It seems that Mountain Sheep just can't catch a break with Minigore [App Store]. According to their blog, they are suggesting users skip the 3.7 update, as both forum members and iTunes reviews are reporting data loss upon updating.

If you value your Minigore game data, it's best to hold off until an updated version hits the App Store. Since unlocking everything in the game can take weeks, if you know anyone who is a Minigore addict, it might not be a bad idea to tip them off about the 3.7 issues as well.

  • Noman

    I didn't lose my data when I updated.

  • Noman

    I didn't lose my data when I updated.

  • Requisition

    Yikes, I already updated. I'm scared to play it now.

  • Requisition

    Yikes, I already updated. I'm scared to play it now.

  • Zemar

    I updated to 3.7 but didn't lose my data :)

    • jason

      You will lose it. the data is there only the first time you play. Try it again...and its all gone.

  • Zemar

    I updated to 3.7 but didn't lose my data :)

    • jason

      You will lose it. the data is there only the first time you play. Try it again...and its all gone.

  • ColeDaddy

    Too late. Already downloaded. Dang...

    • Chaos215bar2

      Just downloading shouldn't do any harm. iTunes doesn't touch app data when it installs. Just don't run it until there's another update to fix this.

      • ColeDaddy

        Thanks Dude. I thought the same thing which is why I haven't launched. Great minds...and all that jazz...

  • ColeDaddy

    Too late. Already downloaded. Dang...

    • Chaos215bar2

      Just downloading shouldn't do any harm. iTunes doesn't touch app data when it installs. Just don't run it until there's another update to fix this.

      • ColeDaddy

        Thanks Dude. I thought the same thing which is why I haven't launched. Great minds...and all that jazz...

  • seearees

    I had just hit "update all" before I saw this article and dammit, it just finished now. I hope everythings still cool

  • seearees

    I had just hit "update all" before I saw this article and dammit, it just finished now. I hope everythings still cool

  • http://Www.demasseur.me Remon

    Aaaah... Thats why!!! When i first updated minigore it had all the data, but the seconde time I played it everything was back to 0 kills.

  • http://Www.demasseur.me Remon

    Aaaah... Thats why!!! When i first updated minigore it had all the data, but the seconde time I played it everything was back to 0 kills.

  • TKO

    Pffft! Is this really a worry? I mean, it's not as if the game *goes* anywhere. {/still annoyed at no real story} :p

    • hunkeydorey

      what do you mean? you go from one side of the level... to the other.

  • TKO

    Pffft! Is this really a worry? I mean, it's not as if the game *goes* anywhere. {/still annoyed at no real story} :p

    • hunkeydorey

      what do you mean? you go from one side of the level... to the other.

  • http://www.mountainsheep.net jouni

    Hi guys,

    we're truly sorry for the trouble and we're working on the fix. We're gamers too so we know exactly how heartbreaking it is to have your scores go away all of sudden. This is very painful for us, too.

    - If you lost DLC characters over this, you won't be charged again. You are never charged twice for the same content by iTunes.

    - If you lost unlocked characters over this, we should be able to use things like OpenFeint achievement information to unlock them for you again. The exact method hasn't been decided yet, this is just my first take on it.

    Whatever the outcome, you'll find the information posted to the Minigore blog and twitter, and to the Touch Arcade forums.

    Mountain Sheep loves you all.

    • Symbolist

      We love you, too. Till your companies end.

      • Justin

        ...which will be next week

    • jason

      You didn't love us enough to actaully test your absurd update. Its not even that good of an update. The bullet feature is just plain lame and takes away from gameplay.

      And the other thing you forgot: people purchased your product and characters. By putting an untested update into the stream of commerce you breached consumer protection act statutes in multiple states. I'm watiing to join the "class" in the first class action lawsuit that some lawyer opts to file because this is precisely the type of situation that gives rise to such suits -- where individual damages are minimal but you affected thousands of consumers.

      • http://mayblogmaynot.blogspot.com Maniacfive

        Oh please. I hope you just forgot to add the sarcasm tags to that. If not, Don't be ridiculous, get over yourself.

      • JC2009

        lol. take a deep breath, get off your sofa, and go outside. this is not the end of the world.

      • jason

        Get over myself? Why? Do you like getting treated poorly by companies? This is precisely why consumer protection class actions exist -- because the company assumes the harm caused is so trivial to individual consumers that they won't bother to sue and cannot do so because it would be cost prohibitive. People may not like lawyers much but you know what? They serve an important function of making people accountable in our society. And if you really don't care that a company sold a product and then took the product back but kept your money, hey that is great news...I'll give you my address for paypal and you can just start sending me your cash instead.

      • Doomboy

        It is most definitely not like taking the copy back, far closer to taking back your old version and replacing it with a brand new copy for you to use. Now I know this may not be ideal but it is definitely not illegal- they did test the new version, it's just that something went wrong when they sent it off- that's all. You just need to realize that they have worked as hard as they can on this.

    • Wacholderpolka

      Shit happens.

      Don't worry too much, just fix it and we are good friends again:-)

      Wacholderpolka

      • Symbolist

        Shit happens. But Mountain Sheeps software seems to be a magnet for shit: it happens again and again.

  • http://www.mountainsheep.net jouni

    Hi guys,

    we're truly sorry for the trouble and we're working on the fix. We're gamers too so we know exactly how heartbreaking it is to have your scores go away all of sudden. This is very painful for us, too.

    - If you lost DLC characters over this, you won't be charged again. You are never charged twice for the same content by iTunes.

    - If you lost unlocked characters over this, we should be able to use things like OpenFeint achievement information to unlock them for you again. The exact method hasn't been decided yet, this is just my first take on it.

    Whatever the outcome, you'll find the information posted to the Minigore blog and twitter, and to the Touch Arcade forums.

    Mountain Sheep loves you all.

    • Symbolist

      We love you, too. Till your companies end.

      • Justin

        ...which will be next week

    • jason

      You didn't love us enough to actaully test your absurd update. Its not even that good of an update. The bullet feature is just plain lame and takes away from gameplay.

      And the other thing you forgot: people purchased your product and characters. By putting an untested update into the stream of commerce you breached consumer protection act statutes in multiple states. I'm watiing to join the "class" in the first class action lawsuit that some lawyer opts to file because this is precisely the type of situation that gives rise to such suits -- where individual damages are minimal but you affected thousands of consumers.

      • http://mayblogmaynot.blogspot.com Maniacfive

        Oh please. I hope you just forgot to add the sarcasm tags to that. If not, Don't be ridiculous, get over yourself.

      • JC2009

        lol. take a deep breath, get off your sofa, and go outside. this is not the end of the world.

      • jason

        Get over myself? Why? Do you like getting treated poorly by companies? This is precisely why consumer protection class actions exist -- because the company assumes the harm caused is so trivial to individual consumers that they won't bother to sue and cannot do so because it would be cost prohibitive. People may not like lawyers much but you know what? They serve an important function of making people accountable in our society. And if you really don't care that a company sold a product and then took the product back but kept your money, hey that is great news...I'll give you my address for paypal and you can just start sending me your cash instead.

      • Doomboy

        It is most definitely not like taking the copy back, far closer to taking back your old version and replacing it with a brand new copy for you to use. Now I know this may not be ideal but it is definitely not illegal- they did test the new version, it's just that something went wrong when they sent it off- that's all. You just need to realize that they have worked as hard as they can on this.

    • Wacholderpolka

      Shit happens.

      Don't worry too much, just fix it and we are good friends again:-)

      Wacholderpolka

      • Symbolist

        Shit happens. But Mountain Sheeps software seems to be a magnet for shit: it happens again and again.

  • Adams Immersive

    This is why I wait several days before installing any update to a game I care about. And why, once I eventually have my own game for sale, I will be up all night giving myself ulcers whenever I release an update! I think I may even offer an independent data backup option in the game. I can’t help but imagining if, say, I lost my Defender Chronicles progress. Yikes!

    (Can a developer pull an update from the stoae even before there’s a fixed version ready? Would the game just be temporarily gone, then, or can the store revert to the previous version without delay?)

  • Adams Immersive

    This is why I wait several days before installing any update to a game I care about. And why, once I eventually have my own game for sale, I will be up all night giving myself ulcers whenever I release an update! I think I may even offer an independent data backup option in the game. I can’t help but imagining if, say, I lost my Defender Chronicles progress. Yikes!

    (Can a developer pull an update from the stoae even before there’s a fixed version ready? Would the game just be temporarily gone, then, or can the store revert to the previous version without delay?)

  • Chris

    Too late :(

  • Chris

    Too late :(

  • Daniel

    Too late as well. All kills and Unlocked characters are gone :(

  • Samka

    mine is fine :) great update!

  • Daniel

    Too late as well. All kills and Unlocked characters are gone :(

  • Samka

    mine is fine :) great update!

  • Symbolist

    The fun over the weeks was accumulating kills for archievements.
    This fun has been taken away.

    The time has been stolen, the fun has been stolen, users have been cheated.

    There was not even an apology. There was not even a sorry. The offered compensation is a joke. I have lost 700.000 kills (including the already unlocked characters). Giving me lousy 20.000 or 100.000 kills is just no compensation. I did not use Openfeint, so there is no record for me; but I am no criminal and I am not in the situation to feel forced to bring a proof to the people who took my money and the time and the fun away. This time Montain Sheep crossed the line. How dare those people ask for proof of playing time!

    And the insulting stuff posted by the (dysfunctional) beta testers: Yes, it is only a game. But the money transaction was real - and my stolen time is real. And our time is seemingly worth more than your time is worth!

    To the clever people stating the update did no harm to their data:
    Just restart the game;
    everything will be gone, points are erased, DLC is locked, archievements are locked. And this feature never stops working.

  • Symbolist

    The fun over the weeks was accumulating kills for archievements.
    This fun has been taken away.

    The time has been stolen, the fun has been stolen, users have been cheated.

    There was not even an apology. There was not even a sorry. The offered compensation is a joke. I have lost 700.000 kills (including the already unlocked characters). Giving me lousy 20.000 or 100.000 kills is just no compensation. I did not use Openfeint, so there is no record for me; but I am no criminal and I am not in the situation to feel forced to bring a proof to the people who took my money and the time and the fun away. This time Montain Sheep crossed the line. How dare those people ask for proof of playing time!

    And the insulting stuff posted by the (dysfunctional) beta testers: Yes, it is only a game. But the money transaction was real - and my stolen time is real. And our time is seemingly worth more than your time is worth!

    To the clever people stating the update did no harm to their data:
    Just restart the game;
    everything will be gone, points are erased, DLC is locked, archievements are locked. And this feature never stops working.

  • Sam

    Too late for me! I don't mind poising it. It's a good update.

    • Symbolist

      A good update? So - what would be supposed a bad update? Something to make your device explode?

  • Sam

    Too late for me! I don't mind poising it. It's a good update.

    • Symbolist

      A good update? So - what would be supposed a bad update? Something to make your device explode?

  • el padre

    no problem with this update - no data loss. IMHO it's really good update. Zombie time!

    • el padre

      ok, it eat's my game data - after playing a second time it shows 0 kills, no unlocked characters etc. No problem, let's start again :)

      • Symbolist

        Have fun. Especially when you learn about the feature to start over and over and over again.

  • el padre

    no problem with this update - no data loss. IMHO it's really good update. Zombie time!

    • el padre

      ok, it eat's my game data - after playing a second time it shows 0 kills, no unlocked characters etc. No problem, let's start again :)

      • Symbolist

        Have fun. Especially when you learn about the feature to start over and over and over again.

  • A

    those who say they have no problems...wait until you start minigore up a second time...

    • Symbolist

      And the third time.... And the fourth time...

  • A

    those who say they have no problems...wait until you start minigore up a second time...

    • Symbolist

      And the third time.... And the fourth time...

  • infinete

    Updated yesterday, played a few times since then no problems yet.

    • Symbolist

      Three possibilities:
      A wonder!
      You are an evil person who wants other people to destroy their game data!
      You are somehow... unable to view your stats.

      • ejjib

        or its a bug

  • infinete

    Updated yesterday, played a few times since then no problems yet.

    • Symbolist

      Three possibilities:
      A wonder!
      You are an evil person who wants other people to destroy their game data!
      You are somehow... unable to view your stats.

      • ejjib

        or its a bug

  • Brian

    And if I didn't use Openfeint? They ought to just unlock all the characters for us. I took like, 3 months to get to 800k?

    • Symbolist

      I have lost 700.000. Took many weeks. Not using OpenFeint, too. The ask for PROOF.In their opinion we are something like criminals, I guess. Who do those people think they are? How dare they? This time they have definitely crossed the line.

  • Brian

    And if I didn't use Openfeint? They ought to just unlock all the characters for us. I took like, 3 months to get to 800k?

    • Symbolist

      I have lost 700.000. Took many weeks. Not using OpenFeint, too. The ask for PROOF.In their opinion we are something like criminals, I guess. Who do those people think they are? How dare they? This time they have definitely crossed the line.

  • Symbolist

    Update still not withdrawn from app store!

    This becomes more and more ugly!
    Shame on this developer!

  • Symbolist

    Update still not withdrawn from app store!

    This becomes more and more ugly!
    Shame on this developer!

  • http://www.peitsch.de Sebastian

    *slow clap*

    Congratulations. Back when they promised the first update for weeks this is what I expected. It was clear then that they don't know how to do things and it's even clearer now.

    If NO beta-tester caught this, then those testers seem to not be doing their job.

    MiniGore should now be voted into negative stars. So great for them that with each new update they can get a fresh start with new reviews. The Appstore is like the ministry of truth about that...

  • http://www.peitsch.de Sebastian

    *slow clap*

    Congratulations. Back when they promised the first update for weeks this is what I expected. It was clear then that they don't know how to do things and it's even clearer now.

    If NO beta-tester caught this, then those testers seem to not be doing their job.

    MiniGore should now be voted into negative stars. So great for them that with each new update they can get a fresh start with new reviews. The Appstore is like the ministry of truth about that...

  • Jyankee30

    Ok, as said many times before the cause of the problem was not in the beta build. Don't blame the beta testers. Also don't take symbolists' words to heart...he must have been a child that got everything when growing up and when he doesn't get what he wants you better watch out. Stop.

  • Jyankee30

    Ok, as said many times before the cause of the problem was not in the beta build. Don't blame the beta testers. Also don't take symbolists' words to heart...he must have been a child that got everything when growing up and when he doesn't get what he wants you better watch out. Stop.

  • Doomboy

    Pah, so I've lost all my game data... That mean's I have about a week to wait until Mountain Sheep come and sort everything out for me= a chance to revisit the beginnings of the game again! Mountain Sheep have said that they are genuinely sorry and you can't say they are an evil or bad developer just because they made a simple mistake. And besides, apart from the data-destroying part the update is pretty awesome, the predator furries make the game far more challenging and exciting, plus the extra DLC finally gives me a reason to buy Santa. So IMHO all is well, (well, well enough) in my world of gaming :D

    • Jyankee30

      See, there should be more mentalities like this in the minigore community. The game will be fixed soon enough and everything will be all rainbows and flowers. MS bounced back pretty well after the 2.0 bug fiasco. MS will be fine.

    • czarny

      Doomboy - what "beginnings of the game" are you going to be revisiting? There is no story to start over. There are no levels to go back and check out. What exactly is there to revisit?

    • Tree-John

      They are just simple amateurs who make simple games with lots of beginners' bugs. :)

    • miffed

      hulllooo????? what about those who didnt use openfeint? what happens to their kills? that is apparently the only way the developer will be able to compensate.oh yeah smart alec dumas, 99 or not, its still money that could have been spent on another game. stop talking shit... gahhh...

  • Doomboy

    Pah, so I've lost all my game data... That mean's I have about a week to wait until Mountain Sheep come and sort everything out for me= a chance to revisit the beginnings of the game again! Mountain Sheep have said that they are genuinely sorry and you can't say they are an evil or bad developer just because they made a simple mistake. And besides, apart from the data-destroying part the update is pretty awesome, the predator furries make the game far more challenging and exciting, plus the extra DLC finally gives me a reason to buy Santa. So IMHO all is well, (well, well enough) in my world of gaming :D

    • Jyankee30

      See, there should be more mentalities like this in the minigore community. The game will be fixed soon enough and everything will be all rainbows and flowers. MS bounced back pretty well after the 2.0 bug fiasco. MS will be fine.

    • czarny

      Doomboy - what "beginnings of the game" are you going to be revisiting? There is no story to start over. There are no levels to go back and check out. What exactly is there to revisit?

    • Tree-John

      They are just simple amateurs who make simple games with lots of beginners' bugs. :)

    • miffed

      hulllooo????? what about those who didnt use openfeint? what happens to their kills? that is apparently the only way the developer will be able to compensate.oh yeah smart alec dumas, 99 or not, its still money that could have been spent on another game. stop talking shit... gahhh...

  • Thingymabob

    Symbolist, I think you need to calm down.

    You sound like a spoiled child. The developers made a mistake and they are working towards fixing it, just be patient and give them a break. Developing games is not easy and I doubt that you could do it.

    Maybe in the future you shouldn't devote so much of your time to a game and then you won't have to cry like a baby again.

    • http://www.u.com Thingymajoe

      I doubt you could develop games either, and who are you to advise someone on what they should do? You're clearly not better off since you're on these pages and trying to cut lousy no good developers some not needed slack.

      Maybe in the future you shouldn't devote any time at all to correcting others and take a look in the mirror you snake.

      • Thingymabob

        Oh sorry are you his dad? I never claimed to be able to develop games, but it's inevitable that there will be some problems whilst developing games and you need to give them time to sort these problems out.

  • Thingymabob

    Symbolist, I think you need to calm down.

    You sound like a spoiled child. The developers made a mistake and they are working towards fixing it, just be patient and give them a break. Developing games is not easy and I doubt that you could do it.

    Maybe in the future you shouldn't devote so much of your time to a game and then you won't have to cry like a baby again.

    • http://www.u.com Thingymajoe

      I doubt you could develop games either, and who are you to advise someone on what they should do? You're clearly not better off since you're on these pages and trying to cut lousy no good developers some not needed slack.

      Maybe in the future you shouldn't devote any time at all to correcting others and take a look in the mirror you snake.

      • Thingymabob

        Oh sorry are you his dad? I never claimed to be able to develop games, but it's inevitable that there will be some problems whilst developing games and you need to give them time to sort these problems out.

  • http://www.silentrocco.com SIlent Rocco

    There are A LOT of other games out there.
    Don't spend all your energy and money on buggy games with tiring promises and lame updates.

    • chedita

      this game isn't lame the the new update was fun and challengeing, Though I do agree with the tiring promises

      • Silent Rocco

        Sounded super harsh on that. I meant its one of the best. Don't worry, this is a great game. Just dont worry about this small mishap.

      • http://www.silentrocco.com SIlent Rocco

        What poor move is this?!?!
        Taking my name for wrong statements?
        Wow, this is new... bad development in here.

  • http://www.silentrocco.com SIlent Rocco

    There are A LOT of other games out there.
    Don't spend all your energy and money on buggy games with tiring promises and lame updates.

    • chedita

      this game isn't lame the the new update was fun and challengeing, Though I do agree with the tiring promises

      • Silent Rocco

        Sounded super harsh on that. I meant its one of the best. Don't worry, this is a great game. Just dont worry about this small mishap.

      • http://www.silentrocco.com SIlent Rocco

        What poor move is this?!?!
        Taking my name for wrong statements?
        Wow, this is new... bad development in here.

  • Tree-John

    I've stopped counting these bugs in MiniGore since... a long time ago. When I stopped playing it. No story, light on content, so much hype and so many amateurish bugs... Bye bye.

    • Doomboy

      Pretty epic graphics though ;)

      • http://www.silentrocco.com SIlent Rocco

        That's not the only good looking game out there.

  • Tree-John

    I've stopped counting these bugs in MiniGore since... a long time ago. When I stopped playing it. No story, light on content, so much hype and so many amateurish bugs... Bye bye.

    • Doomboy

      Pretty epic graphics though ;)

      • http://www.silentrocco.com SIlent Rocco

        That's not the only good looking game out there.

  • Cause007

    SOB! First playthrough, all data was A-OK. after closing and reopening... poof! Damn, damn, damn. Be aware!

    • Cyggie

      What noone has mentioned is you can't start over. Every-time you reopen... ZERO!

  • Cause007

    SOB! First playthrough, all data was A-OK. after closing and reopening... poof! Damn, damn, damn. Be aware!

    • Cyggie

      What noone has mentioned is you can't start over. Every-time you reopen... ZERO!

  • jason

    No more purchases from this developer -- ever. If you cannot properly test an update you have no business selling an app.

  • jason

    No more purchases from this developer -- ever. If you cannot properly test an update you have no business selling an app.

  • Mandi

    So, I already updated, but I haven't launched the app yet. If I wait til the fix, will I be OK?

  • Mandi

    So, I already updated, but I haven't launched the app yet. If I wait til the fix, will I be OK?

  • chedita

    too late for me :( lost everything including my progress on unlocking sensei evan.

  • chedita

    too late for me :( lost everything including my progress on unlocking sensei evan.

  • Kaminohoshi

    Hmm...Minigore is still one of the best dual stick shooter (exact movements,nice graphic) but the prob with the lost data is shit but i don´t hate Minigore.The programmer can made zombie gore or sensei 4 free ;) or something.

  • Kaminohoshi

    Hmm...Minigore is still one of the best dual stick shooter (exact movements,nice graphic) but the prob with the lost data is shit but i don´t hate Minigore.The programmer can made zombie gore or sensei 4 free ;) or something.

  • dumas1000

    This is like Pokemon for the iPhone. These Minigore addicts are all a bunch of kids who can't afford to buy more than a few cheap games, so they fixate on a game that most of them got damn near a year ago for .99. Most companies would not even bother to continue to support such a cheap game. You should feel lucky that you get updates at all.

    • miffed

      dear smarty pants, thousands of people are playing this game thats why it is ranked so high up. what is say, a thousand times 99? do the math smart alec.

      • Jyankee30

        Wow just wow. 1000 x 99 is 99,000. What I think you were trying to say is .99 x 100, which is less than $1000. That is not much. They have trumped 1000 buyers.

    • MontayEllis

      dumas1000: Minigore fan checking in here. I go to an Ivy League law school and will be making $3,000 USD a week this summer at my job. Guess what? I am pissed that this update erased all my progress. Who wouldn't be? It doesn't matter that this game was 99 cents or that I'm older than the average iPhone gamer. I don't fixate on it because it's cheap. I fixate on it because I like making progress in the game. It's fun to rack up kills and work toward unlocking characters, which for some people represents weeks and months of work. When all of that is pulled out from under you suddenly, it's upsetting, to kids and adults alike.

      And I don't feel "lucky" to get updates when 1) it's what the developer promised when I bought the game, and 2) they are as damaging as this one.

      I really think Mountain Sheep needs to man up and make it up to their affected users in some way beyond just a halfhearted attempt at putting people back where they were. Maybe give everyone a couple free DLC characters. It's obvious right now they'd rather not lose _anything_ out of this and are still concerned about future profits. All they've offered to do is to try to put you back where you were in terms of characters. All your saved up kills are still gone. And they're not going to give you anything extra because they still want you, after all this, to buy more DLC characters.

      This isn't adequate. If I were their PR person, I'd tell them to take the hit, give something away, show people you care beyond just saying you care.

  • dumas1000

    This is like Pokemon for the iPhone. These Minigore addicts are all a bunch of kids who can't afford to buy more than a few cheap games, so they fixate on a game that most of them got damn near a year ago for .99. Most companies would not even bother to continue to support such a cheap game. You should feel lucky that you get updates at all.

    • miffed

      dear smarty pants, thousands of people are playing this game thats why it is ranked so high up. what is say, a thousand times 99? do the math smart alec.

      • Jyankee30

        Wow just wow. 1000 x 99 is 99,000. What I think you were trying to say is .99 x 100, which is less than $1000. That is not much. They have trumped 1000 buyers.

    • MontayEllis

      dumas1000: Minigore fan checking in here. I go to an Ivy League law school and will be making $3,000 USD a week this summer at my job. Guess what? I am pissed that this update erased all my progress. Who wouldn't be? It doesn't matter that this game was 99 cents or that I'm older than the average iPhone gamer. I don't fixate on it because it's cheap. I fixate on it because I like making progress in the game. It's fun to rack up kills and work toward unlocking characters, which for some people represents weeks and months of work. When all of that is pulled out from under you suddenly, it's upsetting, to kids and adults alike.

      And I don't feel "lucky" to get updates when 1) it's what the developer promised when I bought the game, and 2) they are as damaging as this one.

      I really think Mountain Sheep needs to man up and make it up to their affected users in some way beyond just a halfhearted attempt at putting people back where they were. Maybe give everyone a couple free DLC characters. It's obvious right now they'd rather not lose _anything_ out of this and are still concerned about future profits. All they've offered to do is to try to put you back where you were in terms of characters. All your saved up kills are still gone. And they're not going to give you anything extra because they still want you, after all this, to buy more DLC characters.

      This isn't adequate. If I were their PR person, I'd tell them to take the hit, give something away, show people you care beyond just saying you care.

  • Bok Choy

    Updated the minute it came out and started playing. >_>

  • Bok Choy

    Updated the minute it came out and started playing. >_>

  • Drew

    Ouch, updated right away.

    They better do something for those of us who actually spent time to unlock everyone ... if nothing is done about this I might just delete it.

    I have tons of other twin stick shooters to play instead.

  • Drew

    Ouch, updated right away.

    They better do something for those of us who actually spent time to unlock everyone ... if nothing is done about this I might just delete it.

    I have tons of other twin stick shooters to play instead.

  • Symbolist

    Just vote their crap down to the ground in the app stores! Only this will teach them.

    • Doomboy

      Teach them what? They made a mistake, everyone makes mistakes. They've said sorry and are doing everything they can to fix the problems. What else do you want them to do?

      • Symbolist

        Yes, people make mistakes... But some people are making mistakes over mistakes. Taking three month for delivering poisoned crap. Not giving an acceptable apology. Offering funny 20.000 kills.
        NOT WITHDRAWING THE UPDATE from the stores.

      • Doomboy

        The update is good excluding the glitch- predator furries liven up the gameplay threefold etc. Removing updates from the App Store is impossible as far as I'm aware especially at such short notice and so quickly, unless you can give any examples where developers have done this...?

      • Doomboy

        Also, how can you say "we're truly sorry for the trouble and we're working on the fix" is not an acceptable apology?

      • jason

        Doomboy,

        Its one thing to make a mistake its quite another to make the mistake when you charge people money for your product. If your going to sell a product you should at least test it first. I don't see how they could have tested this update without someone not realizing that it was deleting stored data.

  • Symbolist

    Just vote their crap down to the ground in the app stores! Only this will teach them.

    • Doomboy

      Teach them what? They made a mistake, everyone makes mistakes. They've said sorry and are doing everything they can to fix the problems. What else do you want them to do?

      • Symbolist

        Yes, people make mistakes... But some people are making mistakes over mistakes. Taking three month for delivering poisoned crap. Not giving an acceptable apology. Offering funny 20.000 kills.
        NOT WITHDRAWING THE UPDATE from the stores.

      • Doomboy

        The update is good excluding the glitch- predator furries liven up the gameplay threefold etc. Removing updates from the App Store is impossible as far as I'm aware especially at such short notice and so quickly, unless you can give any examples where developers have done this...?

      • Doomboy

        Also, how can you say "we're truly sorry for the trouble and we're working on the fix" is not an acceptable apology?

      • jason

        Doomboy,

        Its one thing to make a mistake its quite another to make the mistake when you charge people money for your product. If your going to sell a product you should at least test it first. I don't see how they could have tested this update without someone not realizing that it was deleting stored data.

  • Crazyfruitgal

    My god theres some inmature people here 0.o im suprised someone hasnt gone to the extremes of taking Mountain Sheep to court. (scrap that i might give some ideas ;)

    • Cyggie

      Thats already been threatened. Read the full thread.

  • Crazyfruitgal

    My god theres some inmature people here 0.o im suprised someone hasnt gone to the extremes of taking Mountain Sheep to court. (scrap that i might give some ideas ;)

    • Cyggie

      Thats already been threatened. Read the full thread.

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/ujnhunter Ujn Hunter

    You know what would be awesome? If OS 4.0 allows backup of SAVE data for applications. I mean, I have TONS of games and apps and not all fit on my phone at one time, but if I swap games, I lose my save data... :(

    • DieseliPhone

      THAT would be a nice feature!!!

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/ujnhunter Ujn Hunter

    You know what would be awesome? If OS 4.0 allows backup of SAVE data for applications. I mean, I have TONS of games and apps and not all fit on my phone at one time, but if I swap games, I lose my save data... :(

    • DieseliPhone

      THAT would be a nice feature!!!

  • Noman

    I lost the first 4 unlockable characters and 16000 kills toward enviro-bear. *sniff*

    • Cyggie

      Thats about where I was. Only a few thousand away. I don't play it every day but that was about 6 months of work. I don't used open feint so I'm screwed? Will they throw Jerry Gore my way as an apology?

  • Noman

    I lost the first 4 unlockable characters and 16000 kills toward enviro-bear. *sniff*

    • Cyggie

      Thats about where I was. Only a few thousand away. I don't play it every day but that was about 6 months of work. I don't used open feint so I'm screwed? Will they throw Jerry Gore my way as an apology?

  • Symbolist

    Murky update still not withdrawn.
    Mountain Gore still looking for victims 8.)

    • http://www.u.com Thingymajoe

      ahahahahaha! that's a nice one, becareful though, they might just ram you.

      okok baaaaaad pun. ;)

  • Symbolist

    Murky update still not withdrawn.
    Mountain Gore still looking for victims 8.)

    • http://www.u.com Thingymajoe

      ahahahahaha! that's a nice one, becareful though, they might just ram you.

      okok baaaaaad pun. ;)

  • ahmed409

    the only way mountain sheep can fix this is if they make every character unlocked, at least for a while. people are pissed here!
    im pretty sure, they are going to take a week to fix the bug, in the meantime the bugged update will be online the whole time, and people are going to be pissed. when the fix does come out, they are going to apologize and try to compensate with a few unlocked characters (like enviro bear or ninjaman) and maybe make a few characters kill's cheaper, (make xmas gore 50,000 instead of 100,000 or make sensei evan 85,000 instead of 1 f*cking million!) but, basically, they will f*ck up yet again... and people are still going to be pissed..

  • ahmed409

    the only way mountain sheep can fix this is if they make every character unlocked, at least for a while. people are pissed here!
    im pretty sure, they are going to take a week to fix the bug, in the meantime the bugged update will be online the whole time, and people are going to be pissed. when the fix does come out, they are going to apologize and try to compensate with a few unlocked characters (like enviro bear or ninjaman) and maybe make a few characters kill's cheaper, (make xmas gore 50,000 instead of 100,000 or make sensei evan 85,000 instead of 1 f*cking million!) but, basically, they will f*ck up yet again... and people are still going to be pissed..

  • The Theory

    Well, after losing anything (not that I had much to lose... I play the game occasionally, but not excessively) I figured my best plan of action was to delete the game and once I get home I'll copy it over from my computer. I'll be several updates behind, but at least I'll be able to advance again. Once a new update appears I can get back into the swing of things.

    • Cyggie

      Hey, I don't think I synced since I updated by phone! You might be onto something!

  • The Theory

    Well, after losing anything (not that I had much to lose... I play the game occasionally, but not excessively) I figured my best plan of action was to delete the game and once I get home I'll copy it over from my computer. I'll be several updates behind, but at least I'll be able to advance again. Once a new update appears I can get back into the swing of things.

    • Cyggie

      Hey, I don't think I synced since I updated by phone! You might be onto something!

  • Jan Hendrik

    I'm surprised how many people bought the app, there are hundreds of better games in the AppStore.

  • Jan Hendrik

    I'm surprised how many people bought the app, there are hundreds of better games in the AppStore.

  • Geoff

    Niceee, played it after updating, just got on after reading this and everything is gone.

  • Geoff

    Niceee, played it after updating, just got on after reading this and everything is gone.

  • rsct

    MY GIRLFRIEND IS GONNA BE PISSED.

    • rsct

      besides, why do people get so angry about this? it's only a game and your high scores doesn't mean anything in the real world. stop crying all you big "girls." :)

      but don't tell that to my girlfriend, she might slap me.

      • Symbolist

        The invested time was real time.

  • rsct

    MY GIRLFRIEND IS GONNA BE PISSED.

    • rsct

      besides, why do people get so angry about this? it's only a game and your high scores doesn't mean anything in the real world. stop crying all you big "girls." :)

      but don't tell that to my girlfriend, she might slap me.

      • Symbolist

        The invested time was real time.

  • Symbolist

    Mountain Sheep refuses giving back unlocked archievements to those who did not use OpenFeint. Mountain Sheep made a decision to punish them:

    http://minigore.blogspot.com/2010/04/save-file-bug.html

  • Symbolist

    Mountain Sheep refuses giving back unlocked archievements to those who did not use OpenFeint. Mountain Sheep made a decision to punish them:

    http://minigore.blogspot.com/2010/04/save-file-bug.html

  • Blades

    Do you remember a time or back "in the day". When PC and Console games that came out and were put out on the store shelf had to be damn near Rock Solid and working without or VERY minimal bugs, otherwise we(consumers) would take "said" game back to the store for a refund.

    Then the internet became popular and companies started pushing out there Beta games(for the masses to test, while we the consumers were still paying full game price) and sending out patches as they go to fix up their broken released games.

    Sometimes I miss the old days......

    ;

  • Blades

    Do you remember a time or back "in the day". When PC and Console games that came out and were put out on the store shelf had to be damn near Rock Solid and working without or VERY minimal bugs, otherwise we(consumers) would take "said" game back to the store for a refund.

    Then the internet became popular and companies started pushing out there Beta games(for the masses to test, while we the consumers were still paying full game price) and sending out patches as they go to fix up their broken released games.

    Sometimes I miss the old days......

    ;

  • Dave Bowman

    This issue just proves, that Apple gives a damn about the saves of the players.
    The PSP system does a way better job in saving data, there you can store and manage your savegames far easier.

  • Dave Bowman

    This issue just proves, that Apple gives a damn about the saves of the players.
    The PSP system does a way better job in saving data, there you can store and manage your savegames far easier.

  • http://cimota.com/blog Matt Johnston

    This is the sort of thing that Push Notifications were made for.

    You update everyone who has the game installed.

  • http://cimota.com/blog Matt Johnston

    This is the sort of thing that Push Notifications were made for.

    You update everyone who has the game installed.

  • NotReally

    The real problem is, that Apple still doesn't offer a solution to backup single app data. A complete proprietary backup just isn't enough for a system that offers thousands of 3rd party apps.

  • NotReally

    The real problem is, that Apple still doesn't offer a solution to backup single app data. A complete proprietary backup just isn't enough for a system that offers thousands of 3rd party apps.

  • http://www.twitter.com/gorgos gorgos

    Ah, thats why I lost all my data. :/
    How should I ever get to a million kills (not sure what exactly now) to unlock the last character if things like that happen :( I had over 100k kills at that moment, now back to Zero.

  • http://www.twitter.com/gorgos gorgos

    Ah, thats why I lost all my data. :/
    How should I ever get to a million kills (not sure what exactly now) to unlock the last character if things like that happen :( I had over 100k kills at that moment, now back to Zero.

  • moloko666

    Well i've updated and i didn't lost anything but the bug that i cant fix is that i cant save mi highscores the max highscore i can save is about 9000, if my highscore is bigger it saves but when i restart it apears that whont be saved dam if i want to save got to send it by Openfeint but reading the troubles i think mine is smaller than loosing the kills, im in 87000kills and gonna unlock sensei evan soon lol

  • http://moloko666 moloko666

    Well i've updated and i didn't lost anything but the bug that i cant fix is that i cant save mi highscores the max highscore i can save is about 9000, if my highscore is bigger it saves but when i restart it apears that whont be saved dam if i want to save got to send it by Openfeint but reading the troubles i think mine is smaller than loosing the kills, im in 87000kills and gonna unlock sensei evan soon lol

  • bagram

    OMG!!! TOO LATE! I lost my data of 90.000++ kills.. =.=" argh!!!

  • bagram

    OMG!!! TOO LATE! I lost my data of 90.000++ kills.. =.=" argh!!!