Survivalcraft goes to version 1.1 and gets major new features

All right you Minecraft addicts, it's time for it to start: your presumably regular updates to your favorite clone, Survivalcraft. The Minecraft-inspired game came out about two weeks ago and the developer is already bringing out a significant update which features many user-requested changes and additions aka the best kind of fixes!

In v1.1 you can now get the following:

  • Torches, lamps and improved lighting system
  • Configurable controls sensitivities and autojump
  • Configurable brightness
  • Recipaedia, an encyclopaedia of all crafting recipes
  • Many more new tools
  • Many more crafting recipes
  • More minerals to find and mine
  • Tools now wear out and break
  • Craftable chest to store your items
  • Sleeping and changing respawn point
  • You can now save a screenshot to pictures library

We admit: we haven't jumped on the Minecraft wagon yet, but we may just have to with Survivalcraft. The game fetches for $1.99 with a free trial and you grab it here in the Marketplace. Thanks, Daniel J., for the tip!

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • I just don't understand Minecraft-esque games...what is the purpose?  At least with The Sims, you have bars to fill up.  On these games you just build stuff?
  • Play Minecraft and decide. Same thing I tell people about Windows Phone. It's a lego-type game. The newer releases do have some challenges placed before the player, but building is essentially the focus.
    That being said, I'm boycotting this. Total copyright infringement.
  • woop!
    As i said when this was first out, i LOVE minecraft, its just so strangley adictive haha
    Loving the update, the dark night were anoying and the crafting was a bit strange but all gdgd now!
  • Awesome! Updating now :D
  • I was skeptical getting this game when it first came out, the lack of info on crafting was one of the well as the 2 minute free trial lol.
    Might grab it now though, these updates seem to make it more complete.
  • I wont pay for this because it has zero originality and no reference to or credit to Mojang.