Split Touch

First of all, what’s happening on Apple front.

The iOS launch has been extremely successful. It has beaten my wildest expectations. Right now, we are #5 fastest selling application in the US. That’s almost right behind Minecraft, which is #3. In some smaller countries (and Japan) we actually went ahead of it. The reviews are very good, and we are at 4.5 stars in most places.

Ranking

Todays AppStore on my iPad. What can I say, thank you to everyone for great support!

To be honest, I don’t think I deserve all that glory. The game is missing so many things yet. And I definitely don’t think we should leapfrog Minecraft, even if it’s just the PE version and only in Japan. Survivalcraft would not exist without Minecraft, and I have been standing on the shoulders of the bearded giant from Sweden from day one.

I think one of the reasons we went so high in AppStore is that the game quality is higher on iOS than on Android. It runs smoother. It does not have problems with some devices. It does not have problems with custom ROMs and $59.99 Chinese tablets. This definitely counts. It’s a bit like Windows Phone, but with 100x more customers out there.

Anyway, back to business. I get a lot of feedback that the split touch option is not how it should be. I think this is #1 complaint on iOS, and Android/WP7 people are saying the same. I never used it much on Minecraft PE, that’s why.

Can you please tell me what I should modify to make it correct? Actually, I have a small prize for the person that correctly describes what needs to be changed in the most succinct and clearest way. It’s a promo code that allows you to get a free copy of Survivalcraft for iOS (if you don’t have an iPhone/iPad/iPod, you can always give it away to your friends or family). I’ll be checking the comments for the best reply. Just make sure that the email you registered with is correct, I’ll use it to send the code to you.

Thank you!

175 Comments

  1. Nate
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 14:55 | Permalink | Reply

    We should be able to look around using our right thumb wile we are breaking blocks

    • Shadow
      Posted April 29, 2013 at 22:41 | Permalink | Reply

      Sneak mode doesn’t work on stairs it just takes it off did you purposely do that ?

      • pep
        Posted April 30, 2013 at 00:14 | Permalink | Reply

        Every where u should touch it should be breaking blocks in the middle of the corsair, not only the pad. And the corsair is too small

    • EJ
      Posted April 30, 2013 at 09:31 | Permalink | Reply

      Nate is exactly correct, The look is locked while you are mining blocks which prevents you from being able to move fluidly and transition from block to block while you mine.It grants a better feel of control for the player.

    • Posted May 1, 2013 at 22:26 | Permalink | Reply

      Hi

  2. Posted April 29, 2013 at 14:57 | Permalink | Reply

    You know, I don’t use split touch controls either but some controls that I really think could be fixed are the flying controls. When building all we really want is to be able to go up or down or sideways without having to look that way. Like strafing controls.

  3. Laytick
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 15:00 | Permalink | Reply

    Split touch is essentially like using a mouse on a touchscreen…wherever the crosshair is on the screen is where the block is placed no matter where you tap on the screen

    • Patchyclaw
      Posted April 29, 2013 at 18:02 | Permalink | Reply

      not for me, i use the kindle though. I think the split touch should let you look while destroying things, so when you hold down on the look pad you start destroying and thanif you slide around it looks around and continues to destroy.

      • Cool Beans
        Posted April 30, 2013 at 13:11 | Permalink | Reply

        I Agree

      • Posted May 1, 2013 at 22:44 | Permalink | Reply

        So you want to have an owl neck? Remember- realistic. When your digging up a pile of dirt, you can’t turn around to see what’s behind you. Being able to turn while destroying is unrealistic and biologically impossible.

  4. Wyciorek69
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 15:04 | Permalink | Reply

    Yeah, i was writed to You about split touch. It is very important. I can’t play, please fix the split touch control mode…

  5. Logan
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 15:05 | Permalink | Reply

    Congrats Kaalus. I’m glad iOS is doing well. Also, I’m loving 1.21 on the Kindle Fire.

  6. Celsius
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 15:06 | Permalink | Reply

    I’m not sure if I count it as an issue, but split touch combines both the regular controls of touching where you want to dig/build in combination of using the look pad to dig/build when tapped. If only the latter should have been used then that may be the bug, otherwise I can’t find what is wrong, unless it is on a specific game mode.

    • Posted April 30, 2013 at 03:54 | Permalink | Reply

      well yeah basically, yeah,,, the only new thing is crosshair and no jump with look pad

  7. Posted April 29, 2013 at 15:10 | Permalink | Reply

    fifth!!!

  8. mel
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 15:13 | Permalink | Reply

    You cant jump on a horse in split touch mode

  9. Laytick
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 15:23 | Permalink | Reply

    So basically modify it so it only places a block where the crosshair is on the screen…hope that helps

  10. Wyciorek69
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 15:28 | Permalink | Reply

    Hi. All the space of the screen exept the move pad/buttons should work as look pad. It should work this way: when you tap screen anywhere on it the action should happen under the crosshair not on the place where you taping. Right now the game is very dificult for people with big fingers becouse wery often you’re action is on the block you didn’t wanted to. Keep working.

    • Liza
      Posted April 29, 2013 at 21:53 | Permalink | Reply

      I think this person shoils get it, personally. Clear and simple explanation.

  11. Russ Smith
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 15:28 | Permalink | Reply

    I think it works well, but in mcpe (not used for a while!) I believe the left-hand side touch pad takes up the whole left side of the screen. Can you not download the free version of it and try using it?

    • Russ Smith
      Posted April 29, 2013 at 15:30 | Permalink | Reply

      Actually above comment could be right, like I say can’t you give it a go?

  12. mel
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 15:34 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus am I right? I was using split touch mode and was riding a horse but I coudnt manually jump

  13. Thomas
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 15:40 | Permalink | Reply

    The gamepad is on the left, and with your thumb, you can move the view around. For selecting a block, there is a crosshair in the middle of the screen. (Basically the same set up as MCPE, worked really well for me!)

  14. Posted April 29, 2013 at 15:43 | Permalink | Reply

    That’s great news for you. I do think you deserve it. Learning to ride the horses here reminds me of when I first tried on a real horse. Lol. Never thought I’d rather ride a camel. The real ones pace – left legs – right legs, so you get seasick.
    Thanks for all your hard work Kaalus. I like Survival MUCH better than Minecraft, which I also own.

    • Don't-A-Minda-Me
      Posted April 29, 2013 at 16:36 | Permalink | Reply

      Did u fall off? xD I ride my Horses in real life Bare back (no saddle) :p

  15. liam
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 16:02 | Permalink | Reply

    The only compaint I have about the split touch is that it is very time consuming. The way I think you can improve this would be if you made it so that you tap the thing you want to split to select it then tap the space you want one of that object go into. To split the object in half you have to hold down on it like you do at the moment then tap the square you want half the object in. Also can you make it 5 or 6 squares instead of 4 on the main inventory? Not related to the subject but can you also add something to sharpen your weapons so they last a bit longer but after so many times of sharpening they break?
    Hopefully this helped you enough.

    • Patchyclaw
      Posted April 29, 2013 at 17:56 | Permalink | Reply

      He’s talking about the control option “split touch”. It’s in the control options under the “look” section.

  16. Matthew
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 16:04 | Permalink | Reply

    The jumping system. It difficult to Jump on the buttons (D-pad) unless ur on the pad option where u can jump when tapping the bottom right side.
    Plz add multiplayer!!!!! It would be amazing. Already like this game better than minecraft

  17. Matthew
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 16:27 | Permalink | Reply

    Tapping bottom right screen should place the block, holding it should break it. Look at minecraft pe for ideas

  18. Matthew
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 16:28 | Permalink | Reply

    Can u add armor too.cuz there is the 4 boxes beside the place where u eat. What r they for?

  19. Kevin
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 16:29 | Permalink | Reply

    I actaully have tried split touch and found no problems at all but it would hold on to the key to long like if I was. Walking forward and put my finger off it I would continue to

  20. jriot10
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 16:45 | Permalink | Reply

    With Split-Touch controls the movement controls should be limited to the button schematic. Having the movement controls set to the pad with split touch doesn’t really work out. Also you should be able to continously place or mine blocks without having to lift your finger and tap again. This way if you are mining a 2×2 Chamber you can just move your “look” up and down and hold your finger on the right side screen. The character should not be able to interact with anything unless the crosshairs are pointed on that object.

    • dylin
      Posted April 29, 2013 at 21:30 | Permalink | Reply

      That sounds cool. I usually look down on the block and break the second one after the first block is broken. I think the jumping controls while in split touch could be improved because parkour is nearly impossible.

  21. 7DUniverse
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 16:48 | Permalink | Reply

    Thank you sir for all of the hard work you have done on this game. I’m an iOS gamer who makes youtube videos on Minecraft Pocket Edition and other games: you can find me on Twitter @7DUniverse and youtube.com/7duniverse
    I even went as far as doing an app showcase of SurvivalCraft: http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=HNO8jwilyAE&feature=plcp

    Anyway, down to business, if you have ever played Minecraft Pocket Edition; if you have it, switch to split touch controls. Those are extremely well done. Yours should be changed so that #1 You can drag all over the screen, and hold down anywhere to break/place blocks, and #2 Allow someone to be able to move around, drag the split touch reticle over a block, and dig it at the same time. That would allow things to be much more smooth. Pretty much identical to split touch in Minecraft Pocket Edition. Thanks for listening!

  22. Duxk
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 16:51 | Permalink | Reply

    You should leap-frog MCPE. You made the better game.

  23. Flavioso
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 17:03 | Permalink | Reply

    Texture. that is what my Friends say is bad about the game, and the reason they don’t buy it.

    • Nevrfall
      Posted April 29, 2013 at 17:35 | Permalink | Reply

      You should tell your friends about the interface within the game which lets you download addon contents like custom texture packs.

  24. carson
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 17:12 | Permalink | Reply

    whats the prize kaalus

  25. Hayden
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 17:15 | Permalink | Reply

    On the kindle fire I love the split touch on my kindle I think you should still make that an option.

    • Hayden
      Posted April 29, 2013 at 17:16 | Permalink | Reply

      Sorry, I said kindle twice my bad

  26. Brent M
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 17:17 | Permalink | Reply

    Here is the goal… When it comes to finger movement, less movement > more movement. I should not have to tap a tool to pick it to dig and then tap a block to pick it to place. Put place able items in the left hand and tools in the right hand so I can dig and place blocks at the same time without the need to switch between tools and blocks. Just like split touch holding down would either use the tool or place a block based on whether you used the left or right side. To jump would work the same way it does now but would be move to the right side so you can move while you are jumping.

    Walking works flawlessly but looking around has some problems that need to be fixed. Basically looking to the left and up is OK but when I want to look right I have to slide, lift, reposition, slide, lift, reposition, slide with my thumb to be able to spin right. There should be an edge detect that keeps your character spinning right as long as you have slid your thumb right and hold it on the edge to allow the character to keep spinning right.

    Auto jumping is phenomenal, every block building game should have that option, but trying to get the position to move and jump in certain situations is difficult. Simply creating a double-tap double-jump would help with this problem tremendously.

  27. YMO
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 17:36 | Permalink | Reply

    Only as in MCPE, in it better, Kaalus, please, make it. Also, need G-sensor move control. :{]
    ———————————————————————————————————————
    Только как в MCPE, в нём лучше, Kaalus, пожалуста, сделай это. Также, нужно управление G-сенсором. :{]
    [I4pda user]

  28. bob
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 18:00 | Permalink | Reply

    I think you should be able to run while in the body menu so you can eat while running from dangerous creatures

    • bob
      Posted April 29, 2013 at 18:03 | Permalink | Reply

      Also I think you should make it easier to turn to the left so your finger doesn’t go off the screen. If you are on the edge of the screen it should automatically turn

      • bob
        Posted April 29, 2013 at 18:12 | Permalink | Reply

        Sorry I forgot you were talking about the split touch mode. I know what the problem is. Whenever I am digging it doesn’t let me turn. For example: if I am cutting a tree from the bottom up, i have to release the look button then scroll up and press it again. I should be able to just hold it down and scroll around, breaking blocks

        • bob
          Posted April 29, 2013 at 18:17 | Permalink

          I hope these were good comments but I’m sure if u experiment some u will know what I’m talking about. I don’t normally use split touch anyway so I’m sure other people have had more problems along the way but I think mine is the biggest since I noticed it right away

        • bob
          Posted April 30, 2013 at 00:42 | Permalink

          Also, you can’t jump while in split touch mode.

  29. Jahmosi
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 18:58 | Permalink | Reply

    Just turn off the white circle when we are digging and make the blocks have cracks in them. also turn off the look GUI.

    • Brent M
      Posted April 29, 2013 at 19:08 | Permalink | Reply

      I don’t mind the white circle as much as I don’t like not being able to jump and run at the same time.

      • Jahmosi
        Posted April 30, 2013 at 00:50 | Permalink | Reply

        If you arent using split touch then you can tap the look pad and you can jump while running. Hope that helped

  30. rohlik
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 20:13 | Permalink | Reply

    BUG? White bull!?

    • julia
      Posted April 29, 2013 at 21:00 | Permalink | Reply

      no its a albino bull thats supper rare and gives you ALOT of meat

      • candyrufusgamermaster
        Posted April 29, 2013 at 22:14 | Permalink | Reply

        I find those all the time

        • Abi
          Posted May 1, 2013 at 08:02 | Permalink

          white bull i though its a bug

  31. julia
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 20:59 | Permalink | Reply

    WOOO great job kaalus that rocks top grossing WOW AWESOME

    Samsung galaxy S3

  32. brandon
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 21:32 | Permalink | Reply

    great job kaalus you did good love the game.

  33. amonah567
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 21:33 | Permalink | Reply

    Dont deserve it? Are you kidding, kaalus with all the work u have put into this, you definately deserve the glory!

  34. lolmoth
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 21:44 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus your game is awesome but and deserves to be higher than mc PE
    Ps can u add gold and more iron stuff like fences and slabs

  35. Posted April 29, 2013 at 21:54 | Permalink | Reply

    We rule. Minecraft drools. If anyone agrees say I, or eye.

    • candyrufusgamermaster
      Posted April 29, 2013 at 22:12 | Permalink | Reply

      Dont get too against minecraft. If minecraft never existed, then survivalcraft wouldnt either

    • Posted April 30, 2013 at 12:47 | Permalink | Reply

      I have an eye .
      Get it NATE

    • lolmoth
      Posted April 30, 2013 at 19:01 | Permalink | Reply

      Mine craft or is crap but normal mc rules

  36. nosyrbllewe
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 22:08 | Permalink | Reply

    You actually should pass MCPE. Saying you don’t deserve it as you based Survivalcraft off it is like saying Minecraft should have never surpassed Infiniminer as it was based off of it.

  37. candyrufusgamermaster
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 22:11 | Permalink | Reply

    The graphics are a little bad and people dont like the pad controls, they dont know there are buttons controls too. I know this by looking on the app reviews

  38. buzz
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 22:14 | Permalink | Reply

    fence gates would be nice

  39. Josiah
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 22:21 | Permalink | Reply

    I think i will change my username to Sir Handsomelot

  40. caitlin
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 22:37 | Permalink | Reply

    Split touch has the crosshair, and when you tap/hold the screen in one position, the block the crosshair is resting on gets destroyed/mined. The split touch on SC, in case you didn’t know, uses the look pad as the place on-screen that you tap or hold to place or mine blocks. A LOT of people don’t know this. I learnt it from the Dave guy, can’t remember his name. One of his YouTube videos. On minecraft pe, the right hand side of the screen acts as the look pad, the left side is unresponsive apart from mining or placing blocks. I am no good with crosshair. I know how to use it, but I’m not really used to it.

  41. candyrufusgamermaster
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 22:51 | Permalink | Reply

    LOOK AT COMMENT 37!!!!!!!!

  42. Nicolas
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 23:01 | Permalink | Reply

    …Forever and onee i’ll miss you
    How eeever i kiss you
    Yet again
    Way down in neverland
    So haaard i was trying tomorrow i’ll still be crying
    How could you hide your lies…

    Whoa i love power metal xD
    Only good headbanguers will know this song u.u

  43. Posted April 29, 2013 at 23:03 | Permalink | Reply

    Uhhhh. Any ways yaay split touch

    • Posted April 30, 2013 at 21:00 | Permalink | Reply

      I’m sorry I only have a short time for leaving a comment my kindle was jammed up.but now its
      fixed! Woo hoo Survivalcraft pledge: we are survivalcraft soldiers and we are on kaaluses side!
      We will aid our leader kaalus and make sure hes alright!! We are survivalcraft soldiers and
      We will stand strong!

    • Posted May 1, 2013 at 02:43 | Permalink | Reply

      No I’m not Olivia…IM Batman…no wait I’m a DUDE!! TWILIGHT SPARKLE YOU DIDINT DO THIS!?!??
      DID YOU!?!?!!!!!!!! AAHHHHHH oh just a dream.I’m seeing ponies again….good thing I’m Olivia again
      the first child to play Banned from equestrian daily…what….I know I’m too young for that
      Game..my big cousin showed me that game…now I play it a lot..oh no IM A NAUGHTY NUAGHTY NAUGHTY
      PONIE NOW………JAMEZ!!!YOU DIDINT DO THIS!?!!?!! DID YOU?!?!?!??!! GRAAAAAAAA……I WILL KICK
      THE AIR!!!!!! RAGE!?!!!!!!!!!!!! JAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMEEEEEEEEZZZZZZZZ
      HOW COULD YOU RAAAAAAAAA…….*pant pant pant* WHY…….. AM I SEEING PONIES EVERYWHERE!!!?!?!????!!!!!!
      I DONT NEED A DOCTER!!!! SO DONT SIGN ME FOR AN APOINTMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LIKE MY LITTLE PONY!!!!! I need to
      calm down……uhhhhh just a dream.wait….IM A PONIE RARRARARARARARARARARADRAAFHJKCCJKCSB HDCBEDVBCHEDEBSDGKGJ B
      !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OF RAIN……TTSGUGXVHJSHCVKSDCJKADCJBWD……..Best not to continue my rage scene that’s going on…. :/

      • Posted May 1, 2013 at 03:34 | Permalink | Reply

        shut up before i am forced to swear

        • Posted May 1, 2013 at 21:01 | Permalink

          Shut up and sleep with me..shut up and sleep with me…uhahu…why don’t you sleep with me…

          ANYONE KNOW THIS SONG…ITS MADE BY PEWDIEPIE….Just so you know…

  44. caitlin
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 23:03 | Permalink | Reply

    Uh, how do you link your WordPress account to a blog? I want to add a link to my email address, but I don’t know how. In case my post on the crosshair stuff inspires Kaalus. Probably won’t, though. Oh! False alarm! Noticed the WordPress logo under the comment bar! Oh, I failed big time.

    • caitlin
      Posted April 29, 2013 at 23:05 | Permalink | Reply

      I’m a fail. Anyone agree? I fail at cartwheels, playing Texas Rock with a guitar pick, playing Ho Hey on guitar, a lot of stuff is failed by me.

      • bob
        Posted April 30, 2013 at 00:35 | Permalink | Reply

        It seems more like you are bragging about all the useless stuff you try to do, or as you put it, “fail at”. Go post this crap on another site with other lonely people

    • Posted May 1, 2013 at 03:14 | Permalink | Reply

      Don’t worry I’m a huge failure…Everyone has a trophy but me…..I cant play any instruments…I can’t
      Kick a soccer ball as hard as the other kids…I cant pass a test all I get is a B-……I only got an A- once in my life
      I cant win any races in my whole life I never won a race,a game of tag,tic tac toe..and Apples to
      Apples…I never won UNO I never won at anything…Just a silly pony Olivia me….though you mam or sir have
      probably actually won or did these things… you r not a failure….you are a winner… you are a survivalcraft
      Soldier… ;)

  45. Luvsurvivalgames
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 23:08 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, my thing is frezzing it alway does it on survival craft all the rest of games are fine but here us a secret don’t tell minecraft I told you but they are adding horses for minecraft Xbox I know I am so mad they are copping us if only I could do something….

    • Nicolas
      Posted April 30, 2013 at 19:08 | Permalink | Reply

      Shutup, minecraft it’s not copying Sc, it’s just making the game better…

  46. Ben
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 23:23 | Permalink | Reply

    Left Handed mode would be really nice and very helpful

  47. jav2039
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 23:24 | Permalink | Reply

    okay, what i think you should do is change the controls to split touch controls, make them almost transparent like minecraft pe so it wont take so much space in the player’s screen. and for flying try to do something lthat you click the middle button you keep pressing the button and then you drag your finger up or down depending on where you wanna go(like minecraft pe). and the look controls make them on the screen so we can look from side to side, up and down more easily and faster just by sliding with our finger. oh and for jumping you could do a little button in the bottom right part of the screen but i think it wouldnt look so good so change it to invisible and when players click the bottom right of the page our hero will jump. but i’m not really sure about the last part because i havent really played your game before but i’m really hoping i can play soon(;

    • jav2039
      Posted April 30, 2013 at 00:18 | Permalink | Reply

      and if you want to jump into the horse you just jump near him

  48. ET
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 23:33 | Permalink | Reply

    Does anyone know any good seeds? I try the ones I find on the forum but they don’t work.

  49. Moongoon
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 23:46 | Permalink | Reply

    Leave as is, except one thing. Make jump a double tap on the look pad instead of center button on move. As it stands you have to stop moving to jump. Thats the only problem i find, otherwise ideal. Im using a Samsung Note 10.1.

  50. Posted April 29, 2013 at 23:59 | Permalink | Reply

    So cooool kaalus it will better to get it in computer tooo

    • Marlon Neveu
      Posted April 30, 2013 at 22:24 | Permalink | Reply

      Yeah! That would be sweet!!

  51. Posted April 30, 2013 at 00:10 | Permalink | Reply

    The problem is that when you are on split touce mode you can tap the screen for placing ,and destroying blocks. You need to make it to were only the + can be yoused to place or destroy blocks. Also you can’t jump on horse in split touch mode. Also you can’t jump while moving. Thats all I know. :-)
    I’m a cow :-)

    • Posted April 30, 2013 at 03:50 | Permalink | Reply

      Sorry I miss spelled touch

      It is hard to look on split touch mode.

  52. sam1036434
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 00:15 | Permalink | Reply

    The only problem I have with the split touch control, and what I think people mean, is that when you tap the look pad to jump, you end up placing a block. I am using a kindle fire, not OS.

  53. kylie
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 01:00 | Permalink | Reply

    Congratulations kaalus you deserve it I love survival craft its awesome!!!! Also, I think the horse controls should be the same as walking because it’s a bit confusing. Thanks.

    • Pocketgamer57
      Posted April 30, 2013 at 16:51 | Permalink | Reply

      Nooooo the horse controls are perfect.

      • Nicolas
        Posted April 30, 2013 at 18:53 | Permalink | Reply

        At the first time it’s so confuse, i hit the tree many times trying to go to left/right using look button… But after some time it’s ok.

  54. Matthew
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 01:18 | Permalink | Reply

    I know this is sorta unreasonable but u kno what would be extremely cool. If u could make and in game display recorder so people could record their gameplay. on YouTube there are quite a few minecraft pe channels and survival craft as almost non. This would incourage people to post videos of gameplay and expand the survival craft community. Plus if people wanna look up the game it’s a good way of advertising. Most ppl probably just think it’s a minecraft rip off if they haven’t seen gameplay

  55. Matthew
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 01:20 | Permalink | Reply

    Also jumping with the middle button is sort of weird. Would be better if jumping had an actual button. Plz add armor and multiplayer.

  56. Rick645
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 01:33 | Permalink | Reply

    Maybe you can put options on how to put things like survival characters into the new one to the old one.

  57. Posted April 30, 2013 at 01:55 | Permalink | Reply

    make it just like a FPS game !
    and how about add automatic aiming XD

  58. Si-Ea-Loo
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 01:57 | Permalink | Reply

    make it just like a FPS game !
    and how about add automatic aiming XD

    • Si-Ea-Loo
      Posted April 30, 2013 at 01:58 | Permalink | Reply

      Errrr……something wrong with my connection maybe

  59. Marlon Neveu
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 02:12 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus for 1.22 please add dogs, motors, (for boats) clocks, islands, maps, and multiplayer. I have put 1.21.6 to test and have found NO bugs. Great job on that part. On iOS version when you creat a world it has NO option of creating a flat world with no mountains for maximum creativity. Is there any way you can add that feature on challenging, cruel, creative, and harmless? I just all the time get lost in a world with all the mountains. If you could add that feature, that would be awesome! Thx Kaalus!

    PS: Sorry about not answering your problem. I bet my dad could, because he’s a programmer, but I can’t because I’m not one. Don’t take offense by me asking so much.

    • matthewtot@facebook.com
      Posted April 30, 2013 at 04:54 | Permalink | Reply

      Yo dude u can already make flat worlds. Play around with the settings When ur creating a world

      • Marlon Neveu
        Posted April 30, 2013 at 22:25 | Permalink | Reply

        Yo dude. Thx for info. Worked just like you said.

    • Posted April 30, 2013 at 08:56 | Permalink | Reply

      Actually,there is a bug where if you destroy a block with a saddle,the saddle disappears.

  60. Aj Nineht
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 02:48 | Permalink | Reply

    The only thing that I can tell in the differences is that in MCPE, the sensitivity for look direction is higher than stock in SC. Also, MCPE has an odd button combo that has the directions, and jump in the middle. The only way I can imagine that would ‘fix’ this isto switch the middle button on the buttons for action/dig, and tapping the pad to jump. That is what my hands keep trying to do, anyway.

  61. gabby
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 03:14 | Permalink | Reply

    i think that you should fix where the sleep is and recilapeda. it take forever to get to them. and if your in crative mode you could go into menu and change it into advencher or harmless.cuss it would just be easer. like when some leaves it on creative and you need t change it. cuse you need to go to main menu and then single player and clickm on it then prees modify and change it. so do u see how that would make it esyer. an just in creativ not in advencher or pepo; could cheat on maps. like u just have restart advencher in advencher. sooooooooooo u see. and like boat idea

  62. Solidturd
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 03:31 | Permalink | Reply

    Kallus u should make fire spread more and not die out as fast because I’m trying to make a map where u have to escape a burning mansion but the fire doesn’t spread or last long enough

    • Posted April 30, 2013 at 12:53 | Permalink | Reply

      Solidturd ….hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  63. Gogo
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 05:33 | Permalink | Reply

    I think the split touch is a great idea but iI think you should add a other world to the game like ex/ minecraft aether or nether with all the cool mobs in the nether or end. I think you should also have a mob that can shoot spears like a cave man. You should also add maybe something like a squirrel or more small land animals and also maybe add a lion for the desert. I think you should add randomly generated villages with a towns folk people living and with that add a custom map for flat worlds. Since you already have the snow and pumpkin I think it would be a good idea to add a mob like the snow golum. I think it would be cool also to add a biom that is for the poker bears that has huge glaciers of thick ice over a ocean. Logan

    • quin
      Posted April 30, 2013 at 15:15 | Permalink | Reply

      And also don’t forget about chest’s with random stuff in them in side the glacier. :D

  64. Jtcplaysmc
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 08:22 | Permalink | Reply

    We need to be able to rotate the screen whilst mining, not just in split touch, also when in split touch I don’t think we need to have the look pad, and when you press and hold with a spear, it shoot directly forward from the cross hair. And the circle isn’t really need in split touch because you can see what your mining as your thumb isn’t in the way.

    Personally I think the controls need a whole re-work, there the only thing letting the game down

  65. Posted April 30, 2013 at 08:53 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus,you MUST and ramps!
    Mods!

  66. Posted April 30, 2013 at 13:27 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey what about walking upside down and stick with out falling down and climb on walls.

  67. Malek Kmeid
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 14:37 | Permalink | Reply

    Ah i just tried using split touch and the problem is that
    1. Crosshair is tiny
    2. Imagine it like minecraft pc wherever u aim the crosshair and add a block the block goes to where the crosshair was aimed.as for survival craft if i aim the cross hair at a block 2 blocks away from my crafting table, and i try to break the block by tapping on my crafting table it is opening my crafting table. It should be breaking the block 2 blocks away from where my crafting table is(where my crosshair is aimed at). So the thing is the whole split touch idea in survival craft is just like normal controls. When it should be split touch. In summary. The block should break where the crosshair is aimed no matter where you place your finger on the screen. Hope i get that code and described it correctly my friend wants this game badly but his dad wont let him buy it. Btw thanks kaalus for IOS version its AMAZING!!!!

    • Malek Kmeid
      Posted April 30, 2013 at 14:40 | Permalink | Reply

      Oh i almost forgot aswell you are not abble to jump while moving or mount a horse when on split touch mode

  68. Cookie
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 14:53 | Permalink | Reply

    You should make a account log-in for the game so people who already bought it on android dont have to buy it again on apple. I really want the game on my iphone but I do t want to spend four dollars again to have it on my android and iphone.

    • Cookie
      Posted April 30, 2013 at 14:58 | Permalink | Reply

      What i mean is that people who already have it on android like me and want it on ios dont have to pay again to get it on ios.

    • Brent M
      Posted April 30, 2013 at 17:01 | Permalink | Reply

      How would you get it installed? There is no way to download from the Apple app store unless you buy it. You do realize that Apple is taking a whopping 30% cut just for allowing any developer to sell their software from the App store.

  69. mel
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 15:05 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus who got the promote code

  70. Posted April 30, 2013 at 15:09 | Permalink | Reply

    Stupid horse crushed me in tree. I was like 2 miles away.

    • Nicolas
      Posted April 30, 2013 at 19:00 | Permalink | Reply

      This happens to me all the time, the last time i was with more than 50 diamonds, i was under a tree and with no intention i put my finger in look button… Other day i was leaving the barn and my horse jumped without i press anything, i hit the block that is up the door… When you hit a branch or a block we should receive less demage. When i fall from the roof of my house i never die, why die only because hitting a branche????????!?!?

  71. Luciano
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 15:26 | Permalink | Reply

    please add in survivalcraft pigs, chickens, snakes, monkeys, new plants like palm, banana (power harvesting bananas), sugar cane etc, love survivalcraft

  72. jamal
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 15:50 | Permalink | Reply

    For celebrating add a apple tree that drops apples for the apple victory

  73. ET
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 19:59 | Permalink | Reply

    You should add alarms that when an electrical signal is sent to them they go off. Also I can’t find the dropbox screen does anyone know where it is.

  74. YunusMalik
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 20:36 | Permalink | Reply

    Would you be able have a joystick(analogue on ps3/xbox) type of touch on the left hand side so you could move in any direction… And the joystick moves if we take our finger off and put it in another place on the left hand side… And for the rhs leave it because its really good the way it is…………it would be great to try it out as a mini update to get peoples thoughts on it… :-)

    • YunusMalik
      Posted April 30, 2013 at 22:51 | Permalink | Reply

      Create a joystick in a certain place on the left side (Just for the joystick) (onscreen joystick) then the rest of the screen can be used for breaking block, changing directions and jumping…give it a try :)

      • YunusMalik
        Posted April 30, 2013 at 22:51 | Permalink | Reply

        blocks**

  75. Posted April 30, 2013 at 21:16 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus ,survivalcraft is in second place on the apple store well done mate

  76. julia
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 21:34 | Permalink | Reply

    hey kaalus I think chairs and multiplayer are the main things I think we need. wifi multiplayer would be awesome I get lonely with a big house all to me no building buddy

    • Marlon Neveu
      Posted April 30, 2013 at 22:20 | Permalink | Reply

      Yeah! Its almost depressing! Ha. Plus with multiplayer you wouldn’t have to work so hard to build a big house.

  77. tmheron
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 21:44 | Permalink | Reply

    The split touch doesn’t work right somethings wrong with it but I can’t put my finger on it…. but something doesn’t work right.

  78. hunter
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 21:45 | Permalink | Reply

    Can you let us tame werewolfs

  79. ET
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 22:39 | Permalink | Reply

    I found 3 bugs. The first is that my horses keep dying for no reason. (I am not riding them when this happens.) Second when you walk on top of a horses dead body it your footsteps sound like a horses. Third When you break a block or any thing else with a saddle the saddle disapears.

  80. Jim
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 22:40 | Permalink | Reply

    The Reason that the split touch controls aren’t workin igs because you have tomove the crosshair every time you break a block. so its really annoying.
    if you implemented the feature where you could Kepler on moving the crosshair and break blocks at the same time, it would be fine

  81. rudedog69
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 23:06 | Permalink | Reply

    Maybe have a quick go on mcpe that would probably answer the problems that can’t be descibed. I also find fly mode very difficult to build with. The fact u have to look upwards and downwards to gain height and desend makes for very hard speed building. Basicaly all fly mode is good for at the moment is flying around like a bird admiring the scenery. I have sent u a email about this kaalus. Again maybe just refer to mcpe to see how the controls work on that. I love SC to be honest I am amazed every time I play it on my ipad it kicks ass, just need those controls sorted out and then I can start building so much faster. Check out my SC build so far people ;D http://rudedogblogdotcom.wordpress.com/

    • mel
      Posted May 1, 2013 at 01:57 | Permalink | Reply

      Dude it says no swearing please don’t cuss there are children on this website

  82. mason
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 23:23 | Permalink | Reply

    PLEASE ADD MULTIPLAYER!!!:)

  83. scrafter
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 23:43 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus u should remove compatibility button from ios ^^

  84. Posted April 30, 2013 at 23:47 | Permalink | Reply

    What I don’t like about split touch it accidentally breaks thing because the look button is to small.

  85. kylie
    Posted May 1, 2013 at 00:24 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus guess what, survival craft is in front of mine craft on the top apps #3!!!!!!!!!!

  86. Posted May 1, 2013 at 00:51 | Permalink | Reply

    Woooooo #5 most selling game…kaalus you deserve a break after the hard you’ve done..giveyourself a pat on the
    back..you need it. ;)

  87. Denis
    Posted May 1, 2013 at 01:13 | Permalink | Reply

    I noted very little bug.Light works without battery when connected to switcher.

  88. Posted May 1, 2013 at 03:17 | Permalink | Reply

    Guys….I wont be here to see the posts this summer….well,during the plane trip…I’m moving back
    To England…..BUT IF THERES ANYTHING I MISSED.I WILL COMMENT WHEN I ARRIVE AT NEW CATSLE AND PLEASE
    REPLY ABOUT THE POSTS THAT I MISSED…PLEase

    • mel
      Posted May 2, 2013 at 01:37 | Permalink | Reply

      You live in a castle?

  89. kylie
    Posted May 1, 2013 at 03:25 | Permalink | Reply

    Hi kaalus we should move up when we slide up and down when we slide down because it’s confusing when I wanna fly but instead I’m looking at the ground.

  90. Posted May 1, 2013 at 03:35 | Permalink | Reply

    pardon me kaalus but i really want you to see this :
    http://survivalcraft.lefora.com/2013/04/28/fish-swim-through-or-get-stuck-and-die-in-glass-wa/#post9

    • Abi
      Posted May 1, 2013 at 08:18 | Permalink | Reply

      i have the same problem too i have 5 fish but it go trough the glass now my fish is just only one i called him sharky

  91. Malachi
    Posted May 1, 2013 at 03:51 | Permalink | Reply

    I think you should add alternate worlds to make it better. Such as the nether like in minecraft, but make it better. Also, add things like crossbows and maybe a gun. Just some ideas to make it better.

  92. Posted May 1, 2013 at 05:01 | Permalink | Reply

    Malays please add multiplayer or villagers that follow you and talk to you along with certain jobs that they will do for you please

  93. Posted May 1, 2013 at 08:48 | Permalink | Reply

    Nice work :)

  94. survivalcraft rockz
    Posted May 1, 2013 at 10:24 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, I use the split controls and I find it hard to dig long line in one motion, I have to move block by block and that makes the job tedious and boring, I’m not sure that was the answer you were looking for but it’s the only one I can think of

  95. candyrufusgamermaster
    Posted May 1, 2013 at 12:10 | Permalink | Reply

    People dont like the graphics and controls even though you can chang them they dont know yet. Also you need to put survivalcraft into beta and add multiplayer.

  96. johnny
    Posted May 1, 2013 at 16:44 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey! I have some ideas that you can add on later versions. Please reply if you like my idea
    1. Airballons
    2. More weapon types
    3. Volcano/lava biome
    4. Random generated structures
    5. Tamable animals
    6. Trains/transport vehicle
    7. Ropes
    8. Goblin camps
    9. Wands/staffs/magic
    10. Banners/flags
    11. Seas with pirate ships
    12. Boss fights
    13. More ores
    14. More misc
    15. Savannah biome with loins/rihnos
    16. Giant moles

  97. Jonas
    Posted May 1, 2013 at 16:47 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey! I have some ideas that you can add on later versions. Please reply if you like my idea
    1. Airballons
    2. More weapon types
    3. Volcano/lava biome
    4. Random generated structures
    5. Tamable animals
    6. Trains/transport vehicle
    7. Ropes
    8. Goblin camps
    9. Wands/staffs/magic
    10. Banners/flags
    11. Seas with pirate ships
    12. Boss fights
    13. More ores
    14. More misc
    15. Savannah biome with loins/rihnos
    16. Giant moles!

  98. Test
    Posted May 1, 2013 at 16:49 | Permalink | Reply

    Testing if commets work

  99. Emily
    Posted May 1, 2013 at 20:17 | Permalink | Reply

    Oh my God. I read this and I am dead serious, this was me: OH MY GOD THIS IS GONNA BE AWESOME!!!!!

    Thank you.

  100. MrDxn
    Posted May 2, 2013 at 00:30 | Permalink | Reply

    I just tried split touch first time. Honestly I didn’t see a big difference in it and the normal controls. I do agree that the flying in general is a little tricky while building. My problem is that if you are looking even slightly up or down and backing up while adding blocks you wind up having to stop and adjust your hight very frequently . If there was a button in fly mode that would automatically level the player/camera with the field that would help in building I think.

    I do have a couple other suggestions though.

    The “autojump” on horses could use a little tweaking. “About half the time when you get to a one block hight the horse will keep running against the block tryng to jump for several seconds before actually making it up. Kinda makes it hard to climb hills.

    Also I think it would be cool if you had to break the horse before being able to saddle it. They already buck when not saddled. Maybe you would have to actually ride the horse down before he would accept a saddle. Just like a real horse. If he bucks you off and runs away before he’s saddle broke you have to chase him down and ride him some more.

    Recipes for house items would be great.

    Gates for fences would be very welcome. 2 block wide gates would be preferable.

    This is probably impossible…but it would be nice if there was a button to “undo” the last block either added or destroyed. I am constantly acidently destroying or adding blocks where I didn’t mean to. (curse these big fingers of mine). Then I have to open the menu and take that block back out just to replace it.

    I think guns are a bad idea for this game but a stick bow would fit nicely with the genre. Maybe you would have to build a quiver and fill it with arrows as you use them up. Maybe bulls could even drop horns to upgrade to a horn backed bow (which is a real thing) kinda like upgrading to diamond tools

    A backpack slot would be neat. If you added the bow you could with have the backpack or the quiver in the slot. Not both (its gotta be challenging right?).

    I think the hunger bar really should be added. At least in challenging mode. Right now I can go down in a mine and never leave it. In a survival game there should be some sense of danger. Hunger bar would force you to go out and face the possibility of danger in order to get food. It would also promote exploring.

    Someone suggested being able to have 1 or 2 more items in the toolbar. I like the idea too.

    These are just a few ideas I think would be neat additions. I know we cant have everything we want. lol. And seriously… the game is awesome already! I know absolutely nothing about programing but I do see a lot of requests though that even I know are unreasonable on a moblile platform or sometimes would mean just making a entirely different game. I hope mine aren’t too far out in left field. lol

  101. Zac
    Posted May 2, 2013 at 19:23 | Permalink | Reply

    Don’t be so modest; everyone stands on the shoulders of giants to one degree or another. You think Einstein or Newton started from scratch?

    Minecraft PE is a pretty good game, but a ‘wide open sandbox’ only 256 blocks square isn’t really a wide open sandbox. If the gigantic Survival Craft worlds are enough to push your sales past MCPE’s, then bully for you (and shame on them for not managing the same feature.)

  102. Dallin
    Posted May 3, 2013 at 00:01 | Permalink | Reply

    I would like it as in minecraft with the little plus bar in the middle of the screen if that bar lets say lands on a piece of dirt and highlights it you can press any were on the screen and it will break that block. That is a lot easer to place or break blocks than having to press the block with your finger. But other than that it it a great game gggggoooooo!!!!!!!!! Survival Craft

    • Brent M
      Posted May 3, 2013 at 13:53 | Permalink | Reply

      I guess you all are talking about the iPad version because none of this is making any sense to me as I have the Windows Lumia 900 and I am able to have the cross hair and tap anywhere on the screen to break Most of the other complaints I have seen do not apply to the Windows Phone version.

  103. Wil
    Posted May 3, 2013 at 02:27 | Permalink | Reply

    I don’t have the game but my cousin does and I play it more then he does on his iPad I think the app is great but my only complaint is the d pad wish is was more like the minecraft pe or even like the call of duty zombies app

  104. Posted May 3, 2013 at 09:37 | Permalink | Reply

    how u use ur stuff one by one

  105. Posted May 11, 2013 at 13:49 | Permalink | Reply

    I can’t wait for the boat it is so epic! Also can you add vehicle’s to because i want the boat that I made to move to please kaalus!

  106. Sandman
    Posted July 15, 2013 at 06:29 | Permalink | Reply

    Survival craft is a wonder game it has great fetures that MCPE doesn’t offer it’s users. I think the dpad should be more user friendly as well as braking blocks and moving at the same time. I am personally a big fan of cool mods and fancy texture packs, that is one reason why I like survival craft over MCPE is because easy downloadable texturepacks, I think you should try out modding option for that game but I understand if there are reasons for leaving it out of the game. I would also like to see new weapons just to open up the world more and maybe even more animals. You guys have done a wonderful job on this game you should be vary proud looking forward to updates!

  107. Patrick Cusan
    Posted July 26, 2013 at 19:11 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey! I have always been looking for free downloads for Survival Craft, but none of them seem to work. If you could send me this code it would be greatly appreciated . The problem I have with it is that I don’t get to move my cursor while I’m breaking blocks. I always have to pick up my finger and move my cursor again and again. If you could fix this the game would so much better for a lot of people! Thanks,
    Patrick

  108. Posted July 27, 2013 at 15:31 | Permalink | Reply

    I need help I can’t get my survivalcraft app to work properly it flips upside down every time I flip it the right way

    • Posted July 28, 2013 at 10:39 | Permalink | Reply

      Enable “Lock Screen Orientation” in settings.

  109. Eulizes roblero
    Posted August 9, 2013 at 20:30 | Permalink | Reply

    I have played survival crafts once before and all I have to say is that is absoutelt spectacular it beats out any other creative and survival game it’s graphics are just as good as the pc version of minecraft wich is pretty good the only thing that needs to be fixed is that I think there should be a tutorial at the begining of the game to show the player how to do everything other than that the game is wonderful and I hope you read this and decide to send me a promo code because I would love to play survival craft more:)

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