Since geoDefense’s Xbox Live debut, we’ve heard the occasional complaint from gamers who lost their save data. geoDefense isn’t a tremendously long game, but nobody wants to lose their progress – especially if they’ve put some effort into improving their scores.
The developer, Critical Thought Games, has actually been aware of the problem for a while. In a blog post at his site, designer David Whatley explains the nature of the problem:
So basically, sometimes when gamers replay levels, the new data ends up being smaller than the old data, corrupting the entire save file. This doesn’t affect Achievements already earned, but scores and all other in-game progress are lost.
Critical Thought has already submitted an update to Microsoft that fixes the problem. Hopefully it passes certification quickly, though we know that process can be a bumpy road sometimes. The current in-game version number is 1.5. When the next update hits, it’ll read 1.6 and your saves will be home free.
Until then, Whatley offers this advice:
Despite this save data trouble (which many of us have not encountered), geoDefense is one of the better tower defense games on Xbox Live. Read WPCentral’s full review for all the choice details.
Thanks, Marc G., for the heads up! The G is for geometry.
I smiled when I read the explanation of the bug. I've done that. :)
On another note why don't our saves upload to our SkyDrive or cloud for backup. I've lost all my save progress from games from flashing roms on my focus.
That would be nice. Hopefully they allow a way to back up or extract saves in the future.
Ah, good to get recognition that there was a problem. I lost all of my save data. I just started again and haven't replayed any levels, so it's all still there.
It's mid-August and this update has still not hit the marketplace. What is going on? Come on Microsoft, I know it's addictive but if you could just stop 'testing' it for long enough to release it please!
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