Pistons

All there is to know about pistons in Survivalcraft, see the video:

I hope you like the way it works. I am not sure myself what clever machines are possible with it. It extends up to 8 blocks, pulls up to 8 blocks, has variable speed and is all controlled by electronics. I am pretty sure I only scratched the surface in the video and you will be able to build way more amazing stuff!

Actually, it’s not all there is to know about pistons. I forgot to mention that diamond block is a special case for pistons and it cannot be moved. It’s handy when you want to stop a piston from moving something – just place diamonds behind it :-)

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Now for something different.

Did you know that in November this year 5 years have passed since I released first version of Survivalcraft on Windows Phone 7? Is there anyone here who still remembers that?!

It was the time when Notch (what happened to him?) was still in control of Minecraft and they were preparing to unleash 1.0 onto the world. Minecraft PE barely existed and was severely limited with no mobs, no infinite worlds, no fluids and no crafting. Phones were so slow and memory so scarce on them that anyone making a blocky game faced enormous difficulties. All the tricks in the book had to be employed to get anywhere near playable framerates.

That was a long time ago.

Since then, I released 29 updates for you. For some time now with each update I have been thinking about doing something different, but always postponed it. However, the time is now: 5 years anniversary, furniture and pistons.

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The next version will not be called 1.30. 1.29 was the last version in 1.0 series. It will be 2.0. And it will be a new app in the store. That means you will need to buy it again to enjoy new features and continued updates. On the other hand, I intend to heavily discount it for a period of time, so that people who follow the blog and know about it can have it cheaply before the price goes back up before Christmas. I think that’s fair.

2.0 will be of course fully backwards compatible with 1.29 and will continue to work with older worlds and community content.

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203 Comments

  1. Posted December 7, 2016 at 20:29 | Permalink | Reply

    First… and that’s awesome!

  2. azanbasitoor
    Posted December 7, 2016 at 20:34 | Permalink | Reply

    Bloody hell(sorry!) Kaalus! You made me jump out of my skin there!

  3. azanbasitoor
    Posted December 7, 2016 at 20:36 | Permalink | Reply

    By the way guys, make sure to check out my Survival Craft video!
    (https://youtu.be/ndf_4v0nRS8)

  4. Posted December 7, 2016 at 20:40 | Permalink | Reply

    Buy it again!? Wait… Wait… Wait…

    Not exactly a good news… I’m sorry…

    • Posted December 7, 2016 at 20:46 | Permalink | Reply

      Yeah, im not too happy about this either, good for new players but a slap in the face for old players like me. I was so excited too. :-(

    • Posted December 7, 2016 at 20:56 | Permalink | Reply

      I think Kaalus deserves it.

    • Posted December 7, 2016 at 21:40 | Permalink | Reply

      We all get paid a constant rate when we work, kaalus dosent, what happens when everyone has bought the game that wants it, you cant expect kaalus to keep making updates when he cant support himself doing so. Just think about this momant the next time rockstar realese a new “free” update to gta that you have to pay to enjoy and think that your lucky you havent had to pay for all 29 updates to this game. I think we can afford to give kaalus some of our loose change, dont you?

    • Posted December 8, 2016 at 00:17 | Permalink | Reply

      Seriously to all those complaining about having to buy a survivalcraft 2- nothing says you have to, you can keep playing the old one. This man has spent 5 years giving us free updates….. how many things out there give you that much for a small price. most people have to replace car tires after 5 years, who has a regular pair of shoes last five years, how about your phone, tablet or even computer. Let’s be serious people want Kaalus to work on this app constantly, post regularly and never get and $ after an initial payment… be happy you don’t have pay monthly like a Netflix subscription.

      Personally I am excited. I will probably use this opertunity to purchase survivalcraft 2 for my pc and get better performance for the game.

      • Posted December 8, 2016 at 07:06 | Permalink | Reply

        guys stop complaining ok… It’ll only be like £1.50 thats like what i find n the floor every day. It’s super cheap. I will buy survivalcraft 2 personally. it’s not mandatory though. Anyway. you can’t expect him to work for free. you can buy survivalcraft pc version for £3.50 or minecraft pc for £19.99

  5. colbyfranknorth
    Posted December 7, 2016 at 20:46 | Permalink | Reply

    I love the pistons and furniture, but honestly am slightly disappointed about the second game. Still, I’m buying it!

    • Posted December 8, 2016 at 12:06 | Permalink | Reply

      I also love the fact that with the hammer we can Even create everything we imagine so kaalus does not need to add any new decoration blocks in every update cause with this hammer we can do it for our self’s and the cool thing is that people will add for them selves blocks that they prefer and no one gets disapointed how cool is that?!

  6. Posted December 7, 2016 at 20:46 | Permalink | Reply

    Idk about the new app.. I kinda find it unfair for people who already bought survivalcraft. That means they might not be able to get a refund and a wasted 4$

    • Posted December 7, 2016 at 20:55 | Permalink | Reply

      WASTED? Are you insane?

      • Posted December 7, 2016 at 22:13 | Permalink | Reply

        If I bought it, found out the next day that 2.0 was released, and that the upgrade isn’t free, idk I might feel like I wasted it, since 2.0 is essentially the same game.

        I had to buy survivalcraft twice to use it on my tablet, so now I’m going to buy the second one for my tablet only and not my phone, because I am not buying SC 4 times

        • Posted December 7, 2016 at 22:16 | Permalink

          maybe just bye it on your most used device like im not getting it on my tablet because i play it on my computer mostly

        • Posted December 7, 2016 at 22:23 | Permalink

          “so now I’m going to buy the second one for my tablet only and not my phone, because I am not buying SC 4 times”

          So be it! If you don’t want to pay for it again on BOTH just pay for it on the one you’d most rather have it, as you said.

          Play Store, Apple App Store, Amazon App Store, and Window’s Store. A total of 4 payments to have it for life on practically any supported device. 8 if you for some reason choose to roll back or are upgrading on each.

      • Posted December 7, 2016 at 22:29 | Permalink | Reply

        Crayder you seem like you aren’t paying attention to what this means. Not everyone has an income or a mom and dad to buy them this game. Not everyone likes to throw around money.

      • Posted December 9, 2016 at 02:24 | Permalink | Reply

        Yes! You spend 3.99$ on a game and the you have to pay again just for a new update!

        • Posted December 15, 2016 at 16:50 | Permalink

          And you think that $3.99 is WASTED? You get to play the game, right?

        • Posted December 18, 2016 at 06:34 | Permalink

          Yes but then a new game comes out that you have to buy.

    • Posted December 7, 2016 at 22:59 | Permalink | Reply

      Its going to take at least a year before a completely new game to be made single handily but that mean a new game structure so possible multiplayer!!!

      • Posted December 7, 2016 at 23:44 | Permalink | Reply

        Kaalus, could you add a strict push piston? It would be helpful for moving a block beyond just one direction.

  7. Posted December 7, 2016 at 20:51 | Permalink | Reply

    So when’s it going to be available????

  8. Posted December 7, 2016 at 20:51 | Permalink | Reply

    Not really a fan of it being a new game, seems money hungry to me.

    • Posted December 7, 2016 at 22:14 | Permalink | Reply

      hes giving us a discount if he was money hungry he wouldnt

      • Posted December 7, 2016 at 22:57 | Permalink | Reply

        Nah, that’s just like reverse psychology. He sells it for cheap at first, leading people to suspect that he isn’t money hungry. Im not saying thats what hes doing though, i was just saying he doesnt really have to do that. Theres not much point. Anyways, I respect the man, and will purchase the game. I’m just saying though.

        • Posted December 8, 2016 at 06:58 | Permalink

          I think saying that somebody is selling something cheap just so he doesn’t look money hungry is dumb…

        • Posted December 8, 2016 at 15:16 | Permalink

          Yeah, but it happens

  9. Posted December 7, 2016 at 20:53 | Permalink | Reply

    Would have waited till you had multiplayer to make a new game. Still buying survive 2 craft or survival craft 2? Whatever.

  10. Posted December 7, 2016 at 20:54 | Permalink | Reply

    So it’s safe to assume these are able to smash cows and push their meat into my chest… right?

    And do they work underwater?

    What happens when they enter water?

    Can the platform block water?

    Like, if I dug out an 8 block column, placed a piston at the bottom, and placed a water source block on top… Would the piston push the falling water up and down?

  11. Posted December 7, 2016 at 20:56 | Permalink | Reply

    Okay I’ll bite. I believe that it as this is an ongoing process, and you have been working on this game for quite a while now. You are definitely due a few extra furs. 😎 when I first started playing this game, back before even the first electricity update, I enjoyed spwnding time on this game. Now that I can play it on the PC (thank freaking goodness for key board and mouse). I’ve started spending more and more time on it again, like two years later haha. And I hope to see you continue with the updates and am looking forward to the future of survival craft.

    Can I make one request? Could we possibly get more communication? I enjoy reading about your thoughts and ideas about the future, or even the random rants. 😉

  12. Fluffa Duck
    Posted December 7, 2016 at 20:57 | Permalink | Reply

    Did anyone notice the new animal.. well I think its new. ;)

    • josmile
      Posted December 8, 2016 at 03:42 | Permalink | Reply

      I was only visible from the rear quarter – to me it looked like a Bison.

  13. Posted December 7, 2016 at 20:58 | Permalink | Reply

    I fully support the whole new app idea. Kaalus deserves it.
    Plus, that would eventually come out to the old version being cheaper or even free, and possibly experimental (like MULTIPLAYER).

    However… Do you, Kaalus, plan on making another demo version as well?

  14. hkarta
    Posted December 7, 2016 at 21:00 | Permalink | Reply

    Paying again for a game some players have been playing for 5 years seems fair to me. But I can clearly see that some people who bought it just recently might be slightly disapointed, however how much could it be? Few USD at max, which is pretty much nothing these days.

    • Fluffa Duck
      Posted December 7, 2016 at 21:02 | Permalink | Reply

      In honesty, I bought survivalcraft for $4.5 and minecraft PE in comparison is double. So buying survivalcraft again with a discount is fair.

    • Posted December 7, 2016 at 21:04 | Permalink | Reply

      I have bought Survivalcraft for the first time during the 1.19 update, but I had to buy SC again 1 Month ago due to a issue with my Google Account.

      So well… Yeah… Not exactly a great news to me…

      • Posted December 8, 2016 at 14:06 | Permalink | Reply

        Kaalus said it would be on discount. He needs money to work on the game, and get a coffee every once in a while. A few dollars is not that much to spend on this game.

      • Posted December 8, 2016 at 14:07 | Permalink | Reply

        But I do see where you are coming from. It would be a bit annoying.

  15. Fluffa Duck
    Posted December 7, 2016 at 21:01 | Permalink | Reply

    Just saying its at 11:52.

  16. Posted December 7, 2016 at 21:05 | Permalink | Reply

    Well yeh I get that a lot of people here will be not to happy about buying the app again as a lot of you are young and money is tight. But as a mature player it doesn’t bother me cos I got my own money. I also get that Kaluss puts a lot of time into this game and obviously wants to make more revenue from it. And to be honest who can blame him. Kaluss if u keep in touch and keep good updates coming I hope you make your millions. But as fan of your game as everyone here is too, I would suggest inbetween updates to not stay so quiet like you have done in the past. Maybe just a heads up to say hi so we all know you remember your fan base. That said good work Fella.

    • Posted December 7, 2016 at 22:25 | Permalink | Reply

      Hey! Long time! You never talk on the hangout… :/

  17. Posted December 7, 2016 at 21:17 | Permalink | Reply

    Watched the video: Pistons are amazing! But it’s Time to spend more words about “Survivalcraft 2”

    Objectively, I think that Kaalus Deserves more money for his project, I’m sure that is proud of himself of what he did in the game and how the game evolved in all of this 2 Years and I think that is happy to see an interesting community born with this game.
    On other hand, is not a good idea for the players of SC, both people who plays SC for years but also people who have discovered this Game in this few months. And then we are not even sure how Kaalus will be constant with the next updated for SC.

    I find this situation a Mixed bag for me and I don’t know what to think about it… But I think that there are a plenty of solutions better than this…

    • Posted December 7, 2016 at 22:28 | Permalink | Reply

      I think it’s a perfectly fine idea.

      Look at all other game series. You have to pay for the next game release every time!

      You think because you owned GTA1 on PS1 you should get GTAV for free on a PS4?

      • Posted December 8, 2016 at 09:14 | Permalink | Reply

        Just to let you know: The problem isn’t the amount of money, I mean it will be very cheap and wouldn’t be a real issue itself, but is not fair to pay for something that you already have.

        1) As I already explained in a different comment, I bought SC for the second time SC Two months ago, personally I feel screwed about this

        2) My Real life is a mess, in this 3 Months I’ve lost something like 2000€ Because the place where I live is filled with… I don’t want to bore you with useless details, but remember… 2000€ spend for a lot of things that I’ve lost and I’m upset about this

        3) “Survivalcraft 2” is supposed to look like a different game, but it isn’t, it’s just an update that you have to pay once again for unknown reasons. It just like if Rockstar forces you to buy gta5 because they are not going to update it for order consoles… Oh wait, they actually did it!

        4) Kaalus needs money? Ok then, why he doesn’t give to us the possibility to donate money to him? So people who can/want to make donation can easily give to Kaalus money because they are generous, don’t you think?

        5) A lot of people don’t like this idea to buy it again for various reasons, but they still want to play, increasing the amount of people who hack/download the apk of this game, and History taught to us that this kind of things happened a lot in the past!

        • Posted December 8, 2016 at 22:46 | Permalink

          1. That is Google play not Kaalus.

          2. I am sorry your in that situation

          3. 29 updates? No IAPs? It’s hard to find a game that will give you 1 free content update these days.

          4. Kaalus could be using funds from SC to support himself for which after 5 years you can’t imagine he would be getting much from sales.

          5. Piracy is a issue with every game and it stems from people not wanting to support developers and make them feel their work has paid off. How can you expect kaalus to stay motivated when he is spending days an night building content with not much of a reward.

    • Posted December 14, 2016 at 05:11 | Permalink | Reply

      Pistons are awesome.
      i’ve built:-
      # a water dam.
      # a hidden wall (exactly the same as kaalus made :P )
      # automatic stairs
      # automatic windows
      # a simple walking robot
      # block extractor (picks blocks from the ground)
      # underground hidden passage
      # house that can be elevated at will without damaging the blocks
      # house can be moved with pistons without requiring you to walk
      # maze
      # traps (walls pop up from the ground)

  18. Posted December 7, 2016 at 21:18 | Permalink | Reply

    As long as the game is at least 3.99 USD at discount it’ll be fine I guess. However Kaalus, I’ll be the one to say it. I love Survivalcraft and it is definitely amazing, BUT I still wouldn’t go putting the price as high or higher than Minecraft’s. I just don’t think it would sell as well.

    • Posted December 7, 2016 at 21:22 | Permalink | Reply

      But happy anniversary! Haven’t been here all five (only 4) but Survivalcraft has been a huge part of my life. Almost sad to see it be renamed. All good things change I guess.

      However, I think because of this the title screen needs to change dramatically (the background can’t just be the same still picture anymore). Also, I hate to say this but I think this means multiplayer is highly expected now as it creates the illusion of single player being finished.

    • Posted December 7, 2016 at 21:23 | Permalink | Reply

      Cool name though, it’s very puny.

  19. DrSmCraft
    Posted December 7, 2016 at 21:18 | Permalink | Reply

    Yes, much better than in MC. Great work, Kaalus!
    (Perfect for my automatic basalt generator)

    Best update!

  20. Posted December 7, 2016 at 21:20 | Permalink | Reply

    If I’m honest I don’t really see the point of it being a new app. I mean, why? Are there any good reasons? If so, share them because I can’t really see the point.

    • colbyfranknorth
      Posted December 7, 2016 at 21:30 | Permalink | Reply

      Kaalus would have some, I’m sure (he gets paid more) but we don’t have many. Of course, even though this update doesn’t add much in quantity (yet), it adds a lot in quality.

    • Posted December 7, 2016 at 22:05 | Permalink | Reply

      ITs awesome and hes gone such a long way

    • Posted December 7, 2016 at 22:07 | Permalink | Reply

      PLUS adding multiplayer is basically like making a whole new game and he is so maybe this means multiplayer

  21. Posted December 7, 2016 at 21:26 | Permalink | Reply

    I have my doubts that you may read our repleys here, but I will express some ideas to include in your big update anyway just incase you may take note, these will not be to hard to implicate.

    In creative mode it is Very Hard to mold the world around us manually with the existing rate we can destroy blocks, place blocks and move around. WE NEED SETTINGS. Faster destroy blocks (insanely faster) Faster build blocks, Fly faster. This should be standard.

    To be Honest a Whole Editing Toolbox would be Amazing and if you wanted to make more revenue >> WHY DONT YOU MAKE A NEW Sister APP THAT IS AN OFFICIAL SC EDITING TOOLBOX ??? WoW think of the £$£$.
    And with your know how you could make that fairly fast I think???

    Either way you have many a fan base that want to make great creative worlds for others to enjoy and to be honest the work load becomes just to much for even the most dedicated builders and we just give up.

    GOOD IDEA HERE KAALUS, Food for Thought ;D

    • Posted December 7, 2016 at 21:57 | Permalink | Reply

      Trust me he doesn’t always reply but he obviously reads the comments. He changes things according to the comments constantly.

      • Posted December 8, 2016 at 01:16 | Permalink | Reply

        Yhea, A couple of days ago i made a coment based on my theory of what pistons could do and i dont think gussing it can extend 8 blocks max was a lucky guess

  22. Posted December 7, 2016 at 21:26 | Permalink | Reply

    I don’t like the idea of a new game
    Because i would have to ourchase it for all platforms since i play on all 3
    That is
    PC
    iOS
    And Android

    But if the before christmas discount is reasonable i have no problem.

    I think in the future when multiplayer is released even that may come out as a new app

    • Posted December 7, 2016 at 22:31 | Permalink | Reply

      “all 3″… ALL? Three?

      Don’t forget Amazon… :)

      • Posted December 8, 2016 at 16:31 | Permalink | Reply

        :)

        I first played it on iPad
        I use an Android phone
        And also have a computer :p

  23. Posted December 7, 2016 at 21:31 | Permalink | Reply

    My congratulations for 5 years of continuous work, being a great job, I sure will buy the game so when I leave see that, I hope and continue with the great work since making a game is not easy and you make it excellent, congratulations

  24. Posted December 7, 2016 at 21:33 | Permalink | Reply

    I Have no problem with paying for a new release. It is totally 100% reasonable. You all know he does this all by himself, right. He doesn’t exactly have a team of software engineers, designers, promotional and sales departments like Microsoft has with Minecraft. It’s a one man operation. And I highly suspect that his initial discounts are going to be just as he says, substational. I suspect it’ll be in the $1 to free range. And honestly this is one of the few iOS games I would happily drop $25 on this game. And frankly I would much much rather he got a boat full of money from us directly, then some gaming company like EA or Zynga buying him out and making all the decisions. When was the last time you saw an ad in survival craft, or an IAP for coins so you can build a few minutes longer.

    • Posted December 7, 2016 at 21:34 | Permalink | Reply

      Ohhh… additional comment, I agree with other comments.. more frequent posts would be nice.

  25. Posted December 7, 2016 at 21:33 | Permalink | Reply

    Noooooo noooooo noooooo!!!!
    This cannot be happening, I can’t get the money to buy the game again within this time frame!
    I am poring all my money into high tech Christmas presents for my mom dad and 3 brothers and sisters 😩

    I have bought the game for myself twice and for my sister once,.
    Kaalus, can you find it in your heart to somehow help the dedicated players who have played nothing other than SURVIVALCRAFT since need beginning to acquire the game they held so dearly to their hearts, perhaps once again without the cost that holds just out of reach for them.

    I am by no means going to stoop to the low level of those stingy enough to put money set aside to make Christmas good for others, to buy a Google play card for my own selfish reasons.
    I make such a big deal of this now because this is the very first time i have have earned enough money to give my siblings the Christmas they never had in the past.

    Please, kaalus, take this into consideration,

    Sincerely and heartfelt,
    Justin McDonald

    • Posted December 7, 2016 at 21:47 | Permalink | Reply

      I’d help you but that all depends on how the discount for the game is.

    • Posted December 7, 2016 at 22:03 | Permalink | Reply

      Maybe youll get some money for christmas

    • Posted December 8, 2016 at 00:26 | Permalink | Reply

      If you are spending money on “hi tech” Christmas gifts then I am sure you can spare a couple of bucks to buy the app again…l I mean really that just sounds silly…. it’s not like the game costs $20…. we are talking $5 at the most.

    • Posted December 8, 2016 at 00:43 | Permalink | Reply

      Hey if you have twitter add me @lilgatorwood and message me so I know who it is. So we can chat in DM. I may be generous this one time to someone idk. Pls add in your WordPress name so I know who it is.

  26. Posted December 7, 2016 at 21:38 | Permalink | Reply

    This and 1.22 are my favorite updates

    • Posted December 8, 2016 at 03:43 | Permalink | Reply

      you like Alpha 1.22 as well?

    • Posted December 8, 2016 at 03:45 | Permalink | Reply

      Also, my favorite updates are 1.21, alpha 1.29, and this one. Was going to be Alpha 1.30. But now, it will be “Survivalcraft Beta 2.0”

  27. Posted December 7, 2016 at 21:43 | Permalink | Reply

    NOOO!!!! Does this mean there will be a windows 10 version? If not please add that I don’t play survivalcraft on my phone anymore. Please answer me I need to know that.

    • Luke18033
      Posted December 7, 2016 at 22:07 | Permalink | Reply

      There’s already a Windows 8/10 version. Look in the Windows Store.

      • Posted December 8, 2016 at 00:23 | Permalink | Reply

        No this is a whole new app. Survival craft 2. I have the one that’s currently on windows 10 but I’m worried about survivalcraft 2 on Windows 10. As I don’t play survivalcraft anymore on my android.

        • Posted December 8, 2016 at 03:44 | Permalink

          on iOS, it might require iOS 7 or later

        • Luke18033
          Posted December 8, 2016 at 17:17 | Permalink

          Yes, I know it’s a new app. The first game was on Windows 10 so I don’t know why the second wouldn’t be.

  28. Posted December 7, 2016 at 21:54 | Permalink | Reply

    Get real guys who are moaning about having to pay for SC again, what have you given kaalus for 5 years of fun? £2.99 or $3.99 thats what. Compare the price tag of Minecraft now to SurvivalCraft and think that while notch is siting in his $1,000,000+ house kaalus is sticking with his community and delivering.

    or would you rather have micotransactions??

    • Posted December 7, 2016 at 22:01 | Permalink | Reply

      I agree

    • Posted December 7, 2016 at 22:05 | Permalink | Reply

      An example

      Would you like to pay Apple/Microsoft/Google every time that your phone/tablet with iOS/Windows/Android gets an update?

      I don’t know your answer but mine is NO

      • Posted December 7, 2016 at 22:58 | Permalink | Reply

        Well… Microsoft always charged for upgrades until Windows 10, and on 10 the free update only lasted 1 year and expired this summer. Also, just to note… Kaalus is not Apple. Kaalus is not Microsoft. Kaalus is not google. He is not worth $850 billion dollars. And don’t forget this is the first update out of 29 over 5 years that he has requested payment for his hard work.

      • Posted December 8, 2016 at 22:33 | Permalink | Reply

        An Example

        Apple/Microsoft/Google give free updates until they stop supporting your phone, then it’s a case of buying a new phone. Plus does kaalus sell your information or force install candy crush saga. Nope. Nothing’s free, but it’s how much value you get out of the product that counts.

    • azanbasitoor
      Posted December 7, 2016 at 22:17 | Permalink | Reply

      FULLY AGREED. Kaalus has always cared about us like family. I’m pretty sure he’s rich, but he’s worked hard for it, and he’s always trying to entertain us with new features. And that’s why Kaalus and SurvivalCraft will always hold a special place for me in my heart and in the gaming world.

    • Posted December 7, 2016 at 22:26 | Permalink | Reply

      Yeah well I don’t have a credit card so essentially I’d have to pay $15 for each platform since the lowest card they have for Apple and Android is $15. That’s $30 total. I do think he deserves more money but I know at least for some of us it isn’t very convenient.

  29. Posted December 7, 2016 at 21:56 | Permalink | Reply

    The first app i bought and it will be the second part of a game ill buy to but in the new app pleas out of whatever price make it 4 or 3 $ less for who already bought it I’m expecting sum thing crazy in the future and no 99c add-on skins or other stuff that’s the first thing games now days are getting wrong in best regards by going up45

  30. Posted December 7, 2016 at 22:00 | Permalink | Reply

    WHOOOO i dont even care

  31. Posted December 7, 2016 at 22:02 | Permalink | Reply

    Oh ya and for the next game put in a terrible thing for pirate’s I’ve seen a few to many people pirating this game ther wer a few tutorials of you tube and this has happened within the last two year i have in informed you before thank you for reading

  32. Posted December 7, 2016 at 22:05 | Permalink | Reply

    So just watched the video and my jaw is on the floor. This is better than I could have hoped for. Now about that release date? Any clues Kaalus? I don’t want to miss the discount🙂LP

  33. Luke18033
    Posted December 7, 2016 at 22:05 | Permalink | Reply

    I was just about to buy SC for Windows (I only have it on Amazon), and then I saw this! Glad I didn’t buy it. Is it really going to be called “Surviv2lcraft” though?

  34. Posted December 7, 2016 at 22:07 | Permalink | Reply

    Well I guess i won’t ever be playing survivalcraft again. I have an iphone 4 and the new app will be only for ios 8. So yeah, I am never visiting this blog again.

    • Posted December 7, 2016 at 22:43 | Permalink | Reply

      Well it’s too bad it won’t work for you. But honestly you can not expect any developer to withhold development on a game simply because it doesn’t support a phone that was released 6.5 years ago (iPhone 4 came out June 24, 2010.). The average consumer gets a new phone every 30 months (2.5 years). So an iPhone 4 is truly 4 years beyond reasonable backwards compatibility for developers working on current software. Actually compare this to the fact that the average American changes homes every 6.6 years, so no one can reasonably expect any developer to support a phone that long too. Oh, and the average driver keeps the same car for 70.4 months (not even six years). Mainstream support for Windows operating systems is only 5 years. And in fact, the longest Apple has provided mainstream support for any portable device is 3.5 years. And I am fairly certain that Apple now requires all new apps and updates to be a minimum of iOS 8 compatible. I am impressed you have hung on to the device that long, but you can’t expect anyone to support something that is six years old.. Not at the speed technology advances today.

    • Posted December 7, 2016 at 22:54 | Permalink | Reply

      That’s not his fault, iPhone 4s should be close to extinct. Just buy a cheap iPhone 5

    • Posted December 8, 2016 at 00:08 | Permalink | Reply

      I know. I was hoping survivalcraft would last one more update at least. I guess not. Who knows, maybe i’ll get an iphone 5 and an apple gift card for christmas.

  35. Posted December 7, 2016 at 22:10 | Permalink | Reply

    Hopefully this will bring about multiplayer finally

  36. Posted December 7, 2016 at 22:14 | Permalink | Reply

    Have a new game name Contest.
    il start with an example.
    SurvivalCraft Evolution.
    GO>>

  37. Posted December 7, 2016 at 22:15 | Permalink | Reply

  38. Posted December 7, 2016 at 22:19 | Permalink | Reply

    I’m a bit disappointed that I’ll have to re-purchase the game… but I think with all the work you’ve done to improve Survivalcraft, I’m willing to spend a few bucks : )

  39. N6444
    Posted December 7, 2016 at 22:21 | Permalink | Reply

    I probably won’t be able to purchase the new app before Christmas because purchasing anything on the iOS App Store is not easy for me.

  40. Posted December 7, 2016 at 22:22 | Permalink | Reply

    SU2VIVALCRAFT

    • Posted December 7, 2016 at 22:32 | Permalink | Reply

      Could you give the game out free for Apple for the first 10 people on a post? (Btw I’m only saying Apple because if I remember correctly the Playstore doesn’t do giveaways like Apple)

  41. Posted December 7, 2016 at 22:28 | Permalink | Reply

    Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaassssss!!!!!!!!! Bout time! I can’t wait k man!!

  42. Posted December 7, 2016 at 22:32 | Permalink | Reply

    Hmmm did anyone notice the clouds? They look different than the current ones..

  43. Posted December 7, 2016 at 22:36 | Permalink | Reply

    What if it there was a new chest block that sent an electrical signal every time an item was dropped on it… :O

    This would be useful for piston farming!

  44. Posted December 7, 2016 at 23:14 | Permalink | Reply

    Unfortunately, I wasn’t there when Survivalcarft was first released; I was 1 week late :( However, it is amazing to see how much has changed over the years. I don’t play Survivalcraft much anymore (or any blocky game), but I might pick up SC2 though to support your development.

  45. Posted December 7, 2016 at 23:21 | Permalink | Reply

    Well is fine with me we all need to understand this is a business i have a lot of fun for a few years for 3.99 I will buy the new version

  46. Posted December 7, 2016 at 23:29 | Permalink | Reply

    Thank you for your dedication to survival craft. I will happily pay for the new version, you earned it!

  47. Posted December 7, 2016 at 23:41 | Permalink | Reply

    I think it’s a bummer on your part people bought the game expect updates and you “create a new game”, you can be kidding I have 3 reais in my account and I really did not expect it to cost me 12 reais here in Brazil I hate it, I hate it myself I’ll stop playing survival craft.

  48. Posted December 7, 2016 at 23:47 | Permalink | Reply

    I think his making a new app different from the other one so he can easily modify it and able to add multiplayer

  49. Posted December 8, 2016 at 00:00 | Permalink | Reply

    I think multiplayer would be a great addition the survival craft title; since there be reselling of game.

  50. Sephiths
    Posted December 8, 2016 at 00:17 | Permalink | Reply

    In my head I keep hearing survive 2 Craft now :/ lol

    Anyway, I’d be happy to buy the game again, when will it be out? Can’t wait. since the new version is 2.0, doesn’t that mean the original version is “finished” and that now you’ll work on multiplayer? 0_0… Especially now, this is what Survive2craft needs ;) (yes I know it was shown as surviv2lcraft)

  51. Posted December 8, 2016 at 00:23 | Permalink | Reply

    This is more than I could ask or even imagine. Pull multiple blocks? Thats awesome! The new update adds complex furniture/crafting and block transportation. The possibilities are infinite and awesome, video games will be extremely complex and if pistons are craftable then survival will excel to a very entertaining level. My first idea is a self furnishing house.

  52. Posted December 8, 2016 at 00:36 | Permalink | Reply

    at least is backwards compatible, i was afraid i was gonna start from zero

  53. boredidentity
    Posted December 8, 2016 at 01:02 | Permalink | Reply

    It is fair that we have to pay again…most games make you pay every single non-bug related update. Slightly less fair that we were not told we would have to pay again. It might have made more sense to tell us SC2 was coming than to hit us with this while the most loyal fans are excited about an imminent release. Or offer it free (or as close as stores allow) for a very short time, so that those who check this blog every day don’t feel cheated. I too own it on multiple devices, and for a relatively incremental upgrade it seems hardly worth it. Perhaps if Community Content became useful (ie search), it would feel worth staying up to date.

    That name, though; please don’t do that. SurvivalCraft 2 (with a new font / title UI) is a lot easier on the tongue.

    I fully expected SC2 someday, although I expected it to accompany the long-sought multiplayer update.

  54. Posted December 8, 2016 at 01:08 | Permalink | Reply

    I hate that i have to buy it again but for how much and when will it be released. Also before release can you fix the controls or like add some new configurations (i understand if its too much) like tap to move because on my samsung galaxy on5 the screen dosen’t allow me to put 2 fingers on at the same time but im supposed to be getting a new phone for christmas so i should be able to re-buy it.

  55. Posted December 8, 2016 at 01:16 | Permalink | Reply

    Amazing!

  56. Posted December 8, 2016 at 02:40 | Permalink | Reply

    Great I just bought it a second time around and now I have to buy it again why not just a donation tab or something like that is this going to happen to 3.0 too!?

    I’ll buy it again I’m just a little frustrated I have a YouTube channel and hope to keep a survival craft videos
    If you could add multiplayer it would be totally worth it

  57. Posted December 8, 2016 at 03:07 | Permalink | Reply

    About the secondary application… I personally think this is a good idea!
    A secondary application will draw attention of new users, will provide a broader income and is a better alternative than ads!
    And come on now guys, it couldn’t be THAT expensive?? (The price of a few bags of candy, or a one-time shopping in the supermarket perhaps, we all can cut back on the costs a little??) (Sorry if I sound selfish…I am, lol!)
    And besides, developers do not earn that much money at all, and a lot of money goes to Google themselves…
    Imagine this game would provide your living, eventually when the app slows down on sales, you cannot support your life anymore from those few dollars per day, and besides compared to a PS4 game, (50 dollars??) this should be a cakewalk…
    And besides, 1.29 should still be functioning as well.
    I feel sorry for anyone that can truly not afford it if that is the case, but I can’t hardly image that… But please, correct me if I’m wrong, after all, I do not live the life of other people.
    One comment for Kaalus though; Why not sell Survivalcraft on PS4 and XBox1 as well?? (In combination with playstation VR it would be perfectly playable, and I bet the executives at Sony are already playing Survivalcraft on their phones/tablets are already familliar with it, so you’ll make a great chance of participation on their store.)
    Even though playing with a gamepad would be a pain, (people are still playing Minecraft with a gamepad as well on those consoles) it would still be great advertisement and more buyers!
    (Or the Nintendo Switch, or 3DS e-shop with a “lite” version.)
    But I could be wrong though, I don’t know how that would work out…

  58. Posted December 8, 2016 at 03:09 | Permalink | Reply

    I’m buying it but it’s plain cheap to get people to buy it again. Absolutely ridiculous

  59. Posted December 8, 2016 at 03:23 | Permalink | Reply

    I knew there was a catch…I had a feeling but it is reasonable and I would pay for it. Its more than worth it but can’t grantee I’ll buy it asap for financial reasons.

  60. Posted December 8, 2016 at 03:33 | Permalink | Reply

    Here are some bugs that could be fixed for the new 2.0 update:

    On some 64 bit iOS devices, certain things like matches do not have a well-erased outline. Also, bow graphics for bow on iPad Mini 2 and iPhone 6 need to be fixed. Also, I request 3D models for Sulphur, Malachite, Saltpeter, Coal, Stone Chunks, Germanium, Gunpowder, and Match.

    Another Bug on iOS version only: No Stars at night

    One more bug (all platforms): when your coordinates pass 0, you clip and fall through the terrain

    Also, on iOS version, make it require iOS 9 or later

    Please fix these bugs. Thank you!

  61. Posted December 8, 2016 at 03:46 | Permalink | Reply

    I am very excited for Alpha 2.0!!!!!

  62. Posted December 8, 2016 at 03:58 | Permalink | Reply

    A bunch of people are complaining about having to buy the game again. But I think it’s just right. Listen, your gonna have to pay for this game again just once. And then you can expect years of future updates.

    Let me ask you, would you rather pay for the game once again or have Kaalus implement a DLC system where you would need to pay couple more times just to get new features?

  63. Posted December 8, 2016 at 04:09 | Permalink | Reply

    I cannot explain in words how disappointed I am about having to buy survivalcraft 2. I love, love, love this game soooo much. It’s pretty much the only game I really play. Ever since we heard about the furniture I have been excited! But paying for an ‘update’ is stupid. I had to beg my mother for a full month and do so many chores and then wait until she was ‘ready’ to purchase this game for me. Now I have to start over. Not everyone has parents who spoil them or give them whatever they want. Thanks for ruining this for me and many others. In officially done with survivalcraft. However I will thank you for the fun I did have while it lasted.

    • Posted December 8, 2016 at 13:56 | Permalink | Reply

      Hi there. Just email Kaalus, maybe he can give you a free copy or maybe a very good price. He did promise a good price for us, maybe it is really very good, so wait for it and maybe it is not that bad at all.

  64. Posted December 8, 2016 at 04:09 | Permalink | Reply

    Unfortunately, Alpha 2.0 requires Windows Phone 8.1 or 10 or later. You can continue to play Survivalcraft on Windows Phone 7, but the latest version of Survivalcraft for Windows Phone 7 is 1.29. If you want to play Alpha 2.0, you MUST upgrade to Windows Phone 8.1 or 10.

  65. Posted December 8, 2016 at 04:10 | Permalink | Reply

    Would it be possible to release 1.30 for free but then the next update be Survivalcraft 2.0? By the next update everyone should be financially back on their feet. Where as now it’s almost Christmas so some people don’t really have the money to buy the game and it would give others time to decide if it is worth another buy. We will also be prepared to buy the game next update too. Whereas right now it’s still really surprising. I don’t know about everyone else but I know I’d rather get some more time to decide what to do in the situation. Like I’ve stated I have to decide on buying it on ios or Android since the lowest priced cards they have are $15 and I don’t use the AppStore so any money I don’t use on SC2 won’t be used at all and I don’t want to waste like $20 so that’s why I have to pick between the two. (I don’t have credit)

    So please let this be the last update before we have to pay. I know if everything works out right I’ll buy SC2 but with Christmas and college (including stress from exams ugh…) I’d rather wait if I could.

  66. Posted December 8, 2016 at 04:39 | Permalink | Reply

    Totally expected and acceptable behavior. 29 updates and now you must pay to upgrade to the next main version.

    I get a lot of you are young or have trouble accessing the App Store easily but you’re missing how completely normal it is to, at a certain point in a developing software’s life, you as a customer would have to pay again.

    In my company it is the same. You buy software and are entitled to upgrades within a version at no cost; 1.0, 1.1, 1.2 etc but the next main version increase like 2.0 has a few.

    What you must be saying is then that you don’t accept that the dev has added enough features to this app to be considered 2.0…or that 29 updates in five years is not enough to justify 2.0. and that’s obviously not up to you.

    And on top of that you’re wrong.

    It undoubtably stinks that the $5 price tag multiplies if you play it on multiple devices but that’s the licensing scheme.

    Choose to not purchase the game if you don’t believe one of the two things in my paragraph above but don’t call the dev greedy.

    He’s going to discount it heavily rewarding the devoted users here (which is all that’s left of the community )and is under no obligation to do so.

    Just so you don’t think I’m a fan girl…he’s done a terrible job communicating with the community and writing a post to us like he’s speaking directly to us is a little insulting. Either be the wizard of oz in your castle or communicate regularly on the blog.

    Maybe people would be more psyched and less blind-sided.

    Rant over. Thanks for reading. No insult intended.

  67. Posted December 8, 2016 at 04:51 | Permalink | Reply

    I am one that advised for a new version. When you remove the incentive, you remove innovation. That is the problem with socialism.

    If however you become like minecraft, it is terrible. Kaalus is not like that. In minecraft, you pay for everything, even just an alternative texture. They charge $3 or more just for that and then they have the realms thing where you play even more. If you are very unhappy about this, email Kaalus, maybe he’ll help you.

    This is not unfair. He did say that he’s going to give us discounts. Wait before you complain further.

    Kaalus, just one bit of advice, when you search on Google play for minecraft, survivalcraft does not show up, but even worldcraft does. Please make sure that Google list your game(s) when you search for minecraft. This will help you a great deal to sell the game. So many people install all the other rubbish that is related to minecraft, but does not even know that SC exist.

    Then the second last very important note. You really must make the demo version last a lot longer or even have it work just with some other limitation other than time. When the demo version has a bad rating, it discourages people to buy your game and 3.8 is not good. maybe you can even consider the dreaded add version, but…

    Other options for limitations:
    Not able to save, but build as long as you want
    Only have 5 chests in survival
    Not be able to save furniture
    Not able to post to content

    Just a few ideas. People gave terrible reviews for the demo version.

    Lastly of coarse, people will now be expecting multiplayer if they buy the new game, so please don’t let them (us) wait too long. Please also communicate with us. People get upset if you go quiet. This generation is very impatient.

  68. Posted December 8, 2016 at 04:55 | Permalink | Reply

    KAALUS PLEASE READ AND REPLY!

    Completely understand the reasoning for repurchess. I will gladly buy again. But we deserve to know one thing Kaalus… Are we gonna get multiplayer this time? You did say when things were done Kaalus.. If your asking for a repurchess that means your done. So… I’m not paying for it again when you do decide to make multiplayer.. Can you give us any idea if we will have to pay for multiplayer or if your even still plannig on it? Anything Kaalus?

  69. Posted December 8, 2016 at 04:56 | Permalink | Reply

    At first, you need to release this game on Steam, then i will buy it.
    At second, you should never leave us alone without news or at least post with some explanations. We are community of your game.
    At third, i bought this game 3 times.. it’s too much.. i need the steam version or at least improvements for version for Win8.1 and higher (i mean pc version)

  70. Edo Ardo j.
    Posted December 8, 2016 at 05:20 | Permalink | Reply

    I just bought it less than a month and i need to buy it again :v… ohhhh mannn 😂

  71. Posted December 8, 2016 at 05:35 | Permalink | Reply

    This might help:
    http://rkursem.com/poll/view.php?id=73039220f496dd31d

    • Posted December 8, 2016 at 10:43 | Permalink | Reply

      Personally, I don’t really care if the Next Version is called 2.0 or 1.30 but untill yesterday we called it 1.30 but that’s just a minor detail.

      I just want that is not a separate app to buy… Maybe if is completely free for a limited time amd for people who already bought SC I would be fine with it

  72. Posted December 8, 2016 at 05:42 | Permalink | Reply

    Some cons of the new app:
    -You will effectively lose your 4.4 star rating and 500,000 downloads on Google Play.
    -Some players might not buy again and simply stop playing.
    -It is not really a massive landmark version; it is a really nice update but I would have left 2.0 for multiplayer.
    -It is not a new game. Most new games are released because they are actually a new game, not just an update of the old one with a logo change.

  73. hanaa12
    Posted December 8, 2016 at 05:48 | Permalink | Reply

    I’m fine with the new app, new payment. But please dont change the name to Survive 2 Craft. Just let it Survivalcraft 2. I respect your work,Kaalus, for all 5 years. Thank you for making a wonderful game on phone, and keeping release good updates!

  74. Sephiths
    Posted December 8, 2016 at 06:12 | Permalink | Reply

    People need to look at it this way, after 5 years of development and soon to be 30 major updates, the game has changed and improved a huge amount, it isn’t the exact same app ot was 5 years ago, kaalus deserves to make some money off the game!

    A new app will give kaalus more money.
    A new app gives the game a fresh start it ratings and reviews in app stores.
    It gives old members a chance to return with a new spark in there eye (think about it).

    And it gives us the glorious power to forever annoy kaalus to add multiplayer as the original game is complete (this is the second game, although it might not mean single player is done, it means the original game is, in fact, complete) and besides, do we really want to game to be finished and cease development before multiplayer is worked on? This is just another way of saying the original game is complete and it’s time for kaalus to add multiplayer! (Along with continued development of the game).

    Survivalcraft 1.29 is a complete, functional app and can be left behind by its new baby brother. It isn’t like 2.0 will leave a non working game, but a game that is functional and that many have been enjoying over the years!

  75. Posted December 8, 2016 at 06:32 | Permalink | Reply

    I will of course buy it, but I want you to know that first version I bought was Survivalcraft 1.29 so I would have another updates free. :P I have an incredible luck…

  76. Sephiths
    Posted December 8, 2016 at 06:48 | Permalink | Reply

    Language options should be another thing in your radar kaalus!

  77. Posted December 8, 2016 at 06:53 | Permalink | Reply

    nah,in fact survival craft is not finish yet
    -how about small desert in the woods ?
    -small frozen area in the woods?
    -poor gun durability
    -poor clothing durability
    -tiger in the desert
    -lion spawn in the woods and frozen area
    -wolf spawn in the desert and frozen area
    -no sneaky animation in 3Tps

    forget? or do not care ?

  78. Posted December 8, 2016 at 07:39 | Permalink | Reply

    I still don’t know what to say in my comment.
    Oh! here it is I already have a comment. :D

  79. Posted December 8, 2016 at 08:49 | Permalink | Reply

    I myself will not buy it because my device now is experiencing performance issues with the new MCPE “the END” update, and finding a device that will play both MCPE and the new SC2 it to expensive for me, So I buy a new multi-hundred dollar device so I can play both game ? I think not ! besides, I like the original block open world exploration game and find my self playing that the most, I only play SC when an update comes out and thats’ only for a couple of months, maybe in the future when they develop a device that does not need to be upgraded every few years just to play the latest iteration of updated games I’ll buy SC2, or maybe Kaalus could work for Mojang and show them how to deal with performance issues, streamline the game, to many resources being used causing lag like stated on Kaalus post https://kaalus.wordpress.com/2016/12/01/performance-bug/ and also I like the new SC2 update alot ! kudos Kaalus !

  80. Posted December 8, 2016 at 11:15 | Permalink | Reply

    I personally think buying the updated SC is fair, it’s no different than so many other games, but then I have my own money. I can see how it would be hard for the younger ones who have to rely on their parents.

  81. Posted December 8, 2016 at 11:15 | Permalink | Reply

    My Google play review for the original SC from 4 and a bit years ago reads: 10 stars if I could, best $4 I ever spent!. Apart from buying another version for pc awhile ago for $6, I’ve not had to spend a single dollar on ANYTHING related to SC, including the device it’s played on because that device ISN’T purely for playing SC is it.. If you don’t want to advance wit technology that’s fine but don’t cry when the rest of the world leaves you behind.

    So I’ve spent $10 for hundreds of hours of entertainment over the last few years with 29 free updates included and someone at McDonald’s can earn that in less than an hour…. DO YOU REALISE HOW MUCH EFFORT IS INVOLVED IN CREATING SUCH A FANTASTIC GAME?!?! and some twat standing around spitting in other people’s food deserves the same financial reward?

    Then he announces that he’s going to release ground breaking game play better than any other platform of its type single handedly… And you are going to complain about having to pay less than a bottle of coke too enjoy it? please don’t buy the new version of SC, you don’t even deserve to play it..

  82. Posted December 8, 2016 at 11:42 | Permalink | Reply

    I will not buy it, it is unfair!

    • ADAMRCMTB
      Posted December 8, 2016 at 12:23 | Permalink | Reply

      He is fine doing whatever he wants.

  83. Posted December 8, 2016 at 12:11 | Permalink | Reply

    Sigh. Here’s the way life works folks.

    You fell on hard times and you don’t even have an extra few bucks. Not the developers problem. In fact if you can’t scurry up a few extra bucks from the seat cushions, then maybe you should spend less time playing a game and more time reevaluating your life goals (this of course excludes people with health issues).

    You bought it couple of times already. Not the developers problem.

    You just bought it. Not the developers problem.

    You don’t think the update is worth it. Don’t frigging buy it.

    You think everything should be free. You are the problem.

    It’s Christmas and you are dropping money elsewhere. Not the developers problem.

    Your device is too old to run it. Not the developers problem.

    You don’t have a credit or debit card. Not the developers problem. (Hey ask someone who does have cards to gift it to you and then pay them back in cash, duh).

    You thought there would be free updates for life even though the developer never once even suggested such a thing and almost no developer ever make a promise like that. Not the developers problem.

    You think everything should be free no matter how hard someone works. Hey go in to work and tell your boss you want zero pay because everything should be free. Or go to your parents and tell them you don’t want your allowance because everything should be free. Now just wait for the bucks to flow in from donations. Because no matter how hard you worked you don’t deserve to be paid because everything should be free.

    • Posted December 8, 2016 at 12:17 | Permalink | Reply

      Arrrrr taste the sarcasm. Smells delicious ;)

    • Posted December 8, 2016 at 12:23 | Permalink | Reply

      Flamebait? It didn’t worked on me :P

    • g0reblast
      Posted December 8, 2016 at 21:46 | Permalink | Reply

      Well said.

      Further to this I think Kaalus hinted at this a long time ago with his post/rant about advertising in games as a means to get income. Think of all the annoying freemium titles with their adverts everywhere and packs you need to buy. Which are far worse. Far rather pay a small up front fee. My Windows 7 phone is stuck at the update before Kaalus changed the Engine and no doubt my Windows 8 phone will not update to version 2. The only annoyance I have had with Windows 10 Phone is Dropbox will not work for larger world files. No idea as to why… Hopefully it will work in v2 so I can get my 1500+ day cruel world onto my beloved Lumia 950XL.

  84. ADAMRCMTB
    Posted December 8, 2016 at 12:23 | Permalink | Reply

    I know you put a lot of hard work into this, but I don’t think having to re-buy the app is a good idea. I will buy the new app of course, but I don’t know if other people will.

    Thank you for everything!

  85. Posted December 8, 2016 at 12:47 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus,I’m sorry but apks exist these days. I will still buy this. But maybe for a 12 hour period,make it free!

  86. Posted December 8, 2016 at 12:54 | Permalink | Reply

    but please kaalus give us a warning so we can prepare to download it

  87. muchlition
    Posted December 8, 2016 at 12:59 | Permalink | Reply

    Please sir add multiplayer feature or talk about multiplayer are you working on multiplayer or no we don’t know

  88. Posted December 8, 2016 at 13:07 | Permalink | Reply

    Yay! SC 2.0! I knew it will happen! I will buy it gladly again for PC and Android!
    Keep up the good work and please don’t forget language packs.
    If you need translators let us know!

  89. Jean Martin
    Posted December 8, 2016 at 13:22 | Permalink | Reply

    If I have to buy Survivalcraft again, I will do that but that isn’t the best solution !! Most people wouldn’t do that…

  90. Posted December 8, 2016 at 13:38 | Permalink | Reply

    Well for those of you interested, the Apple developer submission time table is “As a reminder, we will not be accepting new app or app update submissions from December 22-29. If you plan to release apps during this time, they should be submitted, approved, and scheduled in advance. Other iTunes Connect and developer account functionality will remain available.”

    This means Kaalus will need to get it submitted asap or will not be able to release on the Apple Store till end of month. Normally he releases on google first as a beta to bug test, then submits to Apple a few days later. That might not be possible in the limited time frame available. With a new release, review may take longer than past updates. So for Apple people, keep your fingers crossed he forgoes the traditional testing period and submits outright.

  91. Posted December 8, 2016 at 14:02 | Permalink | Reply

    Not only have SC2 a paid update why not each and every update after that be known as DLC and that also be paid content ? that way those who won’t/can’t pay for the new SC2 those who do will make up for those who don’t, revenue generated that is,what does it take for them to moan and groan about an app worthiness ? It don’t take much from them to jump on or criticize those who express a reluctance to buying the “new” app or to tell us “how life is “, P.S. I don’t answer post,no buying customer of this app is worthy of my time, read all of them from the beginning, got a few “deplorable s” on this forum

  92. Posted December 8, 2016 at 14:17 | Permalink | Reply

    UPDATE: 2.0 will NOT be Alpha 2.0. Alpha 1.29 is the last alpha version. Now, it is in beta. Instead of “Alpha 2.0”, it will be “Beta 2.0”

    • Posted December 9, 2016 at 01:12 | Permalink | Reply

      I think SC is out of alpha already, watch kaalus’ old videos, it says survivalcraft alpha work in progress, newer videos dont.

  93. azanbasitoor
    Posted December 8, 2016 at 14:17 | Permalink | Reply

    Guys! Make sure to check out my Survival Craft video if you haven’t already. And don’t forget to like, share and subscribe!

    (PLEASE WATCH ON YOUTUBE NOT HERE)

  94. Posted December 8, 2016 at 14:25 | Permalink | Reply

    im hyped but buy it again welp time to get a google play store card

  95. azkampfen
    Posted December 8, 2016 at 14:42 | Permalink | Reply

    How about durability problem ? Desert in the middle of the woods ?lion and tiger in frozen area ? how??

  96. flazenotfaze
    Posted December 8, 2016 at 16:47 | Permalink | Reply

    Who’s agree with me? These are the things that made me rage and make a new world :
    After you die, your stuff despawn so quickly.
    Wolves and other animals can attack you from a corner if you don’t put a block on it and it is not fair.
    Cave is too small and the amount of caves spawned in the world is too small (lol) (depends on how lucky you are) and theres only 90% chance that there will be nothing in the small cave and smaller chance on the big caves
    Is it just me or the day time is pretty fast? (Just a normal question)
    Sometimes when you are trying to look, you will accidently broke a block and only happens on split touch and entire screen. (Just a normal question)
    Remember, these are only my opinion, I only wanted to share it because who knows if Kaalus is going to fix this. And I’m sorry for *kinda* spamming and please don’t be mad at me. Thanks.

  97. Posted December 8, 2016 at 20:39 | Permalink | Reply

    Can you use pistons under water? Maybe as a way to control water flow? It can push blocks out of the way… water flows, then retracts. Water stops?

    • Posted December 8, 2016 at 21:13 | Permalink | Reply

      Yes you can, pistons block water so you can use them as valves.

      • chrisitdeveloper
        Posted December 8, 2016 at 22:51 | Permalink | Reply

        Hey Kaalus, I don’t know what you can do about this but there is a fake version of SC on the windows store : https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9nblggh401sl

        Just thought you might want you.

        Regarding S2C, I have no issues buying the next version of SC. You have provided so much fun and value over the years for such an infinitesimal price, good on you mate!

        • chrisitdeveloper
          Posted December 8, 2016 at 22:58 | Permalink

          lol mean Just thought you might wanted to know

        • Posted December 8, 2016 at 23:24 | Permalink

          You’re right and it’s a blatant copy by the looks of the screenshots. Surely there must be instore checks for this kind of thing? Theft of IP?

  98. g0reblast
    Posted December 8, 2016 at 21:32 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus… Thank you for all the hard work and dedication. More than happy to pay for the new version. Being a SE I have some idea about how much work and sacrifice will have gone into this. You deserve every penny. I have already bought it 4 times (Windows Phone, Android, IOS and Windows 10). Kids love it. Thanks man.

  99. Posted December 8, 2016 at 22:04 | Permalink | Reply

    I cannot wait for this Update! Furniture, Coloured Wires, improved bit rates on blocks, Pistons… wow, where do I start? By the way, paying? is definitely not an issue for me, don’t know why so many people are complaining to be Honest? Costs me more than this game to visit friends at our NHS hospital carparks, lol nevermind a game that lasts 5 years +. The update looks almost like a brand new game. Also Kaalus is offering a discount on 2.0.. more than generous, I reckon, one thing that I learnt in life “Nothing comes for free”. The work and effort into this update deserves getting funded. Well done Kaalus for promising us that you wouldn’t give up on this game, this upcoming update proves it. I mean, I’m now looking forward to what is coming in the future even :-D

  100. Posted December 8, 2016 at 23:44 | Permalink | Reply

    I will buy it again…you deserve it for you hard work…as long as it is not outrageously priced….but please release it already!!

  101. Posted December 9, 2016 at 00:00 | Permalink | Reply

    kaalus please tell me you’ll make a demo version

  102. Posted December 9, 2016 at 02:31 | Permalink | Reply

    2.0 must have a UI and Sound overhaul, the current UI and sounds are really unintuitive and not polished as of now.

  103. Posted December 9, 2016 at 22:32 | Permalink | Reply

    Did I see a buffalo in the pistons video?! I can’t wait, and I will surely purchase the new app, if I have the money of course!

  104. Jordan Applegate
    Posted December 10, 2016 at 13:44 | Permalink | Reply

    Oh Kaalus…. No! My parents don’t have the money anymore to waste on a game! (not that your game is a waste but they will say it is) They have a hard enough time already…. I will try though for you Kaalus!

  105. Posted December 13, 2016 at 04:37 | Permalink | Reply

    So people are complaint about having to pay a couple dollars for a new version of the game with some really cool new features unlike those seen in any other block game. But do those same people whine about paying $60 or more every time a sequel to GTA, Fallout, Call of Duty, etc comes out? Or complain that they don’t have parents to buy them everything? Or pay $19 or more for new DLC on other games? No they do not complain. So maybe drop the entitlement when it is just a couple dollars involved and be thankful a person is devoting so much time to this awesome app while expecting so little in return.

  106. Posted December 15, 2016 at 04:42 | Permalink | Reply

    Um will I ever be able to play it on the iPhone

  107. Posted December 15, 2016 at 09:31 | Permalink | Reply

    Just think of it as paid dlc. Very cheap dlc at that. I mean, Bethesda charged 4.99USD for a pack of buildable objects with nowhere near the customizability of the furniture in this. Plus, pistons, bison, and bug fixes. It will be ok, and Kaalus deserves to make a living. I promise you purchases aren’t going as strong as they were at launch.

  108. Posted December 15, 2016 at 13:12 | Permalink | Reply

    Bug report:

    When you generate a world with a higher sea level, things go wrong:

    1. No sea plants generate. I think the sea plant generation algorithm looks at sea level and then generate only until a certain depth. This is not taken into account if you change the sea level.
    2. The “inland sea” becomes fresh water and then there is piranhas in the ocean. I also do not find sharks etc in the inland sea. This is a complicated issue to fix.
    3. Old bug: on islands in the ocean, no animals spawn and I am not sure about pumpkins either. These islands are sterile and if you do spawn animals in creative, they try to swim to the mainland. Birds also fly away to the mainland. You do get preditors in caves, bears and hyenas though.

    Please add an option to change the hight of mountains and depth of valleys as well. With this we can greatly change the way a world looks like. If for example you change the sea level to -16 and change the valley depth to -16 and mountains to +16. This could be really great. You might even add an option of mountain frequency so that you can control the steepness and frequency of mountains as well. Also have an option for size of “biomes” so that we can have larger deserts and forests etc. Maybe even add vegetation frequency.

    Sorry for the many things, but technically this should not be that difficult to add.

  109. Posted April 3, 2017 at 15:07 | Permalink | Reply

    It’s AMAZING

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