Microsoft Wins!

Microsoft approved 1.20.2 about 12 hours ago. Amazon have approved the demo just now, and the full version is still pending, will let you know when it’s out.

Anyway, they both did it rather quickly this time, normally I wouldn’t expect it to appear before Friday.

I started some preliminary work on new features in 1.21, nothing to share yet.

[EDIT]

Both paid and demo versions are now out on Amazon as well.

107 Comments

  1. Matt
    Posted February 7, 2013 at 10:21 | Permalink | Reply

    Can we have motion sensors please? Adjustable to between 1 and 10 blocks, 180 deg

  2. Posted February 7, 2013 at 10:23 | Permalink | Reply

    What’s for 1.21?
    What’s on top of the list?
    Pls and bacon/bird and pumpkin on a stick.(see me earlier post)

    • Posted February 7, 2013 at 10:24 | Permalink | Reply

      *comment @ earlier post
      Goddangit u beat me!(No Offense)

  3. Dave
    Posted February 7, 2013 at 10:33 | Permalink | Reply

    Hi Kaalus. Please check out my Digital time bomb. Hope you like it. https://dl.dropbox.com/s/mv2fubll0k9edsl/digital%20time%20b.scworld?dl=1
    In the community downloads as DIGITAL TIME B

    • Dave
      Posted February 7, 2013 at 11:21 | Permalink | Reply

      Sorry. Changed name and link. https://dl.dropbox.com/s/uycqefyyf5b2vo7/digital%20time%20bomb.scworld?dl=1
      DIGITAL TIME BOMB
      More appropriate ;-)

      • Posted February 7, 2013 at 11:55 | Permalink | Reply

        It’s pretty awesome. I wonder if the 7-segment display could be made more readable if segments weren’t wedged? Or maybe using LEDs?

        • Dave
          Posted February 7, 2013 at 14:33 | Permalink

          Yeah i think ill alter that. Originally i made it for counting up the way which actually works better. If I take one of the dely switches from the SLR input loop the figures will flash for each count. Im in the proccess of making a timer which Ill upload when complete.

        • SCRAFTER
          Posted February 7, 2013 at 15:10 | Permalink

          http://survivalcraft.lefora.com/2013/02/06/7-segment-led-display/

          now im making 10×10 led display with some simply 10frame animation :D

        • Dave
          Posted February 7, 2013 at 15:17 | Permalink

          Its updated now kaalus. Seams to work better without the wedge. I tried LEDs which is even better but i dont like the fact that they are difficult to see.

        • SCRAFTER
          Posted February 7, 2013 at 20:04 | Permalink

          DONE :)
          http://survivalcraft.lefora.com/2013/02/07/100-leds-10×10-display-with-up-to-10-frames-animat/#post0
          kaalus can u download this and fix my problem with this the last frame is not displayed sometimes?.
          Also turn it on and fly on the area little bit…sometimes strange things are happening.
          i will try record this bug for u and put on youtube.
          best regards and thank u for u work with this game. Just please fix some bugs before u add new features :P

        • Dave
          Posted February 7, 2013 at 22:56 | Permalink

          Nice work there Scrafter on your frames. I get the same problem with my clock, when i get too far back the circuit freezes. There is a limit to what you can do. There is a lot of people out there putting this game to extreme tests. Lol

        • SCRAFTER
          Posted February 8, 2013 at 00:46 | Permalink

          Thank u dave :)
          the problem is even when the whole structure is rendered by the game. I fly upward and I see the last frame but it is not displayed. Yet somehow Initial signal goes further(than last frame) and comes back to the beginning.Strange things happen even if one frame (the first) is powered up. Just flying left and right, in front of the display, you notice some LEDs stop to glowing without any sense and makes mess on the display.
          Something is really not work properly in this whole electric feature :) I hope Kaalus can use some sort of black magic and fix\tweak this whole thing so i can spend rest of my life playing this :)

          Hope u undertand me, english is not my native speak :P

        • max samuels
          Posted February 8, 2013 at 06:10 | Permalink

          I think the problem is that were all using phones, or tablets, which can only handle so much in the game.
          clocks probably just put a lot of strain on the processor and it drops things.
          I’m sure there some workaround kallus can work out, but it will be tough.

      • Dave
        Posted February 8, 2013 at 10:08 | Permalink | Reply

        I think your right max samuels. I remember just before Kaalus released 1.19 he said that the electrical circuit would unload when we get too far away from it and it was the best he could do at the time. I think what Kaalus has already achieved is awesome. To be able to do what we can already do in this game useing pocket devices is just incredible. I would just like to give you one tip to try scrafter (it seams to work better for me) if you try to build your circuits in a more vertical fashion. What I mean is, if you try to build your circuits up the way or even down into the ground. I find it keeps it more so in the loaded area of the game. I did try your frame and when i flew to left and right a lot of the LEDs didn’t show, but when I moved too much it put a lot of strain on my phones proccessor, so for that at least i would say could be a problem. Good luck with your future work Scrafter

  4. x The Joeness x
    Posted February 7, 2013 at 11:24 | Permalink | Reply

    Noticed a small bug with the new update. Only played in creative mode so far — when selecting and dragging an item from the inventory list each item you select and drag comes from the slot of the item previously selected. It’s only a visual bug it doesn’t effect gameplay. Example: from the first inventory screen select dirt. Now select large dry brush. The dry brush first appears to come from the dirt slot and quickly moves to where your finder has selected. (playing on samsung focus)

    • x The Joeness x
      Posted February 9, 2013 at 00:30 | Permalink | Reply

      I guess no one else noticed it…

      • Worgun
        Posted February 10, 2013 at 11:04 | Permalink | Reply

        No, I had exactly the same!
        Also when using the in-game menu, such as inventory, or creative mode inventory and press the ‘back’ button it takes me to ‘pause’ screen rather than close the inventory, and go back to the game???
        HD7

    • Posted February 11, 2013 at 11:41 | Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for the report. I’ve seen it as well, this is something to do with the UI draw/update order, it’s not critical that’s why I haven’t looked into it.

  5. nelson799
    Posted February 7, 2013 at 11:52 | Permalink | Reply

    Yeah! Try out my texture pack everyone. It’s called ‘HDCraftLitPixels’ :D
    I’m excited to try out some block worlds. Maybe a rating system or a ‘Kaalus’s pick of the week,’ should be implemented in the community download section in the future. That might inspire some people to try to put some great stuff up there.

    • Parker Young
      Posted February 7, 2013 at 12:21 | Permalink | Reply

      I downloaded your texture pack today, and I rate it 5 out of 5. Good job making the HD texture pack.

    • x The Joeness x
      Posted February 7, 2013 at 13:00 | Permalink | Reply

      Nice texture pack — very well done.

    • Dave
      Posted February 7, 2013 at 16:02 | Permalink | Reply

      Nice texture pack man…. Really Nice….. One of the best I’ve tried.

      • nelson799
        Posted February 7, 2013 at 20:54 | Permalink | Reply

        Thanks guys. I worked on some of the unfinished ones today. So it should be a bit more complete than it was this morning. The only major one I haven’t finished is the Christmas tree I think.

    • TheDarkOne
      Posted February 9, 2013 at 14:44 | Permalink | Reply

      now,I’m using it. I give it 100/100. Good job!!!

  6. Parker Young
    Posted February 7, 2013 at 12:15 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, PLEASE add zombies because I am making a zombie survival level and it requires zombies.
    Also, I made my own texture pack using MS Paint and when I use it, I can’t see through glass. And there is some black space (1.20) in tree leaves and tall grass. Is there some way to fix this problem?

    • Posted February 7, 2013 at 13:15 | Permalink | Reply

      Most probably the issue is with the file format you are using. Open the file in Gimp for example and add an alpha layer to it then save the file as PNG. This should resolve your issue.
      Btw, I did not make any texture packs for Survivalcract yet but simple textures for my WP7 game which needed a transparency layer.

      • Parker Young
        Posted February 8, 2013 at 02:57 | Permalink | Reply

        Is GIMP like Photoshop?

        • Posted February 8, 2013 at 09:56 | Permalink

          Yes, it is similar to that.
          I am using GIMP because it is free. :)

      • Parker Young
        Posted February 9, 2013 at 02:17 | Permalink | Reply

        I need help in GIMP to make glass, leaves, etc. see-through. What tool would i need to do this?

    • Posted February 7, 2013 at 13:16 | Permalink | Reply

      You need to use alpha channel for transparency. Not sure if MS Paint supports that, probably not. Get Paint.NET or GIMP.

      • Parker Young
        Posted February 7, 2013 at 17:21 | Permalink | Reply

        I have GIMP, but I think it is just crap. Is GIMP the best choice?

      • Parker Young
        Posted February 7, 2013 at 17:23 | Permalink | Reply

        Don’t forget about the zombies

  7. anthony
    Posted February 7, 2013 at 12:16 | Permalink | Reply

    YESSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. candyrufusgamermaster
    Posted February 7, 2013 at 12:28 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, can u add bandits in 1.21?

  9. Parker Young
    Posted February 7, 2013 at 13:03 | Permalink | Reply

    I forgot to say this but try Survival I (one), it is a SC world that took me 5 months to create and I am still working on it. https://sites.google.com/site/survivalseriesforsurvivalcraft/survival-i/downloads is the link to download it (look for the latest version).

  10. riki
    Posted February 7, 2013 at 14:31 | Permalink | Reply

    Matt that is a very good idea and that really would be amazing if we had motion sensors let’s do it!!!!!!!!!!

  11. andy
    Posted February 7, 2013 at 14:34 | Permalink | Reply

    kaalus after update game lag more here and there. also loading time is longer. Im android 4.1 htc one x. Previous version (1.19) worked like a charm. Now i have crashes sometimes when i playing(memory leak?).
    Please fix this :D

    • bob_the_builder
      Posted February 7, 2013 at 17:39 | Permalink | Reply

      Lower the framerate limiter to 30, i have experienced a major performance boost at this setting without harm to graphics :-)

  12. Steve
    Posted February 7, 2013 at 16:01 | Permalink | Reply

    Dear kaalus

    I want too ask a question, can you give me your email?

    Thank you.

  13. steve
    Posted February 7, 2013 at 16:04 | Permalink | Reply

    Dear kaalus:

    I want to ask a question, can you give me your email?
    Thanks.
    (sorry for my bad English )

  14. kris lloyd
    Posted February 7, 2013 at 16:33 | Permalink | Reply

    I want to update, how ?

    • Robofighter1000
      Posted February 7, 2013 at 18:36 | Permalink | Reply

      do you have amazon or windows?

  15. craftw4
    Posted February 7, 2013 at 16:41 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus please test my world, i hope you like it:) here is link: https://dl-web.dropbox.com/get/apps/Survivalcraft%20%281%29/Castle%201.scworld?w=AAC7DoerXrHwTPclXCXGxihx8pEVKnuWtpZNcA9IPYZR6g

  16. coalburnsforever
    Posted February 7, 2013 at 19:13 | Permalink | Reply

    KALLUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE NEED TWO THINGS IN SURVIVAL CRAFT. 1.movable parts. comparible to mine carts or pistons, somthing like that. 2.guns… and multiplayer.

    • overgrow2000
      Posted February 8, 2013 at 21:52 | Permalink | Reply

      Guns and multiplayer would be horrorble. people would kill other people and ruin their creation for fun
      however the cart and pistion idea is indeed good

      • Nicolas
        Posted February 10, 2013 at 19:28 | Permalink | Reply

        That is very fun!!!! If you are playing with your friend, and i mean you will have to start a new world, and we could use friend ip to create the server

  17. Haley
    Posted February 8, 2013 at 00:42 | Permalink | Reply

    I am having a small but annoying problem. I play on a pandigital tablet and after only playing 5 or 10 minutes the game crashes. I have patience so far but now that I have my groove going with my kingdom its starting to drive me bonkers. Not sure if it makes a difference but I bought game from amazon… I read you fixed the problem with the kindle, could I possible be suffering from the same hiccup? Although it saves my world, it doesnt save my settings. I cant read anything from your forums on that lorawhatever site….. its not tablet friendly either. :( any help would be much appreciated. Maybe I just need to hold my breath and cross my toes when I play? Lol thanks!

    • Posted February 8, 2013 at 10:47 | Permalink | Reply

      Hi Haley,

      What tablet exactly do you have (check About Device section in the settings) and which version of Android is it running?

      Also, is it Survivalcraft 1.19 or 1.20?

      cheers,
      Kaalus

      • Haley
        Posted February 8, 2013 at 22:55 | Permalink | Reply

        I have the pandigital media star tablet, model r70b200 and it uses android 2.2.1. If you can fix the problem, you would be the greatest :) but even if you can’t I will keep playing five to ten minutes at a time. Lol Thank you!

        • Haley
          Posted February 8, 2013 at 22:56 | Permalink

          Oh I forgot I have 1.20 although it was doing the same in 1.9.

  18. Marco Colonna
    Posted February 8, 2013 at 00:48 | Permalink | Reply

    Could somebody tell me how to download the newest version of survivalcraft, I play on a kindle fire.

  19. candyrufusgamermaster
    Posted February 8, 2013 at 00:53 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, can you add skin editing for survivalcraft??:)

  20. Posted February 8, 2013 at 02:24 | Permalink | Reply

    How long until the next update? Plus can you add more mobs to the game? ( to kill and get rewards?) There is also another thing i would like to add is : will there be any armor soon?? ( or more health )

  21. Jake
    Posted February 8, 2013 at 02:30 | Permalink | Reply

    When will the next update be? And will you there be any more mobs in the game? Plus will there be armor?? ( or more health )

  22. wade
    Posted February 8, 2013 at 04:53 | Permalink | Reply

    Please port to windows 8, the market is in desperate need of a block world game. The potential is huge as well as the profit could be by filling that void. Thats all I really care to add to this amazing game at the moment besides mine carts :)

  23. Posted February 8, 2013 at 06:21 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus when is multiplayer cing?

  24. Posted February 8, 2013 at 06:21 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus when is multiplayer coming?

  25. Lijohu
    Posted February 8, 2013 at 17:52 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, any interest on putting Survival-craft on the Ouya console ?
    if so then its a day one purchase for me (console and game of course) willing to buy game again for this console

  26. craftw4
    Posted February 8, 2013 at 19:01 | Permalink | Reply

    Please try my world: https://dl.dropbox.com/s/use5b0jd6sif52t/Castle%201.scworld?dl=1

  27. quin
    Posted February 8, 2013 at 21:34 | Permalink | Reply

    I want this for 1.21 when it comes I want a mine kart with tracks that are normal and that make the kart go fast

  28. tom
    Posted February 8, 2013 at 23:03 | Permalink | Reply

    Make one for windows surface

    please

  29. Gavin
    Posted February 9, 2013 at 03:56 | Permalink | Reply

    Gha can someone help me
    1.) how to make LED’s blink continuously.
    2.) when I try to make the photodiode work, all I can get the lights to do is flash. Which doesn’t work that way when I try the same way with the LED’s. Haha

    • Jens15
      Posted February 9, 2013 at 10:26 | Permalink | Reply

      this happens if the lights shine at the photodiode, LEDs don’t have so much light, so the photodiode does not react to them

      • Gavin
        Posted February 9, 2013 at 14:24 | Permalink | Reply

        Ah thanks!

  30. James
    Posted February 9, 2013 at 09:04 | Permalink | Reply

    Hi Kaalus,

    Great work on the game, I have notified a little bug on my Asus transformer tf300. In order to rotate the screen orientation you have to tilt it left or right, not up or down. Android 4.1, Survivalcraft 1.20.2 Amazon app store

    • Posted February 11, 2013 at 11:43 | Permalink | Reply

      Unfortunately screen orientation APIs are broken (or rather incomplete) on Android, it’s not possible to do certain things. That’s why I added “lock screen orientation” setting.

  31. TheDarkOne
    Posted February 9, 2013 at 14:40 | Permalink | Reply

    Hi, Kaalus, what are your plans for the v.1.21?
    What will you add?
    On what will it focused?
    Write some words about it…(just your suggestions…)
    Ok?

  32. Stev
    Posted February 9, 2013 at 16:30 | Permalink | Reply

    Hi, can you add wheat, grain, flour… and farming things like hoe ? Maybe baking bread ? And hunger ? Farmers will be grateful :)

  33. shaulprod
    Posted February 9, 2013 at 17:44 | Permalink | Reply

    sky is the limit.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45R9EWSDAEE&feature=youtu.be

  34. SCRAFTER
    Posted February 9, 2013 at 22:46 | Permalink | Reply

    kaalus is some sort of chance to increase the size of the LEDs? Now it is hard to see even at night. They could be of the same size as light bulbs, then they would be perfect.What I like the LEDs, is that they do not slow down my device like lightbulbs during rapid changes in the signal.
    Please make them bigger :)

    • TrekkerTim
      Posted February 10, 2013 at 00:23 | Permalink | Reply

      I think the deal is that LEDs appear lit but do not seem to cast light. Not enough to trip a photodiode anyway. Jack O Lanterns have a bright torch in them but seems to shine no light onto surrounding. They do not activate the photodiode either. I put lava in a glass box and it does shine light on surroundings but it is a white light not red in color.

      • SCRAFTER
        Posted February 10, 2013 at 00:41 | Permalink | Reply

        it is good, the LEDs does not emit light because its less performance hungry :)
        but they “glow” and this effect is really nice, just make this “glow” bigger and its will be perfect .
        LED looks like a glowing dot, maybe kaalus could do 4 such dots on the same block?
        It could be a new item to not delete the current LED.

        • Cooperdan
          Posted February 10, 2013 at 22:33 | Permalink

          I think you might be all wrong… Its a software problem that kaalus has encountered along time ago, when creating multicoloured LED’s…. I don’t think that he is able to create a bright light in different colours, through LED’s … Something to do with “shaders” and technical stuff

  35. Jarod
    Posted February 10, 2013 at 02:43 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, can you add armor/clothing… There are spots for them in the inventory section but they are not in the game.

  36. justin
    Posted February 10, 2013 at 03:55 | Permalink | Reply

    Where is drop box I can’t find it.will not let me share my world

  37. SCRAFTER
    Posted February 10, 2013 at 05:04 | Permalink | Reply

    I’m sorry if I’m annoying, but when i build large structures with use lot of cables, at some point that’s what happened:






    and i think i cant finish my “thing” now :(
    I do not know if this is known issue, just want report this.

    why this happend?

    • Posted February 11, 2013 at 13:10 | Permalink | Reply

      This is because your chunk exceeded the geometry limit (65535 triangle indices). This is a known issue that I may fix at some point. But even if I do so, having such complicated chunks is not good for performance on slower devices, so it may be worth moving some of your wires to neighboring chunks. A chunk is a vertical shaft 16×16 blocks in size, going all the way from the top to bottom of the world. So you need to move some stuff by up to 16 blocks sideways.

      • SCRAFTER
        Posted February 11, 2013 at 17:48 | Permalink | Reply

        thanks for your reply . Now I understand.
        Just need a way to know where the chunks start and ends :D
        maybe a extra option which visualize them?

        also check this out:
        http://survivalcraft.lefora.com/2013/02/11/conveyor-block/#post2
        i think it is a great idea :)

        you are doing great job and thank you for your game :) hope its will be only better :)

  38. craftw4
    Posted February 10, 2013 at 09:09 | Permalink | Reply

    Please make this for ios, i want to play whit my ipad

  39. Posted February 10, 2013 at 11:42 | Permalink | Reply

    Please I whont it please
    Yyyy66York and the world chipmunks album of duty to the duties

  40. Posted February 10, 2013 at 11:43 | Permalink | Reply

    Please can I have it

  41. xxred
    Posted February 10, 2013 at 12:41 | Permalink | Reply

    MULTIPLAYER!!!!!!! pleas!!!! thank you

    • xxred
      Posted February 10, 2013 at 12:53 | Permalink | Reply

      my friends haven´t got survivalcraft, because they can´t play with me or friends. And I need play with they. thank you. good job kaalus!!!!!

  42. Parker Young
    Posted February 10, 2013 at 14:30 | Permalink | Reply

    Just now, I published “Survival I Beta v3” to the community content. It should be there in a few minutes. If you download it, reply to this comment. Just say how good it is.

  43. craftw4
    Posted February 10, 2013 at 19:15 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus!
    Some people have made skyblock levels, so how i can make so you can drop down from the world and how you can place bedrock? Please tell

  44. Nicolas
    Posted February 10, 2013 at 19:32 | Permalink | Reply

    Please creat the post telling us what are you thinking!

  45. xxref
    Posted February 10, 2013 at 21:59 | Permalink | Reply

    MULTIPLAYER…. Please. My friends haven’t got survivalcraft, because they can’t play with me and friend. GOOD job kaalus.

    • Nicolas
      Posted February 10, 2013 at 23:22 | Permalink | Reply

      Some people tell kaalus will only add after the game be complete…
      Maybe at BETA version?
      To be complete we need npcs ( or no ) more mobs and many things…

  46. Cooperdan
    Posted February 10, 2013 at 22:45 | Permalink | Reply

    Would it be a good idea to release a full version of Survivalcraft for free, e.g. 1.7 but then never give it updates, for the very slim minority who literally can’t buy the game, due to (e.g. Being too young to own a debit card)…

    Would encourage cheap skates to get properly hooked on the game and buy the full version too :P

    • Nicolas
      Posted February 10, 2013 at 23:19 | Permalink | Reply

      We can already do that at android, you know how…
      But doing this we can t update

    • Sancroff
      Posted February 11, 2013 at 03:42 | Permalink | Reply

      I see Google Play gift cards on sale in stores everywhere here in the US. I don’t know about other countries.

      I sure hope people who have stolen the game will at least have the decency not to come to this blog and beg for new game features.

      • Cooperdan
        Posted February 11, 2013 at 08:28 | Permalink | Reply

        Ah, I’m a windows phone user… We don’t have that option :P

        • Sancroff
          Posted February 11, 2013 at 09:41 | Permalink

          Whoops, I forgot about Windows Phone. I did some Googling and learned there is no such thing as a Windows Phone gift card. Incredible. Microsoft is truly “something other than else.”

      • Nicolas
        Posted February 16, 2013 at 23:42 | Permalink | Reply

        Google gift cars?! Here in Brazil we don’t have it, only gift app store

  47. brandon
    Posted February 10, 2013 at 23:55 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey kaalus could u possibly implement some sort of dungeon or temple that has traps and treasures that are better the farther and harder the traps are ut would be really cool and could u possibly make a map item the compass is good but a map would serve as a better item

  48. bob_the_builder
    Posted February 11, 2013 at 02:57 | Permalink | Reply

    There is another bug that has been around since 1.18 Random sections of my fence will disapear here is an image of what is happening: http://www.imgur.com/MCCJ9Jz.jpeg

  49. Anthony
    Posted February 16, 2013 at 15:21 | Permalink | Reply

    Awesome

  50. Anthony
    Posted February 16, 2013 at 15:22 | Permalink | Reply

    Cool

  51. Posted March 5, 2013 at 07:51 | Permalink | Reply

    Plz add armour sets.

  52. Posted March 6, 2013 at 08:13 | Permalink | Reply

    Can you plz add rails and powered rails + minecraft.

  53. joe
    Posted March 30, 2013 at 17:35 | Permalink | Reply

    you shode mack a type of car or somthing like a plaen like on minecraft or somthing like that i know your making horces and lots of other animals and tools and more wepons like a bow or a gun and maby like howes hold items to decorat a ro and a bed to sleep on

  54. Phoebe
    Posted April 24, 2013 at 05:42 | Permalink | Reply

    WHY?!? Why does Microsoft always win?

  55. Ian
    Posted May 29, 2013 at 22:17 | Permalink | Reply

    Can you add mine carts and monsters

  56. Posted August 10, 2013 at 21:29 | Permalink | Reply

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