Releasing and submitting to the game jam failed and erased (overwrote?) my game!
Hi. Yesterday I attempted to release my first game and submit it to the 'One button' game jam. When trying to release it I got a 'Publishing element failed' error, then when I returned to the 'Select your entry' page or 'My Creations' page, it had removed the latest version of my game, leaving an almost blank version from a week ago. I cannot get the latest version back.
I've upload an unlisted video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzEoe80T2rE&t=639s.
5:05 - I initially try to release as Playable. It asks me to also release various previous versions of the game and elements (not sure if being asked to release previous versions simultaneously is normal?)
6:20 - Initial release fails. Not sure why. No other problems yet.
6:40 - Attempt to submit to the game jam instead
7:05 - Release summary says I cannot release as playable as it is already public. Not sure how.
8:00 - Got confused. Backed out at the 'Do you want to continue?' question
8:15 - Selected entry again. Same old version and element list
9:55 - Tried to release again. 'Publishing element failed' error again. This time returning to the 'Select Entry' page has a week old version of my game highlighted. It is now the only version of my game I have.
10:18 - Go back to the Community Jam submission page. See the image of my game shown on 'Submit Now' is still the correct Big Pug version, but at 10:24 is the small old version.
10:25 onwards - Trying to find my game.
Indreams does have a record of my game here: https://indreams.me/scene/dPHpVVVeUwS
I can select 'Play later', but it doesn't appear in my queue in Dreams.
I've also tried loading the PSN cloud save of Dreams from a couple of hours before the error, but that did nothing.
Obviously I'm gutted. I'm not expecting to submit to the Jam now, but if there's any chance of getting my game back, that would be appreciated.
Dreams version number 2.16
Thanks Tom! Glad this has helped in some way. I've also learned cute animal thumbnails is a great way to get people to play :p
Hiya! Tom from Mm here!
Apologies this happened, but it has helped us identify a bug that we're investigating a fix for to prevent it from happening again. Seen that you've been able to resolve it, which is great news! I'm excited to play it, the thumbnail sold me on it straight away!
Yeah I thought that might be the case. I prefer to walk through it step by step to help the asker though ;P
Looks super cute! :D
Thanks TAPgiles. It wasn't the thumbnail problem, but I did resolve it last night. It was another 'bug' where if releasing a new local save fails, but there is an older online save that is part of the release which succeeds, it now thinks the older online version is the latest. I did some digging and found how to restore the last local save, then manually released the failing element on its own to unblock.
'Big Pug's Wild Race' is released now. Didn't make the jam, but it's doing pretty well :).
Note that there have been some thumbnail problems where it shows the wrong thumbnail. Have you actually checked to see if when you edit the scene it's a really old version?
(Sorry, it's a very long video.)