Animals Aggression

I made a new video for you, have a look:

http://youtu.be/bIzymLy7yB4

I made some modifications to the AI behavior responsible for attack target selection. As a result, animals will now attach each other! This has been requested multiple times, and I always wanted to add it. Now it’s here, just need to wait a bit more for 1.26.

The predators become more aggressive at night and will come from further away to get a kill on something tasty. They generally don’t attack each other, but anything with hoofs or feathers is a fair game. What it means for survival is that you will now have to protect your herds and steeds.

I also added a small chance of non-predatory animals retaliating when attacked. In 1.26 even a lone cow can ruin your new jerkin :-)

89 Comments

  1. zerodegreesf
    Posted November 7, 2014 at 22:09 | Permalink | Reply

    First

  2. Posted November 7, 2014 at 22:17 | Permalink | Reply

    When will we see a release in the next update? Not trying to rush you. An estimate is fine with me.

  3. Posted November 7, 2014 at 22:21 | Permalink | Reply

    Great job Kaalus I knew patience was key ;)

  4. Posted November 7, 2014 at 22:32 | Permalink | Reply

    Wow. Of all the stuff you showed us over these past updates, this one truly impressed me the most. It’s amazing to find something so realistic in a blocky game, let alone a game for mobile devices. Keep it up, Kaalus! You can achieve the seemingly impossible. And we all greatly appreciate your effort.

    But really…almost reminds me of those Zoo Tycoon games when you put a predator in an enclosure with the prey :-) So cruel but fun. (I know, I am a heartless person)

  5. Posted November 7, 2014 at 22:43 | Permalink | Reply

    Second nobody called!

  6. brythok
    Posted November 7, 2014 at 22:47 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, that is beautiful!!! Can’t wait for this update! This is going to be amazing!!!!

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    • Posted November 8, 2014 at 00:25 | Permalink | Reply

      😍

      • Posted November 10, 2014 at 00:05 | Permalink | Reply

        I Like It. Kaluus i think you should develop a website for your Candy Rufus Game companyI made one at
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  7. Posted November 7, 2014 at 23:19 | Permalink | Reply

    This is gonna be fun!

  8. Posted November 7, 2014 at 23:25 | Permalink | Reply

    Even better than I thought!

  9. Posted November 8, 2014 at 00:19 | Permalink | Reply

    Sweet! Welcome back:)

  10. Posted November 8, 2014 at 00:30 | Permalink | Reply

    Finally new post. Sounds cool AI behavior sounds interesting

  11. Posted November 8, 2014 at 00:47 | Permalink | Reply

    Thank you, Kaalus!

  12. Posted November 8, 2014 at 00:51 | Permalink | Reply

    Its guna be hard to get food when you first start a world but it’s realistic and REALLY COOL

  13. Posted November 8, 2014 at 00:53 | Permalink | Reply

    your the best but add multiplayer

  14. Posted November 8, 2014 at 00:56 | Permalink | Reply

    I watched the video again and I noticed that when kaalus punched the piranha the shirt his character was whereing looked different I think it was green

    • Posted November 8, 2014 at 06:27 | Permalink | Reply

      Sorry to say but I watched the video and paused to see what you were talking about and it is actually a glitch his arm is just see through at that spot it is the blue-green of the water that looks like a shirt. Probably something to do with the shaders change

    • Posted November 8, 2014 at 19:16 | Permalink | Reply

      Maybe it’s a new cloth

  15. Posted November 8, 2014 at 01:07 | Permalink | Reply

    This looks so cool! Survivalcraft is becoming more realistic, which is why it is so awesome!
    Don’t forget to checkout my new Survivalcraft blog at http://ultimatesc.wordpress.com/ and my latest post http://wp.me/p4glJ8-2I

  16. Posted November 8, 2014 at 01:08 | Permalink | Reply

    This is going to be awesome!!!!

  17. Posted November 8, 2014 at 01:26 | Permalink | Reply

    That’s how it should be, thanks for adding. We’re not the only ones on the menu :D

  18. Posted November 8, 2014 at 01:29 | Permalink | Reply

    Minecraft PC 1.7.2

  19. Posted November 8, 2014 at 01:39 | Permalink | Reply

    Wonderful! Love it, so realistic

  20. Posted November 8, 2014 at 02:03 | Permalink | Reply

    The animal spawn needs to be less like how it is in real life because when I go outside I only see birds, maybe two deer, cows, not much. The dangerous animals at night time need to go down too. Especially bear and wolf spawn, also there needs to be just one wolf or a bear. Not a bunch of wolves and bears when I wake up in the morning

    • Posted November 8, 2014 at 14:55 | Permalink | Reply

      Do you place down torches? Stupid question, I know its the first thing I personally do.

  21. Posted November 8, 2014 at 04:46 | Permalink | Reply

    Beautiful

  22. Posted November 8, 2014 at 07:34 | Permalink | Reply

    Thank u kaalus but I’m just sick and tired of digging under the dirt every night when I hunt

  23. Posted November 8, 2014 at 08:18 | Permalink | Reply

    does this mean that when I punch a cow, the cow will hit me?? I not sure about the idea of every animal in the game being dangerous

    • Posted November 8, 2014 at 11:12 | Permalink | Reply

      It might hit back, yes. But it Is rare.

      • Posted November 8, 2014 at 16:27 | Permalink | Reply

        Kaaulus, I noticed you said jerkin. Cows will drop leather!

        • Posted November 8, 2014 at 20:59 | Permalink

          I think it means a cow ( with the chance of hitting you) will damage your jerkin

      • Posted November 8, 2014 at 20:57 | Permalink | Reply

        does it mean that the animal will hit me for a couple seconds or will it turn completely hostile

  24. Posted November 8, 2014 at 13:34 | Permalink | Reply

    Soo excited! Kaalus you big teaser you!!!

  25. Posted November 8, 2014 at 14:39 | Permalink | Reply

    If it’s you, a cow, and a lion, what will its highest prority be?

  26. Posted November 8, 2014 at 14:53 | Permalink | Reply

    Well done, still light-years ahead of Minecraft PE and it’s you versus a whole team! Plus they cant seem to get their stuff straight, after months of testing and testing, their more expensive and popular app is still full of bugs all the while Survivalcraft keeps coming out with superior features and updates. (In PE, I once spawned inside an inescapable cavern far below my house in a desert village after I got offed and lost all my tools, had to friggin’ start all over, now I have to keep manual world backups, pain. That’s just one major glitch among dozens, at least in v0.9.5, god knows what around the corner for v0.10.0)

    This new AI will be fun to exploit….. any “random-predatory-mammal-caged-deathmatches” anyone? This Sunday. Sunday, Sunday, swing by the Colosseum, we have cotton candy and peanuts!

  27. Posted November 8, 2014 at 15:14 | Permalink | Reply

    No sad to say you do not have cotton candy in servivel craft…

  28. Posted November 8, 2014 at 15:15 | Permalink | Reply

    This up day is going to be awsome!!!!!!!!!

  29. Posted November 8, 2014 at 15:16 | Permalink | Reply

    Will more bulls come if the bulls from one herd die??

  30. Posted November 8, 2014 at 16:05 | Permalink | Reply

    What if u added…..cheese?

  31. Posted November 8, 2014 at 17:01 | Permalink | Reply

    Nice looks great!!

    Don’t mean to be a pain and always asking for stuff but do you think we could get at least one new type of wooden block texture that can be used with the half blocks and stairs? It’s juat that all most of the house builds I have seen all have the same roofs and it all starts to look a bit samey (samey is that a word? lol) after a while. Looks even worse when it’s a building mostly build from wood a lot of the detail gets lost. Was thinking a dark wood wood be great like you would get from the spruce trees.

    Anyway great work as always hope you could possibly add this in 1.26

  32. Posted November 8, 2014 at 17:47 | Permalink | Reply

    Do horses and camels become like battle animals if we are attacked on them?

    • Posted November 10, 2014 at 01:20 | Permalink | Reply

      Yea, like do they buck/rear? That would be cool to sence he is adding the new orca thing!

  33. Posted November 8, 2014 at 19:12 | Permalink | Reply

    What if animal could starve to death?

    • Posted November 8, 2014 at 21:14 | Permalink | Reply

      That would be cool, also animals and the player need fresh water would be cool as I mentioned last time he posted. Boil lake water in the furnace and salt water would heal the player faster for a short period of time if boiled.

  34. Posted November 8, 2014 at 21:30 | Permalink | Reply

    I hope the update will be awesome! I need an excuse to play Survivalcraft.

  35. Posted November 8, 2014 at 21:42 | Permalink | Reply

    Could you make the boats big enough to carry your horse with you it woukd help a lot for exploring

  36. Posted November 9, 2014 at 00:33 | Permalink | Reply

    Wow this is really cool update thx man

  37. Posted November 9, 2014 at 03:55 | Permalink | Reply

    Nice Kaalus finally posted!

  38. Posted November 9, 2014 at 09:51 | Permalink | Reply

    Awesome new feature! :D

  39. Posted November 9, 2014 at 15:13 | Permalink | Reply

    Does anyone else think that new block textures should be added

  40. walruspajamas
    Posted November 9, 2014 at 16:04 | Permalink | Reply

    Lions should have item drops to make it worth your while killing them.

    • Posted November 9, 2014 at 16:18 | Permalink | Reply

      Yes, they should drop Their skin and we can wear it like how Hercules had the Nemean lion mane on from his labours. It would look so cool on.

  41. Posted November 9, 2014 at 16:20 | Permalink | Reply

    Thank you Kaalus!
    i knew this day would come. So much fun with this.Keep up the good work making Survivalcraft one of the best block games out there. Cant wait for the release. Thanks once again :-)

  42. mrhow2s
    Posted November 9, 2014 at 16:53 | Permalink | Reply

    Ty Ty! Can’t wait!!!!!!! :-D
    I’ve been working on my creative world for a few months, and I’ve been able to mix it up pretty good on each building but some new blocks or types would be nice. Angle blocks would be cool! But I want minecarts! :'(

  43. mrhow2s
    Posted November 9, 2014 at 17:00 | Permalink | Reply

    Only game I play. =-O
    Keep the content coming, you’re awesome!

  44. Posted November 10, 2014 at 01:58 | Permalink | Reply

    You should be Abel to ride killer whales!!!
    But the killer whales drop fish right so will sharks attack the whales???

  45. Posted November 10, 2014 at 06:20 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, I love your sense of direction with this game. You mainly stay true to the title and theme!

    Request for survival mechanism: long term vs short term health.

    As in you have your normal health that determines if you live or die from damage. And you have a long term health that will determine such things as:
    – how long you can run/swim
    – how long you can stay awake
    – your ability/accuracy to aim
    – the amount of damage you deal out
    – how much damage affects you
    – how fast you can recover health
    – how fast you can recover from exertion
    …etc

    Long term health can get its variables from such things as:
    – how often you sleep
    – how often you eat
    – what you eat (cooked vs uncooked)
    – if you have heat exhaustion
    – if your sick from cold weather
    – if your constantly damaged/hurt
    …etc

    Hope this is a viable idea as it could add a another layer to survivalcraft!

  46. Posted November 10, 2014 at 07:12 | Permalink | Reply

    1.26 Old World 256 x 256

  47. Posted November 10, 2014 at 20:06 | Permalink | Reply

    Please
    Add local Wifi multiplayer
    I really want it xd

  48. Posted November 10, 2014 at 22:32 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, please consider making a rare werewolf, a master werewolf, perhaps with yellow or blue glowing eyes, maybe a different color coat and with a enhanced A.I. also.. Perhaps it will be smart enough to open doors or have the intelligence to “raid” or “pillage” things like a chest etc. maybe also if we get attacked or “bit” by this master werewolf maybe our character could change into a wolf, until the daylight of couse. As a wolf we could hunt with the wolves in a pack or flee from other predators with the animal A.I. system.

    • Posted November 10, 2014 at 22:47 | Permalink | Reply

      That would be cool, or he can add other survivors maybe like 3 others and they can either help you survive or kill you for your belongings or maybe be hunted down by one. Oh and 2 more things, kaalus you should make some wild dogs like maybe a wild German Shepard and you could tame ot to help you fight off a pack of wolves or and help you hunt for fish. One more thing I must suggest, maybe you should add new weather ,like twisters, hurricanes, floods, sandstorms in the desert and blizzards in the snow biome.

    • Posted November 11, 2014 at 02:31 | Permalink | Reply

      Nonetheless a rare werewolf would be rad..

  49. Posted November 10, 2014 at 22:58 | Permalink | Reply

    do you think there will be breeding soon? since the animals hunt each other it would be helpful to maintain a herd

  50. Posted November 10, 2014 at 23:43 | Permalink | Reply

    Please add “Immersive Mode” ( Android 4.4+ ).

  51. Posted November 11, 2014 at 00:05 | Permalink | Reply

    That lion was lucky :)

  52. Posted November 11, 2014 at 00:18 | Permalink | Reply

    +1

  53. Posted November 11, 2014 at 06:48 | Permalink | Reply

    I think this is a great update, well worth the wait. I have been thinking of ways this game can become greater and one is that in either all modes or a mode of itself, the animals atking have the ability to tear down your defense. The time it takes depends on the strength of said block. This would add a hardcore survival element. I would also add that I think that the inclusion of half glass or a sheet of glass would be helpful.

  54. Posted November 11, 2014 at 13:21 | Permalink | Reply

    Cool! Do you think you can add baby/growing animals next?

  55. Posted November 11, 2014 at 13:25 | Permalink | Reply

    Mine Craft 0 survivalcraft 1

  56. Posted November 11, 2014 at 18:48 | Permalink | Reply

    Lol I already made an animal fighting arena

  57. Ian McVicker
    Posted November 11, 2014 at 21:56 | Permalink | Reply

    Reblogged this on SurvivalCraftRequestsForUpdates.

  58. Ian McVicker
    Posted November 11, 2014 at 22:02 | Permalink | Reply

    You should make new fish and new dessert plants. You should also make it where in creative when you break a block it will disappear. And finally in creative make where you can’t catch on fire.

    • Posted November 11, 2014 at 22:44 | Permalink | Reply

      desert plants? you mean like mesquite trees?

  59. Posted November 12, 2014 at 00:56 | Permalink | Reply

    Can cows break the grass to eat it??

  60. Posted November 14, 2014 at 03:02 | Permalink | Reply

    Ok so I have been thinking about this for a while and I know the concept of your game where everything is realistic, and what you would find if you were really marooned out in the wild. Mostly I am here to suggest some ideas to consider in some upcoming updates. First, you have a wide range and variety of animals from giraffes to rhinos to orca whales and I tip my hat to you but why not have people? and dont get me wrong im not talking about making villages and copying from Minecraft but something like campers. Secondly, lets get to the nature part of things, this might be a project… I would love for you to make waterfalls and maybe some treasure behind it, for better explaining make it like a humongous grave… some have no loot, some have great loot. It will be a project indeed but I honestly think it will make the game more interesting. Lastly, the game has no story, no “quest” if you will. Along with the waterfall project you should create a new item, a “Quest Book” that may be hidden behind the waterfall in a cave or so. There may be some new items or blocks that you might have to make in order to achieve my 100% optional goals such as a treasure chest; same as a chest but a new look and they can be found behind waterfalls or in deep caves. Another item to add into the game was the most important a Quest Book that has a large variety of maps and or quests to find amazing loot. Going back to the campers you can also add small, medium, and large tents with chest in it. Along with that there could be a Quest Book in there or a map. How I think the Quest Book or treasure map should work is that there is a name of the quest or treasure map and just like the crossbow add a new slot to zoom in on the book or map and there is a reactive compass that leads you to the waterfall or cave that the treasure is in. Not only with the compass (which is in the bottom left of the map or quest book) it has a picture of what that place or waterfall looks like. The quest book can have tricks, traps or nothing at the end of the quest or it can have good loot. Examples of quests that you can make is maybe finding some rare animals (which means you probably should make more rare animals, but thats totally up to you) and taking pictures of them or bringing their pelt or fur back to the campers that you got the quest from. For the treasure maps I think thats pretty self-expalanatory. Hope you consider these ideas and put them into play. Also I hope to see you reply back to this in the near future. You’ve got a great game going here!

  61. Posted November 14, 2014 at 03:09 | Permalink | Reply

    Also please add new biomes I know it is a highly requested enhancement but I think it will improve the game largely.

  62. viperserpent
    Posted November 19, 2014 at 13:53 | Permalink | Reply

    This update is awesome!!!!! predators hunting! so realistic!
    but kaalus i wish u would add snake and scorpions……i think poisonous animals would be very nice
    oh and will sharks now attack orcas since orcas drop fish? i think it will be suicide considering orca’s resilence and attack power, but seeing what that lion did in your video i dont think its impossible………

  63. Posted November 19, 2014 at 19:54 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey Kaalus, I am making a cool world and I got to thinking. There should be keys! It would add another dimension to the community content and help create new adventures. Having places be locked until you found the key would add some more fun to the challenges people create.

  64. Posted November 26, 2014 at 12:14 | Permalink | Reply

    What about horses? And can you make an option for this in creative because riding horses, donkeys, or camels will be impossible, because there are so many predators. Please there has to be an option!!!

  65. MICHAEL MILLER
    Posted May 20, 2016 at 19:48 | Permalink | Reply

    I tested this out everyone!!! I put 10 to 20 wolves in a glass arena. then I attacked one of them, so it chased me. Then I hovered over one of the other wolves, and the wolf that was attacking me, ACCIDENTLY HIT THE OTHER WOLF. AS A RESULT, THE WOLVES STARTED FIGHTING EACH OTHER–SAME SPECIES!!1

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