Ships Of The Desert

As promised, here’s a video of the new rideable animal, to appear in 1.21:

http://youtu.be/DEYTp6vX2w4

Some of you guessed correctly, congratulations! It’s a camel. It makes hilarious sounds, a sample can be heard once in the video.

My to-do list for 1.21 finally started to shrink. I stopped adding new ideas and moved some of the less important items for future releases. Still, there’s a few important large tasks left. I really can’t tell when it’ll be ready. But my primary focus now is to bring it to releasable state.

The video says the camel is not the last new animal. This is true, there is one more :-) And there’s some unannounced electric stuff to come as well, mostly based on your ideas – thank you! It’s to do with signs:

Sign

I’ll let you know all the details in the next post.

On Apple front, iOS version is still in review. Today is the 6th day, so it cannot be far off. I hope it will pass…

156 Comments

  1. Posted March 27, 2013 at 13:10 | Permalink | Reply

    Awesome! So, the camel sits higher than the horse… is there an advantage to that? Will we be safe from animals while riding a camel? Or is it more for greater field of vision?

    • Posted March 27, 2013 at 15:54 | Permalink | Reply

      probely like a sign that changes

    • Posted March 27, 2013 at 17:03 | Permalink | Reply

      I HATE AUTO-CORRECT!!!EVERYTIME I TYPE “YOU ROCK,KAALUS” IT COMES OUT AS: “YOU RICK MAALUS”…..WHICH WOULS ONLY MAKE SENSE IF I WAS TEXTING MY BUDDY RICK….

      • Ari
        Posted March 27, 2013 at 23:13 | Permalink | Reply

        Ha!

      • Posted March 28, 2013 at 00:21 | Permalink | Reply

        Type from a mobile device like me

      • Posted March 28, 2013 at 01:57 | Permalink | Reply

        Get a tablet

      • Ethan
        Posted March 28, 2013 at 13:40 | Permalink | Reply

        I can see you watch Toby…

        • Posted March 28, 2013 at 13:47 | Permalink

          CORRECT..ETHAN..I do watch Toby.though it is true I type on my kindle and it auto corrects stuff.I hate it.See what Toby said is what I agree on.

    • Posted March 28, 2013 at 18:18 | Permalink | Reply

      Hey kaalus..Will u be able to hold a weapon while riding camels and horse’s.I was thinking of going boar or bull hunting while riding a horse or a camel and I can throw spears while sitting on the animal.

      • Sir Knight
        Posted March 28, 2013 at 19:14 | Permalink | Reply

        It would be very much realistic. I agree 100% with that suggestion.

  2. mason
    Posted March 27, 2013 at 13:16 | Permalink | Reply

    Electric signs they flash various colors.

    • hannah
      Posted March 27, 2013 at 14:40 | Permalink | Reply

      Yep that’s what I think

  3. zach
    Posted March 27, 2013 at 13:17 | Permalink | Reply

    The suspense is killing me. :)

  4. Posted March 27, 2013 at 13:20 | Permalink | Reply

    Good job , Kaalus!

  5. Posted March 27, 2013 at 13:24 | Permalink | Reply

    Cool.

    • Posted March 27, 2013 at 18:31 | Permalink | Reply

      Please, add islands!!!

      • Cooperdan
        Posted March 27, 2013 at 21:29 | Permalink | Reply

        YES!! I managed to generate a random seed which produced a medium/ large sized area which was mostly underwater, with a few islands…. Made the survival side of the game even better!!

  6. Jomi
    Posted March 27, 2013 at 13:26 | Permalink | Reply

    Awesome stuff with all the animals!

  7. backup
    Posted March 27, 2013 at 13:39 | Permalink | Reply

    Спасибо, Каалус!!!!

  8. Posted March 27, 2013 at 13:39 | Permalink | Reply

    Typewriter!

  9. dani boros
    Posted March 27, 2013 at 13:46 | Permalink | Reply

    very cool

  10. a6809936
    Posted March 27, 2013 at 13:51 | Permalink | Reply

    I want to know if horses can jump.XD

    • Robofighter1000
      Posted March 27, 2013 at 15:20 | Permalink | Reply

      they have to be able to.its prob automatic jumping.

  11. Muzammil
    Posted March 27, 2013 at 14:36 | Permalink | Reply

    Nice

  12. Sergey [Sighmoon]
    Posted March 27, 2013 at 14:44 | Permalink | Reply

    Хорошая работа , Каалус!

  13. Posted March 27, 2013 at 14:57 | Permalink | Reply

    lo del camello esta muy bien pero lo único que le falta al juego es el multijugador

    • mason
      Posted March 27, 2013 at 17:35 | Permalink | Reply

      WE CANT UNDERSTAND YOU PLEASE TRY TO SPEAK ENGLISH!

      • Cbears
        Posted March 27, 2013 at 19:02 | Permalink | Reply

        I thin he was was trying to say “Kaalus please add multiplayer”

      • bonesnsmitty
        Posted March 28, 2013 at 06:17 | Permalink | Reply

        Please do not be rude. Instead’ take a class in cultural diversity and better yourself :)

        • mason
          Posted March 28, 2013 at 14:43 | Permalink

          Im in 4th

        • K.night
          Posted March 28, 2013 at 19:28 | Permalink

          I am in 4th grade too, and he said

          The camel is great, but the only thing missing from the game is multiplayer.
          (I’ve been learning Spanish.)

    • Posted March 28, 2013 at 03:10 | Permalink | Reply

      its trying to communicate.. WHAT DO WE DO !

      • MartialRanger23
        Posted March 28, 2013 at 04:45 | Permalink | Reply

        Lol!

  14. hunter
    Posted March 27, 2013 at 15:13 | Permalink | Reply

    Can horses and camels carry items on items own, so we can go on expeditions

    • Robofighter1000
      Posted March 27, 2013 at 15:17 | Permalink | Reply

      yah like a mule have saddle bags on the sids of a horse or camel. with the saddle bags can the horse or camel be ridden

  15. Robofighter1000
    Posted March 27, 2013 at 15:17 | Permalink | Reply

    hey found a glitch wolves and ciyotes are not hurt by cactus haven’t been able to test any of the other animals.
    Thanks for the camels Kaalus can’t wait for 1.21

    • mason
      Posted March 27, 2013 at 16:50 | Permalink | Reply

      There not dumb like peoplewalking into a cactus its not a glitch

    • Robofighter1000
      Posted March 27, 2013 at 21:02 | Permalink | Reply

      The wolf was trying to get me and I was behind a wall of cactus it was not getting hurt dinning strait onto the cactus

  16. Ellie Von Sweetz
    Posted March 27, 2013 at 15:17 | Permalink | Reply

    Awesome ideas Kaalus! 15th comment.

  17. rockgod420
    Posted March 27, 2013 at 15:25 | Permalink | Reply

    I hope the new sign feature lets us upload images on our sign :-)

    • Posted March 28, 2013 at 01:51 | Permalink | Reply

      That would be cool

      • MartialRanger23
        Posted March 28, 2013 at 04:47 | Permalink | Reply

        I hope so! That’s a really good idea. He said he has received comments before on it…whatis most often requested?

  18. Posted March 27, 2013 at 15:32 | Permalink | Reply

    yeah maybe..i think you use a switch/buttom to control what the sign displays

  19. Matthew
    Posted March 27, 2013 at 15:39 | Permalink | Reply

    Can we maka a stable to store horse and camal ?that would be epicc

    • K.night
      Posted March 28, 2013 at 19:16 | Permalink | Reply

      …. Of course you can build it, xD I already have 20 worlds of complete stables

  20. Posted March 27, 2013 at 15:41 | Permalink | Reply

    Ohh.A camel…I see……I LIKE TRAINS

    • Posted March 27, 2013 at 15:41 | Permalink | Reply

      RIDING CAMELS LIKE A BOSS

      • mason
        Posted March 27, 2013 at 16:52 | Permalink | Reply

        I stay on top like a boss. HA!!!

        • Posted March 27, 2013 at 19:29 | Permalink

          That gave me a bad thought……….. Play Banned from equestria daily…to see what I mean…..

  21. Posted March 27, 2013 at 15:52 | Permalink | Reply

    awesome idea kaalus i like camels and will the sings stop water when we put water over it

  22. Posted March 27, 2013 at 15:54 | Permalink | Reply

    and what is the electricity stuff please till us in the comments

  23. bonesnsmitty
    Posted March 27, 2013 at 16:12 | Permalink | Reply

    Amazing, kaalus! Here is a virtual bottle of your favorite drink :)

    Cheers!

  24. cody
    Posted March 27, 2013 at 16:17 | Permalink | Reply

    How do u control them

  25. felipe isidoro
    Posted March 27, 2013 at 17:46 | Permalink | Reply

    What would happen if u jump from a highter mountain with the horse??
    XD

    • Posted March 28, 2013 at 01:49 | Permalink | Reply

      The horse might die hat to brake it to you

    • Posted March 28, 2013 at 14:27 | Permalink | Reply

      HE WILL SACRIFICE HIMSELF ! OH MY FUTURE HORSE DONT DIE !

  26. swordsmaster
    Posted March 27, 2013 at 17:58 | Permalink | Reply

    On the eating menu what are the icons next to the eating part?:/

    • mason
      Posted March 27, 2013 at 20:38 | Permalink | Reply

      Armour slots. Armour currently unavalable at the update.

      • swordsmaster
        Posted March 31, 2013 at 14:31 | Permalink | Reply

        How are you sure?

  27. Nicolas
    Posted March 27, 2013 at 18:12 | Permalink | Reply

    Haha i was right again U.u

    • Nicolas
      Posted March 27, 2013 at 18:21 | Permalink | Reply

      Camels or elephants? NicolasPosted March 26, 2013 at 03:25 | Permalink | ReplyDonkey? bonesnsmittyPosted March 26, 2013 at 04:01 | Permalink | ReplyI

  28. Mystery
    Posted March 27, 2013 at 18:52 | Permalink | Reply

    I think the sign thing has to do with electrics, like a sign that when powered by electricity reveals a hidden message. Natalie, keep up the good work, and get some sleep from all your hard work, you deserve it.

  29. Mystery
    Posted March 27, 2013 at 18:53 | Permalink | Reply

    Sorry, Auto Correct, I meant Kaalus.

    • Posted March 27, 2013 at 21:24 | Permalink | Reply

      I HATE AUTO CORRECT EVERYTIME I TYPE IN “U ROCK” IT COMES OUT AS “YOU RICK”

    • Posted March 28, 2013 at 14:30 | Permalink | Reply

      yo mystery your pic reminds me of my comics character.. fantasicow

  30. Posted March 27, 2013 at 19:52 | Permalink | Reply

    Nice. Check out my website at https://sites.google.com/site/ketodeas/blog please. If anyone gives me any ideas to submit to the game, I’ll let you know. Unless you look.

  31. edu
    Posted March 27, 2013 at 19:54 | Permalink | Reply

    Apple guys are having too much fun playing to write the review…

  32. Cooperdan
    Posted March 27, 2013 at 20:41 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, did you take the wolves howl from the film “princess mononoke”

    Probably not the right place to ask :L

    • Nicolas
      Posted March 27, 2013 at 22:21 | Permalink | Reply

      When you tap in the menu the sound it’s “clack!” sounds like the like of shadow of collossus xD

  33. Liza
    Posted March 27, 2013 at 20:54 | Permalink | Reply

    Sweet! Thanks for updating so often!

  34. pippyo03
    Posted March 27, 2013 at 21:38 | Permalink | Reply

    Can we see the horses

  35. cody
    Posted March 27, 2013 at 22:02 | Permalink | Reply

    Hurry up with the update plz

  36. sage
    Posted March 27, 2013 at 23:33 | Permalink | Reply

    My name is sage survivalcraft is awesome!

  37. Posted March 28, 2013 at 01:25 | Permalink | Reply

    LOOK AT MY PONY.MY PONY’S AMAZING.GIVE IT A LIKE…MHH IT TASTES LIKE A RAINBOW..HAVE A STROKE ON IT’S MANE IT TURNS INTO A PLANE….Anyone regonize that song.mmhh.No…?

  38. K.night
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 01:26 | Permalink | Reply

    OoO can’t wait for the update btw, Nice work Kaalus, keep it up ;p
    Expecting Update sooner than planned…..

  39. Posted March 28, 2013 at 01:28 | Permalink | Reply

    Can the camels spit

  40. Posted March 28, 2013 at 01:40 | Permalink | Reply

    I think on the up coming survivalcraft their should be a a trap with spicks and a closeing wall

  41. Posted March 28, 2013 at 01:42 | Permalink | Reply

    Ooo I just can’t wait for the new survivalcraft I’m a huge fan

  42. Posted March 28, 2013 at 02:01 | Permalink | Reply

    I think their should be blocks of kwick sand that sucks bulls and stuff down

  43. Posted March 28, 2013 at 05:31 | Permalink | Reply

    Nice work on what the saddle looks like love the camel going to school tomorrow make minecraft people jello jellous if I had jello I wouldn’t give it to nobody

  44. jdr
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 10:43 | Permalink | Reply

    So I’m assuming that the update is coming out soon?? RIGHT?

  45. Sergey [Sighmoon]
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 10:54 | Permalink | Reply

    Hi , i have idea for you :)
    Stained glass
    Recipe : In the furnace melts sand with a bucket of paint
    Think about it!!!

    • K.night
      Posted March 28, 2013 at 15:12 | Permalink | Reply

      Yea, that sounds cool,maybe Kaalus will add it for 1.22

    • nosyrbllewe
      Posted March 28, 2013 at 16:41 | Permalink | Reply

      He would do it, but XNA does not have the proper shaders to allow colored lights.

      • K.night
        Posted March 28, 2013 at 19:30 | Permalink | Reply

        very true, that’s the only thing keeping it away

  46. Axel Chabi
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 11:52 | Permalink | Reply

    I’v got an idea for pistons. Do it like magnets blue and red, blue for simple, red for sticky.

  47. Devyn
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 12:42 | Permalink | Reply

    I wonder what would happen if we rode a horse in creative while flying…. :D

    • mason
      Posted March 28, 2013 at 21:24 | Permalink | Reply

      It would become pegaus

  48. Posted March 28, 2013 at 14:36 | Permalink | Reply

    it will be very COOL if he added cats (you can tame them)

  49. mason
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 14:45 | Permalink | Reply

    Yawn

  50. mel
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 15:05 | Permalink | Reply

    If you connect an led to a delay gate and an and gate and make a complete rectangle is it a bug or glitches that the light flickers? Because it is really cool. Please hurry with update. By the, way will there be wild horses and will there be different colored horses? Tamablee dogs?

  51. mel
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 15:07 | Permalink | Reply

    Add villages next and tamable dogs or cats.

  52. Posted March 28, 2013 at 15:18 | Permalink | Reply

    it will be cool if you add skunks if they fart at you there will be a chance of being blind and little health will go.

  53. motor810ss
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 15:42 | Permalink | Reply

    Hmm not announced electric stuff well if its piston or something like that ill be the happiest guy ever

    • Posted March 28, 2013 at 19:28 | Permalink | Reply

      Piston yah your right think in 1.19 he said he was working on pistons and they wouldn’t come over night good job

  54. Lijohu
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 15:50 | Permalink | Reply

    does one get an invite to the Game Developers Conference ? and if not do you have/had any interest in it Kaalus ?

  55. electricguy10
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 16:18 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey Kaalus! Is IOS version still it review at Apple?

  56. tazywolf
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 16:38 | Permalink | Reply

    Could you post a detailed video of the horses please kaalus? I can’t wait for them!

  57. Posted March 28, 2013 at 18:45 | Permalink | Reply

    Cool

  58. Posted March 28, 2013 at 20:34 | Permalink | Reply

    new post please i am really bored.

  59. Liza
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 21:59 | Permalink | Reply

    So when we tap the new icon in the video, it calls to our horse? I’m guessing it only applies to those with saddles. What horse/camel does it call to if we have multiple?

  60. Liza
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 22:19 | Permalink | Reply

    I found a very nice seed when traveling directly to the left (thats from the ships view ;its the right when you are looking at the ship from your characters view). The seed is ” whoknows ” with out the quotes.

    • Posted March 28, 2013 at 22:34 | Permalink | Reply

      That symbol is for wen your next to it you get on in the video it disappears when goes out of reach of it

  61. Posted March 28, 2013 at 23:55 | Permalink | Reply

    Do the birds grow up or do they stay young how long does it take to grow up

  62. mason
    Posted March 29, 2013 at 12:07 | Permalink | Reply

    Shit my tablet is malfuntioning.

  63. adam
    Posted March 30, 2013 at 15:54 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey kaluus I play on an android tablet PC and sometimes the game glitches and will make blocks I’m building and ones that I’ve already places will flash and become see through and the game will doo the same ting and the screen will freez up and I have to re enter the world and continue the cycle please fix this

  64. ash
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 04:18 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus I think you should make reins so you can lead your horse or camel places .

    • big fan
      Posted April 1, 2013 at 14:44 | Permalink | Reply

      goed idea i want that to

  65. big fan
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 14:43 | Permalink | Reply

    hey kaalus very in portant can you release it in the play store i cant wait to play it let my now pls when it can release in the playstore pls

  66. big fan
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 14:57 | Permalink | Reply

    and kaalus iwas thinking and i tagt if you can place a block on the ground and a blok on a littel tower above on the same line you get a wall by creativ if you first pusch a button maybe a z on the screen of wathever you will see can you do that pls with a max of 1000blokcs if you dont understand look on youtube

    • ash
      Posted April 1, 2013 at 19:06 | Permalink | Reply

      I didn’t understand a word you said.

      • big fan
        Posted April 1, 2013 at 20:07 | Permalink | Reply

        its just as minecraft online whit a normal account you must place a block on the ground and 5 bloks farder you place another blok on a thower (on the same line)of 10 bloks (above the tower) and than you get a wall on creatif

        • Madison Lester
          Posted June 25, 2013 at 16:43 | Permalink

          What??????? I don’t get what you said

  67. ash
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 19:09 | Permalink | Reply

    I love survivalcraft

  68. big fan
    Posted April 3, 2013 at 16:33 | Permalink | Reply

    kaalus can you make rails and what your needing for it so i can mae a railway with a train or anything thx kaalus

  69. Posted April 4, 2013 at 11:40 | Permalink | Reply

    Hostile mobs like creepers would be sick!

    • Calvin
      Posted April 4, 2013 at 16:13 | Permalink | Reply

      Not if you give them advil!!!

  70. Posted April 4, 2013 at 11:42 | Permalink | Reply

    Skeletons and mobs you can recruit to terrolize villages again in one of my comments go on minecraft forums and look up you are the creeper mod:-)

  71. Posted April 4, 2013 at 11:45 | Permalink | Reply

    Oh yeah kaalus there’s this sighn bug were you can’t always type one I wanna give you a heads up I am gonna be making a puzzle solving maps thanks for adding wire through blocks

  72. Posted April 5, 2013 at 12:10 | Permalink | Reply

    No not if you gave em advil

  73. Posted April 5, 2013 at 12:11 | Permalink | Reply

    Calvin do you think kaalus should add pistons

  74. Posted April 5, 2013 at 12:15 | Permalink | Reply

    + bows and arrows

  75. mr.awesome
    Posted April 6, 2013 at 03:20 | Permalink | Reply

    The camel is going to be my favorite animal now! I’m glad your giving it attention. Thank you kaalus because nobody likes camels these days.

  76. Posted April 6, 2013 at 13:49 | Permalink | Reply

    Me too

  77. Posted April 14, 2013 at 01:02 | Permalink | Reply

    I have a kendle and i cant uploud any block texturs so pleas fix that

  78. Posted April 14, 2013 at 01:08 | Permalink | Reply

    I think that mabe like a bike or a car would be nice so when theres a city map you.can drive around townnand you can make the seat out of lether and the wheels out of rubber and meatal and the bars and or doors out of coper or metal or somthing like that but that would be cool

    • ash
      Posted April 15, 2013 at 21:09 | Permalink | Reply

      It’s survivalcraft,not citycraft!

  79. ash
    Posted April 15, 2013 at 02:17 | Permalink | Reply

    Add bunnies,penguin,turtals,leopards,cheetahs,snakes,lions,tigers,monkeys,cats dogs,antelope,chickens,deer,bison,please pick some of these,I’d be so grateful!

  80. ash
    Posted April 15, 2013 at 02:21 | Permalink | Reply

    What’s the new animal? I can’t wait! Make a post on it soon! Forget Apple! Give us 1.21! They don’t deserve this awesome game! I have a lot of suggestions! I love cats!

  81. ash
    Posted April 15, 2013 at 02:28 | Permalink | Reply

    Can u add a Fox,beaver,water buffalo,giraffe,hippopotamus,mythical creatures,ooo,I know,zebras,they’re so pretty,mabe leopards,also pretty,I love animals especially cats!

  82. ash
    Posted April 15, 2013 at 21:08 | Permalink | Reply

    Mabe jellyfish,they can give you strands that you can put on a block and it can shock any thing that steps on it

    • ash
      Posted April 16, 2013 at 01:07 | Permalink | Reply

      By strands,I mean their tentacles

  83. Madison Lester
    Posted June 25, 2013 at 16:36 | Permalink | Reply

    When will we be able to breed animals???

  84. Madison Lester
    Posted June 25, 2013 at 16:39 | Permalink | Reply

    You should add cats and dogs that would be cool so the dogs can protect you and cats to catch fish for you!!!!!!

Leave a Reply. No swearing please.

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s