A lot of new items, a new block type, and some bug fixes, are coming to The Blockheads [Free] in its next update, an update that should be released wide pretty soon, creator David Frampton tells us.

So, what's coming? Compost, for one. Starting with the update, you'll be able to grow trees and plants faster and taller by crafting a little compost and sprinkling it into the ground. Kelp, an ocean plant-type, is also being introduced. Maybe most excitingly, basalt will become a resource you can collect. Frampton says it's a "new shiny block type" that you'll be able to build with.

The way saving works is being changed in this update, too, as part of an effort to make sure that data no longer has a small chance to be compromised if the game crashes. Also, dropbears will now die when burned. That's cool.

More stuff is coming in this update, but we'll have to wait until it hits to really be able to flesh out the coverage. Stay tuned. Also, you should really download The Blockheads. It's insanely good.

[baby donkey image via CastlePage on our forums]

  • XzombiesX

    Love this gameeee!!

  • maartend

    I liked this game but too much waiting around..

  • Hirusan

    Best game I've played in a long time.

  • jhkrischel

    Just couldn't get into it given the consumable IAP structure. The guys having the most fun seem to be the ones who have managed to cheat their way into unlimited consumable IAP - they actually get to explore and build cool things, rather than just sit and wait while your blockhead tediously finishes doing something.

    • vicsark

      Actually, I think the problem is that the game is supposed to be played with 2 or 3 dudes (the price of the 2nd dude is pretty low).
      The waiting makes sense when you queue tasks for one dude and then take care of the others.
      And crystals are easy to get in game without IAP if you explore the caves and as soon as you craft a gem axe.
      Great game imho, I'm having a lot of fun with it :)

  • Dexiro

    Is there any chance of this game getting better multitask functionality? I was on the verge of dieing of boredom having to keep the game open while every last task is slowly completed. Being able to use other apps while Blockheads does it's thing would be infinitely better.

  • http://profiles.google.com/godboubs Brandon Godbout

    junk jack is better..