The original Survival Island map was a popular addition to the Minecraft community. Unfortunately, the original creator of the map – Ashien – stopped updating it. But it wasn’t long before another mapmaker took over.
That new mapmaker, Maliq, gives all credit to Ashien for the Survival Island map. However, Maliq continues to update the Survival Island map for the latest Minecraft builds, and today, players can experience the thrill of Survival Island all over again.
So how does the Survival Island map work? Basically, players spawn on an island in the middle of the ocean. They cannot leave the island, and they must manage their resources carefully if they want to survive. The only tip given to new Survival Island players is that ‘X marks the spot.’
As players explore more of Survival Island, their goal is to eventually establish a colony on the island. The creator of the map suggests challenges like:
-Build a two-story house with 26 or more windows
-Create an underground tree farm
-Build a cart system on the island
-Build an automated cactus farm
-Build a water trap around the skeleton spawner
There are also plenty of other challenges. From building farms to crafting redstone-powered devices, the Survival Island has more than enough challenges to keep players entertained. Although the Survival Island map itself appears small from above, players can dig underground to find a whole new world.
Basically, the goal of the Survival Island is to make Minecraft’s survival mode a lot more interesting. Instead of simply ‘surviving’ in Minecraft, the challenges listed above make things interesting. Meanwhile, the added difficulty of not being able to leave the island ensures that players have to think before they perform any actions.
How to install Survival Island Map for Minecraft 1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5
Step 1) Download the map from this link
Step 2) Navigate to your .minecraft folder (run %appdata% using a Windows command) then open the /saves folder
Step 3) Extract the Survival Island zip file and drag the contents into the .minecraft/saves folder
Step 4) Fire up Minecraft and try to survive!