Zanzlanz
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What qualities do you think are necessary to having a successful career path?

If you want to work for yourself, you should be passionate, adaptive, risky, and clever. Network with people who share your interests, and always seek potentially rewarding opportunities.

It helps to be able to know yourself well, so you can extract these qualities and improve them consciously :) You can't doubt yourself - believe you will succeed!

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Have you ever tried to make a small game but in the end the idea turned out badly and decided to cancel it? :0

CriX Unlimited

Yes, sure! Usually happens on the first couple days of development. :)

It happened a lot in 2013. But now I normally don't make new projects without a good idea about what I'm going to do :D
(like, none of these games were released: https://vine.co/v/bT7xWVtpPer)

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In the next update of mine blocks 2 will the worlds be deleted automatically after updating? D:

CriX Unlimited

Noo, I wouldn't do that!
If I had to, the worst I would do is drop support for the old files, and have a way for people to still play those worlds in the old version of the game. But I don't think I will even have to do that. :)

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Is it possible to add more background songs in mine blocks? it would be great! :D

CriX Unlimited

It would be nice to update the music for sure!

I have to be careful though, since music takes up most of the filesize for the game, which means longer loading times, and bigger download sizes. :]

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Is there a crafting recipe for fermented spider eye in Mine Blocks? I tried the Minecraft recipe and several variations and none of them work.

Sam Smith

Yes, and the recipe is the same as in Minecraft.
It's possible you're running a slightly older version of the game (in which case, you can find the latest version on: my website, Newgrounds, or Kongregate). :D

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Hey Zanzlanz i hope you have a Merry Christmas! A question: can you add Santa's Suit? Merry Christmas!

LuckyiCube52

Awh hey thanks! <3 I hope you had a Merry Christmas too! And happy New Year now!

I don't think I will add an actual Santa suit. But hey there are a lot of santa skins:
http://mineblocks.com/1/skins/search?q=santa

My person favorite is Zanta:
http://mineblocks.com/1/skin/21089 :)

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Have you planned for mine blocks 3? :D

CriX Unlimited

Well, sorta! This year has been a huge step towards that, as I've learned shader development and I've started working on my first 3D multiplayer game this month (I'll have more info on that soon! You saw a screenshot on Twitter :D). The next steps would probably be working up to a solid C++ engine.

One of the issues is that a lot of games are coming out that implement some of the design that Mine Blocks 3 was going to have, and I don't want to really resemble them (neither on purpose or on accident). :)

Well anyway, I have a handful of project that should have my attention before I do anything with MB3. It's tough to juggle so many things at once, haha.

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Have you thought of an anniversary for the 5 years of mine blocks? I think not since it is a game of minecraft but in 2D is the idea is not original so I probably have not thought any special for the 5 years of mine blocks, but, I do not know, I want to know your answer xD

CriX Unlimited

It's going to be the 6th year anniversary next, since I started the game in 2011. :D
I didn't really plan ahead for the anniversary, it just happened too quickly! I should definitely do something for the 10-year one though!

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I tried to download Mine Blocks but when i did and opened the game it kept playing music and sounds from mobs and flashing pictures of blocks. Help please.

i_will _not_tell_you

It seems like the packager I'm using is slowly becoming incompatible with different computers. In 1.29 I'll try to release as an AIR package which should fix it all :)

In terms of fixing your issue, I recommend using the "NON-EXE" version. Sorry for the glitches!

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Which animal has the most beautiful fur?

For some reason, Golden Tigers come to mind! :D

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Theoretically, would anyone have permissions of sorts to decompile Mineblocks for assets and reprogram it in Java from scratch for private use?

PeterGlassJar

Sounds like you have a plan! Go for it :D

(Btw I highly recommend this decompiler: https://www.free-decompiler.com/flash/ )

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Do you ever get weird or annoying questions and ask yourself, "ugh... why do I even"?

PeterGlassJar

It's mostly the questions asking if I'm going to add multiplayer/villagers/herobrine to Mine Blocks. I've stopped answering and reading those since I've answered them too many times. They are in the FAQ anyway.

The questions here haven't been annoying though, ever since I disabled anonymous questions, haha :D

As for weird questions, I guess I don't get too weird of ones. The ones I delete are normally just suggestions, repeats, or something I have too hard of a time answering.

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Hello Zanzlanz, i'm a big fan of Mineblocks! This game is not like Minecraft, is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo better! I want to ask if you can add the Hot Chocolate to Mineblocks. If you drink 3 times (in survival) you take 1 damage beacuse is so much hot. I wait answer. Byeeeeeee

LuckyiCube52

Hey Lucky! Thanks man, that's really nice of you to say c:

I like your suggestion btw - I'd love to add some chocolate stuff after cocoa is farmable, and hot chocolate sounds like a fun one! :)

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Is ZanzCode? What do you plan to do with your program? :D

CriX Unlimited

The plan is to make a simple cross-platform script + a bunch of tools to make small games. Then allow people to share them with anyone else to play.

I really just wanted something so I could program things on mobile, but I think the idea is can be way bigger than that!

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Zanzlanz could you add boats like a titanic?! if the ship could sink with physics like the game sinking simulator?

James Thomas Stoudt

Fun fact: If the Titanic was placed in Mine Blocks, it would take up a fourth of the size of the world. :)

I was thinking it might be cool to be able to link rafts together or something. I'm not sure how it would work if it wasn't in flat water though.

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Will you add armor color like you can color your armor like redstone makes the armor red. Could you? It would make the game a lot more cooler and can you please reply i would really like and answer!

James Thomas Stoudt

This was already added in the last update: youtu.be/-4gg7NrWhDM?t=1m52s

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Do you agree that good things come to those who wait?

Not totally! Surely good things come to those who are not impatient. But taking risks and taking initiatives is a big part in being successful.

Don't wait around to do something that could have amazing results :)

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hey zanzlanz, how can i make adventure maps?

Frank J. Hardy

There isn't an adventure game mode, but after you make a cool map, you can save the world as a file on the main menu. Then you can totally send the file to people to play ;3

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Any chance of FLA-AS3 Sandbox tutorial videos? (Sorry if I've asked more than once, I'm not sure if the form is submitting)

PeterGlassJar

I'm not sure, I think it's unlikely though. Maybe I'll do a series if I get more freetime again!

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their albums usually begins in February?

CriX Unlimited

I guess! I participated in February Album Writing Month for the last three years.
I probably wont do it again for a while, since it takes too much of my time. xD

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as ''zanzlanz'' originate?

CriX Unlimited

Alexander = Zanz
Lanzetta = Lanz

Zanzlanz :)

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what happened to his ZanzCode project?

CriX Unlimited

Nothing much yet. The more I work on Mine Blocks, the less time I have for other projects ;)

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as a chair is to ride the pig? is something that many wonder! :0

CriX Unlimited

There aren't plans for an official chair, if that's the question :)

There's a plan for an alternative use for sitting though!

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You think about when it takes the progress of the update blocks mine 2? ~CriX :3

CriX Unlimited

If people want me to make more Mine Blocks 1 updates, that means I will have less time spent on Mine Blocks 2 updates, unfortunately xD

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Will you ever bring more developers onto MB?

PeterGlassJar

I don't think I will, no.

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About Zanzlanz:

I'm an indie game developer and music producer. I made Mine Blocks, and much more!

United States

http://zanzlanz.com

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