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Description

Biomes are areas in the world that have differing plant life, animal life, temperature, and humidity, regardless of the terrain they cover. Some biomes are mainly associated with certain terrains however. For instance deserts are rarely found in mountainous terrain. The ocean and other water features will also have different biomes within them.

Other special terrain features are also included on this page.

Note: See Terrain for other details.


Desert

The desert is the hottest and driest biome in Survival Craft. There is no vegetation or plant life except for cacti. dry bushes and large dry bushes are abundant. Very few animals are present other then typical desert dwellers.

The terrain is usually fairly flat, but you can see some hills and small mountains.


  • A typical desert biome.
  • A desert biome with minor hills.
  • A desert biome with large hills.











Chaparral

The chaparral consists of dead coloured grass, and no plant life [except for dry bushes]. graves and Grasspits are commonly found in chaparrals. Not very many animals present.

Terrain is usually slightly hilly.

  • A typical wasteland biome.
  • A wasteland biome with minor hills.
  • A wasteland biome with large hills.

Temperate Forest

Temperate Forests are warm, semi-humid biomes. They consist of many trees, usually birch and oak. A lot of plants and vegetation are growing. Many animals are found here.

They range in terrain. They can be super flat or have high mountains.

  • A typical forest biome.
  • A forest biome with large, irregular shaped hills.











Tropical Forest

Tropical Forests are hot, humid biomes. They consist of many trees, usually oak. This is the only biome in which ivy is present, found hanging in the entrance of caves and on the foliage of trees. A lot of plants are found here. Many animals are also found.

Tropical Forests are usually hilly.

  • A typical jungle biome.
  • A jungle biome with tall, sheer mountains.











Tundra & Taiga (Snow Forest)

Tundra biomes are the coldest and least humid. Pools, ponds and lakes usually freeze over. They are home to spruce trees and few animals. No other vegetation grows here.

Taiga biomes are basically the above biome but including an abundance of spruce trees and occasionally tall grass.

Cold-dwelling animals can be found in both Tundra biomes and Taiga biomes, including Tigers, Black Bulls, Black Cows, Wolves, Black Bears, Polar Bears, the rare White Bull and the super-rare White Tiger.

Care must be taken when traveling across cold and snowy biomes, as the player can literally freeze and die quickly of hyperthermia. Surviving is possible with a reliable heat source (Lava, fire) or fur clothing which maintains body heat.

In either biome, tereain altitude ranges. Can be super flat or mountainous.

  • A typical snowy biome.
  • A snowy biome with minor hills.
  • A snowy biome with large hills.

Other terrain features

Other terrain features that cannot be categorized as biomes.


Ocean (Terrain)

The ocean consists of deep water, marine life and rare whales. Temperature ranges. Clay, sand and dirt is abundant on the sea floor.

The ocean changes colour from royal blue (Cold temperature) to turquoise (Warm, humid temperature) depending on the climate.

  • The ocean ranges in colour from deep blue to turquoise.
  • An ocean at dusk.











Beaches/Shoreline (Terrain)

The shoreline can be hot or cool, depending on what biome you are in. Sandy and gravel shorelines are found in Jungles/Forests, and icy shorelines are found in Snowy biomes. Beaches can be either sand or gravel.

Beaches are nearly always flat.

A typical sand beach. Beach biome










Magma and Water Pools (Generated Structures)

Magma and water pools spawn randomly in caves. They can be dangerous when mining as the player can either;

A) Drown

B) Fall in lava

C) Die of elevated body heat (See Body Temperature)

A small magma pool can be deadly when mining.

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Mountains (Terrain)

Mountains are usually spawned in Jungles made from dirt and granite, but in or near Wastelands, you can find stone mountains as well. Coal ore is plentiful on these mountains.

A large stone mountain range.

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Islands (Terrain)

Islands are found randomly throughout the ocean. The picture shows 2 different biomes on one island mountain. It's also an example of a desert biome on a mountain.

A small island showing two biomes.

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Floating Islands (Generated Structures or Terrain?)

Floating islands can be found randomly throughout your world. They are a glitch, and simply float without any support.They are not uncommon and are usually found in the desert.

Sand and gravel are both Falling Blocks, but some floating islands made of either stay afloat even if the world is in living mode, where gravel and sand fall if they are placed without a supporting block underneath them.

A floating island found in a Desert biome.

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Foliage Colour

Foliage colour differs throughout different biomes. For example, a birch tree planted in or near a desert will have reddish leaves and appear dry whereas a birch tree planted in a forest or jungle will be lush and green. The same applies to grass - both the grass block and growing or dead grass plants. It also applies to Christmas trees, Ivy and leaves.

A birch tree's foliage turns red when near a desert.

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