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Lumiappaday #47: Survivalcraft demoed on the Nokia Lumia 800 #Minecraft

| January 2, 2012 | 2 Replies

Ah, Minecraft. Do you know it? Have you heard of it? Heavens, have you played it? I don’t get the appeal myself but apparently millions do. Videos of Minecraft creations keep appearing on youtube and considering what it takes to make a damn stick, it’s well certainly impressive. So on that, I thought I’d share an app that allows that kind of game for your Lumia.

There are several minecraft clones available at marketplace, the one I’m showing is called Survivalcraft. I’m a Minecraft noob so I don’t understand the differences but it looks like minecraft stuff to me. Plays well enough though I really don’t know what I’m doing, especially on the crafting side (like what combination of what turns into something else).

For me, it seems well laid out. I can move about fine, look around, jump etc, and mine. It has received a lot of positive reviews on Marketplace by people who seem to know much more about Minecraft than I ever will so I’m thinking it’s covering a lot of the original game’s bases. I guess if it had help tips for noobs I’d probably find it more appealing. I just read from the reviews what to do with the craft table I randomly came across :).

 

#47) Survivalcraft

Price: £2.29

Link: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-GB/apps/a23292c3-6d76-4a4d-ae7a-7e7379325671

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Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDMfcyNu8YM

Developer Blurb:

You are marooned on the shores of an infinite blocky world. Explore, mine resources, craft tools. Build a shelter to survive nights. Possibilities are infinite in this sandbox survival and construction game.

This is the fourth release of Survivalcraft, and it adds craftable furnace and smelting. It should run faster, look prettier, and it has new rock types: tough basalt, bright limestone and smooth marble!

We are reading the forums. A lot of bugs found by the players in Alpha 1.2 are now fixed!

In this release the following major features were added:

  •  Furnace & smelting
  •  Basalt, limestone, marble
  •  Much more varied underground world
  •  Framerate & visual quality optimizations
  •  Fixed bugs found in Alpha 1.2

More features are planned for later updates. With each new update the price will go up a bit. Purchase now while it is cheap and get all the updates for free!

Rating:

Design: 9

Usability: 9

Performance: 9

Price: 9

Conclusion:

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Category: Applications, Lumiappaday, Nokia, Nseries, Windows Phone

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