Driving Cattle

There’s news from Apple. Another rejection, this time point 2.23, i.e. storage guidelines. The worlds use too much space to be backed up to iCloud, so I should disable the backup for them. At least I hope that’s what they mean – wrote a message to them to confirm. Should be easy to correct.

This is actually good news.

It means I’m dropping the idea of giving 1.20 to Apple. They will get 1.21 along with everyone else. It means that 1.21 it going out, and today!

The plan is as usual: Google Play will get it first. A couple of days of “beta testing” will follow, with rapid fixes released (due to no certification)  for the issues that Android folks find. Then, after I’m reasonably sure it’s stable enough, Amazon, Windows Phone and Apple will go into certifications/reviews. About a week after that, they should appear in the marketplaces.

This is the biggest release ever, and large chunks of the game have been practically rewritten from scratch (the entire locomotion and animation code for example), so I expect there will be issues.

While I wrap up the release (lots of writing up to do), here’s a new video for you:

http://youtu.be/8UjKZ5twqJw

Have fun. It’s not long now.

71 Comments

  1. Mahdi Taleb
    Posted April 16, 2013 at 12:47 | Permalink | Reply

    Good

  2. Posted April 16, 2013 at 12:52 | Permalink | Reply

    So today! ??!?

  3. Liza
    Posted April 16, 2013 at 12:54 | Permalink | Reply

    AHHH WOOOO HOOOO!!

  4. Posted April 16, 2013 at 12:54 | Permalink | Reply

    I’m the 2 one too put a comment.

  5. Sam. T
    Posted April 16, 2013 at 12:54 | Permalink | Reply

    Sorry for Apple but definitely good for us older gamers. Great job! Can’t wait for Microsoft to certificate though.

  6. Alexandr
    Posted April 16, 2013 at 12:55 | Permalink | Reply

    now want only pistols :D

  7. Posted April 16, 2013 at 13:01 | Permalink | Reply

    Finally!Its been months!

  8. mrzmax15
    Posted April 16, 2013 at 13:08 | Permalink | Reply

    Very nice job, Kaalus.

  9. Laytick
    Posted April 16, 2013 at 13:08 | Permalink | Reply

    Fuuuuu…

    (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻

  10. Posted April 16, 2013 at 13:09 | Permalink | Reply

    It out? Finally!!!

  11. scrafter
    Posted April 16, 2013 at 13:09 | Permalink | Reply

    YES!!!

  12. electricguy10
    Posted April 16, 2013 at 13:22 | Permalink | Reply

    YIPPEEEE!! 1.21 IS OUT!!!!! Great job Kaalus!!!

  13. vladimir
    Posted April 16, 2013 at 13:22 | Permalink | Reply

    УРА!!! СУПЕР!!! COOL! Каалус, отлично!!!

    • vlad623
      Posted April 16, 2013 at 16:21 | Permalink | Reply

      ura klas nakonecto

  14. Andrew
    Posted April 16, 2013 at 13:25 | Permalink | Reply

    Halaluya. Finally I’ve been waiting for this for two weeks now.

  15. Posted April 16, 2013 at 13:36 | Permalink | Reply

    Finally is camping the new update

  16. Posted April 16, 2013 at 13:38 | Permalink | Reply

    KAALUS IS THE BEST

  17. jriot10
    Posted April 16, 2013 at 13:38 | Permalink | Reply

    You never told us what the new redstone device was and what the other animals where…

  18. Patchyclaw
    Posted April 16, 2013 at 13:57 | Permalink | Reply

    Nooo! I have a Kindle Fire! I didn’t know about your release plan.

    • Patchyclaw
      Posted April 16, 2013 at 14:00 | Permalink | Reply

      Oh well, at least it’s done and in the review now, so it will be soon. Thanks Kaalus! Can’t wait.

  19. julia
    Posted April 16, 2013 at 14:17 | Permalink | Reply

    good job kaalus u cant wait to play when I get home! :-)

  20. Posted April 16, 2013 at 14:25 | Permalink | Reply

    KAALUS YOU ROCK ! but can we make cattle enter a fenced area with that whistle or would it be very hard? i want a supply of milk (too many buckets)

  21. Posted April 16, 2013 at 14:31 | Permalink | Reply

    Great news Kaalus – just sorry you have had a tough time with Apple.

  22. Posted April 16, 2013 at 14:40 | Permalink | Reply

    yeah

  23. Solidturd
    Posted April 16, 2013 at 14:48 | Permalink | Reply

    Add a rope so we can get the stragglers back in the herd

    • daddymcdunnough
      Posted April 16, 2013 at 14:54 | Permalink | Reply

      I would just love to have a rope block. One that would go either horizontal or vertical. It would help immensely with adding detail to builds and worlds.

  24. pamparampam
    Posted April 16, 2013 at 14:48 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus please make that the worlds are saved on SD-card! not phone memory

  25. ()()()()-•-•
    Posted April 16, 2013 at 14:55 | Permalink | Reply

    Okay, this is good.
    But What’s the new animal? D8

    • firewolfiegames
      Posted April 18, 2013 at 03:12 | Permalink | Reply

      Giraffe I believe

  26. kyle
    Posted April 16, 2013 at 15:26 | Permalink | Reply

    So, the game isnt being released simultaneously across Android and WP? Android is getting it first and the WP version will be released after a few days?

    • Duxk
      Posted April 17, 2013 at 03:29 | Permalink | Reply

      Android doesn’t have a certification process where as WP takes usually a week for submitted apps to appear in the store. plus if there is a bug found he would need to resubmit, which means another week of certification. So it’s best to put it on android first for a few days. Then polish it if need be and then send it to the stores where certification takes place.

  27. Goran Josic
    Posted April 16, 2013 at 15:35 | Permalink | Reply

    Jeeeeee! :D

  28. MusicFamily
    Posted April 16, 2013 at 15:36 | Permalink | Reply

    YOU ROCKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!

  29. iOS survivalcraft Fan
    Posted April 16, 2013 at 15:39 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus your the BEST! I am an ios user and have been checking day after day on the app store hoping for a release. In extremely sorry that apple are being difficult and i know if i were in your shoes i would have given up on them after this rejection but YOU didnt give up! You really care for your users and even those that are eagerly waiting for it to hit the app store to buy it instantly! Your game is worlds ahead of mcpe and your the only dev working on it as opposed to the 3 in mcpe and mcpe still doesnt even have a quarter of the things SC has! Im super excited and REALLY hope apple approves it and as soon as it goes live on the app store im buying! Thanks for not giving up on us iOS users kaalus! Your the best keep up the wonderful work!

  30. Posted April 16, 2013 at 15:40 | Permalink | Reply

    cuando sale la actualizacion entonces?

  31. bar-tech
    Posted April 16, 2013 at 15:44 | Permalink | Reply

    It’s awesome! I hate the fact that there are so many dumb kids out there they can’t understand that for unlimited time playing you have to buy the full version of this game and that this game is not supposed to be another minecraft clone. Stupid kiddies put bad reviews for this game because they can’t buy it or don’t aren’t understanding the idea behind this game

    • tazywolf
      Posted April 16, 2013 at 16:58 | Permalink | Reply

      Im a dumb kid

  32. Posted April 16, 2013 at 16:01 | Permalink | Reply

    Did you know that pistons in Minecraft was inspired from a mod before 1.7,meaning we can have pistons!!!
    With a different texture of course.
    I got an idea:Gunpowder powered item cannon(GPIC).Like dispensers and furnaces,but gunpowder is needed to shoot out items.1 gun p.=10 items.Evryone agree?

    • pamparampam
      Posted April 16, 2013 at 16:49 | Permalink | Reply

      most things in minecraft was community mods.
      I do not see reason why we cant have pistons too :)
      kaalus already said that pistons its not easy to make but i think he add them someday :D

  33. Josiah
    Posted April 16, 2013 at 16:08 | Permalink | Reply

    Cvhvxhvdxvvdc*!5!4%!3?2&5¡5\>t>5!>\:-X:-\”¡\{>t>\>cttc>>crxrxhxtxyY\{XD:-V:-P:-X:'(:-X:-P:-\XD;-)<3*5:-Vt:-*:-V:-Q:-*O:-):-Xt:-*:-XygmXD:-*:-XXD:-XO:-):-Po_O:-X:'(:-*XD:-*:-Vtg:-*:'(tytt:-*667**gidrcybjbjecs hgdgstdyfvgvfhcrrsdtccctfycy6"6"5%!5&5&5'5'*"-"7"6"6!***7&76"5*6&65*5&6&/"55/'6'6'6"6&/-*ytfyfyftftgtyctftcycyxyfygyiiiiiiiiiii!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. YunusMalik
    Posted April 16, 2013 at 16:24 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus what program do you use? :D

  35. DOGofWAR
    Posted April 16, 2013 at 16:29 | Permalink | Reply

    I curse ye apple developers, damn you all :( as usual I can’t wait kaalus thanks for all your hard work in trying for iOS release, I envy you androiders :D

  36. Thomas Peacock
    Posted April 16, 2013 at 16:32 | Permalink | Reply

    What time can we expect the update? (android)

  37. tazywolf
    Posted April 16, 2013 at 16:36 | Permalink | Reply

    YESSSSSSSSS!!!! Finally! This is going to be AWESOMMMMMMMEEEE! I LOVE YOU KAALUS! X

  38. Broderick Wells
    Posted April 16, 2013 at 16:36 | Permalink | Reply

    Awesome! after checking 1.21 out, can anyone tell me whats the last new animal that Kaalus didnt announce??? I cant get my HTC phone right now… :( thanks!

    • Kelanie
      Posted April 16, 2013 at 22:43 | Permalink | Reply

      It’s a giraffe

  39. tazywolf
    Posted April 16, 2013 at 16:42 | Permalink | Reply

    What time will the update come out? Will it be today? X

  40. NEKOSAMA
    Posted April 16, 2013 at 16:46 | Permalink | Reply

    Thx for updating the game today kaalus . You are the best game developer in the world and of course, sc is the best game.

  41. scrafter
    Posted April 16, 2013 at 16:51 | Permalink | Reply

    checking google play every few minutes lol :D

  42. trevor
    Posted April 16, 2013 at 16:55 | Permalink | Reply

    How does google play work? I have the game on my kindle but would I have to re buy the game to get it on there?

    • daddymcdunnough
      Posted April 16, 2013 at 17:30 | Permalink | Reply

      Yes, you would. But if you do buy it from Google Play then you won’t have to wait for updates anymore. $4 ain’t so much, is it?

      • trevor
        Posted April 16, 2013 at 17:45 | Permalink | Reply

        I attempted to purchase it but it said kindle fires won’t run google play. Now what? And I’m not sure how to work it. (Google play that is)

        • daddymcdunnough
          Posted April 19, 2013 at 14:07 | Permalink

          Oh yeah… I don’t have a Kindle, I forgot that you’d have to root your kindle in order to use the Play Store. If you do want to do that just Google for your particular Kindle model and how to “root and sideload Google Play Store” on it. It shouldn’t be that hard as long as you do your research first and make sure to follow all instructions exactly.

  43. Vit
    Posted April 16, 2013 at 17:29 | Permalink | Reply

    Why does apple have to be so strict i was quite excited for the release.

  44. jerome
    Posted April 16, 2013 at 17:47 | Permalink | Reply

    When will it be out

  45. toastofchaos
    Posted April 16, 2013 at 17:51 | Permalink | Reply

    Awesome News! Can’t wait! And if Apple is really concerned about storage space they should get to work fixing their glitched up Iphone 5…And its not your fault the folks at Apple don’t know what they are doing.. Btw icloud has more free space then dropbox…ha

  46. Dean
    Posted April 16, 2013 at 17:55 | Permalink | Reply

    Epic. Screw Apple. I cant wait till it comes out. Any idea what time…
    I still havent been notified on my phone, (Android) about an update.

  47. Posted April 16, 2013 at 17:56 | Permalink | Reply

    we need to wait one more weak ?

  48. Josiah
    Posted April 16, 2013 at 20:04 | Permalink | Reply

    No

  49. Posted April 16, 2013 at 21:12 | Permalink | Reply

    Apple are going go get rule themselves out of money, if the didn’t have such retarded rules / regulations then they would get more money!

  50. Evan Mouradian
    Posted April 17, 2013 at 22:45 | Permalink | Reply

    What is survialcaft 2.23 and is it going to be on IOS device first?

  51. Posted April 18, 2013 at 03:09 | Permalink | Reply

    giraffe is new animal

  52. neostars111
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 22:16 | Permalink | Reply

    FUUUUUUUUUUUUU YAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

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