It occurred to me as I was replying to TrekkerTim, a fellow Survivalcraft player and commentor on this blog, last week about what may lurk under the oceans in SC. What occurred to me, you ask? Well, let me tell you…
Captain Nemo, that’s what! I know! Brilliant, eh?
What? What do you mean you’re confused? Sigh… Ok, let me ease your burden of incertitude and explain what I mean.
Quite simply of like to see Survivalcraft develop into a world resembling that created by Jules Verne in his amazing 20,000 Leagues under the Sea which, of course, starred the brilliant Captain Nemo. There you go, that’s that cleared up, eh?
What? Still want more? Blimey!
Righto, well first let me say that whilst I love Survivalcraft, I have not been shy about pointing out what I think are its weaker aspects. Since I wrote the “3 things” post Kaalus has updated, changed and added a heck of a lot but I still don’t feel the core of my disatisfaction has been addressed and that is there simply is nothing to do in the game once you have built a shelter and gathered enough food.
For longevity’s sake the game needs one of two things (preferably both); multiplayer and an end game, but another great idea, in my humble onion, would be adding the ability to mod. That, combined with the adventure mode, would provide an excellent system for different kinds of game play which leads me nicely to what I’d like to see in Survivalcraft… a Jules Verneian/Captain Nemoish world where not only do you have to survive by mining and farming on the land, but you have to explore and conquer the ocean as well and to do this you have to build the kind of amazing things that I loved in the old Disney film with the brilliant James Mason. Here’s the trailer, look out for the diving suits and think of how cool it would be to build these to explore the endless seas Kaalus has given us, fighting off sharks, harvesting fish and mining rate ores. Hell, read the opening text and tell me that’s not Survivalcraft it’s describing 😀
So there you go, *that’s* my idea for Survivalcraft; surviving, mining, farming, diving, exploring the sea bed, building an underwater base, fighting a kraken…