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The more I am looking into the game and try out your updates, the more convinced I am you might be creating THE game of 2017. People love the game, youtubers are picking it up as well, I hope you get the support you need! Good luck, man, you deserve success with it, the idea is great.

Other people have already picked up ideas I also would have suggested like:

Day/Night circle

Temperature (very hot - need more water; very cold - stored water might freeze, you need a fire to keep you warm, better clothes)

different sharks and NPCs (also friendly)

I will present you my suggestions for these ideas and also other new ones:

Add a bed (can be crafted out of a lot of thatch and some ropes to keep it together, could look more like a pile of thatch than an actual bed. If nights are added you can animate a sun and a moon, perhaps also stars, according to which you know how late it is. For far away future: you could create an even bigger world and you'd have to navigate according to the stars, according to where you travel you could paint maps - literally let the player him/herself make the map according to how long they travel somewhere)

Make surviving a lot harder (when I start playing it's not easy, however if you play smartly you soon enough reach a point where surviving isn't that hard anymore. Add not only different kinds of fishes to eat and catch, but also make the catching a lot harder. Think of some sort of bait, perhaps pieces of raw fish or insects. More seeds would be a great idea but everything should take a way longer time to grow. When you have to survive you can't start growing potatos as it would take months for them to grow. When a day and night circle is added you can let stuff like potatos take up to 5-7 days and palm trees 15-20 days. There should be some variety in the plants growing in general.)

Weather (storms, waves, sun, wind, ... all these natural issues can occur and damage your raft, perhaps even throw you off and you have to swim back while keeping the shark off. The weather could also affect and damage the raft, pillars could crack if you don't repair them on time or a piece of the raft might just break off in general)

Nets capture so much (which is awesome and therefore too easy I think. Perhaps let them catch up to 3 items only, the rest should swim through, and if more than 10 items got through the net could break)


All together your game already improved a lot, it's great! The added chests are very useful, I like that you need a lot of metal for them and that they don't have that much storage room. I think you could in general make a "normal" and "hardcore" mode later on, just different stages of how hard surviving might be.

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I just posted in another thread and saw yours. Very similar to mine. I shall just expand on yours :P

From my play through of this game, it is probably one of the best builder prototypes I have ever played.

A bow would be a great introduction to the game. I would love to see the shark get harder the longer you play as well. Definitely more plants to plant, more fish types with varying hunger levels/poisonous fish that harm you when you eat them. Also a fishing net would be amazing. Either similar to the nets that collect items or a casting net similar to the hook.

I also think a more advanced crafting system would definitely benefit the game. The more you advance, the more stuff should unlock. A more advanced cooking station/water purifier to harvest more at once from a singular station. A furnace to smelt the metal down to ingots for further advanced crafting recipes. Perhaps leading to diving devices as suggested above? Maybe a craft-able cannon to battle the shark (gunpowder could be harvested from barrels)? Upgraded spears/harpoons?

Going along with what I said about more advanced items. As you progress through the game, more advanced materials start drifting in inside the barrels.

Adding durability to items should also be a must since once you create a tool, you can use it indefinitely.

Nighttime/daytime cycles that limits vision as said above. Weather with hot and cold affects the character requiring you to find shade so the reason to have walls and a roof is useful. Bad rain and storms that damage your structures.

With those listed above, seasons could also be added as well as different biomes. This opens up the option to craft clothes based on the environment or something as simple as a rain poncho to help ward of getting cold from the rain. (Furs and such could also be harvested from barrels)

Lastly... This would greatly improve the current game. Add a cooldown to the annoying starving/dehydrating sound. It is probably the biggest annoyance and downside to this game since it spams constantly until you eat or drink.

From what I have seen from this game, it has a HUGE potential. I honestly can't wait to see what future updates hold.

Since I really like this post, i'm going to list some quotes you said and improve a bit.

  1. "more fish types with varying hunger levels/poisonous fish that harm you when you eat them." I really like this. Later on in the game, getting to know the world that you are surviving in is going to be a key factor.
  2. "The more you advance, the more stuff should unlock. A more advanced cooking station/water purifier to harvest more at once from a singular station. A furnace to smelt the metal down to ingots for further advanced crafting recipes." I'm going to go for a long shot with this suggestion, but maybe a skill tree. The more you do a certain thing, you get experience or points for that subject and can make things less expensive, faster, or give more. For example, once you fish 3 fish, you gain a point you can use to increase the speed of how many you catch, or how big the fish is. So the better you get at a skill, you unlock different recipes for this, which may have a use for the leftover metal we all have laying around in chests.
  3. "As you progress through the game, more advanced materials start drifting in inside the barrels." I'v seen many posts about diving gear and snorkels and such, this could be a way you can go from making thatch and wood walls to survive, to being underwater without a shark to worry about.
  4. "Adding durability to items should also be a must since once you create a tool, you can use it indefinitely." This is needed.
  5. "Weather with hot and cold affects the character requiring you to find shade so the reason to have walls and a roof is useful. Bad rain and storms that damage your structures." Also it could affect how much you need to eat/drink.
  6. "Add a cooldown to the annoying starving/dehydrating sound." I don't think any sane person can go any longer than 2 minutes listening to that sound.
  7. "From what I have seen from this game, it has a HUGE potential. I honestly can't wait to see what future updates hold." Keep up the great work :)


i agree with everything but the nets but i do think there op but mabe just have different ones that get different % of the stuff that gos threw them. eg a net with larger gaps would be cheaper as it needs less rope(but gets less) and the smaller ones need more refined thin rope (but can also catch the odd fish and all the stuff that gos passed).