Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Oceanhorn will be released on November 14th!

People of Tikarel need your help!

Finally! It's the long-awaited launch week of Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas. Apple has approved our GM version of the game and everything is ready! On Thursday, November 14th, it is your turn to join the adventure. We really hope that you will like playing the game as much as we have liked making it.

It has been an incredible ride from the first 2D prototype of 2010 and the first secret gameplay video in 2011 to FDG Entertainment joining the team in the late 2012 and Nobuo Uematsu and Kenji Ito joining the project in 2013. Especially the last couple of months have been really intense. We have literally worked around the clock fixing, tweaking, and polishing to provide you with the best possible gaming experience.

We are very happy with the result. But don't believe the hype. In about 48 hours you can download it to your iPhone/iPod/iPad and judge for yourself!

Meanwhile, please enjoy these untouched screenshots!

Do you have the steady hand for the Pumpkin Seed Gun?

Unleash the power of whirl attack!

Turmos the Evil Overgrowth

133 comments:

  1. Thank you for your effort.

    And I have some question.

    How much is it?
    How big is it? <-volume
    When you add korean subtitle?

    From korean student

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  2. Woo hoo!!! you should post the app store link on here the minute it is released because sometimes the app store wont have it in the search engine right away

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    1. Yeah, that's a good idea, actually, as many's the time I see a
      game announced on a blog somwhere, search it in the App Store,
      but come up empty handed until someone, somewhere posts a
      direct App Store link directly to the product.
      Excellent heads-up, Weatherman!
      See?
      I'm not "always mean".

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  3. Congratulations with the approve :) Can't wait to finally play this awesome looking game :)

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  4. CONGRATULATION for you work!!!!!!!!!!!
    Good News.
    I-m waiting from annunce.
    Pardon for my bad englihs.

    Buenísimas noticias.
    Por fin! Lo llevo esperando desde que se anunció hace al menos dos años.
    A falta de Zelda buenísimo es Oceanhorn.
    Compra segura.

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  5. Fantastic!!! I've been looking forward to this game for sooo long. It looks absolutely amazing and I'm sure won't disappoint.

    I know you guys said that iOS was your priority, but now that you've finished the game would you consider working on an Android port? It's a huge market that really responds to high quality games.

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  6. will have subtitles in Portuguese?

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    1. Yes, it will. The launch version of the game will have subtitles in English, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese, French, Italian, Spanish, and German. We are considering adding more languages in updates.

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    2. Actually, I think it is Simplified Chinese, not Traditional. So, I stand corrected.

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    3. Any chance you could translate it to Greek?

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  7. The make or break feature that I need is instant saving and loading from anywhere - I would prefer not to have saving like in Zelda where it forces you to start out at a few set points and work your way back. given that this is a mobile game, being able to save and load on the fly is a must.

    Also - we are gonna need cloud sync saving for backup and continuity between multiple devices owned by the user.

    Another thing: really really good use of multi-tasking. It would be great for the game to be built in such a way as to be "freeze dried" all day and loaded on the bus ride home with no issues. I know that RAM is also a limitation and the amount of apps open/used throughout the day - but I have seen games that were able to make excellent use of iOS's multitasking system.

    Thanks for not releasing an unfinished product - thanks for thinking like a gamer instead of a game producing company - thanks for having the mantra and ethos that your team has taken up.

    thanks for taking on such a project and seeing it through with this amount of polish. I hope that you guys charge a premium for this game and I wish you the best when it goes live.

    This will be an instant purchase for me - I am not even going to look at the price. I love to support developers such as yourselves and promote solid game production such as OceanHorn

    thanks again

    tim

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    1. The price is confirmed at $8.99 (found this through TouchArcade c:).

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  9. Thank you so much , i'm really happy it will finally released . Can't wait for this game that looks awesome ! Thanks for all of you worked on this title . NICE WORK !

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  10. So, this looks amazing! Great job, will we see an Android version in the future?

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  11. Will it be an iOS 7 exclusive?

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  12. Sorry I Know EVERYONE say that but can you give us informations about the price please
    Sorry again

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  13. Congrats guys! I've been looking forward to this for about 2 years. Just ordered an iPad mini retina. No better first app then this one!

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  15. For what? Discount?...come on really

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  16. Could You add Polish language in next update. Please, please , please��

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  17. Hope will be iphone 3gs support and android port.

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    1. iPhone 3GS is among supported devices, but Oceanhorn will only release on iOS devices.

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    2. Thank You for this Game. I am Zelda and Shenmue´s Fan and Now Oceanhorn´s Fan.
      I hope that release in App Store in Spain.
      Heikki. Do You Speak Spanish?

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  19. Can't wait! Will actually be able to play this before the new 3DS zelda :)

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  20. I know its a old device, but will the ipod 3 be among the supported devices?

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  21. Do you plan on a Mac release one day? Given the similarities and all :)

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  22. Congratulations, the long wait is finally over. Best of luck with the launch!

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    1. Thanks Dominic! I hope you'll enjoy the game!

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  23. Here's the iTunes link: http://itunes.apple.com/app/oceanhorn/id708196645

    Please note that the game may not be available in your App Store yet depending on your time zone.

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    2. Just bought, can't wait to get into it, long work day ahead :)

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  24. I am also eager to see this for Android.

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  25. Hmm i thought it wasnt comming out till the 14th?

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  26. Hi, I am new and can this amazing game be able to run on a IPod touch 3gn?

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  27. yiew!! out on aussie app store :D

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  28. I hope OceanHorn can come out for the PS Vita :) It would be cool

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  29. I've downloaded it !!!!!!!!! Yes! Let's play now! Congratulations

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  30. I'm from Viet Nam and It's already in my AppStore.hehe :">> Thank u and congrats!!

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  31. it's awesome!! i'm playing it right now with my ipad mini. already 2 hours of playing. nice graphic. nice control. but i don't know how to save. overall, i give 10 stars over 5 stars hahaha!! there are so many routes in the game. you'll didn't know where to go first.^_^

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  32. Oceanhorn is a revolutionary iOS release.

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    1. Absolutely it is.
      This will herald a New Age of iGaming.
      Soon to be followed by "The Witness" & "Wolves Of The Atlantic".

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  34. Great game, thanks. Totally worth the (OMG-long) wait!

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  35. Thank you for your effort.
    Will have subtitles in Korean?

    From korean student

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  36. Really a great Game, but PLEASE add Cloud Sync for Savegames in the next Update...

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  37. Wow, this Game is AWESOME!
    I was also ready to pay up to 14$ for this Game :-)
    Great work guys!!!
    I hope, that you you will make a Sequel. I can´t stop to play^^

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  38. I've spotted it here in 2011 : http://iphonesoft.fr/2011/11/08/oceanhorn-un-zelda-like-qui-risque-d-envoyer-du-lourd

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  39. well, no one thinks that this game is just a bit too much "inspired" from zelda???

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    1. Exactly, i absolutely LOVE the fact, that it is ! For all I care they could have cloned it entirely :D

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    2. oh ok =) i just wondered if someone had noticed that

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  40. Heikki, i have some problems with the game... I can't load my saved game, because it always throws me out of the game, when I try to load it.

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    1. Hi iPlorre. Quit all apps running on background, and boot your device. I hope it helps.

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  41. (It also often happens during or after cutscenes. Bdw I'm playing on a iPad2.)

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  42. Gracias!!! por fin, desde el 2011 he esperado este juego, aunque 160MB me parecen pocos, espero tenga suficiente aventura o al menos secuelas. :)

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  43. five stars game...congratulations! this is the first adventure rpg game that i really like on my iphone! one question... its possibly think on a sequel and make an epic saga for Ios???

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  44. Hello Heikki. First of all, I'd like to say that I love this game so far and I've been following it since the beginning. I have found some major bugs and glitches that may ruin the experience for other players. I don't know how to send you the pictures, but it involves the Great forest map being dispersed throughout the world map.

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    1. iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4 is all supported! ^_^

      iPhone 4 is very good quality, almost made it to recommended list.

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  46. I don't seem to have any sound when I play. Any thoughts on how to address that?

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  47. I will pay $30 for this game on Android.

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  48. This game very nice. Worth every penny, you can find complete guide for this game at

    http://guide4gamers.com/oceanhorn-complete-guide-fdg/

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  49. I have one remark. The fact, that the items are scrollable can be very annoying in a battle. It's really hard to act fast / play fast when you tap "item" and each time, the item you want is somewhere else on the screen... I think every item should have its own fixed position to allow faster battling

    What do you guys think?

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  50. Any idea when you'll support icloud sync?

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  51. I would pay £19.99 for this on psvita

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  52. Now I can't even start the game anymore. Hope the first update will be out soon.

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  53. There is a lot of a fans in Korea. Please transfer to Korean, guys.
    And Thank you for made a good game.

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  54. I have run into a major glitch that has halted my progress. I was in the Great Forrest when I reached the skull character with the key that opens a bar gate. It is next to a tree that shoots arrows. I dropped a bomb, but died just as it would have went off. I presume the character died too, but I never received the key. When he respawns he no longer has it. I have tried leaving the area, even the island, and coming back, but no change. I have exited the game but it is baked into the auto save point. I emailed the support listed on the iTunes page but haven't heard anything back yet. I went through every area meticulously up to this point, and it would be too tedious to play it all through again. Regardless, the same thing may happen again at a later point. I am hoping you can fix this somehow, as I am completely stuck, and I just bought the game a day or two ago.

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    1. Hi. Did you also contact me through Toucharcade? We have a fix for you.

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    2. Heyy, I managed to get myself stuck really bad too... probably have to start the whole game over again :( Would really be a pain, since i got so far already.. I wrote you a mail including a screenshot on your conrfox address.
      Is there any chance you could include an option, where you can exit to the title screen and then resume the game from the beginning of the current level / island? I really can't get out and would hate to see all that effort i put into the game go to waste :(

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    3. I did this exact same thing and am stuck now. Skeleton reappears but no key. What's the fix?

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    4. Same problem here. Hope the developers can fix this!

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    5. I had a similar problem but with a giant (ogre?) on Graveyard Island... Completely stuck. Don't want to start all over I've come so far! How do I get a fix for this?

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    6. I already defeated frozen palace & went back to find the master treasure chest, couldn't find it but afterwards I reset the gate before frozen palace in deep cove to get the heart piece. I died & went back to the entrance for frozen palace in deep cove with the exit locked. I searched the small area before entrance & frozen palace many, many times & found no exit. I'm 9 1/2hrs in & I am completely stuck @ frozen palace. Besides this problem the game is great.

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  55. The game runs stable on my iPod touch 4g, but crashes often when I load save games or open chests. Restarting the iPod will fix the crash when opening a save game, but it still crashes when I try to open some chests. Will there be an update to fix this?

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  56. I've encountered a fairly early game breaking bug on Tikarel island. I found a box I could push over a cliff, was able to jump down onto the box and then swim across to a small piece of land. From there I encountered a rock spitting creature and a cave. Made my way through the cave and came back out onto another part of the island. Traversing a path I then found myself behind a locked door with no way out. There are no keys in the area, and I no longer can swim back to the main island and I've tried it repeatedly but die within centimeters of reaching land. Not that it would've helped any either, as there's no way to climb back up the way I've come. Closing the app and restarting it just brings me back to the cave entrance that I had left.
    I assume the only way around this is to restart the game. Much like others who've already commented, this is frustrating due to the amount of time invested in playing your game. A stop-gap solution of a re-spawn button would be nice.

    Thanks!

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  57. excuse me can i ask some questions? where can i find fire spell and also how to jump? there are so many places that need jumping ability. already played about 10 hours with completion of 40% only!! thanks for your responses :D

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    1. Both items are on Gillfolk's Drop. In order to get the fire spell you must enter a ladder behind a trap on the western area where the Gillfolk are gathered, the Trencher's Boots are inside of the ice palace.

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  58. Hello I know you're probably vey busy trying to update the game but I've encountered another game breaking bug. At the point in the game Hermit asks you to grab a stool, after you do that he asks you to grab a travel bag. I got the stool fine but when it came to the bag, which I'm assuming is the green sleep bag like object, I accedently through it into water and now no bag is appearing and Hermit is still asking for one. I've tried fully restarting the app and I have left the island and still no new one. That being said GREAT GAME! It has past all my expectations :) just need the bug fixed though, maybe just put another travel bag on the map somewhere? Like at Hermits picnic are or something? Just a thought. Thanks for any replies.

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    1. In case you still haven't found one, the same thing happened to me and I managed to find another green bag somewhere else. Either in a cave on Hermit Island or on another island. Can't remember exactly but I know for a fact, that there are more than just the one where the tent is, so keep looking :)

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    2. Thanks! I havn't touched the game since so I'll hop back on when I get the chance :)

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    3. Yup, I checked again and you can find two green bags on Hermit's Island int the cave on the right, where you got the sword and shield :) So just don't let yourself get distracted by monsters and don't throw it this time hehe. Good luck

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  59. Sorry,i can't find bird placeholder on Hermit's island.Can you say me where is it? Thanks :D

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    1. You can find the item on Tikarel Island. It's near of flight of stairs on a house I believe, hope that helps :)

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  61. Does anyone know how to reach the piece of heart on Gillfolk's Drop, it's the last piece I'm missing to max out my health, thanks in advance.

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    1. Head towards the entrance where the frozen princess was and find your way through there. You'll need the Boots to jump, but I assume you already have them

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  62. I am in the Great Forest and I am stuck. I moved a block too far and now I cannot move it back. There is no reset button for the block. I cannot blow it up either. Is this a bug ? Do I have to restart completely ?

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    1. Hey, I found out, that if you destroy a wooden box ( with a bomb for example ) and then exit the game and go back in, the box is back where it originally was. Worked on Tikarel Island for me

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    2. It's not a wooden box, it's the metal box (or something like that)

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  63. Help , I can not pass the bridge after the last lamp because it is already broken. Anyone know how to fix this?

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  64. I am on Bomb Island and am stuck in the hole where the heart piece was. I got the heart piece but by mistake I fell in the hole again and now stuck there. Does this mean I have to start the game all over again? Each time I restart I go back to this point.

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  65. iCloud save sync would be a welcome addition!

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  66. Fuck yeah, i love this game, remember me when i was a kid, :D

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  67. Great game so far, but it keeps crashing just as I approach the Withered Lands. So far have not managed to land. I can land just fine on Sand Bar and Tinkarel.

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  68. Loving the game! Will you support iCloud sync in the future? That would be awesome.

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  69. After 5 hours I got a crash bug that made game impossible to complete. I got stuck in the cave that leads to the Humming Hill. I couldn't get out of it using any of exists. The game started crashing every time it attempted to load new location. What I did I deleted save states from s1-9-2-humming* to s1-9-2-town*. It helped, I could exit the cave, and then I quit the game, brought back those states, launched and reloaded save game. I was already on the other side of the cave ( after exiting the cave ). Going back to the cave and exiting again didn't make any problem anymore. I also have crash log if it could be any use.

    Btw. the mission when Neeti follows the protagonist has big annoyance. Very often when I try to use the sword Neeti comes nearby and instead of slashing the enemy I open the dialog box. It's VERY annoying :)

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    1. Also, I would have a suggestion. UI isn't perfect. I know it's touchscreen and some people find it hard to use to control games but at the moment it's not as functional as it should be. ITEM button is useless. It brings unnecessary pause to the game. Instead wouldn't be better to add more icons to the screen? I can't quickly change weapon or use magic because always I have to go through ITEM.

      Game is bit too easy, especially boss battles are not any kind of challenge.

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    2. I'm in the same situation in the cave going to humming hill. Can you give me details on how you deleted save points? Did you use ifile? Please help

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    3. @David - you can use iTunes. The game uses documents sharing feature so you will see all the files in the Documents section. I used iFunBox to do it but method is always same.

      @Developers
      Few more things about game.
      Now playing 13 hours ( and looks like there's still lot to go ) I have more suggestions. As I mentioned before the weapon/spell switching is annoying.

      Yet another thing I found frustrating is focused camera during boss battles. Sometimes it's impossible to see what's happening on the screen. Normal camera would work lot better.

      Another thing that would be nice feature is semi-transparency of objects which overlap the protagonist ( like in Diablo and many other games ).

      I find casting spells not intuitive. First of all after selecting spell it's not possible to cancel it. They cost lot of mana and tapping wrong spell by mistake is very punishing. Aiming the spell could be done lot better if it was not happening on 'press' event but on 'release'. It would give a chance to move the marker around and be more precise as long as a finger touches the screen.

      I see lots of issues in the game but still I think it really good title. Great visuals, music ( unfortunately voice acting is very poor but it appears only occassionaly ), very polished and giving long hours of fun. No IAPs - for me it's good thing.

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  70. Help! I'm stuck in the Caverns of Fire and can't leave. There's a pot of fire on top of the switch outside the front gate that is keeping the barrier up, and there's no way for me to move that off the switch so I can leave the cavern. There NEEDS to be an option in the menu to return to your tent on hermit's island or something in case your character gets stuck. Now I have to sit and wait or restart the entire game...

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    1. You may do what I've done in Humming Hills. Oceanhorn stores states for each location when you progress the story. I looked into the files and can't really tell which state file stores Caverns of Fire data . Could be s1-9-4-cave-state.dat, but only developers know that. You may try to move it to your PC ( don't delete it, move it, or copy to PC and then delete from the game ) and load game, load save and see if the pot disappeared. If not you may try more brute force way and move all *-state.dat files, then for sure one of them will reset the cavern data. Load game and see in your files what new appeared. Bring back all other files except of the state file for the cavern, and you should be able to leave the cavern and continue journey.

      Remember - backup all your data before you try, and I don't guarantee it will not affect the game. Developers should do little more homework and make sure you cannot get stuck in the game ;)

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    2. Hi guys,

      First off, an amazing game and so much fun, have been playing for 13 hours or so but just ran into a similar problem. I have found my self stuck in the well on hermins island. I went down for a second time to look for additional areas but have become stuck behind a door towards the end of the cave and I'm now unable to reach the button to reactivate the door.

      As a few other comments have asked, is it possible to include a menu option to send your character back to a safe position?

      Would be a shame to have to restart.

      Cheers.

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  71. It looks like a beautifull game. I love the "Zelda" style.
    Why not on Android? Many people will buy this game for that "os".
    Including me.

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  72. Glitch I'm stuck! I'm on Tikarel for the festival of the sun. My companion who was supposed to be following me disappeared. I defeated the boss, but do not now what to do. I'm supposed to talk to my companion, but she isn't there.

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  73. how to got more coins ! 1000000000

    http://www.hacknet24.com/oceanhorn-hack/

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  74. BUG I can't sleep. The tent seems to be disabled. help

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  76. I've compiled a complete Oceanhorn Soundtrack Playlist until the official release :) Enjoy !

    http://tinyurl.com/OceanhornOST

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  77. I love this game, it is so much fun! However, i have found myself stuck. So i am in the caven of fire and there is a part where you have to move some blocks so that you can cross spikes and go right on a bridge. This part is right after you use the arrows to light the torches on fire. Anyways, I accidentally moved the blocks in a way that they are stuck and cannot be retrieved. I cant move them so that i can cross and continue. So i figured that i could use the reset button to restart the puzzle. But unfortunatley, that is behind a gate and can't be reached. So i kept using my first spell on it (the one where you summon objects from the air) and it wont activate it. I also threw logs at it, and it still won't work. Since i did this, i can't make any progress and cant get the fire spell. But, i can get back to my boat and to other islands. Is there a way to restart my progress on only the cavern of fire? Or is there a way to activate the reset button on the puzzle? Will i have to restart the whole game? Please help.

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  78. stuck in the frozen palace ?! pots can help you trigger switches... (with the help of spells hint, hint)

    Gonna spell it out now. spoiler!!!
    ... i.e. use the summoning spell to drop a pot on the switch in the northern part of the room to trigger it, as you stand on one of the blocks to the right side of the ice breathing statue. the blocks will rise with you on top and you can walk around to the spot on the wall across from the ice breather, you'll end up freezing and losing a heart.

    I'm spelling in out here because I almost got really pi$$ed and thought I had to start the WHOLE game over for going to the left first with the first key rather than the right: which would get me the trencher boots and allow me to jump to this particular position.

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  79. Help,please! I'm stuck in the cave on Bomb island where the heart piece is - the bridge leading to the chest with the heart piece fell in and I haven't managed tungstate heart piece out. Can't get back to the chest to open it now... Anyone else have the same issue?

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  80. It seems like a lot of people (myself included) are having to restart their games. Please fix this! I personally am stuck at Bomb Island. I've had to restart my game twice now because the respawn point is placed on the wrong side of the collapsed bridge. Just make it so that the bridge is intact again when the player respawns. I really enjoy this game and I think it is worth the money I paid but these glitches are ruining the game, which is a big let-down.

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  85. Stuck in bomb cave for heart piece. It stated the bridge would collapse and I could then reach the chest after 2 hours the bridge just will not collapse!!!!

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