Meet the new hero!

Work on the new mechanic to appear in 1.21 is going well. I am still struggling with one aspect, but hopefully I will nail it down eventually.

This will keep you guessing: because of this new mechanic I had to change the hero model, for the first time since 1.0! I was reluctant, I grew to like the old one, but now that it’s done I have no regrets.

And here’s a video where you can see him:

http://youtu.be/AknBfXDzPI8

Apart from that, 1.21 will also have one more aquatic species. A really nasty one. Will let you know in the next post.

Now time to sleep, two evenings in a row working until 3 am is too much :-)

 

147 Comments

  1. Siberian
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 03:12 | Permalink | Reply

    First

    • BrownieSanFrijolTaco
      Posted March 9, 2013 at 03:15 | Permalink | Reply

      lol. Do you feel accomplished? ;)

      • natedog209035
        Posted March 10, 2013 at 17:35 | Permalink | Reply

        I know I would

      • Siberian
        Posted March 12, 2013 at 00:13 | Permalink | Reply

        Yes

    • Posted March 10, 2013 at 11:09 | Permalink | Reply

      Hi I am can I be on your survival Craft

      • Siberian
        Posted March 12, 2013 at 00:12 | Permalink | Reply

        On my survival craft?

    • Posted March 10, 2013 at 18:31 | Permalink | Reply

      HEY KAALUS PLEASE RESPONDE TO THIS COMMENT.MH.MH.MH……PLEASE DONT CHANGE THE CHARICTER APPAERINCE.thank u for ur time

      • Posted March 10, 2013 at 18:38 | Permalink | Reply

        Hi Olivia. Appearance is not the only reason I am changing the character model. The new one is compatible with the new secret game mechanic I am introducing in 1.21. The old one isn’t. So, unfortunately, it can’t stay.

        • werd
          Posted March 11, 2013 at 16:04 | Permalink

          it has to be multiplayer!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • louis nurcombe
          Posted March 24, 2013 at 12:21 | Permalink

          Please kaalus add villagers that look civilised and have naturally built villages and we can spawn them From colour full eggs

  2. jriot10
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 03:12 | Permalink | Reply

    So skins hopefully? That looks really awesome btw. How do you model them?

    • BrownieSanFrijolTaco
      Posted March 9, 2013 at 03:16 | Permalink | Reply

      good point, actually. I didn’t think about that. Could be…

  3. zach
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 03:12 | Permalink | Reply

    Ok. I will watch the video. Sounds like you’re doing alot of great work for the next update.

  4. BrownieSanFrijolTaco
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 03:14 | Permalink | Reply

    I’m guessing the new mechanic is either proper swimming (along with new player animations, hence the model change), or armor.

  5. nelly
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 03:20 | Permalink | Reply

    Will he be able to Chang cloths in this update?

  6. Nicolas
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 03:21 | Permalink | Reply

    Whoa very nice, better than the old one

  7. Tyler Touch
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 03:25 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey kaalus put survivalcraft on iphone and stuff.

  8. Mag
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 03:27 | Permalink | Reply

    Yes! I love it! I always thought the old skin was ugly. :-P

  9. just a request
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 03:32 | Permalink | Reply

    I love this one, but seriously do u thi k there could b a way to change it from guy to girl. And (this has been requested a lot) animal tameing, training, and breeding should be added.

  10. Posted March 9, 2013 at 03:36 | Permalink | Reply

    I can’t wait for the new update ,kaalus you have put alot into this update keep up the great work

  11. Nicolas
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 03:38 | Permalink | Reply

    Here it’s 00:37 or 12:37 a.m.

    • Aaron
      Posted March 9, 2013 at 13:36 | Permalink | Reply

      Hi my name is Aaron Wiesner.I realy like the survival craft game, it is realy fun.bey man

  12. natedog209035
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 03:45 | Permalink | Reply

    Dang you work late so I won’t request What I was going to

  13. crc1985
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 03:57 | Permalink | Reply

    Looks good Klaaus keep up the good work.

  14. SquiggyKTA
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 04:33 | Permalink | Reply

    He seems taller……..will this new model affect the current 2 block height?

  15. Dylan
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 05:52 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey why Don’t you make it so when he sneaks he can fit through 1 block height space

    • Posted March 9, 2013 at 14:02 | Permalink | Reply

      Because it is difficult with the current physics implementation in the game

  16. kraitos1969
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 06:13 | Permalink | Reply

    Nice job but can you make at least 5 of that kind in our world in 1.21 update

    • blob10
      Posted March 9, 2013 at 16:40 | Permalink | Reply

      its not an npc, its the new player model

  17. appledash98
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 06:22 | Permalink | Reply

    We should have the ability to change skins

    • ilovepigs
      Posted March 10, 2013 at 11:37 | Permalink | Reply

      That would b amoze balls

  18. blob10
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 06:23 | Permalink | Reply

    That’s awesome kaalus! can the players make him do things?

    • Nicolas
      Posted March 9, 2013 at 13:07 | Permalink | Reply

      ???
      He can mine, craft blocks, hunt etc… XD

      • blob10
        Posted March 9, 2013 at 16:30 | Permalink | Reply

        Yeah I know, at first I thought it would be an npc. Derp

        • Nicolas
          Posted March 9, 2013 at 16:38 | Permalink

          Ah

  19. Posted March 9, 2013 at 06:27 | Permalink | Reply

    Now we really need armor because the holes at the shirt is bigger.And maybe you should change the ship (that marooned us) model because the character is different.Will NPC’S come?Doesnt have to be that good,you can make it better in 1.22.And maybe you can use 5% of time in every update to work on multiplayer.

    • Posted March 9, 2013 at 07:58 | Permalink | Reply

      Expressions?Talking?Biting?Better animations?Angler fish?Jellyfish?Cant wait cant wait cant wait cant wait

      • blob10
        Posted March 9, 2013 at 16:39 | Permalink | Reply

        I think the new feature should be farming so that you have a different food source rather than trying to kill a bunch of bears for food. I hunt by setting animals on fire. :)

  20. blob10
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 06:28 | Permalink | Reply

    That’s awesome kaalus! Can other players make him do things like follow you or build houses or gather resources?

    • blob10
      Posted March 9, 2013 at 06:30 | Permalink | Reply

      sorry about the message before this on, my phone was acting very glitchy. :'(

      • bob
        Posted March 9, 2013 at 13:38 | Permalink | Reply

        He is you that is going to be the person you see when you go into 3rd person

        • blob10
          Posted March 9, 2013 at 16:29 | Permalink

          Oh I didn’t realize that, my bad I thought at first it was an npc: non player character.

    • ilovepigs
      Posted March 10, 2013 at 11:40 | Permalink | Reply

      Make npc but becuase its an random is island make them like tribe people and they carry around spears

  21. Sergey [Sighmoon]
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 06:42 | Permalink | Reply

    You must add clothes :)

  22. bonesnsmitty
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 06:48 | Permalink | Reply

    I love this game so much, that when my wife bought me a nexus 7 for my birthday, the first app I purchased was survivalcraft. Now I have this game on my infuse and n7..and kaalus you were right..this game runs amazingly smooth on the n7…kudos on the hours of coding…your eyes must be bleeding by now lol

  23. AK
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 07:00 | Permalink | Reply

    Will there be armor or some sort of extra clothing?

    • ilovepigs
      Posted March 10, 2013 at 11:41 | Permalink | Reply

      I hope so

    • daphobe
      Posted March 24, 2013 at 18:43 | Permalink | Reply

      Yea, armor so we could be a shining knight In armor (HORSE ARMOR TOO! I WAAAANNNNNNTTTTT A WHITE HORSE)

  24. Posted March 9, 2013 at 09:13 | Permalink | Reply

    Nice! It’s good to see the avatar gain an update but more than that it’s good to see you further differentiate yourself further from MCPE :-)

  25. Posted March 9, 2013 at 09:17 | Permalink | Reply

    What is the release date of the update? We look forward to playing this update. If possible, ask to put pistons, more electrical parts and a means of transport. (And since gunpowder could be possible to have firearms.) Thanks for the effort and commitment to the evolution of this wonderful game.

  26. sp00nb0y95
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 09:32 | Permalink | Reply

    Nice I like the way you are so work so hard for this update . Thanks

  27. kuhy
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 10:19 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus add, edit the appearance. (Eyes, hair, etc.)

  28. Cooperdan
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 11:27 | Permalink | Reply

    Looks good kaalus… Shame you didn’t show the hero moving, but still looks good :)

    As for the water creatures, pleeaassee keep it as accurate and realistic as possible… I don’t really want to be attacked by 3 or 4 different aquatic creatures in a small and shallow body of water :) :)

    • Gavin
      Posted March 9, 2013 at 13:10 | Permalink | Reply

      I agree. And keep the animals realistic too. I don’t want to be attacked by a dragon or something. I like the idea of werewolves though. Oh maybe you could add a sea creature that’s extremely rare. Like a kraken! The way it killed you could be made awesome. Like it wrapped you in its tentacles and then it’s razor sharp teeth devoured you? I don’t know. But that sounds cool. But only if it’s made to be extremely rare.

      • Nicolas
        Posted March 9, 2013 at 13:14 | Permalink | Reply

        Werewolf it’s nice, he could start do this things, like at day it’s a mob and at night turn into a new mob

      • Posted March 10, 2013 at 20:20 | Permalink | Reply

        Or maybe it sinks the ship why’ll its sailing away

    • Nicolas
      Posted March 9, 2013 at 13:12 | Permalink | Reply

      He could add piranha, pirana, aaa the fish with big tooth, i don’t know the name in english

      • Cooperdan
        Posted March 9, 2013 at 23:16 | Permalink | Reply

        I honestly do think that even the stingray is a bit too much for such shallow water… I really hope that other water creatures will either be in deep water or be harmless

  29. ilovepigs
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 13:50 | Permalink | Reply

    Add boats so you can still go on water

  30. Posted March 9, 2013 at 14:02 | Permalink | Reply

    Good job since 20 but I like 21

  31. Posted March 9, 2013 at 16:08 | Permalink | Reply

    I perfer the one we have now

  32. Posted March 9, 2013 at 16:10 | Permalink | Reply

    Ps
    I have a bug when wolf’s turn into werewolfs when its not the full moon.its really
    Annoying, it’s like ur never safe can u fix that

    • blob10
      Posted March 9, 2013 at 16:36 | Permalink | Reply

      if the moon is like it is a thin ring/ is new moon its not a bug.

      • Posted March 9, 2013 at 22:50 | Permalink | Reply

        That and the crescent moons too they always turn into werewolfs

  33. Posted March 9, 2013 at 16:11 | Permalink | Reply

    Pps
    I likee it when the video was talking about all the things that ive and all of us has done
    Ever since we started the game

    • blob10
      Posted March 9, 2013 at 16:34 | Permalink | Reply

      lol, I agree, once when I was cutting down trees I only had an iron axe and all of a sudden, 2 werewolves attack me as well as a bear, and then I have to delete my best cruel difficulty world. :(

  34. hunter
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 16:19 | Permalink | Reply

    The new feature must be animal rideing, because it’s the only one that would require a change in how the charecter looks.
    this would make the new animal a horse!

  35. anon4
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 16:33 | Permalink | Reply

    I dont spend much time in water, kaalus are you adding new dangers to land too? We need creatures entering buildings and attacking our structures, also sleep should only be possible in a bed because itstoo easy to just bring a piece of mud with you and sleep the werewolves away in a cave. Also JUNGLES! BIG CATS! ALLIGATORS!

  36. SCpro
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 16:34 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus can you add a full stats bar ( i.e. all the stats of the character), which you can open by clicking on something at the top of the screen, this opens a bar which tells you hunger, thirst, tiredness, and heat comfort, you choose the effects. I think the life bar should stay where it is because you need to see that all the time, and an underwater breath bar next to it would be handy. You should be able to open the stats bar while moving.

    Please read and reply.

    • spec
      Posted March 9, 2013 at 18:35 | Permalink | Reply

      Go play sims

    • ilovepigs
      Posted March 10, 2013 at 11:49 | Permalink | Reply

      There should under water breath becuase I never know when im out of breath, hunger and thirst so milk for thirst but no tiredness or heat stuff. Oh yeah there should a downloadable system for mods

      • Nicolas
        Posted March 10, 2013 at 17:25 | Permalink | Reply

        Agree with the breath, i never know when i have to come back

  37. blob10
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 16:42 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus you can tell who’s boss to mojang now! ;)

  38. Posted March 9, 2013 at 17:05 | Permalink | Reply

    When will it come out.

  39. eddreal from 4PDA
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 18:18 | Permalink | Reply

    That hero looks like at Chuck Norris

  40. LuvSurvivalGames
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 20:49 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus,
    Here is my probem when I was walking my thing froze and when it unfroze it was night and werewolfs attacked me it was weird can you tell me what could be the problem.PLEASE READ AND REPLY,
    From,
    LuvSurvivalGames

  41. Flavioso
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 21:37 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus can you make a rating system for maps and texture-packs. I think it will be more easy to see whats good and whats not. And make a more fun experience. :-)

  42. candyrufusgamermaster
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 21:43 | Permalink | Reply

    IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR KAALUS: ADD N.P.C’S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. Posted March 9, 2013 at 22:52 | Permalink | Reply

    FOR KAALUS.HEY KALLUS CAN U ADD MODS

  44. Posted March 10, 2013 at 01:08 | Permalink | Reply

    Nooooo! Please make the old player model an option. I don’t like how this looks at all and probably wont update if it’s not optional :(

    • rockgod420
      Posted March 10, 2013 at 01:27 | Permalink | Reply

      Your probably the only one that doesnt like it lol.

      • Anthony
        Posted March 11, 2013 at 15:48 | Permalink | Reply

        well said;)

    • Posted March 10, 2013 at 08:30 | Permalink | Reply

      But… But… You never see yourself in the game so what does it matter? Not updating is an extreme reaction for such a minor cosmetic change.

    • ilovepigs
      Posted March 10, 2013 at 11:56 | Permalink | Reply

      Wo wo wo cool it bro with player model it would easier to add animations like crouching. I know it looks wierd but it fits in better with the wild. But I guess u should be able to change back but I think your the only one who’ed want to

    • Posted March 10, 2013 at 18:27 | Permalink | Reply

      I AGREE

  45. Posted March 10, 2013 at 02:03 | Permalink | Reply

    I’m loving this game more and more with each update! I even bought a copy for my daughter. She loves Survival Craft as well.

  46. Francisco
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 02:34 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus i want it so it can fit through 1 block when sneaks. But at least simple sneaking animations!

    • Posted March 10, 2013 at 20:26 | Permalink | Reply

      Kaalus says he can’t do this (passing through a 1×1 block gap) with the current physics engine.

  47. crc1985
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 04:03 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, plz plz plz release the 1.21.0 update. The anticipation is killing me, and not too few others. At any rate keep up the good work. Look forward to the wire through block element. Already have a fish tank in the works. Insane neat idea for the rays burrowing! Most of all thank you for all the hard work you have and are putting into SC. Thank you for caring!

  48. Posted March 10, 2013 at 05:07 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus if you think the desert is too empty,i have an idea:vultures,but they are hostile most of the time and bigger than the other birds.
    Maybe this “Chuck Norris” dude will be able to ride animals.Can you please make the desert bigger?Please make a feature that tells us how much longer we can stay underwater.Maybe we can make an air tank with 8 iron ingots

    • dejavu
      Posted March 10, 2013 at 06:21 | Permalink | Reply

      Maybe lions?

    • Cooperdan
      Posted March 10, 2013 at 08:56 | Permalink | Reply

      I like the vultures and the “oxygen metre” for the water ideas! Only problem is for the oxygen metre is where could the bar go??

      • Nicolas
        Posted March 10, 2013 at 17:28 | Permalink | Reply

        Under the life bar ‘-‘

  49. Anthony
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 08:48 | Permalink | Reply

    Cool kaalus

  50. cool123199
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 09:10 | Permalink | Reply

    we need a oxygen metre

    • kuhy
      Posted March 10, 2013 at 10:54 | Permalink | Reply

      Why?

      • Posted March 10, 2013 at 11:25 | Permalink | Reply

        Well, for one, it would be useful to know how long you can stay underwater when mining clay.

        • kuhy
          Posted March 10, 2013 at 13:05 | Permalink

          Oh, I did not understand. That would be very helpful.

  51. cool123199
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 09:19 | Permalink | Reply

    can you add oranges on trees and please add farming (:
    one more thing please add oxygen metre

  52. cool123199
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 09:21 | Permalink | Reply

    kaalus do you know any good seed which has lots and lots of trees when you spawn if you do know any seed like that please tell me.

  53. Mr. Bombastik
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 09:36 | Permalink | Reply

    Multiplayer and amor (clothing). Tkank you. Good job kaalus!

  54. Posted March 10, 2013 at 11:11 | Permalink | Reply

    Hi can I be on your survival Craft

  55. SCpro
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 12:06 | Permalink | Reply

    Really like the new guy kaalus. I have an idea for taming and transport combined, could you add some sort of giant bird that lives on the top of mountains and if you throw a flower at it, you have a 20% chance of accepting it and becoming your pet, if doesn’t accept it roars at you and flies away, but if it does accept then you have to make a saddle ( out of wolf hide) and put it on the bird to ride it!

    Who thinks this is a good idea?

    Kaalus, please read and reply.

  56. SCpro
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 14:24 | Permalink | Reply

    That’s what I meant-something similar to a pterodactyl or a giant flying dodo.

  57. Nikpol22
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 15:02 | Permalink | Reply

    I don’t like it at all, i wanted skins and what? I got this

  58. Flavioso
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 15:12 | Permalink | Reply

    I have an idea to survivalcraft what about pirates as enemies. Since on survivalcraft you get trown of a boat
    and left behind. I think if there are like camps where it is pirates that have chests whit some good stuff f.e.x you can begin making treasure map. But I know this is much to ask but I think it had been cool. ;-)

  59. Posted March 10, 2013 at 15:22 | Permalink | Reply

    I have a bug that ables items to activate stone pressure plates

    • hunter
      Posted March 10, 2013 at 17:25 | Permalink | Reply

      Their supposed to do that.

      • Posted March 10, 2013 at 23:59 | Permalink | Reply

        No its not! Only the wooden pressure plates are supposed to be activated by items

        • Posted March 11, 2013 at 23:38 | Permalink

          that’s in minecraft this is survivalcraft

  60. LuvSurvivalGames
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 16:24 | Permalink | Reply

    Ok,I love the new hero but you should add in the next update diffret things like farming.And I think it is not fair that cows and wolfs and thing other than werewolfs can jump over the fences that are one fence high and add a fence gate so we can get to the cow by!

  61. Nicolas
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 17:32 | Permalink | Reply

    I still thinking a animal to destroy blocks like creeper would be very nice, i hate when that happens but…
    In older posts some people talk about a Rhino

  62. Posted March 10, 2013 at 18:26 | Permalink | Reply

    PLEASE!!*CRYS* Please. Don’t change the player appearince please I like
    The player appearince al ready.*crys even more* Ps don’t u relieze that I always give a comment
    For every update and u never even bother to reply.u r probibly not going to listen to this comment either

    • quin
      Posted March 10, 2013 at 18:41 | Permalink | Reply

      Agree just add a beard and mustache to the original character plz ●_● .

    • hunter
      Posted March 10, 2013 at 20:41 | Permalink | Reply

      He’s not changing the charecter for no reason. If I’m correct he’s doing it to add the game mechanic of ridding the new guy is 3D like all the animals, so that he can fit on their back and not look weird.

  63. Posted March 10, 2013 at 19:32 | Permalink | Reply

    Put in maps for the world.Maps change after you do something to the world. Maps also come with the world even in cruel mode. If you die, your map will stay with you.

  64. ankaw
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 20:13 | Permalink | Reply

    please can you do a boat

  65. Nicolas
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 22:11 | Permalink | Reply

    Someone help please, i have a galaxy tab and i downloaded SC at google play, if i downloaded the game at Amazon AppStore could i update the game at google play?

    • Posted March 10, 2013 at 22:35 | Permalink | Reply

      I don’t think so. They are two different styles run by two different companies who are at war over Android devices and they app stores.

      • Posted March 10, 2013 at 22:38 | Permalink | Reply

        Sorry, my auto-correct mangled that reply. It should have read “They are two different *stores* run by two different companies who are at war over Android devices and *their* app stores”

  66. candyrufusgamermaster
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 22:58 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey kaalus, can u or anyone else make a tutorial on electrics on youtube?PLEASE!!!!!!!

    • Posted March 11, 2013 at 00:00 | Permalink | Reply

      Maybe as soon as my daddy comes home and i got the time

  67. candyrufusgamermaster
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 00:16 | Permalink | Reply

    Thnks:)

  68. Posted March 11, 2013 at 10:27 | Permalink | Reply

    Shhh, I’ve found some of Kaalus’ secret design pictures! http://wp.me/p7jDq-19Y

  69. Liza
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 12:09 | Permalink | Reply

    BUG: lightning apparently struck my house-in-progress, burned down half the roof of wood. When i discovered this, there was still crackling like itwas on fire. Two bloks of my stone wall had BURNED. In one blank space every few seconds there was the sound and graphics of a block burning away where it fizzes. Any blocks i placed there were fizzed away. I left, two days later it was back to normal. Huh?

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

      All fire bugs similar to this one should be fixed in 1.21. See one of the earlier posts.

  70. melvin
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 14:29 | Permalink | Reply

    Great work kaalus. Love the new model.

  71. kuhy
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 16:01 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, add islands. Why is not added?

  72. candyrufusgamermaster
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 20:53 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, there is a bug with the diodes to where you can stack them in front of each other. PLEASE FIX IT!!!!!

  73. CarsonDutcher
    Posted March 13, 2013 at 06:25 | Permalink | Reply

    he has a rounder head

  74. Posted March 20, 2013 at 14:00 | Permalink | Reply

    Ärsyttää vaa ko pysähtelee… muuten hyvä…

  75. Posted March 20, 2013 at 19:02 | Permalink | Reply

    Put it back in the itunes appstore please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!😔i want it so bad!!!!

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