Alpha 1.20 Out

Alpha 1.20 is out on Google Play. Should start appearing in the marketplace in a couple of hours, maybe sooner.

Please download and let me know whether everything is OK!

Here’s the full changelist:

  • Added Community Content Sharing via a central server
  • Can use SDCard for import/export (Android only)
  • Added Progress bars and cancel buttons during downloads/uploads
  • Added coal blocks that burn infinitely long
  • Added framerate limiter to conserve battery / stop overheating
  • Added downloading of Worlds/Block Textures directly from a web link
  • Fixed erroneous fluid flow trapping player under ice
  • Added photodiodes
  • Added ability to hide move/look pads
  • Added split touch controls & crosshair
  • Added getting a web link from Dropbox files
  • Made rain/snow less frequent
  • Made growing trees slightly easier
  • Fixed misplaced torches flame
  • Added setting to change flat terrain level
  • Added setting to fix the time of day in creative
  • Added setting to disable weather in creative
  • Trees density increased and has more variation across the terrain
  • Reworked cave generation, added massive and branching caves.
  • Fixed some tools damage issues
  • Black block highlight shows exact block bounds
  • Improved upside-down slab placement (tap on part of wall to place)
  • Added red and green LEDs
  • Better loading error handling

[EDIT] I published a small, pointless test world to the Community Content server. So that the list is not empty while no one has published anything yet :-) Watch out for the pressure plate behind you. It’s wired.

121 Comments

  1. joely Walker
    Posted January 31, 2013 at 14:55 | Permalink | Reply

    Hi will there be this game for ipad?

    Sent from my iPad

  2. Posted January 31, 2013 at 15:05 | Permalink | Reply

    Its out its out its out :-O

  3. daverave40
    Posted January 31, 2013 at 15:11 | Permalink | Reply

    Is it going out for windows phone as well ???

    • Posted January 31, 2013 at 15:16 | Permalink | Reply

      Of course. As soon as Google Play “betatest” tells me everything is fine. There’s no certification on Google Play, so I can quickly amend any issues, whereas when I submit to Microsoft it’s stuck for a week without possibility of making any changes.

      • daverave40
        Posted January 31, 2013 at 18:03 | Permalink | Reply

        cheers kaalus :-)

        • TheDarkOne
          Posted January 31, 2013 at 19:59 | Permalink

          Kaalus, I’m waiting for WP version! It’s so long….:D

        • TheDarkOne
          Posted February 1, 2013 at 06:18 | Permalink

          Where is it?I can’t see it On Windows Phone ….

      • Posted December 24, 2013 at 23:59 | Permalink | Reply

        I found a lot of world’s with no blocks just infinity .how do you do that. Email me at gaberockhound @yahoo.com

  4. Dave
    Posted January 31, 2013 at 15:11 | Permalink | Reply

    Im waiting for it. Hurry up google

  5. Dave
    Posted January 31, 2013 at 15:16 | Permalink | Reply

    Hi Kaalus, will i need to start a new world so as to generate the new cave systems and forest area’s?

    • Posted January 31, 2013 at 15:45 | Permalink | Reply

      No. All the areas that you haven’t touched in your world (i.e. dug or placed anything there) will benefit from the new generators.

      • candyrufusgamermaster
        Posted February 1, 2013 at 15:08 | Permalink | Reply

        How long until this reaches amazon??

  6. Dave
    Posted January 31, 2013 at 15:47 | Permalink | Reply

    Update had just hit the market. Im off to start testing

  7. Posted January 31, 2013 at 16:02 | Permalink | Reply

    2 bug reports 1.20:
    -Coal block stops burning after few minutes (is it because of chunks?)
    -Need to press the fly button twice to fly

    • Posted January 31, 2013 at 16:27 | Permalink | Reply

      Actually we can fly by pressing the button only once but not when moving

    • Dave
      Posted January 31, 2013 at 16:39 | Permalink | Reply

      My blocks dont stop burning only when i change worlds and go back

  8. Robofighter1000
    Posted January 31, 2013 at 16:02 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus when will you release it for amazon? And ounce again what does the L.E.D. do?

  9. Robofighter1000
    Posted January 31, 2013 at 16:04 | Permalink | Reply

    Another thing with the weather changing is it only in creative or can you use it in adventure mode. Same question about the day and night changer. And if it is night all of the time can you change the moon phases?

    • minho
      Posted January 31, 2013 at 16:25 | Permalink | Reply

      Publish says it is not a zip file. I inserted dropbox link, but why does it not work?

      • Posted January 31, 2013 at 19:24 | Permalink | Reply

        Maybe the link is not to the world file itself but to the download page. Link must result in a .scworld file being sent by the server. If you’re using Dropbox to host, use “Copy Link” button in the game to get the link.

        • Matt
          Posted February 1, 2013 at 05:42 | Permalink

          Also get error – cannot read that as a zipfile. Used copy link on dropbox… Not my fault it compresses before it uploads….

  10. craftw4
    Posted January 31, 2013 at 16:22 | Permalink | Reply

    Not yet in marketplace, cant wait!… :-) maybe uprage you shut please make this for ipad and zombies

  11. Posted January 31, 2013 at 18:01 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus , have seen few bugs
    -Rain in green
    -fotodiode work bad(at night it do nothing)
    -when the birds fly up , under it is dark round
    this bugs is on my Acer A500 Tegra2
    please fix it

    • Posted January 31, 2013 at 19:25 | Permalink | Reply

      Photodiode detects light – no light at night so it does nothing.
      Is the thing under the birds their shadow?
      Not sure about the green rain – can you post a screenshot?

      • Posted January 31, 2013 at 19:45 | Permalink | Reply

        the rain is good now , after reboot device , all is ok ,maybe my tablet is too old
        can i use USB mouse to play?

        • Syntax
          Posted January 31, 2013 at 22:08 | Permalink

          I forgot to tell you that the wolfs transform twice during the moon cycle on new moon and full moon. Wolfs aren’t supposed to transform on new moon, so is this a bug or this is intended?

      • jriot10
        Posted January 31, 2013 at 22:21 | Permalink | Reply

        Its intended

    • max samuels
      Posted January 31, 2013 at 19:37 | Permalink | Reply

      You need a not gate to make the photodiode work at night..

  12. misio mucho mysza
    Posted January 31, 2013 at 19:18 | Permalink | Reply

    Its ok koll

  13. Patrick
    Posted January 31, 2013 at 19:24 | Permalink | Reply

    What about making it xperia gamepad compatible. Just saying it’s an awesome game,.I actually like the enemy AI better than minecraft especially how the wolves hunt you in packs. Keep up the good work!

    • Jessica
      Posted February 5, 2013 at 19:03 | Permalink | Reply

      I have that phone as well, that would be pretty awesome

  14. hielos
    Posted January 31, 2013 at 19:52 | Permalink | Reply

    kaalus, in this new version and data can be saved in SD tarjeta?, because the data is stored in the internal memory of the cell phone and I have no space

    • Posted January 31, 2013 at 22:52 | Permalink | Reply

      Yes you can save to SD card, it will save to /mnt/sdcard/Survivalcraft. What is mounted under that location on your phone I don’t know.

      • hielos
        Posted February 1, 2013 at 00:50 | Permalink | Reply

        kaalus, helpme I have the file on my SD but the data stored in the phone memory, here’s a screenshot http://i.imgur.com/KIyv4dF.png

        • Posted February 1, 2013 at 10:52 | Permalink

          I am using a system call to get the external storage directory. If on your phone this returns a directory in internal memory, maybe it’s designed to do so.

  15. Alex
    Posted January 31, 2013 at 19:54 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey Kaalus,

    Not sure if everyone else is experiencing it, but I’m trying out the Photodiode, but can’t seem to make it work, tried different ways like difference places and setup, even set it up like the video when Kaalus did it on youtube, but the lights are always on. Doesn’t switch off when there is sunlight.

    So is it just me?

    • Posted January 31, 2013 at 22:49 | Permalink | Reply

      Is your light shining on the photodiode making it produce signal which in turn makes the light shine?

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

    Can’t wait till it gets to windows phone =D

  17. jriot10
    Posted January 31, 2013 at 21:46 | Permalink | Reply

    I found a bug with the split touch controls. Ocassionaly when there is no blocks in front or in range and you hold the screen it will mine the blocks where you are touching not where the crosshairs are pointing. The community world sharing is epic but I wish we could still acess our dropbox files and upload to and download from it.

    • jriot10
      Posted January 31, 2013 at 21:48 | Permalink | Reply

      In summary split controls need some more work.

    • Posted January 31, 2013 at 22:51 | Permalink | Reply

      You can access Dropbox as previously, is something broken?

      Split touch only works when you tap/hold in the Look Panel area, otherwise it works normally.

      • jriot10
        Posted February 1, 2013 at 03:19 | Permalink | Reply

        So i guess split touch controls are fine and i did not notice that you could select dropbox through the private section so no bugs from me :D

  18. Romand
    Posted January 31, 2013 at 23:08 | Permalink | Reply

    Is there going to be any new hostile mobs in 1.21 like another thing like a werewolf only something that can live in daylight because bears,wolves,coyotes, and boars are too weak and to easy to kill

    • valynor@mailinator.com
      Posted January 31, 2013 at 23:23 | Permalink | Reply

      I would like to second this request – Survivalcraft needs more “survival”. Especially more hostiles in those larger cave systems! How about Orcs or Cave Trolls?
      Kaalus, please think of the explorers .. the crafters are probably better of with MCPE anyway! :-)

    • Robofighter1000
      Posted February 1, 2013 at 01:37 | Permalink | Reply

      yah like a panther or couger that climbes the trees and jumps out to get you. Cougers can have a sort of hole in a tree.
      I think that would be ausome.
      I kind of got the concept of the cougars from minecraft and watching animal planet.

  19. valynor
    Posted January 31, 2013 at 23:26 | Permalink | Reply

    I would like to second that request. SC needs more hostiles.
    Kaalus, please think of the explorers/survivalists next. Those new cave systems need some dangerous (!) mobs to fill them, maybe Orcs or Cave Trolls? :-D

    • Cory Hodgson
      Posted May 30, 2013 at 03:46 | Permalink | Reply

      How about neutral animals instead of more hostiles? Example: tortoise

      Or maybe for a bonus some kind of wild cat; one that’s hostile (e.g. a lion which spawns in desert/plains biomes.), and a passive one (e.g. a linx/bobcat which spawns in mountains biome.)

  20. Dave
    Posted January 31, 2013 at 23:33 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus…… I love the new cave systems. This makes exploration more worth while.

  21. Alex
    Posted January 31, 2013 at 23:42 | Permalink | Reply

    Everything works fine on the HTC one X. Only thing I request is if you could make the L.E.D’s automatically attach to each other this way I can draw arrows out of LED’s showing which directions the player should go after opening a door or activating a switch.

  22. vfx
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 00:27 | Permalink | Reply

    kaluus i connect photodiode to the NOT gate and to the lamp, when its day, lamps are off, but when is night they start blinking :((
    i make the same circuit as you in youtube. sr for my english

    • dejavu
      Posted February 1, 2013 at 05:21 | Permalink | Reply

      Because Your lamp lights on fotodiod

    • Posted February 1, 2013 at 07:33 | Permalink | Reply

      The light connected to it lights the photodiode so that it blinks

      • vfx
        Posted February 1, 2013 at 16:05 | Permalink | Reply

        yes u right! :P

  23. candyrufusgamermaster
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 00:35 | Permalink | Reply

    KAALUS!!!please add multiplayer:)

  24. candyrufusgamermaster
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 00:36 | Permalink | Reply

    Add multiplayer, you must.

  25. tyler buchholz
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 00:37 | Permalink | Reply

    you should add an ability to befriend a werewolf and other animals

  26. tyler buchholz
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 00:39 | Permalink | Reply

    by maybe feeding it

  27. Will Treaty
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 00:41 | Permalink | Reply

    Wow I’m very happy!

  28. tyler buchholz
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 00:41 | Permalink | Reply

    Where can I find diamond?????

  29. candyrufusgamermaster
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 00:45 | Permalink | Reply

    Also kallus, try to add bandits. Then it will be a hundred times better then minecraft!!!!!!!!!

    • Lijohu
      Posted February 1, 2013 at 03:16 | Permalink | Reply

      So what ?
      Is it only 99x better the way it is now ?

    • Posted February 1, 2013 at 05:29 | Permalink | Reply

      Damn thats a good idea

      • candyrufusgamermaster
        Posted February 1, 2013 at 15:05 | Permalink | Reply

        Thank u:)

  30. candyrufusgamermaster
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 00:49 | Permalink | Reply

    CAN U ADD JUNGLES TOO!!!!!!!!:D:D:D

  31. candyrufusgamermaster
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 00:50 | Permalink | Reply

    TTYL

  32. remy
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 01:08 | Permalink | Reply

    omg its out

  33. oak tree
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 01:09 | Permalink | Reply

    omg its finaly hear.

  34. Robofighter1000
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 01:35 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus can you start working on a transportations system (boats, Trains)?
    and can there be a generator for islands out in the ocean?
    also can you try to add gold and natives?
    Please can you coment on this
    Kaalus can you tell me if you are working on these items or more?

    • Sam. T
      Posted February 1, 2013 at 09:52 | Permalink | Reply

      I agree!

  35. nelson799
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 02:42 | Permalink | Reply

    It says “error loading texture”. What could be the cause? It’s 1024×1024 png file on dropbox. Tried many times.

    • nelson799
      Posted February 1, 2013 at 03:05 | Permalink | Reply

      Hmmm. Didn’t work with SkyDrive either.

      • nelson799
        Posted February 1, 2013 at 03:29 | Permalink | Reply

        Sorry to be so bothersome. Tried a million times. Maybe someone can try publishing it for me to see if it works at all. Link is http://db.tt/ykBaskP9 and the name is HDCraftLitPixels

        • Posted February 1, 2013 at 10:55 | Permalink

          Your link is to the download page, not the texture. The game tries to load the html received from the server as a texture, small wonder it fails :-)
          Use “Copy Link” button on the Dropbox screen or make your Dropbox link a direct link to the media file.

        • nelson799
          Posted February 1, 2013 at 12:53 | Permalink

          I also tried typing in the link for just the image afterwards. It was very long. Didn’t work either. Unfortunately I’m using a hacked nook color. Nook colors don’t let you copy and paste. I bought the app for android just to publish the texture. Oh well.

  36. Posted February 1, 2013 at 03:24 | Permalink | Reply

    When will it come to Amazon for kindle

  37. Posted February 1, 2013 at 05:32 | Permalink | Reply

    Great update dude, loving the new caves. If they can be made even more branching it would be perfect. One issue: I cant access the community content, just gives me an error. possibly could be due to my internet.

    • Posted February 1, 2013 at 05:33 | Permalink | Reply

      Yeah I lied, my internet is being stupid. Also just want to +1 the bandit idea from above

  38. bob_the_builder
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 05:46 | Permalink | Reply

    I cant find any files when i try to upload a texture pack from my sd card. The box is completly empty. Do i need to make a special folder or something?

  39. Tomasz
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 05:52 | Permalink | Reply

    Still not support xperia play gamepad :-\

  40. craftw4
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 06:03 | Permalink | Reply

    Arghh. 1.20 its not here yet

  41. kamron187
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 06:09 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus thank you for making such a great game and keep up the great work!

  42. dejavu
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 06:26 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, i find bug:

    and why can’t I see hourse in the game?

  43. Matt
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 07:12 | Permalink | Reply

    Please change it back so we can fly without having to stop first… its so annoying

  44. izzat1402
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 07:27 | Permalink | Reply

    How to made the game has split touch or crosshair

    • Posted February 1, 2013 at 10:57 | Permalink | Reply

      Settings->Controls->Look Control Mode

      • candyrufusgamermaster
        Posted February 1, 2013 at 14:18 | Permalink | Reply

        Can the next update be based on jungles?

    • izzat1402
      Posted February 6, 2013 at 12:26 | Permalink | Reply

      Thanks kaalus

  45. TempleRunIsObscenelyOverrated
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 08:53 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey Kaalus after updating to 1.20 I noticed some texture bugs on my Galaxy S3, you can see them here:
    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/sp6l009l27cy3q8/MW2VGy_s1Z
    Sometimes the round shadows under animals will become a rectangular shadow that covers the entire block underneath. It doesnt happen very often so I didnt get a screenshot…
    BTW, worlds bigger than 20mb tend to lag a lot when chunks are loading or placing blocks, do you think some optimizations are possible?

    • TrekkerTim
      Posted February 1, 2013 at 19:35 | Permalink | Reply

      Ive got a 60meg world with no such lag on EVO 3D phone. I was hoping he would push the fog out farther so I can see farther but if others are getting lag maybe just as option.

      • Abysmall
        Posted February 1, 2013 at 21:11 | Permalink | Reply

        Post it to the community, please?

        • TrekkerTim
          Posted February 2, 2013 at 19:57 | Permalink

          Oh its not full of creations, its just big because I got lost for days because compass takes me back to last sleeping spot not game start. Flying around at nite for days trying to see torch or find sea coast expanded map size a lot. Also blew up a lot of deep holes and poured lava down some tall mountains. Explored probably 50 caves.

  46. craftw4
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 12:10 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus you said yesterday 1.20 is coming on windows phone in few hours or sooner, but its not here!

    • Sam. T
      Posted February 1, 2013 at 12:50 | Permalink | Reply

      Yes but remember it’s all about marketplace now not the game developers

    • Posted February 1, 2013 at 16:30 | Permalink | Reply

      He said it is published to Google Play and should appear there in a couple of hours.
      The version for Windows Phone is not published yet because Kaalus is awaiting for bug reports from Android users then upload the game to other online stores. After that the WP version is tested by some folks at MS and published on the WP Store if everything is fine with it.

  47. bonesnsmitty
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 12:27 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus,
    You stated that you have a few devices from which you test the game, and I was wondering if you can suggest which smart phone platform/model the game played best on? Thank you in advance :)

  48. candyrufusgamermaster
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 14:11 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, how long will it take for u to add jungles?

  49. Robofighter1000
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 16:14 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey Kaalus can you add a way to taim a wolf so that you have ome thing to watch your back while mining.?
    I would like to have a dog in the game it would be fun.

    • Robofighter1000
      Posted February 1, 2013 at 16:17 | Permalink | Reply

      can the wolf be taimed be throwing it a piece of meat or tpping on it with a piece of meat. Raw meat????

  50. pumcal
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 16:19 | Permalink | Reply

    I have a question. How do you paste the proper link to publish a .scworld file to the community on the new Community sharing page?

  51. Abysmall
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 16:21 | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks for the new release, Kaalus. Survivalcraft is really awesome!

  52. Robofighter1000
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 16:23 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey Kaalus what time zone are you in? you clock time doesn’t match the clock time on my postes?
    its 11:23 here and the post says16:23

  53. bonesnsmitty
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 16:59 | Permalink | Reply

    Australia, I believe ;)

  54. suchipi
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 17:21 | Permalink | Reply

    Wonderful feature list as always! Thanks, kaalus. You rock.

  55. suchipi
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 17:23 | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks for including that crosshair option! I’m gonna make good use of that

    • jordan
      Posted February 3, 2013 at 00:22 | Permalink | Reply

      Hey…this version sounds awesome… I am ebarassed to say I don’t know how to download new version. Can u help me with steps? Thx Jordan

  56. Abysmall
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 21:09 | Permalink | Reply

    Who is the author of “Massive World”? It’s really wonderful!

    • TrekkerTim
      Posted February 2, 2013 at 20:00 | Permalink | Reply

      Yes people should put a sign in their uploaded worlds giving their username and maybe email address.

  57. Jonathon
    Posted February 2, 2013 at 03:50 | Permalink | Reply

    I love this game. Thank you so much for making it. I found a bug/ error in 1.20.0. Every now and then if I am playing with the blocks and placing or removing a lot of blocks the screen will go black and become Unresponsive. I will have to reboot my phone. Kinda annoying but it has only happened 2 times. I have a Pantech break out and running 2.3.3 on Android.

  58. jordan
    Posted February 2, 2013 at 06:04 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus can you help me? I bough survival craft on amazon. How do I update it?

  59. jordan
    Posted February 2, 2013 at 06:17 | Permalink | Reply

    kaalus Can u help me I got survival craft on amazon. I don’t have 1.20 yet

  60. jordan
    Posted February 2, 2013 at 06:18 | Permalink | Reply

    I posted 2 on accident

  61. Jessica
    Posted February 5, 2013 at 18:58 | Permalink | Reply

    I have Amazon app store, on a kindle fire hd and it still hasn’t updated

  62. SonicBoom0123
    Posted February 7, 2013 at 16:56 | Permalink | Reply

    How do you update please help!!!!!!

  63. SonicBoom0123
    Posted February 7, 2013 at 19:22 | Permalink | Reply

    How about where is the Marketplace for the Kindle Fire!?

  64. SonicBoom0123
    Posted February 8, 2013 at 20:56 | Permalink | Reply

    You guys need to check this more often IT’S BEEN A DAY AND I’VE POSTED ALL OVER THIS WEBSITE.

  65. tamoor
    Posted February 10, 2013 at 14:45 | Permalink | Reply

    Can you add a bed or a mine cart

  66. tamoor
    Posted February 10, 2013 at 14:46 | Permalink | Reply

    A boat

  67. Mikiellos
    Posted February 10, 2013 at 15:03 | Permalink | Reply

    add rails. train and wagons. Sorry for my english

  68. locust
    Posted February 16, 2013 at 00:21 | Permalink | Reply

    Why did i didnt get any update notice? My version is 1.18

  69. blenge_menge
    Posted February 27, 2013 at 07:08 | Permalink | Reply

    Issue with Zip File … when I try to publish my world I get the zip file error. Here’s my link http://db.tt/45DM6hhJ

    Any help with this?

  70. mikeyy
    Posted March 16, 2013 at 06:37 | Permalink | Reply

    THIS WAS OUT IN MY BIRTHDAY

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