More Birds

You’ve noticed it right away. Flat blocks in 2.3 are rendered in extruded 3D style instead of flat. This only happens while the block is held in hand – pickables and projectiles in the world still display as billboarded particles. It looks better that way, I experimented with it. The code to extrude textures into 3D models was written by my son Mikołaj.

Some more new stuff: 2.3 will include two new bird species. A sparrow and a pigeon. I have long thought that it is too easy to feed yourself hunting birds or eating their eggs. To make it more difficult, these two new bird species are not edible, and they are quite common, competing with the edible species. They still lay eggs, but their eggs are small (pigeon) and tiny (sparrow), and do not provide as much nutritional value as duck, raven or seagull eggs.

As a result, survival is harder. But you get the new default Survival mode instead. I think I told you about it already in one of the previous posts?

Sparrow is so tiny it can easily be killed with a rock, you don’t even need a spear. But why would you do that, it’s so cute!

All bird models have been updated to make them slightly more detailed and smoother to better match other animals:

I am almost ready to release, just a few more things.

30 Comments

  1. Posted February 14, 2022 at 00:31 | Permalink | Reply

    I love that we’ve been able to spot everything so far. We were unsure if stuff like the duck /seagull/raven models were changed due to distance. Glad to finally see them all close up! I was a little curious what items like seeds would look like in-hand with this new rendering.

    • Posted February 14, 2022 at 00:31 | Permalink | Reply

      Over the past couple of years. The Survivalcraft Content Community has continued to grow!

      Yesterday we reached 1000 users. We’re now at 1027!
      The server has been a welcoming place for the English speaking community to still discuss and celebrate the game in times of developmental inactivity. With users showcasing their builds and other projects with other fans of the game.

      You can join the discord by typing discord(.)gg /Survivalcraft into your browser’s address bar. Or by typing “Survivalcraft” after clicking the join server button in discord.

      • Nathan Hohnberger
        Posted February 14, 2022 at 00:53 | Permalink | Reply

        I would like to join said discord server post a link

        • Posted February 14, 2022 at 01:08 | Permalink

          Unfortunately links have to go through moderation. We have a custom invite link “survivalcraft”. So just type that after discord. gg/ or after clicking the join server button in discord.

  2. Posted February 14, 2022 at 00:34 | Permalink | Reply

    I always knew about the birds(The second video has them flying), now they are confirmed :-), and wow, a team of developers! Cool!

  3. Hank Sauri
    Posted February 14, 2022 at 00:53 | Permalink | Reply

    The 3D items appear Minecrafty

    • Hank Sauri
      Posted February 14, 2022 at 16:30 | Permalink | Reply

      I would suggest making the 3D items a toggleable setting

  4. Posted February 14, 2022 at 00:58 | Permalink | Reply

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  5. Skinecraft YT
    Posted February 14, 2022 at 01:12 | Permalink | Reply

    Optimize the game please because those who have Android 8 or later have a lag and most of the time it’s because of the wolves! The creatures gather at night and the lag begins. It also takes advantage of and takes advantage of the potential of many of the functions that Survivalcraft has, such as furniture, that it has a future if you do something similar to how I take out Mini World potential with the furniture. Update the interface bro it’s hard to differentiate each thing without a picture or description of the world or file that I’m going to download in the community there is also no search engine so it’s hard to find one thing among many! Please accept the mods as there are no commands to bring new fun to the community by bringing a new gaming experience with each new mod or shader applied.

  6. Posted February 14, 2022 at 01:25 | Permalink | Reply

    I assume the game generates a 3d mesh of the item when you open the world? If so, what is the effect on loading times, especially with larger texture packs?

    I quite interested in how this works.

  7. pipe garcia vivar
    Posted February 14, 2022 at 02:28 | Permalink | Reply

    They look super, I love seeing more life in the air, if you can make some way for them to interact with each other or for there to be some hunting bird it would be even cooler, or for them to have nests where they can lay their eggs, wow

    Can you leave all the items that currently have a 3D model (Tools, Snowball, brick etc), and leave them with 2D models, that adapt to this new dynamic as well as the grass and the flowers? For a while now I’d like to change their “appearance” with some texture pack but it’s impossible :/

    It would seem to me, but when the character bends down, he should walk a little slower than normal, it should also be used to walk between the plants and that the animals do not see you

    Haha thanks

  8. Pearce Bishop
    Posted February 14, 2022 at 03:38 | Permalink | Reply

    Maybe no edible ravens or seagulls? That would be very hardcore, but realistic I think. You could add turkeys or capercallies (or even better, grouses) which would be easy to hunt and fill the nutrition void from ravens and seagulls being inedible. Just some thoughts.

  9. Posted February 14, 2022 at 04:20 | Permalink | Reply

    “I think I told you about it already in one of the previous posts?” … yeah you did it 2 years ago :|

  10. Posted February 14, 2022 at 04:32 | Permalink | Reply

    Hey welcome back!

  11. Posted February 14, 2022 at 04:47 | Permalink | Reply

    Oh nice, you are working with your son

  12. Johan Steyn
    Posted February 14, 2022 at 06:20 | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks for updating the bird graphics. It has been requested for a very long time.

    Please do one more thing. There are zero birds on islands away from mainland. Please fix that.

    • Johan Steyn
      Posted February 14, 2022 at 06:24 | Permalink | Reply

      If you spawn birds, they all eventually migrate back to mainland.

      • Johan Steyn
        Posted February 14, 2022 at 06:33 | Permalink | Reply

        It would be great to make island adventures more realistic.

  13. Posted February 14, 2022 at 06:31 | Permalink | Reply

    Rip derpy birds

  14. Johan Steyn
    Posted February 14, 2022 at 06:37 | Permalink | Reply

    You have said that you are completely reworking the file system so that files are smaller. This will of course make worlds not backwards compatible. It would be great if you could make a utility to recreate the world to the old standard. I will need it for editing the word via another app.

  15. yefreer
    Posted February 14, 2022 at 07:12 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, I think you should make pigeons drop raw bird or atleast have a 50% chance to drop it. Pigeons are edible according to many sources and they taste like duck but more oily.

    • yefreer
      Posted February 14, 2022 at 07:24 | Permalink | Reply

      I also think that geese based of the wild Canada geese would be a great addition to the game, they primarily live by big sources of freshwater and lay geese eggs which are slightly more nutritious than small bird eggs but not as nutritious as land bird eggs. They are unpredictable, so they can attack you randomly before stopping at random times as well.

  16. Posted February 14, 2022 at 07:31 | Permalink | Reply

    Seems like nice changes! But I think it’s a bit strange for raven to be edible and pigeon inedible. It’s not that long ago that chicken, pigeon and goose were the most eaten birds in Europe.

    • Johan Steyn
      Posted February 14, 2022 at 07:38 | Permalink | Reply

      Interesting point, since eating birds of prey is very unhealthy. One of the reasons it is listed in the Bible as dirty meat.

  17. Andrii Chor
    Posted February 14, 2022 at 08:53 | Permalink | Reply

    1- Are birds easy to kill? I wouldn’t say that.
    2- Haha. The crow is edible, the dove is not. Maybe vice versa?

  18. Posted February 14, 2022 at 17:41 | Permalink | Reply

    Nice job Mikołaj! Hey perhaps you could also help your pop by reviving the Survivalcraft community, such as interacting on the forum, discord etc?

  19. Yucando Villanueva
    Posted February 15, 2022 at 00:22 | Permalink | Reply

    It would be good if a bird’s nest was implemented, that a maximum of 3 eggs are found inside it, and that the birds lay eggs both in the nest and outside the nest.

  20. jinshegoldensnake
    Posted February 15, 2022 at 06:50 | Permalink | Reply

    I hope the eggs of sparrows and pigeons can be eaten. Even if they don’t produce raw bird, their eggs should only provide a little nutrients like sea urchins. It’s more appropriate and much better than no nutritional value at all.

  21. jinshegoldensnake
    Posted February 15, 2022 at 12:22 | Permalink | Reply

    Kaalus, can piranha become an edible fish species? Even if the probability of falling fish is very low. Piranha is an excellent ingredient in South America. Compared with birds that don’t produce any food, can you give players a little convenience on piranhas? In addition, I hope to see the fishing system. The current weapons are not suitable for catching fish.

  22. Posted March 8, 2022 at 12:24 | Permalink | Reply

    hi creators i noticed that since in 2.3 character is able to go into 1-block height space , and are not displaced to a nearby available space when crushed , it renders all trap gate/furniture switch powered elevators/subways ineffective as players are no longer able to be pushed forward. Is there any possible solution to that?

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