A New Electric Device

I am adding a new electric device to appear in 1.20. Here’s the video showing what it’s all about:

The proper block textures / worlds sharing is still not finished, but should not be far off now. It adds something very new to the game, which is a centralized server, that’s why I want to be extra careful with this one.

120 Comments

  1. brian t
    Posted January 16, 2013 at 19:38 | Permalink | Reply

    that’s very handy will keep my electrity bills down, nice to see its actual light that affects it.

    • quentin
      Posted January 19, 2013 at 11:53 | Permalink | Reply

      Comment se connecter a survivalcraft

  2. max samuels
    Posted January 16, 2013 at 19:44 | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks, now that you’ve made my hours of work on automatic light house.

    • Nicolas
      Posted January 19, 2013 at 22:10 | Permalink | Reply

      I made a light house too, now lets wait for the photodiodo

      • max samuels
        Posted January 20, 2013 at 06:04 | Permalink | Reply

        No it was house where when you go in the lights go on and when you leave they go off

  3. ronpaats
    Posted January 16, 2013 at 20:04 | Permalink | Reply

    Coole game

    • Robofighter1000
      Posted January 18, 2013 at 21:39 | Permalink | Reply

      YOU ARE RIGHT THIS IS AN AMAZING GAME
      DO YOU HAVE IT?

  4. james
    Posted January 16, 2013 at 20:05 | Permalink | Reply

    Cool! Something new! Hope a piston alternative will be out soon! Otherwise good job!!!

    • Robofighter1000
      Posted January 18, 2013 at 17:17 | Permalink | Reply

      the pistons would be nice for hidden doors that wa i don’t need to take a pic ax to my doors in rock walls.

      • Robofighter1000
        Posted January 18, 2013 at 20:52 | Permalink | Reply

        hey I don’t know can a piston move another piston in minecraft?
        if it can’t then can the ones in Survival craft be able to move each other

        • Posted January 19, 2013 at 20:28 | Permalink

          In minecraft they can’t. PLEASE put pistons in the next version!

  5. Posted January 16, 2013 at 20:08 | Permalink | Reply

    Light Sensors .. I was just about to suggest that ..

  6. TrekkerTim
    Posted January 16, 2013 at 20:23 | Permalink | Reply

    Awesome, maybe I can make some sort of timer to tell how many minutes to sunset or sunrise! Light needs to shine farther especially the electric. Need a way for light to shine from torch im holding. I play only survivalmode and need a way to look down into dark cave areas and through water falling in cave.

    • Nicolas
      Posted January 17, 2013 at 01:01 | Permalink | Reply

      Maybe a mine helm like in tibia… So you can light the place and mine…

    • Robofighter1000
      Posted January 18, 2013 at 20:50 | Permalink | Reply

      thats why it is so easy to put down and pic up sorches. why do you need to have the torch lit up in your hand it would just creat more work for Kaalus.

      • max samuels
        Posted January 19, 2013 at 19:46 | Permalink | Reply

        I think it’s a good idea actually though you should be able to a tool and the torch at the same time

  7. jriot10
    Posted January 16, 2013 at 20:24 | Permalink | Reply

    Pretty cool although not as good as pistons. I was just reading about photodiodes today

  8. charles hood
    Posted January 16, 2013 at 20:29 | Permalink | Reply

    That’s awesome! Are you still doing pistons?

  9. blob10
    Posted January 16, 2013 at 20:31 | Permalink | Reply

    Can’t wait for 1.20 Kaalus, but great job I’ve even quit playing mc because of this ;)

  10. Posted January 16, 2013 at 20:39 | Permalink | Reply

    Hi kaalus did u email me.

  11. jriot10
    Posted January 16, 2013 at 20:40 | Permalink | Reply

    Does a centralized server lead to mutiplayer or at least LAN connection?

    • Posted January 16, 2013 at 21:33 | Permalink | Reply

      No, the server is for discovering community content

    • Alex
      Posted January 16, 2013 at 21:34 | Permalink | Reply

      it leads to online multiplayer he would have to add in more coding for lan. i want bluetooth most of all though

      • Robofighter1000
        Posted January 18, 2013 at 20:17 | Permalink | Reply

        instead of blue tooth how about a chat box.
        the question is how many can a server support for survival craft.

  12. skittledude
    Posted January 16, 2013 at 22:41 | Permalink | Reply

    This looks very nice!

    If I could make one request though, and I hope that you at least think about it for a future update, it would be smoke emitting from the ever burning block. I have so many chimneys in my world and watching smoke funnel out of them during a sunset would just be astounding.

    That aside, your updates keep an amazing me, I play Survivalcraft more than Minecraft, partially because of the mobile aspect but also partially because of the serene grace in game play and joy.

    Keep up the great work!

    • Robofighter1000
      Posted January 18, 2013 at 17:15 | Permalink | Reply

      i like survival craft more than minecraft because it is pretty muv=ch the pc version but portable.
      my friends thought it was a crap game until they tried it.
      they have also switched

    • Robofighter1000
      Posted January 18, 2013 at 20:54 | Permalink | Reply

      the smoke would use up to much data and the game would get glitchy. it depends on the processor for the smoke or not. i think it is fine for now.
      if you want to make smoke just put a burning block at the top of the chimney

  13. Posted January 16, 2013 at 23:18 | Permalink | Reply

    Awesome, big thanks for adding (*suggested) ;)

  14. Posted January 17, 2013 at 00:12 | Permalink | Reply

    Flipping awesome!

  15. Alex
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 00:15 | Permalink | Reply

    i was showing my friend this game and he said that mojang is the maker of this app are you former employee from mojang or is this just plain mojang and honestly i don’t believe it you are way more social with your users and you have better graphics/ developing speed

    • DiEvAl
      Posted January 18, 2013 at 19:19 | Permalink | Reply

      I don’t think he worked at mojang. By the way, until about Halloween Update notch was also very social with players. It’s just difficult for to be social with almost 9 millions players ;-)

  16. Posted January 17, 2013 at 06:00 | Permalink | Reply

    You know what would be a damn good idea, if you added theives or other dangerous(if you so choose) other travelers that you can spawn for adventure maps. Its realistic and something minecraft doesn’t have. It would be just one more thing to add to your list of unique features.

    • Posted January 17, 2013 at 06:02 | Permalink | Reply

      Or you could call them “Natives” so that it fits the games theme better.

      • Nicolas
        Posted January 18, 2013 at 07:35 | Permalink | Reply

        I saw those sugfestions at forum, nice ideas

        • Robofighter1000
          Posted January 18, 2013 at 17:13 | Permalink

          i am thrying to make a city it would be nice to have actual people in the city instead of cows.
          could you also add to the animals that they can reproduce if i kill a cow that i have i a heard for food that it can be replaced and for me to have a large food supply with out having to search for another heard.
          can you also add llamas or sheep or goats to get wool off of for cloths. to change skin. the paint can be used to color the cloths.
          can you add gold in you add natives so that it can be traded with the natives if not just food and blocks.
          can the natives be in villages?

  17. Posted January 17, 2013 at 08:57 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus i just found out that stairs are transparent in the game,just try using it as roof if u not believe

    • Posted January 17, 2013 at 13:35 | Permalink | Reply

      ye, it’s also bugged when you go up the stairs. I usually get blocked on longer stairs :/

  18. craftw4
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 10:23 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Are you adding pistons???? Say yes or not

    • DiEvAl
      Posted January 18, 2013 at 19:21 | Permalink | Reply

      Craftw4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Are you using less exclamation marks???? Say yes or not

      • Robofighter1000
        Posted January 18, 2013 at 20:48 | Permalink | Reply

        He has been asking since electricity cam out for a while i don’t blame hi for the exclamation marks

      • craftw4
        Posted January 19, 2013 at 15:45 | Permalink | Reply

        :D

  19. Posted January 17, 2013 at 14:22 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus pls add a way to make time machine by using 5X4 or 4X5 diamond blocks so we can tame dinosaurs,need it for Jurassic Park:)

    • Robofighter1000
      Posted January 18, 2013 at 21:41 | Permalink | Reply

      Where did you get dinosaurs

      • Posted January 19, 2013 at 21:48 | Permalink | Reply

        Um. Whats.with this douche bringing timetravel into this shit. Kaalus wants to keep this game realistic. So keep your dumbass timetravel ideas out of this.

  20. Posted January 17, 2013 at 17:51 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus,I think you should make cave systems more complex and bigger,and also big ravines like minecraft has.

  21. Posted January 17, 2013 at 19:25 | Permalink | Reply

    please add transport

    • Robofighter1000
      Posted January 18, 2013 at 21:42 | Permalink | Reply

      transportation Please please please please please please please please

  22. max samuels
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 20:52 | Permalink | Reply

    The forum could use a electrical creations section

    • cool beans
      Posted August 8, 2013 at 04:09 | Permalink | Reply

      I agree

  23. april
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 01:42 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus,can you add something dispenser related like a cannon or something?
    Please reply

    • blob10
      Posted January 18, 2013 at 02:47 | Permalink | Reply

      I agree, dispensers bows and arrows could make an awesome gun or something :)

      • Cooperdan
        Posted January 18, 2013 at 07:45 | Permalink | Reply

        I think kaalus did mention that one day he might add bows and arrows, but atm, he seems quite busy with other features and fixes.. Would be handy though, as spears don’t stack…

    • Robofighter1000
      Posted January 18, 2013 at 16:50 | Permalink | Reply

      it would be nice to have the dispencers. i made a ship and had nothing to put up as cannons so i filled chests with spears to throw at any thing

  24. hielos
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 02:26 | Permalink | Reply

    as I do to the game data is saved on the SD memory and not in the cell

  25. joely Walker
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 05:39 | Permalink | Reply

    Will there be survivalcraft on apple inc devices???

    Sent from my iPod

  26. Michael
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 12:39 | Permalink | Reply

    Hi Kaalus, is it possible to have a transportation system in survivalcraft or a way of setting multiple respawn points?

    • Robofighter1000
      Posted January 18, 2013 at 16:48 | Permalink | Reply

      yah something like ta train or the mine carts from mine craft. maby beds for the moltiple spawn points.
      to make the bed you could add leather from the cows and bulls. pet three cows hides on top then three leaves from a tree in the middle and three pieces of plank on the bottom.

      • Robofighter1000
        Posted January 18, 2013 at 17:20 | Permalink | Reply

        with the transportation system can there be a way to moove chests too that way you don’t have to make multiple trips back and forth.

  27. rockgod420
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 16:22 | Permalink | Reply

    The photodiode is cool but when are we gonna start getting things that have been actually requested in the forums? I appreciate all of your hard work and i realize not all the ideas are fisable, but there are alot of heavily requested features that should have been added before this like farming, npcs, and furniture. I know more electric pieces are a popular request also but i really wish that our most requested features would be added or atleast get addressed. So far the only requested feature ive heard mention of is that multiplayer will come later, so what about our other ideas? It would be nice if you could let us know what features cant be implemented and what ones you want to bring us later, particular the farming and npcs i would really like to know if you ever plan on adding either.

    • Robofighter1000
      Posted January 18, 2013 at 20:15 | Permalink | Reply

      Rockgod420 has a point alot of people have been requesting transportation methods like trains and minecarts. thoughs are two. I think it would be cool to have trains that is a personal thing i would like.

      • Robofighter1000
        Posted January 18, 2013 at 20:15 | Permalink | Reply

        pistons sheep

    • Posted January 19, 2013 at 10:29 | Permalink | Reply

      Hi rockgod420,

      I have 4 criteria when adding a new feature:

      1. How much people want it
      2. How difficult it is to add (and how disrupting to code maintainability/performance it will be)
      3. Whether it’s not too similar to Minecraft
      4. How well it fits with the long term game plans

      I am currently spending 80% of my time working on a better textures/worlds sharing mechanism. This is by far the biggest complaint at the moment, and I get a massive volume of email from people saying that they don’t understand the current, complicated system.

      I also have some vague plans beyond 1.20. Of all the things you mentioned, I am not sure whether farming satisfies #4 (it may well do, but I need to add other stuff first to be sure). Npc’s fall foul of #2. Furniture – this one seems to tick all the boxes, at least I think at the moment :-)

      • max samuels
        Posted January 19, 2013 at 19:57 | Permalink | Reply

        Wouldn’t npc’s just Be a new animal more or less? The only difference would be that they when hit with a bare hand trade with you, sort of like a block identity.

        • zombi3Mast3r616
          Posted January 19, 2013 at 23:56 | Permalink

          Oh good I didn’t understand the original👾

      • rockgod420
        Posted January 20, 2013 at 14:32 | Permalink | Reply

        Npcs would be an easy add. Block story has them along with furniture pieces like a bed, and i know that survivalcraft has a much better engine than that game does, and if farming doesnt fit into the game plans than this game must be going in a strange direction because farming is a key roll in survival. As for furniture just the fact we don’t even have a bed still is pathetic.

      • Kaalus the best
        Posted January 22, 2013 at 15:36 | Permalink | Reply

        Kaalus, i know that you’re the best,but can you add piston( possible it ,or impossible?)

      • Dylan
        Posted January 23, 2013 at 15:26 | Permalink | Reply

        Hey Kaalus,for NPC trading u could add gold ore which could be crafted into gold coins which could be used as an alternative to minecrafts emerald trading system.Its just my idea of an easy trading system :)

  28. Robofighter1000
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 16:45 | Permalink | Reply

    hey Kaalus can you ad a dispenser. so that when a pressure plate is dtigured what ever is in the dispenser is thrown out. Example: spears eggs food, rocks,
    the light thing is cool.
    I have a question will I have to delete all of my worlds again to obtain this update.
    the electricity update i had to delete survival craft from my kindle fire first gen and then redown load it.

    • gunpowder
      Posted January 18, 2013 at 20:21 | Permalink | Reply

      You don’t need to delete files before updating

      • Robofighter1000
        Posted January 18, 2013 at 20:46 | Permalink | Reply

        the survival craft wouldn’t update so i had to uninstall then reinstall
        that deleted all of my worlds

    • Posted January 19, 2013 at 15:55 | Permalink | Reply

      And droppers,like dispensers but shoots them as items

  29. Robofighter1000
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 17:29 | Permalink | Reply

    will there have to be one light censitive thing per light bulg to work or can they be connected to mak a network?

  30. DiEvAl
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 19:09 | Permalink | Reply

    What does LightAttenuation exactly mean? It’s quite confusing, because solid blocks have it 0, most transparent blocks have 1, but electrics and ladders have 0 too.

    • Robofighter1000
      Posted January 18, 2013 at 21:43 | Permalink | Reply

      it means how well light goes through it.
      the transparent blocks let light through 100% which is equal to one.

      • DiEvAl
        Posted January 19, 2013 at 17:40 | Permalink | Reply

        But then ladders and electrics are not transparent, which doesn’t make any sense.

  31. Robofighter1000
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 20:12 | Permalink | Reply

    hey kaalus can you add farming too?
    like corn or actual pumkin vines so the pumkins can regrow
    so there is a certain way to get seeds.

  32. Robofighter1000
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 21:45 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey Kaalus can you add boats.
    can the boats be placed and left in a certain location.
    Another game Block Story wouldn’t let me leave a boat and it always took up space when i needed it.

  33. Robofighter1000
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 21:54 | Permalink | Reply

    hey Kaalus I have a few ideas for new additions for Survival craft
    Clock
    Piston
    Electric engin
    color glass to make colored lights
    Gates for fences
    pipes to transport water

    i know some of the ideas are repeats and others are kind of simple but can you try to make these and add them to survival craft if possible

    • Robofighter1000
      Posted January 18, 2013 at 21:57 | Permalink | Reply

      a few more things these are envirmental:
      rivers
      waterfall that is not made by player
      sheep,llamas, or goats
      animals reproducing
      corn
      weat
      watermelon s and vines
      pumkin vines

      • deshan
        Posted January 19, 2013 at 08:47 | Permalink | Reply

        Oh yeah, there are very important :)

      • Nicolas
        Posted January 19, 2013 at 22:20 | Permalink | Reply

        I was thinking about clock, when its night i go craft, so i dont know when its morning…

  34. austin
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 23:34 | Permalink | Reply

    Please add A form of transportation please it would make getting around large city’s easier please like trains or cars or planes please

    • Robofighter1000
      Posted January 19, 2013 at 16:24 | Permalink | Reply

      that way you don’t have to have the game in creative mode all of the time. I have been asking for the same thing for a while now.

  35. Dylan
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 01:31 | Permalink | Reply

    awesome idea

    • Robofighter1000
      Posted January 19, 2013 at 01:44 | Permalink | Reply

      I have alot more:
      Natives
      with houses in villages.
      They too can spawn more of each other
      add gold to trade with them.
      with gold there should be gold blocks just lik the dimond, copper, Coal, and iron blocks.

      I have many more ideas but the phones and tablets probably don’t have a prowerful enough processor for them.

  36. Who Me?
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 06:46 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey Kaluus how about adding a sniper rifle so we have a long range hunting weapon. The spear doesnt quite cut it, the range is too low and its damn hard to aim.
    Also can you look into the water physics again? The water doesnt push things off edges.

  37. izzat1402
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 07:42 | Permalink | Reply

    Wow i like that

  38. gunpowder
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 08:07 | Permalink | Reply

    You need just find the survivalcraft from the marketplace/amazon app store, then click it and somewhere should be link where reads update.

    • gunpowder
      Posted January 19, 2013 at 08:11 | Permalink | Reply

      If you want to update survivalcraft so you don’t need to delete your worlds.

      • Robofighter1000
        Posted January 19, 2013 at 16:11 | Permalink | Reply

        Last update 1.19.1 i looked it said that the update was out for Survival craft and it said open where the update choice should have been.
        I hit open and it said that I still had version 1.18 I don’t know what was up with it. I have a survival world that I don’t want to lose.

  39. minecraft master
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 08:35 | Permalink | Reply

    Please have piston and sticky piston and some agressive monster like spider or slime or zombie
    cannibal(the one who heat flesh) and have portal
    and have polres that can be tameng and have a cannon and have firework.

    • Robofighter1000
      Posted January 19, 2013 at 16:26 | Permalink | Reply

      there is an agressive moster. It is the bears and wolves and wearwolves(Not spelled correctly) but if he could add something like that it would be nice mabey more realistic.
      Kaalus did say he was trying to stay away from magic.

  40. Russ
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 14:58 | Permalink | Reply

    Awesome game, wd! We need mcpe style controlls as an option though! These are too fiddly for large projects, much love x

    • Nicolas
      Posted January 25, 2013 at 04:32 | Permalink | Reply

      Mcpe controls are terrible, maybe you’re using the sensetive pad, go to settings and change to the other control

  41. Russ
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 14:58 | Permalink | Reply

    .

  42. Posted January 19, 2013 at 16:04 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus why cows dont drop leather?Because i have an idea for clothing:boxing glove,increases hand attack by 1.5 out of leather.Also nother NPC idea:cowboys and their town in deserts,with sign at the entrance,example:Bullhawk town
    pop:15
    The signs will be automaticly edited.There should be at least 1 saloon,3 small houses,1 large house,1 sheriff,1 bulletin board,3 thiefs in each town. PLEASE INCLUDE IN 1.20 OR 1.21,THX

    • Robofighter1000
      Posted January 19, 2013 at 16:14 | Permalink | Reply

      Hey Vincent that sounds nice but maby it could be indians instead of Cowboys. The indians you could put into a town of your own you would just have to build it in creative. With the indians there should be able to spawn different people same with the animals.

  43. ths guy
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 17:12 | Permalink | Reply

    you should make islands that are far-ish from the main land

    • Robofighter1000
      Posted January 19, 2013 at 18:58 | Permalink | Reply

      that would be fun. you can make an island with buckets of water and lava but you would need to bring dirt to seed it with trees. recomend creative mide for island making.

  44. max samuels
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 20:29 | Permalink | Reply

    How hard would it be to make the crouching also make the player 1 block high, kind of like half your height.

    • Robofighter1000
      Posted January 19, 2013 at 20:42 | Permalink | Reply

      idk i like to use that when i am filling in under something. it is also good when you are on a cliff.

  45. Posted January 19, 2013 at 20:56 | Permalink | Reply

    I have a bug to report – if I place a torch in a corner, then tap inside the same block the torch places on the wall I tapped but the animated flame stays in the original position. It’s probably really easy to fix. Good luck!

    • Posted January 19, 2013 at 22:09 | Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for the report – it’s the electricity stuff that broke the torches :-)
      It’s fixed already, will be out in 1.20

  46. Nicolas
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 22:23 | Permalink | Reply

    I want npc pirates and ships.

    • Nicolas
      Posted January 19, 2013 at 22:24 | Permalink | Reply

      And cannos, so we can fight at sea

  47. Robofighter1000
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 23:41 | Permalink | Reply

    The pirates would be fun but it would be probably be hard for Kaalus to make the thing to power the boats and ships. He has electrics so maby there could be an engin for the ship to move. Nice Idea. i have made a ship but it is stationary.

    • Posted January 20, 2013 at 02:57 | Permalink | Reply

      I have a ship but its a cruise ship.
      Kaalus i have a serious bug report,when ever i am at anything super tall,flying high,or looking down above surface of water,the vision s kinda super bad

  48. Posted January 20, 2013 at 11:42 | Permalink | Reply

    My youtube channel:vincentsurabaya.
    Only bit videos but trying to make more better ones.
    I am a kid so i dont edit the vids.but i try to make em better.

  49. UMI
    Posted January 20, 2013 at 14:29 | Permalink | Reply

    Not sure if this is a bug, but you cant fly up straight when looking at the ground and pressing backwards

  50. cool123199
    Posted January 20, 2013 at 14:59 | Permalink | Reply

    What does pigment do please reply.

    • max samuels
      Posted January 20, 2013 at 16:12 | Permalink | Reply

      It is used to paint wood

  51. Posted January 20, 2013 at 16:39 | Permalink | Reply

    Also hidden treasures could be nice ;)

  52. Richard
    Posted January 21, 2013 at 15:40 | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks Kaalus, Just what i asked for in the Request forum. Just what i needed for my Bio-stable flashing light tower. I can now find my super deep mine.

    • TrekkerTim
      Posted January 25, 2013 at 06:13 | Permalink | Reply

      How does that help you find mine?

  53. Ivalicealteon
    Posted January 29, 2013 at 09:23 | Permalink | Reply

    Should add people like creatures that spawn from eggs llike southward guys from minecraft but more human without the stupid big nose, could make real villages and stuff, that would male this a million times better then minecraft, maybe less snow and desert because that’s all i seem to get, and maybe jungly areas sorry if this is a bit long. And pets!! Like a bird or something so it can fly around and you can see it in 3rd view or dogs lol

    • Ivalicealteon
      Posted January 29, 2013 at 09:24 | Permalink | Reply

      -squidward-

  54. katlynmarie
    Posted August 16, 2013 at 00:42 | Permalink | Reply

    Can you please add dogs and make the animals have babies

  55. Posted September 13, 2014 at 17:14 | Permalink | Reply

    I used this device to make wireless connection and I placed it underground so that it will not recieve false signal.

  56. Posted September 13, 2014 at 17:17 | Permalink | Reply

    I made my first wireless with this device

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