Hey Builders, this is just a small update on our progress for the first-person mode.

Currently, we are gradually rolling out a very early beta version of our hugely anticipated First-person mode. At its current stage, it is extremely basic, and the only thing you can do is “kinda” walk around. When I first created the game, I didn’t vision a first-person mode. I wanted it to be a top-down, isometric experience mainly, but after launch, the requests started coming in, so I tested it out, and it just made sense! I felt so immersed in a world which I had created & built myself that it just had to be in the game for everyone to experience. The problem? The collisions for each object were designed to be very basic & simple, and it worked perfectly for top-down/isometric but not for first-person.

Unfortunately, this resulted in me redesigning collisions for every single object (and there is a lot of them by the way). Fortunately, I have already redesigned most of them, but it’s still a work in progress with additional refinements required. If you get a chance to try the mode, you might notice some invisible things blocking your way. Don’t worry; these collisions will improve in upcoming updates.

What can I do by just walking around?

Well, currently – not much. You can explore your worlds. You might want to go on little adventures by exploring other players worlds. Or maybe try out some cool things like building a maze and then trying to figure it out. Check out the featured world by TOXICJUTZ16 and see if you can solve that maze in first-person.

What else will you be adding?

Many things and stuff.

  • Collision improvements.
  • Interaction with items and characters in the world.
  • Things that go pew pew pew.
  • Multiplayer – Explore & build worlds with your friends or strangers.
  • Swimming – That’s right. You cannot swim in first-person just yet but this will be added soon. It’s a lot more complicated than it sounds.
  • Ride horses, dragons, and vehicles – Yep, soon you will no longer need to explore your worlds on your foot like a peasant.
  • Going inside buildings.
  • Zombie survival. Who doesn’t like a good zombie survival? Will try and keep zombies looking as friendly as possible.
  • And of course any other suggestions by the community.

Will first-person also be available on the PC/MAC version?

Of course it will. Add the game to your Wishlist on our Steam page to get notified when the game is released on Steam. https://store.steampowered.com/app/1077530/BUILD/

I want to download Pocket Build, where do I get it?

Click here for the App Store link.

Click here for the Google Play store link.

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9 Comments

  • Odin
    Posted July 29, 2019 at 5:14 pm 0Likes

    Ich spiele sehr gerne pocket Build und würde zu gerne die beta spielen

  • Remco
    Posted July 29, 2019 at 5:37 pm 0Likes

    Amazing! Thank you for writing this article about the update. Keep up the good work!

  • Sebastián Ortega
    Posted July 29, 2019 at 6:56 pm 0Likes

    Hi, Jaynesh!

    I just want to thank your hard work at this new first-person mode. All sounds increible and I can’t wait to look at this new Pocket Build dimension!

    Regards to all the app development team! 🤗😁

  • BENTON
    Posted July 29, 2019 at 10:59 pm 0Likes

    question 1: i had.created several worlds, but I cannot delet them, they will show up again when I login.

    question 2: I am using windows, is there a pc verson I can play on computer instead of cell phone?

    question 3: will it be a model lanscape or plat form for guiding the size of world?

    • Robbie Long
      Posted August 6, 2019 at 11:35 pm 0Likes

      Benton,
      For your second question Pocket Build is coming out on steam, I’m not sure if it already has. It will be called “Build”

  • Will
    Posted July 30, 2019 at 12:14 am 0Likes

    How do I access first person ?

    • Will
      Posted July 30, 2019 at 2:10 am 0Likes

      Nevermind actually

      • 667
        Posted August 4, 2019 at 3:19 pm 0Likes

        Do you know it? I don’t…. it’s out now, i’ve seen the update in appstore and i can’t find out were i’ve to look…

  • Gabrielle
    Posted July 30, 2019 at 5:50 am 0Likes

    OwO!!!! So cool!!! I’m sure this will look great!!

    Though I have a slight problem- I use Pocket Build on my phone, so I don’t know how to open POV mode. Help?

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