Happy New Year

Work on 1.25 is going on. I made quite a lot of changes in the UI to allow me to ditch many sizeable textures and keep loading times, memory use and download size small. It should also look much slicker, especially on high-res displays. Nothing to show yet, though.

Happy New Year everyone!

172 Comments

  1. Marlon Neveu
    Posted December 31, 2013 at 20:07 | Permalink | Reply

    HAPPY NEW YEAR KAALUS! FURST!

    Sent from my iPod Touch 5th!! [] PLAY SURVIVALCRAFT!!

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  2. colepanzer
    Posted December 31, 2013 at 20:22 | Permalink | Reply

    rad! Happy new year Kaalus!

  3. Posted December 31, 2013 at 20:23 | Permalink | Reply

    2nd,! happy new yea. love the new idea :-)

  4. cursedth
    Posted December 31, 2013 at 20:24 | Permalink | Reply

    Happy New Year Kaalus!!

  5. Posted December 31, 2013 at 20:30 | Permalink | Reply

    Going to moms 4 New year’s! JOIN THE SELFIE ACT! VISIT MEH BLOG!!!

    I just thought… what if kaalus joined the Selfie act? O.O

  6. Posted December 31, 2013 at 20:33 | Permalink | Reply

    lol

  7. Posted December 31, 2013 at 20:43 | Permalink | Reply

    Happy new year man. Thanks for bringing us your superb game. You, and few other indie devs (phr00t, Trese brothers, Jens Blomquist, and others) are the pure Indie spirit. I really hope that 2014 will be for you a great and full of success year.

  8. Posted December 31, 2013 at 21:00 | Permalink | Reply

    yaaa thank you for adding tigers im the one who said you should you should add dragons now or npc people PLEAS THANK YOU ; P

    • Posted February 23, 2014 at 20:49 | Permalink | Reply

      You should really add dogs that you can train and some biomes like cake biome, a biome where there are huge spikes coming out of the ground, fun biomes like that!

  9. Posted December 31, 2013 at 21:02 | Permalink | Reply

    Happy New Year!!!

    This is my 1.25 wish list. It is broken down into a YAY and NAY category. I believe these to be for the most part FUNDAMENTAL for construction and building our worlds. I am EXCLUDING multiplayer, NPC’s, minecarts, pistons and guns. These are the most requested things for survival craft so I will not add these to my list nor do I care for them.

    –YAY–

    Blocks-
    *sideway logs (proper log cabins, fallen trees, logging facilities, cords of wood, proper log reenforced structures etc.)
    *ice stairs/ice slabs (more building options with ice)
    *smoke block (effect and beauty)
    *inward stairs (increased potential)
    *stone fences

    Plants-
    *a fix on the ivy on stairs and slab bug (tends to flicker)
    *new crop/edible fruit/vegetable (more plant based foods, more farming options)
    *lily pad (body of water detail and gives bodies of water more life)
    *tall grass (enhanced landscapes and makes hunting more thrilling)

    Animals-
    *any fish (preferred for sea water a sea turtle, little moving body parts non fish, for fresh water a trout or catfish)
    *any reptile (preferred tortoise, little complications with body parts/animation, shell could be used)

    Items-
    *iron torch ( to compliment iron fences, doors, more building options)
    *fishing pole (it will engaged us more to the water, alternative way of procuring fish)

    –NAY–

    Plants-
    *any flower

    Animals-
    *any four legged mammal
    *any bird

    Electronics-
    *any electronics

    Game settings-
    *any settings

    –NEW MECHANICS–

    *ice block NOT melting when broken/mined but melting due to temperature change (very difficult to build structures with ice without destroying the natural landscape I.e. Grass and plants)

    *climbable ivy (alternative to the ladder, increased potential)

    *ivy NOT being able to pass/walk through, counting as a SOLID (will encourage bush whacking to clear a path and could be used as a ivy “door” prohibiting animals to pass through. Cut the ivy to go through and it will grow back to “close” your passage/door way and to encourage new builds/structures)

    *lit torch in hand (enhanced spelunking, night time traveling)

    –FANTASY–

    *to compliment the werewolf (rare bigfoot or yeti for snowy areas, rare chupacabra or rare

    • Posted December 31, 2013 at 22:41 | Permalink | Reply

      No

    • Posted December 31, 2013 at 23:45 | Permalink | Reply

      Will you ever get over sideways logs?

      • Posted January 1, 2014 at 00:02 | Permalink | Reply

        Nope;)

        • Posted January 1, 2014 at 00:22 | Permalink

          Simple question, you guys want SC to surpass the competitor correct? Well before we can surpass them we have to catch up to them. The list I have listed above is some of the FUNDAMENTALS of block building world items. With the exception of the fantasy category, everything listed above will only catch up to them. Therefore we need them first and foremost:) Kaalus is well aware of multiplayer, NPC’s, minecarts, guns and pistons. I’m asking for the basics first. Happy new year guys and gals!

        • Posted January 1, 2014 at 01:04 | Permalink

          It’s okay, I haven’t gotten over them either.

    • Posted January 1, 2014 at 00:54 | Permalink | Reply

      I like your ideas except for the ivy thing, half of my jungle themed houses, doors are ivy, maybe instead we could make it into thick ivy, so it would be harder to get through, like we would walk slower in it and boats getting caught in it.

      • Posted January 1, 2014 at 00:57 | Permalink | Reply

        I used too many commas

        • Posted January 1, 2014 at 02:04 | Permalink

          Lol great idea also:)

        • dragon master an awesome dragonologist
          Posted January 1, 2014 at 02:41 | Permalink

          we ain’t getting to surpass anytime because dinnerbone has a very big new combat system arriving in 1.8 and their gonna be adding da da da [granite/smooth granite] and the red dragon is planned by dinnerbone and the rest basically: tommoso,johan,jeb,dinnerbone,grum,and notch plus everybody else. wondering how I know this I watch minecraft 1.8 snapshots and I just got the pc. just informing.

        • Posted January 1, 2014 at 06:34 | Permalink

          first of all until kaalus makes a PC version survivalcraft will never surpass the PC version of minecraft (DUH!) and second Survivalcraft already surpassed Minecraft Pocket Edition

        • Posted January 2, 2014 at 11:51 | Permalink

          Red Dragon is a future update, and will more likely not be added. And most of videos of Red Dragon are faked or in a mod.

    • Posted January 2, 2014 at 03:23 | Permalink | Reply

      I dont agree with the ice its my way of making showers u insert in 2 layer wall and brake hole at he bottom

      • Posted January 2, 2014 at 10:57 | Permalink | Reply

        please add multiplayer that would complete my pankration, Atlantis and my assassination arena also character customizer or ill have to buy the app 75p and please add people, villagers, guards and soldiers spawner eggs and generated terrain builds please kaalus please add these in other than that:
        GREAT GAME EXCELLENT VALUE FOR MONEY ONLY £2.99 BUY THE GAME IT IS AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Posted January 2, 2014 at 14:51 | Permalink | Reply

        You could use a bucket of water for that…for any kind of waterfall as a matter of fact….but building a ice castle/house Especially Up high on a mountain can be very difficult without destroying the landscape I.e. The snow, grass and plants and not dealing with the massive lag the water animation creates when being washed/melted away

  10. Posted December 31, 2013 at 21:13 | Permalink | Reply

    ✦happy new year, im in eastern standard time!!!✦
    happy new year everyone✦

  11. Posted December 31, 2013 at 21:27 | Permalink | Reply

    My list of things for 1.25

    More crop variety. One lot is a bit rubbish.
    Some way to have a bacon roll.
    Torch being lit when in hand.
    Ability to paint the slabs.
    Maybe a bed. Still without the need to use it to rest but it would finish off some homes nicely.
    And one fix. If I have an axe in my hand I can open doors etcetera. But I can’t do this with a rake. Please fix this one annoyance.

    And I have to say I love the game. I am playing on it most nights. Very nice work thank you for creating it.

    Grant

  12. Posted December 31, 2013 at 22:05 | Permalink | Reply

    Please make an online server, a MULTIPLAYER PLEASE !!!

  13. Posted December 31, 2013 at 22:40 | Permalink | Reply

    Happy new year

  14. Posted December 31, 2013 at 22:50 | Permalink | Reply

    I just made up a new genarated structure. Its a cage with a animal inside it is a 3 by 3 cage and the maiddle a empty block . The animal will be one of these 4 : wolf werewolf duck and a new mob called a trilobite. ( these were alive in the early days of earth) so that’s my idea

  15. Posted December 31, 2013 at 23:03 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey klaalus is there anyway you can minimize the lag trees, more specifically leaves, give of when around them or facing them. they tend to slow down the game allot and i have noticed this for the past few updates. thanks for reading and have a happy new years.

  16. Posted December 31, 2013 at 23:42 | Permalink | Reply

    Coolss, Happy New year kaalus !!!!

  17. Posted January 1, 2014 at 00:01 | Permalink | Reply

    HAPPY NEW YEAR! Also, you should add more whether like earth-quakes.

  18. Posted January 1, 2014 at 00:48 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, instead common demands in 2014, I would like to see new ideas in the game. Like more joints for the animals. There should be better movement, such as knees, the ability to swing and move the neck. Swinging of the tails. Head movement, apart from the neck. Leaning while making a big turn. Bending over. Mouth movement( other than from piranhas). Facial expressions an eye movement.I hate looking into their empty eyes. Better grass that covers the whole block, instead of just an X. Fire in the middle. A little more smoke from fire and looks better and blurrier that raises up high( like when you need to locate your house.) The ability to sprint and to customize your player. Better stamina. A swimming animation. There is flying animations, so swimming should have one too. Like a button that puts you in swimming mode and helps you swim faster. Wind, wind direction, wind speed, and sometimes no wind at all. Along with wind, it would be cool to add wind sails, for boats to move faster, tree leaves moving in the wind, grass moving in the wind, like and I’m sorry to say this, the Minecraft shaders mod. Or whatever it’s called. I would like the leaves and grass to wave in the wind. Waves from the wind, more realistic water that reflects or refracts, either one will work and water being a bit more clear. Better lighting on iron, copper and diamond blocks and a bit of reflection. Dark glass for decorations. Better shadows. The option to take that hand on first person view off of the screen. Player customization as in just color changes or different player models with different patterns, and colors. Maybe a player customization section, so people don’t make inappropriate skins. To get ready for multiplayer. Ropes, for rope ladders, that can hang in the middle of the air as long as the top is connected to a block. Rope bridges that swing, for adventure modes. I know these are often, but pets that could listen to commands, such as hunting certain animals, digging out holes in the dirt for you, free roam, stay, follow and locate precious minerals in caves, warn you of nearby dangers, and protect you in your sleep. Minecarts, hang gliders, and carts that would be pulled by as many horses as you want for an increase in speed and to handle more weight, like carts on a train, on could hold you and others could hold animals or supplies. Fireworks, useless I know, but I would like them for celebrations, such as New year’s day! Lanterns, that you could carry, so you don’t have to put up multiple torches. A stronger source of light. Bigger boats, that you could actually walk on, and you could set them in a certain direction and speed with controls, and it would stay like that until you changed it so you could sleep while it sailed and if it hit something too hard, it would crash and sink. I didn’t say it wouldn’t be in blocks, so don’t complain that it is ruining the point of the game. The animals,aren’t blocks, that’s why I suggested the joints thing. Thanks for listening to these. You probably think half of these aren’t good ideas. I just wanted to give few different suggestions, I don’t want you to add all of them, I just want to give a few new ideas. These are all of the things(except for a variety of new animals,new bird models and multiplayer) I ever wanted to see in this game.

    • Posted January 1, 2014 at 00:49 | Permalink | Reply

      Sorry for such a long comment. Also I forgot to add this. I still want you to take a break for know and Happy new years!

      • Posted January 1, 2014 at 00:57 | Permalink | Reply

        For now I meant. Everyone complains about auto-correct, but mine won’t even work.

    • Posted January 1, 2014 at 01:18 | Permalink | Reply

      Seaweed, coral, and underwater volcanos. Land and rare volcanos. Lily pads. Gold fish. Wall blocks as in thinner blocks, LED, parachutes that wear out like tools, chainsaws for faster tree cutting, chairs, pictures, clearer glass, shoes, poison, snakes, frogs,monkeys, flaming arrows and spears, jet skis that run on coal, the ability to jump from higher blocks, because 4 blocks high won’t work, It’s not that high. Landforms, such as canyons, plateaus, craters, along with meteors, and more realistic rain, that also is affected by rain, fishing rods and nets. These are other things I think could be added more ideas.

    • Posted January 1, 2014 at 03:01 | Permalink | Reply

      That was long but great ideas , but those would take a long time well not that long to make for survivalcraft.
      Also in snow biomes there could be bilzzards , hail and in the desert sandstorms , and for rich green areas heavy rain and thunder often. Hmm add the left hand to carry secondary items . When mining the torch will be in the lady hand . Maybe a lantern or candle even a match … also make pick axes last a little more longer thanks kaalus.

      • Posted January 1, 2014 at 03:04 | Permalink | Reply

        Oh one more thing , lions and tigers and other other carnivores spawn to much near my house and its hard to even get supplies and lions spawn in pairs every day . Wolves spawn in front of my doors it’s hard to even manage to stay alive for at least 3 days I always die the second day. Please fix tue spawning mechanism for the animals.

        • Posted January 1, 2014 at 03:10 | Permalink

          Also you should change the models of the animals

        • Posted January 1, 2014 at 06:39 | Permalink

          Does Kaalus read these? I want his opinion on these ideas. Can you at least give me a sign Kaalus? I need to know if I wrote this for nothing or not. Not that the other people don’t matter.

      • Posted January 1, 2014 at 03:23 | Permalink | Reply

        I know it would take a little long. And I was in a bad mood, and when i’m in a bad mood, I tend to let all of my ideas out. That’s why it was so long. Like I said, those are all my ideas that I would like to see in Survivalcraft. I didn’t think he would like all of them, so I just wanted him to consider a few. Thanks for calling them great, I tried to word it, the perfectly, so people wouldn’t be to quick to insult them. Kaalus knows how to program, I’m sure he could get even the hardest ones done in a month, or so. And I didn’t think of more weather. Nice thinking

        • Posted January 1, 2014 at 03:36 | Permalink

          Exactly , thanks HAPPY New years to you.

        • maiodin
          Posted January 4, 2014 at 16:34 | Permalink

          How about holes fill up when it rains depending on how long it rained making like puddles and stuff

      • xxwizardologyxx
        Posted January 2, 2014 at 05:04 | Permalink | Reply

        Dre2, I’ve always wanted that in minecraft!
        But I never thought about it in sc.

        In left hand…
        An arrow could speed up the bow,
        Sword adds to the damage
        Shield blocks damage (needs shield…)
        Torch makes light,
        Map makes a minimap, (needs map…)

        And much much more!

        • Posted January 2, 2014 at 05:45 | Permalink

          Oh survivalcraft needs a map , that would be a good idea.

    • Posted January 1, 2014 at 04:34 | Permalink | Reply

      Whoa! 75 lines long! To make it easier on the eyes, why not separate it into paragraphs.

      • Posted January 1, 2014 at 04:46 | Permalink | Reply

        Sorry, I wasn’t looking at my screen, when I’m typing fast, I look down on my keyboard. And why did you count the lines? I wasn’t even interested in how many there were.

        • Posted January 1, 2014 at 04:50 | Permalink

          I just wondered how many. Not meant to offend you or make fun of you, if that is how you are taking it.

        • Posted January 1, 2014 at 05:25 | Permalink

          It’s okay, I didn’t take it that way.

        • Posted January 2, 2014 at 00:01 | Permalink

          maybe if he adds hail it can have a rare chance to break glass such as windows! rain could create puddles and lakes!

  19. Posted January 1, 2014 at 01:02 | Permalink | Reply

    New years wish list
    If youhave the same Internet as someone else then u can connect and play 2 player
    You can tie horese down

  20. dragon master an awesome dragonologist
    Posted January 1, 2014 at 02:43 | Permalink | Reply

    we ain’t getting ahead of minecraft jebs planning of adding granite.

    • Posted January 1, 2014 at 04:30 | Permalink | Reply

      This is a Survivalcraft blog. No one cares about what Minecraft is doing.

  21. dragon master an awesome dragonologist
    Posted January 1, 2014 at 02:45 | Permalink | Reply

    and we already have granite but do bear in mind he has been playing lots of survival here a lately so he might have quite some bunking to the bottom stuff planned. trust me. I also have pc and a youtube account.

    • dragon master an awesome dragonologist
      Posted January 1, 2014 at 02:52 | Permalink | Reply

      besides kaalus doesn’t want survivalcraft to become in any way more popular it’ll result in conflict between the communitys and we are not as big of an army as look a single man vs a whole team of programmers. basically we also got to worry about youtubers and the 24,000,000 minecrafters out there ones me. I’m both a survivalcrafter and a minecrafter. but kaalus please reply and tell everyone your thoughts if sc become more popular than mc then it got you I and all of us in a bad tornado at that rate.

      • Posted January 1, 2014 at 03:15 | Permalink | Reply

        You are wrong. After games get more popular, these wars actually get better. The Xbox vs Playstation is a lot friendlier than Minecraft vs Survivalcraft. Right now, to be honest, you’re really being discouraging, telling us it can’t surpass other games and it becoming popular is bad. Once we’re equal, which will be soon we can overcome the arguments and become friendly rivals. I can give good qualities of Minecraft( but I won’t), but Minecraft players refuse to look at the game or give it good qualities. I tried to convince a person to play Survivalcraft, and he simply told me the game is stupid and is too hard. Minecraft is alien, Survivalcraft is human, the aliens look down at the human thinking they are better and refusing to notice the humans talents, human tries to prove his worthiness and his awesome qualities. At one point the human shows the alien, his smarts and whatever, I don’t know how to explain it. What I’m trying to say is that we can all be friends, when we are all equal. It won’t create a massive flamewar. And I have a feeling 1.25 will be amazing. with all of the new year wish lists people are making, he has a lot of new ideas. And as soon as he announced 1.25 everyone threw the multiplayer idea at him, which I thought was rude,so he is full of ideas now. Kaalus may not want it, but I’m sure it will happen. It’s getting more popular very fast.Sorry, if I sounded rude.

        • dragon master an awesome dragonologist
          Posted January 1, 2014 at 17:46 | Permalink

          you did sound rude and i’m more offended then a bully being told what to do!!!!!!!

        • xxwizardologyxx
          Posted January 2, 2014 at 05:11 | Permalink

          I found your alien/human thing really inspirational and true! xD

          I like minecraft…
          I like SC

          But (almost) every minecrafter hates the NAME of sc and won’t look at it!
          Or look at it in disgust..

          (Btw sc is better, I don’t like it I love it… I only said I like them both equally is so dragon master is happy)

      • Posted January 1, 2014 at 19:09 | Permalink | Reply

        I didn’t tell you to come here and be negative. You were rude to colepanzer and started talking about the minecraft update here, which offends Kaalus. And then you went around saying Survivalcraft can never catch up now.

        • Posted January 2, 2014 at 21:07 | Permalink

          you guys have to keep in mind that Minecraft has been around MUCH longer than Survivalcraft so of course Minecraft is going to be more popular.

        • xxwizardologyxx
          Posted January 3, 2014 at 06:17 | Permalink

          Not for long…

  22. Posted January 1, 2014 at 03:25 | Permalink | Reply

    What time zone is this in? It’s not January for me yet. I fee left behind.

  23. Posted January 1, 2014 at 04:23 | Permalink | Reply

    Multiplayer pls!!!!

  24. Posted January 1, 2014 at 04:50 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, instead common demands in 2014, I would like to see new ideas in the game. Like more joints for the animals. There should be better movement, such as knees, the ability to swing and move the neck. Swinging of the tails. Head movement, apart from the neck. Leaning while making a big turn. Bending over. Mouth movement( other than from piranhas). Facial expressions an eye movement.I hate looking into their empty eyes.

    Better grass that covers the whole block, instead of just an X. Fire in the middle. A little more smoke from fire and looks better and blurrier that raises up high( like when you need to locate your house.) The ability to sprint and to customize your player. Better stamina. A swimming animation. There is flying animations, so swimming should have one too. Like a button that puts you in swimming mode and helps you swim faster. Wind, wind direction, wind speed, and sometimes no wind at all. Along with wind, it would be cool to add wind sails, for boats to move faster, tree leaves moving in the wind, grass moving in the wind, like and I’m sorry to say this, the Minecraft shaders mod. Or whatever it’s called. I would like the leaves and grass to wave in the wind. Waves from the wind, more realistic water that reflects or refracts, either one will work and water being a bit more clear. Better lighting on iron, copper and diamond blocks and a bit of reflection. Dark glass for decorations. Better shadows.

    The option to take that hand on first person view off of the screen. Player customization as in just color changes or different player models with different patterns, and colors. Maybe a player customization section, so people don’t make inappropriate skins. To get ready for multiplayer. Ropes, for rope ladders, that can hang in the middle of the air as long as the top is connected to a block. Rope bridges that swing, for adventure modes. I know these are often, but pets that could listen to commands, such as hunting certain animals, digging out holes in the dirt for you, free roam, stay, follow and locate precious minerals in caves, warn you of nearby dangers, and protect you in your sleep. Minecarts, hang gliders, and carts that would be pulled by as many horses as you want for an increase in speed and to handle more weight, like carts on a train, on could hold you and others could hold animals or supplies. Fireworks, useless I know, but I would like them for celebrations, such as New year’s day! Lanterns, that you could carry, so you don’t have to put up multiple torches. A stronger source of light.

    Bigger boats, that you could actually walk on, and you could set them in a certain direction and speed with controls, and it would stay like that until you changed it so you could sleep while it sailed and if it hit something too hard, it would crash and sink. I didn’t say it wouldn’t be in blocks, so don’t complain that it is ruining the point of the game. The animals,aren’t blocks, that’s why I suggested the joints thing. Thanks for listening to these. You probably think half of these aren’t good ideas. I just wanted to give few different suggestions, I don’t want you to add all of them, I just want to give a few new ideas. These are all of the things(except for a variety of new animals,new bird models and multiplayer) I ever wanted to see in this game. I spaced it out for maggieblue9259. Copy and Paste, I did not waste my time typing it again.

  25. Posted January 1, 2014 at 05:36 | Permalink | Reply

    Happy New Year Kaalus! Happy New Year everyone!

  26. Posted January 1, 2014 at 05:47 | Permalink | Reply

    Here are some ideas for 1.25: New biomes such as canyons, rain forests, savannas, coral reefs, swamps, large caverns, and valleys.
    New types of trees: Palm trees, boabo trees, acacia trees, cherry trees, apple trees, redwood trees, and tree found in real life jungles.
    New plants: Bushes, ferns, mushroom patches, thorn bushes, and dandelions.
    New animals: Alligators, Crocodiles, Catfish, Manatees, Manta rays, turtles, giant salamander, deer, gorilla, dolphin, sail fish, and emus.
    New blocks: cherry wood, cherry stairs, cherry slabs, fire place, muddy water, harden lava, permafrost ice, icy water, mud blocks, quick sand blocks, and rope.
    New items: Rope, chisel, hammer, fishing rod, cherries, apples, cocos, bananas, emu eggs, fish eggs, Alligator eggs, crocodile eggs, hook, grappling hook for climbing
    New weather affects: Rain kills fire.
    New particle effects: Particles of you breathing in snowy places, particles when rain hits ground
    New editions: A thurst bar.

    • Posted January 1, 2014 at 06:02 | Permalink | Reply

      Hardened lava, is stone. I like the other ideas. Very well thought out and creative.

      • Posted January 1, 2014 at 08:53 | Permalink | Reply

        Well harden lava is black as coal so it is black,crispy stone that can be used to make evil or he’ll like themed maps.

    • Posted January 1, 2014 at 07:47 | Permalink | Reply

      Cool ideas btw.

    • Posted January 2, 2014 at 22:35 | Permalink | Reply

      What if we had a sherch bar in community content. Like if u want a test world or a city world or just looking for one your friend made

    • maiodin
      Posted January 4, 2014 at 17:18 | Permalink | Reply

      To add how about if u step in icy water u might get sick and if u swim in it u can freeze to death.
      Oh and quicksand would be good adds to the danger.
      Sprinting should be added.
      Adrenaline rush if u get hit by an animal and u are running away.
      Smoke.
      Better fire animation.
      For the graves I noticed some space under em how about skeletons there that if broken u get bones(used to bone weapons and tools) and tame dogs.(hint hint)(if u didn’t get it I’m saying add dogs).
      Add juicer.
      Cups (make it possible that u drink twice or 3 times from a bucket before it is finished)
      Tables chairs and ability to sit.
      Plates and candles and torches with a design.
      Snakes, apes, elephants,
      add natural disasters like earthquakes falling meteors etc..
      Female and baby animals.(cows and bulls have been taken care of)(wolves will most probably look the same)(possibility for mating but to be more realistic it happens randomly and not initiated by player)
      Weeds for plants making farming a bit hard.
      Walls (slimmer blocks) from all building blocks.
      More plantation options.
      Some rare plantations that can’t be grown by players.
      Fruit on trees.
      Willow trees.
      Coconut trees and oils to fry stuff.
      Bars for making dungeons.
      Ability to make traps other than the grass one and the spikes.
      Random tomb generation. (Not for icy terrains)
      Maps.
      Watch that shows the time around the top.(when it is in the worn squares)(make em 5 head torso legs and hands)
      Many ppl ask for multiplayer take ur time with it but NPCs would be great (savage and civil)
      Some other animals.
      Bamboo shoots.
      Carts pulled by horses
      Like the rake a (what is it called) well it will be pushed by bulls and make the soil plan table but at a long range.
      I will think of more ideas

  27. Posted January 1, 2014 at 06:03 | Permalink | Reply

    Is this Long Comment Day?!?!?

    • Posted January 1, 2014 at 06:12 | Permalink | Reply

      It’s like a New Year resolution for Survivalcraft! What we would like to see change in 2014. We all wanted to put our New Year Wishlist. I’m surprised you haven’t made a long comment. I think we should all share our ideas!

      • Posted January 1, 2014 at 19:49 | Permalink | Reply

        I might as well. Although I’ve already emailed Kaalus about these things.

        1. Lanterns.
        Could be made by putting a lightbulb inside iron rods w/ a battery. Could be placed for decoration. Illuminates the space around it while carried.

        2. Electric blocks.
        Can shock you when touched. Gives the same damage as spikes. Can be turned on and off using a switch.

        3. Thirst.
        Instead of copper buckets to harvest water or milk, there are four types of jars. Wooden jar, stone jar, iron jar, diamond jar. The better material, more times it can be refilled and emptied. Works the same as hunger.

        4. In-depth thirst.
        What I mean by this is that there are two water types-fresh water, from lakes, salt water, from ocean. Salt water cannot be drank. It must be boiled in a furnace first. Freshwater can be drank without boiling.

        These are what I think are the most realistic things to add. Besides more vegetables to farm.

        • xxwizardologyxx
          Posted January 2, 2014 at 13:30 | Permalink

          With thirst.
          When in early stages of sc
          (Punching trees)
          How will you find malachite?

          It would be good to have a button when in a lake to drink.
          Then your idea of water bottles would come good when mining (further into the game)

        • Posted January 2, 2014 at 14:12 | Permalink

          What I was saying was instead of having to find malachite you could make wood, stone, iron, and diamond bottles, just like every other tool. So you could just start out with wooden ones.

          BTW, played your game. It was awesome. But it needs some bigger quests, it seemed to end very abruptly. But I thought it was the best rpg game I’ve ever played in SC.

        • xxwizardologyxx
          Posted January 3, 2014 at 06:22 | Permalink

          Thanks, so red faced lol.

          But yeah. The next one has a story like oblivion (elder scrolls on xbox/pc)
          Where you wake up in a hospital with amnesia and meet the king. He’ll tell you about your quest and you’ll need to kill many bosses in the real world and in hell.

          did you understand the tutorial?
          And sorry, I didn’t read over the part about the wooden, stone, iron, diamond bottles.

        • Posted January 3, 2014 at 13:45 | Permalink

          Sounds cool. I understood parts of the tutorial. There were a few unclear things. But I think you should remove malachite that you don’t need in the game, since it could be very tempting to take.

        • xxwizardologyxx
          Posted January 3, 2014 at 06:25 | Permalink

          Btw I’ll make you a main character!
          Thanks so much for playing!

        • xxwizardologyxx
          Posted January 4, 2014 at 00:06 | Permalink

          Do you mean pick pocketing and stealing?

        • Posted January 4, 2014 at 04:49 | Permalink

          No. I mean the extra that is in store counters.

  28. Posted January 1, 2014 at 06:20 | Permalink | Reply

    Please don’t mention the Minecraft update here! Noone wants to hear about that on a Survivalcraft blog. And the new update, dosen’t even sound cool. Granite is just a rock. That is not in anyway cool. Kaalus has not told us about 1.25, yet. It could be another big update, and with all of the wishlists, it is sure to be amazing.

  29. Posted January 1, 2014 at 07:58 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus ui art pass
    I spent inordinate amounts of time yesterday trying to make UI art which would be passable, as opposed to placeholder. I think I finally succeeded and found an art style that I want to use (and can manage to produce in high enough quality by myself). It looks a bit like Minecraft, with textured 3D buttons and panels.

    While working on the UI I discovered that I can trivially add styles to my GUI library (which if you remember is a homebrew WPF clone working on Windows Phone 7). By adding literally 10 lines of code I can now specify and override styles for all controls. This is quite powerful. I immediately put it to use on the new buttons.

    I am pondering a name change for Survivalcraft. There already exists a Minecraft plugin called SurvivalCraft, and some folks are setting up servers playing “SurvivalCraft” games. Don’t want to cause confusion by stealing someone elses names.

    A few days ago I had a game design idea that I think I will stick to. In Minecraft you are dumped in the middle of a random, half fantasy, half real landscape, with no story behind it and no goals to achieve.

    In Survivalcraft (or however I rename it – I have a few ideas; feel free to suggest your own), you will be a castaway dumped on an uninhabited shore. I actually plan to model a blocky 3D ship model that will be used in the intro. Not sure yet whether it will sink or just sail away.

    Your goal will be to return to civilization. There will be ocean on one side and random landscape on the other. This should be quite interesting and different from Minecraft. Basically, the world will still be infinite, but only to one side. I plan to change terrain generation code to produce more and more challenging terrain as you move further inland.

  30. xxwizardologyxx
    Posted January 1, 2014 at 08:41 | Permalink | Reply

    Ok guys, if you like RPGs than play this.

    It has:
    Trading,
    Pick pocketing,
    Stealing,
    Heaps of quests,
    Tutorial,
    A large town,
    A story,
    A dongeon,
    A shipwreck.
    Many more…

    This map is made just to see if you like it and understand the tutorial.
    The next map I make will:
    be about 5x bigger
    Have lots more stuff from requests
    And a better story. (I’ve been writing quests and notes)

    Please play and comment this in the comments \/

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/m9tibf5tfucaozy/The%20Adventurer.scworld

  31. Posted January 1, 2014 at 10:55 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey Kaalus,

    Just activated ART instead of Dalvik on my nexus 7 as a compiler. Unfortunately as of now SC crashes (without errors) when using ART. Re-installing didn’t help.

    Any chance you’ll make SC compatible with this compiling method ? Considering the advantages ART, has I’d think you’d like to have Survivalcraft working on that as well.

    Regards,

  32. Posted January 1, 2014 at 11:42 | Permalink | Reply

    Hi Kaalus Happy New Year!!! My cousin and I was wondering if you could add these but if not well its okay
    (NOW PEOPLE WE ARE ONLY WONDERING NOT MAKING HIM ADD THESE STUFF NO BAD COMMENTS)
    MY COUSIN WANTS:
    -Wheel
    -Chariots
    -Leashes
    -Statues
    I WANT:
    -New animals
    -Taming
    -Bookshelves
    Thats all!!!
    (PEOPLE NO REPLYS I KNOW YOU WILL SAY BAD THINGS ABOUT OUR IDEAS WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU WERE TREATED LIKE THAT ONLY REPLY WITH GOOD COMMENTS )

    • xxwizardologyxx
      Posted January 1, 2014 at 12:41 | Permalink | Reply

      Lol. I agree with bookshelves…

      I want ‘book and quils’ more
      Hope I spelt that right…

      I hate having to make a huge room just for instructions.
      And for a quest I would like not needing 2-3 signs!

      Kaalus like Ana, you don’t need these things…
      Has anyone played the rpg map yet?

      https://www.dropbox.com/s/m9tibf5tfucaozy/The%20Adventurer.scworld

      • Posted January 2, 2014 at 07:14 | Permalink | Reply

        Good thing thing you commented on what I excpected for a comment. Anyway I played the rpg.

        • xxwizardologyxx
          Posted January 2, 2014 at 07:46 | Permalink

          What did you think?

  33. Posted January 1, 2014 at 11:54 | Permalink | Reply

    happy new year, make survivalcraft on windows 8 store or windows rt store please :)

  34. Posted January 1, 2014 at 12:11 | Permalink | Reply

    ^_^ could you possibly make more animals such as the reindeer rideable?great job with the last update by the way! :D

  35. Posted January 1, 2014 at 15:06 | Permalink | Reply

    You should make something so we can control the water flow

  36. Posted January 1, 2014 at 18:29 | Permalink | Reply

    Ice axes would add a great new aspect to the game, this added with some steep and tall mountains wich are gard to find. Then the olayer could use the ice axes to climb the mountain and there could be prizes like the ones inside grave stones.

  37. Posted January 1, 2014 at 19:29 | Permalink | Reply

    I think skins would be nice. An in-game skin changing icon would be awesome because some of us are girls (including me) and we don’t want to look like a guy. Pease consider this for a moment, Kaalus.

    Thanks,

    ~Hannah Z

  38. Posted January 1, 2014 at 21:13 | Permalink | Reply

    Yea I would like skins too! Some other things I would like;
    Animals: Panthers, Cheetahs(fastest animal in game. A horse can’t out run it), Black and White horses.

    Things that you can do: Breed animals, and have very rare breeds, like animals you can’t find. Like if you breed a white tiger and a lion, you will get a white lion.

    Rare Animals: Liger and Pantahs (a mix of Panther and Cheetah)

    Animal Looks: maybe make coyotes smaller than wolfs.

    Behaviors: animals like lions attack cattle and horses. When wolfs/coyotes/hyenas howl, make them close their eyes.

    Extra: you know that boat that leaves you? I can fly through that boat. Maybe have it have chests full of Diamonds if you get to stop it.

    Items: a rope to tie on your horse.
    That is all!
    ~ Snowflake (Warriors Fan)

    • Posted January 1, 2014 at 21:17 | Permalink | Reply

      Oh and I’m not really new here I just kept on forgetting to comment. I’m Snowflake of Starclan. I’m a Russian blue she-cat with blue eyes. I used to be in Snowclan but I died saving my clan from a blizzard. :3

  39. Posted January 1, 2014 at 22:39 | Permalink | Reply

    Happy new year as well. What I’m looking forward for survival craft is more variety like more biomes than the already 3 we have of random forests, deserts, and frozen tundra biomes. Jungles and swamps even mangrove swamps would be awesome with the inclusions of long rivers including rapids which would make the game dangerous and more realistic. Palm trees and more trees would bring more variety of tree life, especially if you ever make a jungle biome palm trees would be the primarily tree. More plants for gardening and farming like maybe potatoes carrots, apples in trees and domestification of wolves and big cats or include tameable animals. The game is very lonely, it’ll be amazing to have our own pets for company and protection. LAN multiplayer would be nice, not for just 1.25 but in general, regarding realms in PE, never liked the idea because it alienated a marority of players and whenever I go to thee game multiplayer is not their just single player with no option of LAN multiplayer . Baby animals would be also nice, breeding and raising domestic animals would be more realistic as well as adding new food variety for animals then just flowers . just some ideas :) . This is my favorite game and I love seeing my favorite games get better

    • Posted January 2, 2014 at 00:00 | Permalink | Reply

      Kaalus said it wouldn’t work as biomes. Swamps, rain forests, forests, deserts, snow, wastelands and beaches, are places you can go that would classify as biomes. It’s more temperature and climate that makes up the places. I do agree, though, we need more rivers, I can only find shallow lakes and deep ponds. I would really love for rivers and waterfalls to be generated structures. I also want water to move faster, the more blocks it goes down, because, waterfalls look more like water falling slowly, not really a realistic motion. More farming, should be higher on the list than multiplayer. I think palm trees, should be the secondary tree in the rain forest. I think we need taller trees and some with fruits for primary trees. More plants would be cool, too. I completely agree with you on pets and more food. I think they should hunt for other animals too like this.
      Bear = Fish
      Lion = Reindeer
      Lion = Fish
      Lion vs. Tiger
      Tiger = reindeer
      Tiger = Cow
      Tiger vs. Bull
      Tiger = Rhino
      Wolves vs. horse
      Wolves = Cow
      Wolves are losers
      Shark = fish
      i like how you suggest new ideas, but still give good reasons and stick to the survival theme.

  40. Posted January 1, 2014 at 23:12 | Permalink | Reply

    For ppl who would like to breed animals:
    Maybe Kaalus could make crossbreeds and major crossbreeds. If you don’t know what I mean, then I’ll give you a example. For regular crossbreeds you could breed a tiger and a white tiger. But a major cross is like a white bull breeded with white tiger. (Idk that outcome!) but this would make more work for Kaalus! Because the animals need genders, the lions and cows are easy but the others aren’t! That’s the one problem I see. If you have a opposite option then tell me

  41. Posted January 2, 2014 at 00:49 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey! Can someone help me? My IOS (iPad) keeps on going to a black screen and logs the game out! I play for like 25 mins then it goes black and shuts the game down! Please help! It’s been doing this sence the 1.23 update!

  42. Posted January 2, 2014 at 01:00 | Permalink | Reply

    All I ask is tameable animals, leads for horses, minecarts,boats with chests, fishing rods and beds! I hope I don’t sound too demanding :)

    -Kate

  43. Posted January 2, 2014 at 01:14 | Permalink | Reply

    Here are some requests for 1.2.5 that i want really bad. Also i think kaalus should add fantasy things. 1. rideable fast realistic cheetahs 2. Leapords ( do not look like cheetahs at all) 3. Female animals and breeding as well as baby animals 4. Dogs and cats and parrots 5. Tameable animals 6. Chariots 7. Being able to ride reindeer ( you can also make the reindeer fly) 8. Being able to tie up your horses or other rideable pets with the rope 9. Non stobborn donkeys 10. Ice and snow that doesn’t melt in different biomes 11. Cars such as hondas, fords, dodges, etc. 12. Rhinos charge when they see you (15 block range) 13.dingos 14. Unicorns and pegasi (pegasus can fly and unicorns can damage things like trees) 15. Better variety of food such as tacos, burgers, beef, venison,broccoli,etc. 16. Dragons that you can ride 17. Reindeer fight eachother 18. Moose that charge at you at first sight 19. Grills 20. Fridge 21. Multiplayer 22. Gold 23. Individual white tiger spawner 24. Rabbit 25. Fox 26. Armour ( leather stone iron gold diomond) 27. Horse can rear up and eat grass 28. Snow leapord ( individual spawner) 29. Bending joints 30. Realistic movement of character 31. Skins that you can choose 32. Guns 33. Animals can open their mouths
    Thanks and happy new year!

  44. Posted January 2, 2014 at 03:25 | Permalink | Reply

    Happy new years
    Everyone came after 12 even my mom (we were at grandparents house

  45. Posted January 2, 2014 at 03:26 | Permalink | Reply

    TO MANY REPLY

  46. xxwizardologyxx
    Posted January 2, 2014 at 04:53 | Permalink | Reply

    Can someone. Please play and comment this map?

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/m9tibf5tfucaozy/The%20Adventurer.scworld

    Anything you want for the next real map I’ll add!

  47. xxwizardologyxx
    Posted January 2, 2014 at 05:16 | Permalink | Reply

    New Years list wist:

    From most wanted to least

    1. Book which can be written in
    2. A way to give and remove items in adventure maps
    3. Skin changer
    4. Cloths
    5. 2014 woo!

  48. Posted January 2, 2014 at 07:29 | Permalink | Reply

    I small (but can be embarrassing) wishes for the game: add animation character (when he climbs the stairs, plavet sitting, and make it lezhet action lie awake in house on the bed, watching the sunset on the grass, anywhere.) And one more wish: add more fish and fishing.

  49. Posted January 2, 2014 at 07:30 | Permalink | Reply

    And add armor

  50. Posted January 2, 2014 at 09:18 | Permalink | Reply

    Add frogs Lily pads gorillas better jungles seaweed monkeys sheep bananas apple
    Watermelon cantaloupe crab plz take this in to consideration

  51. Posted January 2, 2014 at 10:41 | Permalink | Reply

    kaalus I know you said not much work has been done for survivalcraft 1.25 but could you show us a picture of the new UI

  52. Marlon Neveu
    Posted January 2, 2014 at 13:24 | Permalink | Reply

    To everyone that thought that I wanted to get first so bad, that I spelled it wrong. That’s not right. I just wanted to put it down as a Maine/New Yorker accent. GOSH!!

    Sent from my iPod Touch 5th!! [] PLAY SURVIVALCRAFT!!

    >

    • Posted January 2, 2014 at 16:10 | Permalink | Reply

      Its talking accent, i don’t think they wrote like that. And so not? Marlon just shut up, nobody cares.

    • Posted January 3, 2014 at 02:41 | Permalink | Reply

      That is the worst excuse I’ve ever heard. Can you just admit that you were wrong?

  53. Posted January 2, 2014 at 16:18 | Permalink | Reply

    Can we have collars for dogs or I should say the coyotes and wolves so they can follow and help get food when needed. I would also like multiplayer for survivalcraft.

  54. Posted January 2, 2014 at 21:09 | Permalink | Reply

    My wish list for survivalcraft is:
    – rope to tie up animals
    – books to write stuff in
    – more plants that you can eat
    – animals like panthers, dogs, or monkeys
    – torch that you can hold and it gives of light
    – bookshelves
    – multiplayer
    – people in villages
    – the ability to tame animals
    – fishing rod

    That is what I would like for survivalcraft.

  55. Posted January 2, 2014 at 21:11 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus make chairs and or couches that when you sit in it heals your stamina faster

    • Posted January 2, 2014 at 22:38 | Permalink | Reply

      Or you can make your own couch and have a sit bution

      • Posted January 2, 2014 at 23:42 | Permalink | Reply

        Or we could make our own couch out of blocks and put craftable cushions on them. With the sit button.

  56. Posted January 2, 2014 at 23:01 | Permalink | Reply

    Since you added reindeer and a new Christmas tree… maybe you could add a sleigh and a harness. You could put the harness on horses or the reindeer and they can pull the sleigh. Also, you could add led lights to decorate your house. :)

  57. Posted January 2, 2014 at 23:40 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey! Can someone help me? My IOS (iPad) keeps on going to a black screen and logs the game out! I play for like 25 mins then it goes black and shuts the game down! Please help! It’s been doing this sence the 1.23 update!

  58. Posted January 3, 2014 at 00:06 | Permalink | Reply

    has anybody ever thought about Kaalus making nails made of iron for buildings?!?!?!? I think it would be a great idea because it would make the game seem more realistic and contrasting from minecraft also when you use these nails you take the nail with whatever building block you’d like to use then put it in a crafting table and create a pre-nailed building block which then can be placed anywhere except of course for creative which would include a pre-nailed version of all building blocks

    • Posted January 3, 2014 at 00:47 | Permalink | Reply

      Wouldn’t that be really hard? Maybe for certain blocks, but I don’t think I want to go through the trouble of making nails, when you could just build blocks. Maybe, if all blocks had gravity, it would work to create ceilings. But I don’t think we need to have nails just to build a wall.

    • Posted January 3, 2014 at 00:49 | Permalink | Reply

      I see the point. But in the beginning stages of living, you can’t find iron so quickly.

  59. Posted January 3, 2014 at 01:37 | Permalink | Reply

    My list

    :mods, and multiplayer

  60. Posted January 3, 2014 at 03:03 | Permalink | Reply

    Yah and you reallly trying to collect as much iron as possible and you need a house to keep from the wolfs i mean i was playing a survival and it took about a month just to get the walls because the resources i found sucked so imagine having to also make nails and sacrifice my precious iron

  61. Posted January 3, 2014 at 03:43 | Permalink | Reply

    I think kaalus should add more resources like gold, uranium, titanium, steel, tin, oil, gas….etc

  62. Posted January 3, 2014 at 03:45 | Permalink | Reply

    Is there going to be multiplayer in 1.25

  63. Posted January 3, 2014 at 05:16 | Permalink | Reply

    well maybe you could also use stone as a little less efficient alternative to make nails until you get iron so you could make a more permanent nail

    • Posted January 3, 2014 at 12:48 | Permalink | Reply

      Maybe we could make wooden, stone, and iron nails. And in Creative there should be an option to turn off gravity.

  64. Posted January 3, 2014 at 05:20 | Permalink | Reply

    also all blocks would have gravity thus making nails something that you have to have to make buildings

  65. Posted January 3, 2014 at 06:53 | Permalink | Reply

    13 was one of the biggest years for survival craft
    Cause it was the 3rd top paid game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  66. Posted January 3, 2014 at 12:52 | Permalink | Reply

    Sea life should definitely increase this year. Air life should too.

  67. Posted January 3, 2014 at 16:14 | Permalink | Reply

    um,kaalus? shouldn’t there be some kind of other transportation on land than horses? like a bike or something? and wat about flying in survival mode? maybe a hanglider? those are my wishes for the next update. merry christmas and happy new year! :-)

  68. Posted January 3, 2014 at 18:07 | Permalink | Reply

    i agree about the fishing rod thing. i usually have to spear the fish in stead.

  69. Posted January 3, 2014 at 18:17 | Permalink | Reply

    i especially want the fast rideable cheetah that i commented on earlier. who agrees?

  70. Posted January 3, 2014 at 18:39 | Permalink | Reply

    Really wanted to put the pistons, would greatly help to create new things (automatic doors, elevators). And it could be as domesticate some animals like wolves or even dogs that would be a good animal to place and leave the game even better.

    • Posted January 3, 2014 at 19:32 | Permalink | Reply

      I want pistons too, it would make the game a lot more fun and I would be able to play it longer

      • Posted January 3, 2014 at 19:33 | Permalink | Reply

        I say play it longer because after a while I lose interest due to lack of knowledge on what to build

    • Posted January 3, 2014 at 19:53 | Permalink | Reply

      I also want pistons, and I think there should be a pulley system to lift things, and for elevators. Pistons would be useful for a lot of things.

    • Posted January 3, 2014 at 21:05 | Permalink | Reply

      I don’t think pistons are a good idea because they could kill the animal with one bullet. It kinda takes the SURVIVAL in survivalcraft out. But hey; I’m not Kaalus, it’s his game, he can do what he wants with it.

      • Posted January 3, 2014 at 21:07 | Permalink | Reply

        Oh! Sorry! Don’t pay attention to that comment above! I didn’t read the whole comment!

  71. Posted January 3, 2014 at 19:34 | Permalink | Reply

    anyone else having problems with the image when you use your Facebook account? every time I make a comment I have to press change and press Facebook to get the correct image.

  72. Posted January 8, 2014 at 22:43 | Permalink | Reply

    Happy New year here is my wish list is having New animals such as.monkey,nice dogs,sea otters,dolphins,sea turtles,whales,lizards,owls,eagles,oxen,goats,sheep,moose,cats,gold fish,Lilly pads,frogs,parrots,worms,and a bat.

    Traveling device. Cars,trucks,carts(pold by horses), rakes (horse cow or oxen),trailers (to hall animals).

    Rares. A Dragon.

    Also I think we should have nets and fishing poles used my string and a stick also New foods like bottled water,cake,cereal,donuts,gummy worms.

    We don’t need them all just some of my ideas hall New year everyone be a sc fan also stop complaining that minecraft is better than survivalcraft!

  73. Posted February 28, 2014 at 18:26 | Permalink | Reply

    Add dog spawner to the next update

  74. Posted February 28, 2014 at 18:27 | Permalink | Reply

    Add a friend spawner.

  75. Posted March 13, 2014 at 22:18 | Permalink | Reply

    Cool really cool

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