Sea life

I once showed you a picture of a sea urchin. Well, there’s a lot more underwater stuff than just urchins coming in the next update:

sealife

32 bit blocks allow me to do a lot of cool things that were previously impossible. These underwater plants are both water and a plant – the water will flow from them like from a normal source block and plant can be broken down and picked up like on land. There is some trickery to make it all work properly with physics, collisions and rendering, but the engine can stand it.

I also tweaked underwater fog. It changes colour and density with water temperature and humidity. In humid places like jungles the water becomes very murky. The depth also influences fog – if you dive deep, you’ll scarcely be able to see anything.

103 Comments

  1. Posted November 27, 2016 at 19:10 | Permalink | Reply

    First for the very first time. But tbh what’s the purpose of these?

  2. hotdamndel
    Posted November 27, 2016 at 19:10 | Permalink | Reply

    Nice! I also had an idea for a small feature – how about some creative-only tool which allows to mark an area and fill it with a certain type of blocks? All the adventure map builders and creative mode fans are dying to have something like that

    • hotdamndel
      Posted November 27, 2016 at 19:12 | Permalink | Reply

      Also would be even more useful if that tool could stack selected area, like WorldEdit in minecraft

  3. Posted November 27, 2016 at 19:13 | Permalink | Reply

    Cool. Make the world seem a little more alive.

  4. Posted November 27, 2016 at 19:15 | Permalink | Reply

    Awesome!

  5. Posted November 27, 2016 at 19:17 | Permalink | Reply

    Sounds Good, but I was wondering what are the purpose of this new stuff … Perhaps you can get new materials to Craft something of new?

  6. Posted November 27, 2016 at 19:21 | Permalink | Reply

    Seaweed! Will there be mermaids? ;D

  7. Posted November 27, 2016 at 19:22 | Permalink | Reply

    And are those sea urchins?

  8. Posted November 27, 2016 at 19:33 | Permalink | Reply

    What is it? It doesn’t look like ordinary sand block…

  9. Posted November 27, 2016 at 19:37 | Permalink | Reply

    I have come up with some update names like MC has. If you have any better ideas, comment.

    1.0 Initial Release
    1.1 The Light Update
    1.2 The Christmas Update
    1.3 The Rock Update
    1.4 The Bricks Update
    1.5 The Avian Update
    1.6 The Emergency Update
    1.7 The Combat Update
    1.8 The Fluids Update
    1.9 The Backup Update
    1.10 The Quest Update
    1.11 The Fire Update
    1.12 The Diamond Update
    1.13 The Biophysical Update
    1.14 The Emergency Update II
    1.15 The Biocide Update
    1.16 The Messy Update
    1.17 The 3D Update
    1.18 The Fear Update
    1.19 The Electric Update
    1.20 The Metagame Update
    1.21 The Useful Animal Update
    1.22 The Survival Update
    1.23 The Analog Update
    1.24 The Archery Update
    1.25 The Weapons Update
    1.26 The Clothing Update
    1.27 The Engine Update
    1.28 The Pretty Update
    1.29 The 32-Bit Update
    1.30 The Furniture Update

    See the updates history for full update descriptions.

    • Posted November 27, 2016 at 19:44 | Permalink | Reply

      So far I would only change the name of 1.28 Update…

      I think that could be called “Dispenser Update” since Musket balls and Fireworks (Two of the main features of 1.28) could be fired by Dispenser

    • Posted November 27, 2016 at 19:45 | Permalink | Reply

      I hope to see a vid on underwater

      • Posted November 27, 2016 at 19:56 | Permalink | Reply

        In my opinion, it would be cool if you shot an animal with a bow and arrow or a spear, the arrow or spear should be stuck in the animal and the only way to get it back is that you have to kill the animal.

        • Posted November 27, 2016 at 20:15 | Permalink

          I like it, it would be fantastic, very fantastic.

        • Posted November 30, 2016 at 14:53 | Permalink

          Also i think there should be a quiver for arrows that adds a slot to your toolbar

  10. Posted November 27, 2016 at 19:47 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus
    I thought I saw my dash for gold game on your menu in the furniture video!
    I am honored to see that :-D
    Can you operate furniture analogously?
    With an analog signal corresponding to its n-state
    If this is possible, multi color screens for games will be possible
    Please add this if it does not exist yet :-D

  11. Posted November 27, 2016 at 19:54 | Permalink | Reply

    SEA STARS!!!!!!!!!
    WOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
    I cannot believe my eyes!
    But it is there! Right there
    A SEA STAR!!!!

  12. Posted November 27, 2016 at 19:55 | Permalink | Reply

    That makes sense too!
    An under water ecosystem
    Sea stars eat urchins!

  13. Posted November 27, 2016 at 19:59 | Permalink | Reply

    Kalus cuando sale la actualizacion ?

  14. Posted November 27, 2016 at 20:08 | Permalink | Reply

    Starfish will be so awesome! Yay!

    • Posted November 27, 2016 at 20:13 | Permalink | Reply

      You see how the urchins and the starfish are so small? I wonder if we will be able to make a tiny tank to put them into it

  15. Posted November 27, 2016 at 20:14 | Permalink | Reply

    New photo!
    How is it?

  16. Posted November 27, 2016 at 20:46 | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks!
    Another one just now!

  17. Posted November 27, 2016 at 21:19 | Permalink | Reply

    It is becoming more realistic. At least no mermaids or such rubbish.

    • Posted November 27, 2016 at 21:43 | Permalink | Reply

      Well, I doubt anyone would mind mermaids, after all we do have a mythological creature (werewolf) right now.

      • Posted November 28, 2016 at 01:10 | Permalink | Reply

        I would mind mermaids unless they were extremely rare. Like even more rare than the albino bull

        • Posted November 28, 2016 at 14:54 | Permalink

          If we are going to have mermaids we need the original ones, not the stupid fairy tale ones from Disney, but the ones that lure sailors to their deaths and eat them

  18. Posted November 27, 2016 at 21:49 | Permalink | Reply

    I think one more is good :-D

    • Posted November 27, 2016 at 22:24 | Permalink | Reply

      The first snow picture (your second picture) was the best.

    • Sephiths
      Posted November 28, 2016 at 16:43 | Permalink | Reply

      I reply’d to your post in incendiary explosives

      • Sephiths
        Posted November 28, 2016 at 17:39 | Permalink | Reply

        Replied*

  19. Posted November 27, 2016 at 22:00 | Permalink | Reply

    New video sea life pt.1

  20. Posted November 27, 2016 at 22:03 | Permalink | Reply

    New video sea life pt.1 tomorrow please please please I want for very long time for new video of sea life

  21. Posted November 27, 2016 at 22:22 | Permalink | Reply

    is there any more sea life besides what is in the screenshoot for sea life?

  22. Posted November 27, 2016 at 22:35 | Permalink | Reply

    Wow, I don’t expecting so creativity for the sea life, but is epic

  23. Posted November 27, 2016 at 22:37 | Permalink | Reply

    Awesome. I’m hopefully that we will also receive new tree specimen like palm trees in jungles environment and maybe have trees IN jungle environments big and tall with a big canopy and misty forest ground

  24. Posted November 27, 2016 at 22:46 | Permalink | Reply

    Great work! I’m looking forward to the time when I can purchase the game again, and all these new features! Thank you so much for sticking with it, even though some of these comments have been rather rude, discouraging, and doubtful. I’m so happy you pushed on!

  25. Posted November 27, 2016 at 23:31 | Permalink | Reply

    I love it! So this way sea urchins will be even harder to avoid, with so many obstacles. I always wanted sea life. :-)

  26. Posted November 28, 2016 at 00:04 | Permalink | Reply

    This is just…Wow! I can’t imagine how crazy it would be to code this! Just wow!

  27. Posted November 28, 2016 at 00:07 | Permalink | Reply

    YES

  28. Posted November 28, 2016 at 01:12 | Permalink | Reply

    All living things in the photo:

    1. Seaweed
    2. Different type of seaweed
    3. Starfish
    4. Sea urchin
    5. Sea Bass

  29. Posted November 28, 2016 at 01:19 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, could you fix the lighting with certain things? It seems like anytime you use slabs in a room the room is pitch black no matter how many light sources you have.

  30. Posted November 28, 2016 at 01:39 | Permalink | Reply

    can you please kaalus add sand dollars and cat tails in 1.30? and can you make it in 1.30 that animals no longer despawn?

    • Posted November 28, 2016 at 01:47 | Permalink | Reply

      Cat tails would be very cool to see at lakes, adding lily pads would also be a nice addition. Maybe even logs at the bottom of lakes. I want this game to be full of life. So hopefully more flower types too.

  31. Posted November 28, 2016 at 01:43 | Permalink | Reply

    that tall sea weed I bleive is actually kelp. and I wonder if sea stars are living like in real life?

  32. ADAMRCMTB
    Posted November 28, 2016 at 02:17 | Permalink | Reply

    Cool!

  33. Posted November 28, 2016 at 05:23 | Permalink | Reply

    Could you maybe make kelp edible so that we can have under water crops? That would be some cool diversity to the farming. Of course I don’t think it should have much nutrition. Like maybe .1 or so.

  34. Edo Ardo j.
    Posted November 28, 2016 at 10:46 | Permalink | Reply

    This will be massive update !!! :O

  35. Posted November 28, 2016 at 15:09 | Permalink | Reply

    Does it only grow in the ocean?

  36. Posted November 28, 2016 at 17:43 | Permalink | Reply

    Well worth the wait it will be, as always :)

  37. Posted November 28, 2016 at 23:19 | Permalink | Reply

    fallen logs at the bottom of lakes would be a nice addition. oh and what kinds of flowers? I would like to see kaalus make the sea 15% moe deeper. kaalus can you please make it that paranahs only spawn in the ocean? I know I asked for angler fish but can you please add them in 1.30?

  38. Posted November 28, 2016 at 23:31 | Permalink | Reply

    hi

  39. Posted November 29, 2016 at 02:17 | Permalink | Reply

    What’s that?★(0 . 0๑)

  40. Posted November 29, 2016 at 11:44 | Permalink | Reply

    i think they could add a feature like the color circle,that for you to create new colors of paint. who supporsts me?

    • Posted November 30, 2016 at 14:11 | Permalink | Reply

      Your idea sounds great, but there are not enough bits to do this. If you have followed the whole issue concerning data bits, it would make a bit more sense. There are 16 colours available (I think) at the moment, using up 4 bits. If Kaalus added 1 more bit, we could have 32 colours, one more to 64 colours etc. He instead used the bits for the furniture as block ID’s etc. He also used bits so that we can have water plants and maybe even have stairs etc under water. One day if he moves to 64 bit, colours will increase for sure. Then I hope we will also have vector graphics, but that is way in the future.

      What is possible though for your idea, is different colour pallets, so you can rather have brown or orange instead of olive or salmon. This could make sense.

      • Posted November 30, 2016 at 20:36 | Permalink | Reply

        You are correct, except it would be possible, under 32 bit blocks to have more paint colours for the full blocks but probably not for the stairs and slabs would only have a few extra colours.
        I like the colour pallets idea.

  41. fandysalim
    Posted November 29, 2016 at 14:38 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalusss..please…
    Just release it already. The furniture system is marvelous enough. Just release it.
    Quote from Shia La Beaouf : “Just Do It ! “

  42. Posted November 29, 2016 at 21:25 | Permalink | Reply

    Are you adding new marine life too? Like crabs, sea turtles or such?

  43. Posted November 29, 2016 at 22:37 | Permalink | Reply

    Cool is there animations?

  44. Posted November 29, 2016 at 22:40 | Permalink | Reply

    Are you going to add palm trees or fishing rod and tackle box?

  45. Posted November 29, 2016 at 22:53 | Permalink | Reply

    marine and sea life are the same. oh, yeah I fogot paranahs only like fresh water. I ment rays, because they realy only live live in sea water

    • Posted December 3, 2016 at 11:22 | Permalink | Reply

      There are a few rays that live in freshwater habitats. Though not the biggest, they are quite large.

  46. colepanzer
    Posted November 30, 2016 at 04:34 | Permalink | Reply

    Finally! Great work.

  47. Posted November 30, 2016 at 15:05 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey kaalus you know what would be cool is swamp biomes with weeping willow trees

  48. techmobilesite
    Posted November 30, 2016 at 18:37 | Permalink | Reply

    I really admire your work with this game and I wanted to ask you to do something so that the character could move faster, thanks Kaalus for being worried about bringing new updates for us, each one is better than the other and comes full of news , Sorry if something went wrong in my text, it’s because I’m from Brazil and I do not know how to speak English so I translated what I wrote in google translator.

    • Posted November 30, 2016 at 20:34 | Permalink | Reply

      The translation seems to have worked pretty well. Thanks for doing it yourself, quite a few people leave it it another language so everyone else has to translate.

  49. Posted November 30, 2016 at 19:00 | Permalink | Reply

    Vida marina, entonces agregue caña de pescar de favor.

  50. Posted December 1, 2016 at 01:41 | Permalink | Reply

    Wow. I checked out the forum for the first time in a long time. What a bummer.

    Stanimus, though, wrote a blindingly scathing post about this whole disappearing / reappearing act that is worth checking out.

    I heard the sound of a gavel after reading it. BAM. Case closed.

  51. Posted December 2, 2016 at 06:13 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus I love survival craft every single thing and also get so excited when updates get released XD
    But can u please add multiplayer cause it gets kinda lonely and I would love to play and see people’s world and explore but this is just a suggestion i love what your doing to survival craft 100% and will still be my favorite number 1 game ( :

  52. Posted December 3, 2016 at 05:59 | Permalink | Reply

    Nice. Can you add swimming animation to make it more realistic?

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