SONAR ISLANDS - new game by mentalhome - the makers of feer

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Welcome all, we have some previews to share with you on https://www.mentalhome.eu/news/
you will find some audio and video previews of our new game, scheduled to release in march 2021.
so take a look there and all the best for 2021 and stay safe

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Submitted by mentalhome.eu on Saturday, April 17, 2021

There is always a bug remaining. What the button says counts, not the window that opens.
And a hint:
You can take a walk without timelimit on your islands by tapping on the island icon in the submenu.
Have a nice weekend on the islands.

Submitted by DrummerGuy on Saturday, April 17, 2021

Thank you to the developers for there's great game.
I am having fun.
I personally find it to be amazing.
Great work!
Definitely getting five stars and a review from me.
This game has me hooked. I will buy the year subscription. I started with a monthly subscription but when the time gets near for renewal I will switch to the year subscription. Great work, you guys.

Submitted by mentalhome.eu on Saturday, April 17, 2021

And yes, please do review and rate us on the App Store, that means a lot for us and ensures other players to give it a try.

Submitted by mentalhome.eu on Saturday, April 17, 2021

We want to explain, that "Restore Purchases" ist not a Subscription Manager, because many people press it, after they have subscribed. It is mainly to transfer your purchases, you have made, to a new device. If you get access to the game, you are subscribed.
If you want to manage or inspect your subscriptions, please do this in your AppleID Account > Subscriptions.

Submitted by mentalhome.eu on Saturday, April 17, 2021

Yes, the deal with Funfair is different, we promised different gameplay, we keep it. You have to collect all treasures to be picked up. Or you can resign and exit via the pause button or let the time run out.

Submitted by Larry on Saturday, April 17, 2021

Hey, great job with the game! I am looking forward to exploring more islands as I level up. Two questions:
1, Is it just me that is really bad at using Direct Touch with VO, or can it be a bit tricky to get the double tap to work?
2, I read somewhere that you can only lose 10% of your gold during an attack, but how often can you be attacked? For example, can you only be attacked once an hour, only once per ”out-of-game time etc.

Keep up the great work.

Submitted by Christel john on Saturday, April 17, 2021

In reply to by DMNagel

I found your island before reading this

Submitted by DMNagel on Saturday, April 17, 2021

In reply to by Christel john

I'm just curious. Were you successful? I'm not sure if your game centre name is the same as on here, because I don't see a name like yours in my attack log.

Submitted by ming on Saturday, April 17, 2021

well, download the game for a day and today is my first day playing it.
I have built 4 islands that is: temple, jungle, machine hall, vocano, and the toy one called : funfear
something like it.
it is very good.
soem of my island got level 4 or 5 something like it.

Submitted by ming on Saturday, April 17, 2021

this is a very great game.
the game I am looking forward for a long time.
I hope the next update : we can choose the island type by ourselves then ramdomly choose the player to attack .
that will be good.

Submitted by Firefly on Saturday, April 17, 2021

I have a quick question. So I know in order to avoid the following ceiling in the temple, you swipe up with your shield. For the jungle to avoid the lions swipe up to light a torch etc. How do you avoid the snakes? Do you just kind have to hope like hell that they don’t get you? LOL

Submitted by hllf on Saturday, April 17, 2021

I wanted to make everyone aware of a major bug I just found 15 minutes earlier. I have been playing today on and off for about 8 hours. I earned over 100000 gold in that time as well as hundreds of lights.

A short while ago after successfully attacking an island, the "return home" button that I press after each attack to go back to the main screen stopped working. I am referring to the summary screen that appears after successfully attacking an island, where you are informed of your gold and light winnings. The game would play the sound effect indicating the "Return Home" button was being pressed, but the game status would not change, and the attack summary screen remained on-screen. I went to my phone's home screen, back into the game, nothing. I waited a while, confirmed both Wi-Fi and cell signals were present and that the phone had Internet. Eventually I killed the app from the app switcher and relaunched it.

Imagine my surprise upon launch when I discovered that all my progress for today was suddenly erased. I lost over 80000 gold and about 240 lights. My ranking in Moonlight I also plummeted, with my friends immediately noticing the change in the rankings and that my stats were lowered.

I can only assume the game does not properly sync with the servers, or the app info overrides all server data; when the app was killed and restarted, it replaced all the stats on the server with those from the last time the app had been launched, erasing hours of work and progress.

I emailed Mental Home support through the game, but I got an auto reply email back telling me they are not going to be back in the office until Monday.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Saturday, April 17, 2021

I already had the bug but I just exited the game and got back in. this is a voiceover bug, not the problem with the app I believe.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Saturday, April 17, 2021

Oh, one thing if you install this on another device. You do not transfer progress, nor do you transfer gold. you must start over and do the tutorial. Not fun if you ask me. I was going to pick up on my test phone and play while I was on the phone talking etc, but sadly I cannot.

That is unfortunately, my friend. I wanted to do the same but also found out the hard way he cannot be done. LOL.
Still, I love this game.
But, Innoway, it kind of makes sense because you cannot be attacked while you are online.
If that is the case, that means that people would just have the game on on other devices without having to exit the game, therefore, they would not be able to be attacked.

Submitted by kool_turk on Sunday, April 18, 2021

First of all, great game, but there is also a major glitch that people will mostlikely take advantage of.

What is this glitch? By leaving the app open in the forground, you can stop people from attacking you.

I don't know what kind of solution you can have for something like this, but I do think something needs to be done.

Am I giving people ideas, probably, but you could make it so if someone is active in the app for more than 5 minutes, they wouldn't be counted as online.

You see messenger apps do this all the time.

Surely there is a way to tell if someone has the app open, but not doing anything after 5 minutes?

After all, if there are no islands to attack, how will people progress?

While re-reading your post multiple times, we try to understand, how that happens, because there is no "return home button". To take the looted gold back home, you must find the exit on the island, same way as treasure hunting ( sounds like a morse code) Only then your looted gold will be yours. If you return home via the "pause" button, you resign, the gold is lost.

Submitted by mentalhome.eu on Sunday, April 18, 2021

At some point, e.g. after incoming calls or notifications or idle time, the game reconnects with the game server, playing the start animation.

Snakes don't move like lions. They just stay in one place, rattling and biting you whenever you come close. All you can do is avoid them by stepping around them.

Submitted by ming on Sunday, April 18, 2021

hey! maybe it is a little bit off topic
if I change my subscription from monthly to yearly subscription.
should I go to the apps store and cancel the monthly subscription first then back to the game and find the yearly subscription ?

I may be mistaken but I think that if you change your subscription from monthly to year now, you would be just forfeiting whatever time is left on that monthly subscription.
What I would do is the following:
make sure to remember 24 hours before your monthly subscription expires then switch to the yearly subscription.
That way, yes, you will end up paying for one monthly subscription one time but it will not be forfeiting any time.
At least, that's what I have set my mind on.
Of course, if there is an option to switch now and to be refunded for that monthly subscription, then that would be a good thing.
Then again, I have never done this so I don't know exactly what to tell you, my friend.
Maybe our friends from Mental Home can tell us exactly what the best option would be in this case.

Submitted by DrummerGuy on Sunday, April 18, 2021

In reply to by kool_turk

Maybe not for five minutes but let's say probably 15 or 20 minutes I think it is a good time. Half an hour at the most. But certainly you make a good point if somebody leaves the game open in the background all day and all night long then he or she would not be allowing any attacks. I am not sure but I think I was attacked while I was on a phone call and my phone call lasted for about 20 minutes. So, I don't know if the game was in the background or if I exited. I guess I'm gonna have to try it.

Eventually, your game will disconnect and you will need to reconnect to the server. Also, it will simply be impossible to stay online forever. Sooner or later, you will simply need to go off-line. For those who have jobs and busy daily schedules, it will be even more impossible. Finally, there is the fact that we can only use one device, making it even harder. It's not like you can tell your colleagues at work that you won't be taking any more calls because you're playing Sonar Islands and need to work on your gold LOL. That would be an epic.

I think the subject says it all. LOL.
I agree with you 100%.
It is impossible to stay on the game 24 hours seven days a week.
And, as far as leaving the game in the background, it is true. I've already tried it now and the game disconnect from the server until you come back to it. So, don't worry about it. There will always be islands available to attack.
No glitches here. Everything is working great.

You can just go to settings and subscriptions. Cancel the subscription you have now and activate the yearly subscription. You will not be charged.

Submitted by DMNagel on Sunday, April 18, 2021

Is it just me, or does anyone else somehow get a Friday the 13th vibe when hearing the temple music? Something about it just sounds like I'm being watched by Jason Voorhees. Cool stuff.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Sunday, April 18, 2021

If the game is in the background, you will still be attacked. It has happened to me more than once, and one person I know personally attacked me so this will be definite revenge for me.

Submitted by DrummerGuy on Sunday, April 18, 2021

In reply to by DMNagel

Well, the snakes are watching you and they are hoping that you get too close. Just a little bit. LOL.
Well, seriously, yes. It gives you that impression, right?
The game is well done.
Well, talking about another island, I was attacked by the lions when I was listening to the compass.
I suppose I thought that they couldn't get to me while I was listening to the compass. Now I know better.

There actually is a button called "Return Home". This appears in the summary screen upon a successful island attack after you go through the exit. The data on that screen looks as follows (note I am putting in random numbers here):

You won
+10 lights
3475 gold
5000 loot bonus
Return Home

That last "Return Home" is a button, and you double tap it to dismiss the screen and go back to the main menu. The bug I reported and emailed you guys about occurred when I hit this button. The game would make the sound to indicate the button was pressed, but the main menu would not appear, and that was when I lost my entire progress for the previous 8 hours.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Monday, April 19, 2021

Hmm, I didn't have that issue. I've gotten my progress fine. I'm thinking the server glitched and it went back to what ever you had 8 hours prior.

Submitted by Larry on Monday, April 19, 2021

In the temple I sometimes get to near a snake, I can then hear a sound that I think means I was bitten but I dont die... is that sound only an indicator that is was a close call or can you survive multiple snak bites?

Submitted by Maranatà on Monday, April 19, 2021

Good morning! This last bug happened to me 2 times when I hit the button to update and unlock, it made sound as if it was pressed but the update and unlock did not start. Anyway other than that the game is really great! It would be nice though if there was a button to empty all the chests of all the islands in one go instead of having to go to all the islands and press to collect the gold. It's a really good game, congratulations!

Submitted by mentalhome.eu on Monday, April 19, 2021

and attacked yesterday a lot of players, without any error returning home.
we have pockets full of gold now, but no error. we try other devices.

Submitted by ming on Monday, April 19, 2021

may I have one more suggestion.
can we have Haptic feedback when we are during gameplay

It has only happened to me twice, so it is probably not going to be easy to reproduce. However, as I explained to you in my very detailed email I sent from the contact support link within the game, even though I lost all the lights, the attack log still showed all the attacks. So a very easy to see that I am right is to go into my attack log on the server, add up all the lights gained and loss, and you will find that the result is approximately 240 lights more than what I actually have.

At this point, I am long passed it, but my reason for bringing it to your attention was in the hopes you guys could make sure it doesn't happen to others, and it would have been nice to get my lost lights back, since it is 100% verifiable from the attack log.

On another note, I have not received any email responses to my detailed bug report I submitted through your support link from within the game. I trust that this Applevis forum is not your preferred method for reporting game bugs.

I suggest should you require any additional detail or information from me, we take this discussion to your support emails, so it can be properly tracked and logged.

Submitted by MusicLover99 on Monday, April 19, 2021

This game is absolutely amazing and I'm really enjoying playing it. On the fun fair, I've tested my island and attacked others and though even though I swipe up like I'm supposed to to shoot the toys, it doesn't seem to do much and I keep getting completely obliterated... with no treasure. Does anyone have ideas as to what I could be missing so I can find treasures there? Thanks in advance for the ideas!!

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Monday, April 19, 2021

Yes, center the toys exactly. and you can run back to have a better shot. I've maanged to get oblitereated once but only once this way.

Submitted by hllf on Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Hi dev team:

There is a major bug with reaching 5000 lights. I just reached it; I now have 5004 lights, and while the game reports the number of lights correctly, it states that I'm now in the Moonlight III league instead of the Eternal Light league, and it has my bonus at 150 gold. I also am not listed in the Eternal Light ranking.

I confirmed with an attack that it is giving me 150 gold bonus, same as the 0-300 lights league.

I emailed a bug report using the contact button from within the game and attached a screenshot, so you can see exactly what I am talking about.

Submitted by DrummerGuy on Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Every time I go to the fanfare island I get obliterated in a matter of seconds. I guess I have the talent to find the bombs quickly. LOL. I have never lasted more than 20 seconds on that island. Any tips?
on another note, I rather go to every other island except for the jungle. I guess I feel a little bit nervous when being chased by lions. LOL.
This game actually makes my heart pump with excitement.
Truely, I find this game to be remarkably amazing.
Congrats to the developers.

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