4.0;4

        • Posted December 20, 2012 at 10:48 | Permalink

          Hi Andrew, just a few questions. Do you have any power saving options enabled? Is the device rooted? Also are there any devloper options enabled?

        • Andrew
          Posted December 20, 2012 at 11:33 | Permalink

          Ah, I figured it out. This is happening because I am using a third party user interface (Go Launcher.) I am not sure what that might mean or who to blame for that haha

        • Posted December 20, 2012 at 11:40 | Permalink

          That’s brilliant, so glad you got it sorted and thanks for sharing the problem others can now benefit from your experience. Happy playing Andrew :D

  18. Shan e
    Posted December 17, 2012 at 04:51 | Permalink | Reply

    Love the new update, been having lots of fun with electricity.
    and the new help/recipidea is amazing.
    But add a quicker way to get to the recipidea, like another button in the HUD.

    • Shan e
      Posted December 17, 2012 at 05:48 | Permalink | Reply

      Oh, and the delay gate system cobfuse the hell out if me.
      Think you could make it simpler?

  19. Warp
    Posted December 17, 2012 at 06:04 | Permalink | Reply

    this game super is three times better than minecraft.Ho is one question: you are going to add rails and a trolley in game? and it is very inconvenient to move on mine.

  20. Posted December 17, 2012 at 07:03 | Permalink | Reply

    Circuit for a flashing bulb http://yazs.co.uk/flashing_bulb.jpg . This update gets me so aroused! lol

  21. Posted December 17, 2012 at 07:11 | Permalink | Reply

    HUGE BCD to 7 Sement Circuit (must watch!)
    youtube.com/watch?v=7Hy2xLEZ6Bg

    Alternating Chrismas Lights! (Running Lights)
    youtube.com/watch?v=r4AHnoJARHM

    Simple Flickering Light
    youtube.com/watch?v=mX8QcUQRRIs

    THE UPDATE IS SO AWESOME.

    • jriot10
      Posted December 17, 2012 at 15:42 | Permalink | Reply

      Im so jealous i want the update now!!!! Really awesome binary counter as well.

  22. Willem
    Posted December 17, 2012 at 11:40 | Permalink | Reply

    Loving the update. More hours of funtime guaranteed.

    Keep up the great work, Kaalus. Looking forward to an improving Survivalcraft throughout 2013.

    Have a merry X-mas and great new year in advance.

  23. Andrew
    Posted December 17, 2012 at 11:44 | Permalink | Reply

    Amazing update Kaalus, this totally blows any other mobile game out of the water! You got yourself another loyal supporter :D

    One minor bug I noticed though is with multitasking for Samsung galaxy devices where even if I put my phone in sleep mode and come back it will be stuck in a black screen.

  24. Artyom
    Posted December 17, 2012 at 14:39 | Permalink | Reply

    Do, please, the next version of the armor, and when in the game in survival mode will be 6 hearts?

  25. gunpowder
    Posted December 17, 2012 at 14:54 | Permalink | Reply

    The update is still not available in marketplace. Maybe it comes in Wednesday or Friday. can’t wait for the update, I’m so excited!

  26. cool123199
    Posted December 17, 2012 at 17:37 | Permalink | Reply

    Thank u it is soooooo fun next update what are u thinking to put in can u add multiplayer or a portal to skyland i dont know.

  27. cool123199
    Posted December 17, 2012 at 17:41 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey i just found out if u touvh the screen u can look around if u cant go to setting and change it if u want to look around whithout the thing on the bottom right.

  28. cool123199
    Posted December 17, 2012 at 17:42 | Permalink | Reply

    Oops i said touvh i ment touch

  29. Artyom
    Posted December 17, 2012 at 18:57 | Permalink | Reply

    When is a fish with a fishing rod?

    • brian t
      Posted December 17, 2012 at 19:41 | Permalink | Reply

      A. When the gnome has a fly in it’s mouth.

  30. pumcal
    Posted December 17, 2012 at 20:39 | Permalink | Reply

    Say, I know that this app is for Android and WP7, but is there any chance you would make a PC version eventually?

  31. mason
    Posted December 18, 2012 at 00:17 | Permalink | Reply

    I would love sharks in the game. People want more hostile animals so why not a shark?

    It would be amazing if we can get atleast one water animal and i think it should be a shark.

    Sharks can bite you when you are in the water. They can swim as deep as they want to. And sharks can be kept as a pet in your swimming pool…but don’t get near it lol.

    How cool would that be Seeing a shark fin while your swimming?

    Its a really cool animal and i love aquatic animals.

    Please thank about it :-)

    • brian t
      Posted December 18, 2012 at 01:00 | Permalink | Reply

      I like the idea someone had before about rats that can chew your ankles and and bat’s around halloween that can swoop down and drink your blood. Both being able to kill us quickly. Making all animals in view that can see you just come and rip you apart. maybe some mosquito’s and snakes that just bite you and you have about 5 seconds to find an antidote. yeah anything that just kills us. so you just can’t do anything but try to survive. not being able to build anything because there are so many predators. yeh…..

      • brian t
        Posted December 18, 2012 at 01:05 | Permalink | Reply

        SurvivalCraft Guys! not Sadists. What are you all asking for? A game that becomes so unplayable you just cant move. dont forget the new circuits you have, wouldn’t you want 1 minute at least to try to create 1.?

        • Shan e
          Posted December 18, 2012 at 03:45 | Permalink

          There shouldnt be danger at every corner, but there should be at least one water animal.
          My pool feels empty, and my wolves needs a friend.

    • Posted December 18, 2012 at 06:34 | Permalink | Reply

      You have to be careful suggesting what “people” want lol. You sound like a Government. I agree with brain. I personally find it comforting that I am the only one in the world. The only time I get left alone is when I have my head in my tablet/phone.

      • Posted December 18, 2012 at 06:38 | Permalink | Reply

        Brain sorry fella, I meant Brian although I do sense a big brain in Brian

  32. brian t
    Posted December 18, 2012 at 01:10 | Permalink | Reply

    SurvivalCraft isn’t a beatemup it’s a mix of creation and survival. The clues in the name, and if you choose the harshest way to play the game you get just that.

  33. Posted December 18, 2012 at 04:00 | Permalink | Reply

    I love survival craft it is one of my new favorite games for andriod. Is there any way you can make a nuke like one of the mods for minecraft? it would be so awesome. If your reading thanks,-Sam

  34. Wenz
    Posted December 18, 2012 at 06:00 | Permalink | Reply

    When will you post the default 1.19 texture pack?

  35. Posted December 18, 2012 at 07:03 | Permalink | Reply

    With the electrical circuits,I made a family resort.Thx Kaalus.And at the next update can you add curtains,Crossbows,arrows,explosive arrows,paintings/pictures,multiplayer?

    • Posted December 18, 2012 at 07:04 | Permalink | Reply

      Also can you pls pls pls add tiny cute fishies and pets.More food too.

  36. Posted December 18, 2012 at 07:37 | Permalink | Reply

    Great update, but when will you update the default texture pack for 1.19?

  37. alkhayal
    Posted December 18, 2012 at 08:25 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, brother..
    U have done a lot of awesom work..!

    I have sent for u an email..
    I suggest something..

    Thanks so much^_^

  38. Alex
    Posted December 27, 2012 at 22:58 | Permalink | Reply

    I am about to release a map with a clock on it to get in your worlds when you go to the link just press add to my acount or something like that and make sure its in your survival craft folder and when open survivalcraft press dropbox click on it download it and open i shall upload the link in a few minutes feel free to study the clock

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