1.7 Is out! Go play the game!
Changes listed here are known to be in the game, and it is known what the change will do
Free HD textures
Dave has said here that HD textures will be free in 1.7
Change in world credit
Dave has told us that instead of using time crystals to credit worlds, we will now pay real money to credit worlds Via in app purchase On the forum
New font on menu
Milla reveals the menu on facebook. Then SHAHMMM posted it on the forums . http://forums.theblockheads.net/t/new-1-7-spoiler/54359?u=shahmmm
Special characters in names
March 21, 2017 - Dave reveals that player names will be constrained to ascii text on the forum.
As fully revealed in Dave’s New font thread, The Blockheads is getting a new font!
World format update
With the 1.7 update, blockheads worlds will be stored in a single database file rather than in different files for almost everything in game.
September 22, 2016 - Dave reveals he is investigating problems with large worlds on Twitter.
September 22, 2016 - Dave reveals why large worlds have so many files on Twitter.
September 22, 2016 - Dave reveals that he is looking into a database for storing worlds instead of many files on Twitter.
September 22, 2016 - Dave’s benchmark fails, leading to the belief that a database would be slower on Twitter.
September 25, 2016 - Dave reveals that the database method is faster on Twitter
A new game mode, expert mode, will likely be released with 1.7. This mode mode will feature a world with stricter rules and more limited resources. Trade portals and Portal chests will either be removed, or severely crippled. Additionally, teleportation will be disabled.
Discussion and suggestions are welcome in the expert mode thread. Dave has been responding there.
March 27, 2017 - Dave posts the idea on Twitter.
March 28, 2017 - Ronnie posts a suggestion thread for discussion of the idea.
March 30, 2017 - Dave confirms that trade portals and portal chests will be crippled on the forum
March 30, 2017 - Dave confirms that teleportation will be disabled on the forum.
March 31, 2017 - Dave begins playtesting Expert Mode as revealed on Twitter.
April 18, 2017 - Dave posts a teaser for Expert Mode on Twitter
Badly injured and starving, hiding in a tree from scorpions, desperately stabbing your flint spear at the dodo below. This is expert mode.
April 19, 2017 - Dave confirms that meditation will be disabled in Expert mode on the forum
Dave posted more details about creating expert mode worlds on the forums.
Majicdave posted it on the forums on 3/6/18 or 7 or some time zones. The Blockheads 1.7 Launches March 15th
Dave has stated on Twitter that fruits will fall from trees “at the end of the fruiting season” and that fallen apples will be eaten by dodos. It is unclear whether or not this will be in all worlds, or only expert mode worlds.
Dave said that players are going to need this feature, in a reply to this post.
Disable Teleportation in Custom Worlds
Teleportation will have the option to be disabled in custom worlds. This was confirmed as a recently-implemented 1.7 feature shortly after having been requested in the #suggestions category.
Changes listed here are very likely to be in the game, but we don’t know for sure. Something should go on this list only if Dave or Milla has implied it might be coming.
Protection sign update
Protection signs may be receiving an update to allow admins to edit anywhere in the world, and players to only edit where protection signs have been placed to allow them to build.
October 5, 2016 - Bibliophile suggests a new setting on protection signs to allow any player to edit within them on admin only worlds on the forum.
October 5, 2016 - Dave replies, suggesting another way to implement similar behavior on the forum
Clearer, whiter diamonds
Dave has been working on clearer diamonds recently following a suggestion by kaypoppy. It has not yet been confirmed if this will be part of the update, however Dave did work on it and created the finished diamond which he showed us in a picture.
20th June - Dave shows a picture of a new diamond which is not blue but a clearer, whiter light, here
We don’t know what these will be will work in game, but we know they will probably be added.
Several links that might imply something
March 1, 2017 - Dave made blockheads work themselves to death (bug) as revealed on Twitter.
March 6, 2017 - Dave reveals that he likes adding Easter Eggs to games and needs to do more of it on Twitter
March 9, 2017 - Dave is reworking the rendering system for the app on Twitter
March 9, 2017 - Dave’s rework is to make it possible to add animated items / more complex shaders as seen on Twitter
Riding animals other than donkeys?
Dave posted on Twitter that he rode on a shark. Could sharks or even dropbears and scorpions be rideable?
June 21, 2017 - Dave posts on Twitter about the sharks.
Milla set her avatar as a Blockhead riding a shark.
New/updated light textures
September 11, 2016 - Dave reveals a new shader on Twitter
September 13, 2016 - Dave reveals the finished color picker on Twitter
September 13, 2016 - Dave reveals that he is working on new features and has added a color picker on the forum
Pets and Fences
March 16, 2017 - Dave reveals a Dodo bird with a name above its head, and what appears to be a fence to its right on the forums.
April 27, 2017 - Dave reveals that the “fence” is probably a gate and that dodos will not be able to move through them on Twitter
Blue blockheads face?
Important bugs that will be fixed / are fixed in 1.7. Only for fixes confirmed by the majicJungle team.
Flat + Very wet worlds
When creating a world that is both flat and very wet, the app will hang and will never finish creating the world.
99 Baskets removed from free trade portals
As revealed by Milla here. In the update free trade portals will no longer make it possible to buy 99 backets.
March 16, 2017 - Milla reveals that the option will be removed in 1.7 on the forums.
Email requirement removed when reporting players
With the 1.6.2 update, reporting a player no longer asks for your email, however the dialog still tells you that you must provide your email. This text will be removed in 1.7.
In 1.6.2, reporting was also broken so that submitted reports are no longer sent to the owner portal. This will also be fixed in 1.7 as confirmed by Milla here
October 13 2016 - MummyK reports the bug on the forum
November 10, 2016 - Dave reports that the bug is fixed in 1.7 on the forum
January 12, 2017 - Milla confirms that reports will work again once 1.7 is released on the forum