We recently got word of a nasty little bug that was preventing new players from starting the game... we're happy to report that we have solved the mystery, and with any luck, version 0.0.5b will allow anyone and everyone to try out City of the Shroud.
Download the updated version here:
- itch.io: http://abyssal-arts.itch.io/city-of-the-shroud
- GameJolt: http://gamejolt.com/games/city-of-the-shroud/86902
- indieDB: http://www.indiedb.com/games/city-of-the-shroud/downloads
For those of you inclined to learn more about this bug, here we go: it seems that something occasionally goes wrong when Unity builds the game, and something critical doesn't assemble correctly. As a result, once you get past the title screen, all of the UI ceases to function for reasons that are inexplicable, but nevertheless it happens.
The only time this occurs, however, is when you are a new player with no character data saved on our backend. So if you've played before, like all of the devs, you would never encounter this error. Meanwhile, if you're new to the game, you'd never be able to get in to create data, so you're effectively locked out. Exciting!
Thankfully, we've found a workaround and a method to test whether the bug is likely to occur, so future uploads should avoid this problem.
Thank you to all of the players who reported this bug and helped us track down what was causing it!