The massive multiplayer 1.3 update! OUT NOW!

[FONT=Helvetica]Hello everyone[/FONT]
[FONT=Helvetica]It’s just around the corner, and should be out next week: The big 1.3 update![/FONT]
[FONT=Helvetica]1.3 focusses mostly on multiplayer, and adds a huge new feature - persistent online server based worlds![/FONT]
[FONT=Helvetica]There is a new Mac based server app that has been submitted to the Mac App Store, and will also be available as a free download from this site. Anyone can download the app, start it up and have a world running on their Mac, then up to 32 players can connect to it at once. Windows and Linux versions of the server app are in the works too, but aren’t quite ready yet.[/FONT]
[FONT=Helvetica]The server app keeps track of your blockheads and items, and even continues running queued actions while you’re away, just like in single player. And if you use the same username and connect from a different device, you can keep playing with the same blockheads.[/FONT]
[FONT=Helvetica]You can play multiplayer without a server with up to 5 other players on your local WiFi. The Blockheads will also now support the auto-match feature in Game Center, though still limited to 2 players. [/FONT]
[FONT=Helvetica]There are lots of other new features too, there is new multiplayer text chat, shop blocks and coins to trade with other players, new signs to display text, new beds, and new shelves which are similar to chests, but allow you to see the stored items. There are new shiny metal blocks to build with, that are also harder to destroy, so if you want to hide away and make it tricky for other players to get to you, you can. There are also new iron doors and trap doors which only you can use, as well as safes where you can store items that no other players can get to.

[FONT=Helvetica]And there are still more features, you can now pinch to zoom all the way out to a map view, so you can see all the way from lava to space at once, and easily see where your blockheads and portals are… which is great, because you can now use time crystals to teleport any blockhead instantly to any portal.[/FONT]
[FONT=Helvetica]And one last new thing: Treasure chests! Scattered throughout caves and buried under beaches, these golden chests contain anything from a few coins to golden ingots and even diamonds![/FONT]
[FONT=Helvetica]There are also a number of other smaller features and bug fixes but I won’t go into too much detail. Multiplayer is now far more stable and lag-free than it used to be, and the bug that could cause world corruption in multiplayer is now fixed.[/FONT]
[FONT=Helvetica]So sorry for the long wait, but it should be worth it! Unless there are any major problems with the review process, you can expect to see it next Thursday!



Do you know if the Mac server app will be out when the update comes out?

It should be in the Mac App Store on the same day, but if not, it will definitely be available for download from this site.

Have I died and gone to heaven?

I hope the windows server thingy comes out soon cos I really want to try the server worlds when the update comes out.

This might be the one thing that gets me back into the game:p
No offense, I mean, It’s a great game, but i just got kinda bored. What I think I’ll do is start 2 new worlds and delete my old ones. I know i have a ruby portal, but It’ll be fun to play up to that point again.
I’ll start one now, and another when the update releases

Omigosh you guys are awesome!!! :smiley: :smiley: can’t wait for this update as I’ve always wanted to host a shop!!!

Can we keep our old worlds (will the new features automatically be added or do we havé to create a new world)?

You can keep you old worlds. The only thing to note is that treasure chests will only be found in newly explored caves.

This game is getting better and better. Congrats Dave! :cool:

One question?
Will we need the server program to play on a server world or just to host one?

Wow. Um Dave? If players trade gold coins with you for item, what would you do with the coins beside trading, or are coins for trading only? This update helps me because I own a hotel, & I would like a ‘gift shop’ where you could buy things. Plus, I could charge 3-4 gold coins for 2 nights stay, or 1 coin to use the Sauna. :smiley: this is wonderful thank you!!!

You only need the server app to host worlds from a Mac. You can host worlds for up to 5 other players directly from within the game on IOS, and only need the game to connect and play in any world hosted any way.

For now coins are pretty much only for trading, however you can smelt the copper and gold coins into copper and gold ingots too.

Well, tough luck for me… I’ve explored my world INSIDE-OUT. nothing undiscovered. New worlds it is :3

Question: So will you be able to trade (example) a gold coin for a stack of marble with your friend? I don’t fully understand what you’re (MajicDave) saying…

About where I’m at too… I guess I’ll warp in a few extra blockheads to get the achievements, and start a new one.

Yep, you craft and place a shop, then at the shop you can drag a stack of any items in, and set the sale price. Then come back later and pick up any profits.

If you want to buy something from another player’s shop, you just go up to the shop, and select the quantity you want, and the coins are deducted from your blockhead’s inventory.

So you mean that I could play on one of the server worlds with 32 players on my iPad with out the mac app?
Just not host it.

Am I seeing for real? Someone pinch me! THIS IS MAJOR AWESOME!!! Hip hip hooray for MajicDave and The Blockheads!:wink:

That is correct :slight_smile: