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Will my players lose all their saved data if I start a brand new project?

Hello! I have a project that is filled with a lot of code! This project took me about a year to master and it is very messy I will admit that! The problem is I already sent out the build and I have about 1.5 thousand downloads already on the game! I'm planning to do a massive refresh of the whole app. Better graphics and better coding. I just don't want to send it out and the players who already have it lose all there saved data! If I make a game and set up the load and save attributes the same exact way will I still lose it?

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  • FrantoFranto Posts: 779Member

    Why not release it as a seperate game, and insert an "ad"/image in the old game that appears on startup telling people about the new game. That way, people will keep their old data and get to try out the new game.

    Because if you are going for better graphics, it might affect performance and might act like an entirely new game, as I found out the hard way months ago{Now I understand why a lot of mobile games use "retro" pixel art, which is actually so that the game is lightweight on the processor and can load assets faster as well as keep the frame rate high.

    At least until I utilized the else/otherwise part of the rules, and minimized/optimized the code, which actually helped the game run much faster, even with the newer, higher res graphics.

  • BBEnkBBEnk Posts: 1,764Member

    @http_gamesalad said:
    Hello! I have a project that is filled with a lot of code! This project took me about a year to master and it is very messy I will admit that! The problem is I already sent out the build and I have about 1.5 thousand downloads already on the game! I'm planning to do a massive refresh of the whole app. Better graphics and better coding. I just don't want to send it out and the players who already have it lose all there saved data! If I make a game and set up the load and save attributes the same exact way will I still lose it?

    If you use same attributes your user's want lose anything, your just updating your game.

  • MentalDonkeyGamesMentalDonkeyGames Posts: 1,276Member

    If you´re creating a completely new project, i´m quite sure the players will lose their data. (not 100% sure though...)

    Mental Donkey Games
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  • The_Gamesalad_GuruThe_Gamesalad_Guru Posts: 9,913Member

    I think it's time to just move on and do another game with your new knowledge.

  • http_gamesaladhttp_gamesalad Posts: 1,340Member

    @Franto I'm just doing a graphic update, the game play won't really be changed. Maybe the controls will be a but easier to control.

    @BBEnk well I am making a completely new project like @NipaDidIt said. I just want to be 100 % sure.

  • BBEnkBBEnk Posts: 1,764Member

    @http_gamesalad said:
    @Franto I'm just doing a graphic update, the game play won't really be changed. Maybe the controls will be a but easier to control.

    @BBEnk well I am making a completely new project like @NipaDidIt said. I just want to be 100 % sure.

    If your just updating the game you already have on App store then it will use same data already saved.

  • http_gamesaladhttp_gamesalad Posts: 1,340Member

    @BBEnk I'm not just doing an update. I'm starting a new brand new project and then I'm going to send that as the update

  • http_gamesaladhttp_gamesalad Posts: 1,340Member

    @bbenk when I send out the update should I set up my save and load attributes the same exact way?

  • The_Gamesalad_GuruThe_Gamesalad_Guru Posts: 9,913Member

    If you remove or change anything like that you will destroy all the old data. You shouldn't touch anything you don't want to wreck. I would move on to a new game if I were you.

  • MentalDonkeyGamesMentalDonkeyGames Posts: 1,276Member
    edited November 2015

    @http_gamesalad I assume you´re talking about your game Sway?

    If you´re going to redo and improve the game so radically, why not just upload it as a new game and call it Sway 2.

    But i agree with @Lost_Oasis_Games. It might be a good idea to move on to another game already.
    I understand that you want to improve your current game (witch is not a bad thing to do), but starting out fresh with a completely new project / idea might be a good change.

    I don´t mean this as anything offensive, it´s just my opinion.

    Mental Donkey Games
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