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Kaalus just posted a blog update: https://kaalus.wordpress.com/2016/12/07/pistons/

There's some good news and some "bad" news.

The good news is, as you can see in the link, the other big new feature besides Furniture is the long requested Pistons. Very cool! And more good news, it will be out before Christmas.

Now the so called "bad" news...
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.
- Kaalus
Before you get upset about shelling out $$ for a new app, remember - there will be a discount for us. Follow the blog to get it. Plus IMHO Kaalus has always seriously underpriced Survivalcraft, which cost less than a cup of coffee at Starbucks. He's given us the best survival block game out there, and deserves to make some income for his efforts. Those of us that buy coffee can sacrifice a cup right? And those of us with parents or someone else paying our phone/device data plans - negotiate! I'm sure there's some dreaded chore or task you could take off their hands for a couple bucks. smiley: wink

Note Kaalus says the price will go back up before Christmas, so it's probably coming out very soon. He'll want to make some pre-Christmas sales. How soon I don't know. The discount price I don't know. Kaalus keeps a council of one, as you all know.

One last thought - as one commentor speculates, perhaps the new app will be a good base for developing multiplayer.

So it should be a fun holiday season. Can't wait to see everyone's ideas for Furniture and Pistons!

Have a great Holiday Season!

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8 December, 2016 02:07:41

@ aesop redux

Ive noticed. Although im not on wordpress i will buy this "survivalcraft 2.0". I honestly would pay full price for an advanced version of survivalcraft if it meant bigger and better updates. I say its worth it.

Also, its good to see you back aesop. It was getting kinda lonely here on the forum.

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8 December, 2016 13:37:09

This update will be well worth the price - full or discount! 'Furniture' alone is a genre-busting feature. And what we can do with pistons will be incredible. I'll be distracted at work for days now, thinking about what we can do with them. He gives one example of a completely hidden secret doorway - without using a single logic gate! Not even a delay.

I, for one, will be waiting 'in-line' to get this.

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8 December, 2016 14:32:48

@stanimus, @aesop redux

I would take this game over a cup of awful, overpriced starbucks coffee any day of the week.

As soon as this game comes out, i'm buying it for mobile and later pc.

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8 December, 2016 17:57:41

@tinkerer14 thanks for the welcome back, my hat's off to everyone who's hung in there at the forum, you are truly the hardcore SC fans!

Totally agree about the coffee, too bitter!

I'll do another news post (unless someone beats me to it) as soon as 2.0 is announced. As usual I assume it'll hit Google Play first for beta testing.

We should look into adding new categories on the forum for the new Community Furniture.

@Stanimus I agree pistons look very powerful. My son observed they do some things MC's doesn't. Can you imagine mazes that shift! Adventures will be taken to a whole new level. Groundbreaking thinking on Kaalus' part, as always.

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8 December, 2016 20:07:38

just mazes? I'm rethinking my dungeon adventure map. It'll have CAVE walls that shift! I'll be so distracted at work now thinking about the possibilities. Good thing that I'm my boss!

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9 December, 2016 03:58:32

Hi Guys :-) long time no see.
This new update has me excited again for survivalcraft and its future. The furniture! There are endless possibilities! Of course we all know that the pistons will just be magical. Can't wait!

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9 December, 2016 03:59:36

You guys are forgetting using furniture to make all sorts of crazy abstract patterns, so that they don't know where a block ends, and then shifting them with pistons. You could make like some crazy moving walls funhouse that people would have to escape from. It's just going to be hella crazy.

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9 December, 2016 05:34:09

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Welcome back man! It feels like i havent seen you on this forum in years!

Me and colin were practically the only ones keeping this forum as clean as we could in the time you and a lot of staff members were absent. It gets really lonely here at times.

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9 December, 2016 14:07:36

Oh man! I'm going to have to start a whole new world with all the 'adventure map elements' we'll be able to make. So many possibilities!

If only we could access the stats in designing adventure mode maps, we could have REAL quests the players can't cheat...

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10 December, 2016 03:29:29

Hey there @thebobsterblue and @Hexr good to see you guys! @Hexr and @Stanimus you're right the possibilities are endless. Hexr I'm sure you'll come up with some wild and hellish new parkour maps ;). New animal coming https://kaalus.files.wordpress.com/2016/12/bison.jpg?w=1168

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10 December, 2016 03:51:01

While i don't remember bison ever being a requested animal, either on the forums or on the blog, its still a rather nice touch.

Anyone up for a "gentleman's wager"? Each willing participant places his/her bets on at least 3 new features in the next update after this one....a participant must get at least two out of his/her three feature predictions right to win.

If some participants bet on the same feature they get some points, 10 points per right guess.

To win, a participant must get 30 points.

This bet will likely take a lot of time to realize, but hey...it's all for fun.

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10 December, 2016 04:10:30

@aesop I could! Thinking of all thw new half block elememts I could make as well as the quarter block elements to play wiith

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10 December, 2016 12:21:31

Even though I don't usually care to play 'parkour' maps, pistons and furniture will let you make some great ones! Towers that move up and down and so much more.

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11 December, 2016 03:05:21

Any plans for Survivalcraft 2.0 demo?

Hi,

I want to have a demo for survivalcraft 2.0. Any plans for that?

And if the answer is yes, when it will be released?

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11 December, 2016 12:00:21

This is some cool stuff, although i noticed you can only move simple blocks using the pistons :/ it is however still extremely cool. The furniture sounds really fun to play around with as well, although the 300 triangle limit is sad because i tried to make a slanted window pane and it said i couldnt build it xp but in all seriousness this is a great update and the versatility with house designing etc will be amazing, you can make complex ornaments and details and create awesome mosaics. Nice to know kaalus is still here :)

 


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11 December, 2016 13:33:15

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Wow, all the old hands seem to be coming back from the dead once this update came along. Nice to see you again, its gotten pretty lonely here before the update.

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12 December, 2016 16:23:54

Lemme guess, the price will go back up to 10$ before a PC, Windows 10 version will come? Crap...

(Kaalus has stated it'll be 4$ or the currency equivalent -Colin)

Last Edited By: Colin Hexr 13 December, 2016 10:54:00. Edited 1 time.

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12 December, 2016 17:11:29

"...BACK up to $10..."?
It never was $10 - stop spreading LIES!

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