Over on the reddit thread I mentioned in my last post another question was asked about SurvivalCraft and Jeb (MCPE dev & Mojang founder along with Notch I think) gave another good answer that really speaks to me because he mentions he like one of the aspects of the game I like too. Here’s the Q&A from reddit and afterwards I’ll tell you why this chimes so much with me too.
We’ll not talk about SurvivalCraft during our panel, but clearly it has a whole bunch of really cool features. I personally love the ship animation that happens when you create a new world.
On the other hand, SurvivalCraft doesn’t have multiplayer (as far as I know), so it’s much easier for them to add features.
For me, apart from Jeb liking SC but not being familiar with it enough to be sure about multiplayer, the thing that resonated so strongly with me was his liking for the ship at the start. I mentioned this in my 8 SC improvements post saying that the ship adds a much needed sense of narrative structure that is missing from the rest of the game and maybe, just maybe, in not alone in liking a story whilst I’m playing 🙂