As you know since the last post, Survivalcraft is available in Windows Store.
You can now play it with mouse and keyboard on your powerful PC. Happy days.
In the meantime I have been fixing some issues. First of all, when you buy the game it does not immediately detect that you have done so. I rely on an event in Microsoft API to tell me that license has changed, but apparently it never fires.
I should have known better, these days to rely on any API to work is madness! Always assume it will not work.
Therefore in 22.214.171.124, after you bought the game you need to restart it for the trial status to go away. But it’s not easy on Windows. I don’t know any other way of doing it than either switching off the device, or using Task Manager to kill the process. Anything else merely suspends the app. Another not so good decision on Microsoft side, IMO. All other mobile platforms let you kill apps and no one is complaining. Why take it away?
Anyway, the update should fix that. App now checks the license status every time it’s activated, not just on startup or non-firing event.
Another improvement is that dragging with right mouse button only takes one element from stack, not all of them. This should make it easier to split stacks (the hold method still works, like on phones).
Yet another improvement is more help text! Especially a long topic about electricity in the help section.
I am sorry that at the moment people in Russia and Brazil do not have access to the game. This is because these countries require special age certificates to publish a game. I skipped them from initial release to make things simpler. This update should fix that, as it is marked for distribution everywhere.
That is: everywhere apart from Korea and Taiwan :-( These countries have really atrocious age certification schemes that require you to have a physical representative in the country to obtain one! Because I am not currently planning a trip to far east this will have to wait. Sorry.
Please keep downloading the demo from Windows Store.