Read all about the brand new Snapshot 8, see some videos and learn about future updates.
Here we are: a new snapshot. A new snapshot has been long overdue and this one is Snapshot 8, while 6 and 7 were not released to the public.
For first time downloaders please make sure to read our tutorial "Installation & Configuration Instructions". There you will find basic installation instruction, configuration options description and a few basic troubleshooting tips. The file is a little out of date so expect it to be updated soon.
This new snapshot brings (among the improvements of the two private versions) a separation of creation mode and normal mode. Creation mode is basically a live map editor, while normal mode is the way the game is meant to be played. There is a large button in the upper-left corner that allows you to witch between the two modes.
Future snapshots will strive to bring feature equality between creation mode and normal mode, but for now normal mode is underdeveloped.
Creation mode also allows you to create stockpiles:
Since this video has been recorded food stockpiles were also added.
March marks a month were a lot of experimenting will be done to investigate several possible final designs for the game. Among the goals a big role will be played by accessibility and ease of learning and interacting with the world. Here is a conceptual video of a more natural first person world interaction scheme:
Snapshot 8 is also a true snapshot: it is WIP so you will find plenty of bugs and oversights.
So on to controls: