Sincere apologies on my behalf, as well. :( We, as not only developers but also fellow gamers, know how painful it is to lose your scores, kills and characters (though DLC characters you can always download for free) - something you've worked very hard to get. The fault was in build finalization process. We implemented anti-cheating measures a couple of episodes back which rely on matching version numbers. One of the version numbers was not updated and it caused the game to completely reject new save games. It pains me how small an error can cause such wide-spread havoc!
I just now finished coding a save file loader which takes a different approach to anti-cheating to make sure this cannot happen again. Also, now whenever there is trouble loading a save file, the game will not overwrite your save unless you specifically instruct it to. This means if the game is ever unable to load the save file, you will not lose progress and any bugs causing the failure can be remedied in an update without a loss of data.
I'll move on to unlocking the lost characters based on OpenFeint achievements now. Sorry guys! We'll make this up to you with even better updates.
Elder Gore AI partner.
3 New Encyclopedia pages.
Penguin Mob squad.
AVAILABLE! (v4.0) Local co-op multiplayer over wi-fi. Elder Gores. New voice files.
Episode 3 (update 9): Thanksgiving Episode
AVAILABLE! (v1.293) White Gangster Gore. Encyclopedia with 3 pages. Bug fixes.
Episode 3 (update 8): Halloween Episode
AVAILABLE! (v1.292) Undead Jenny Gore. Game Center support. New scoring system with multipliers. iPod Touch 4G support. Graphical improvements. Remade snow level. Health indicator hearts.
Episode 3 (update 7): Zombie Episode
AVAILABLE! (v1.291) Bug fixes. Retina display support and faster framerate for iPhone 4.
Episode 3 (update 6): Zombie Episode
AVAILABLE! (v1.29) Fur Bombs. Auto-aim. Rebalanced Predator Furry. Inferno mode.
Episode 3 (update 5): Zombie Episode
AVAILABLE! (v1.28) HD-certified, completely redone graphics. Weapon recoil effects for all characters. Performance options. Kill restoration against OpenFeint achievements.
Episode 3 (update 4): Zombie Episode
AVAILABLE! (v1.271) Fixed critical bugs.
Episode 3 (update 3): Zombie Episode
AVAILABLE! (v1.27) Predator Furry. Zombie Gore. Easter Bunny. Bullet shells. Improved controls. Larger play area. Prettier shadows. Level selection. Bug fixes.
Episode 3 (update 2): New Year's Episode
AVAILABLE! (v1.26) New guest star character: Hook Champ. Special traits for Gangster Gore (machine gun dual-wielding), Sensei Evan (grenade launcher dual-wielding) and Sway's Ninja Man (long sprint when damaged). Improved character and environment animation. Major bug fixes.
Episode 3 (update 1): New Year's Episode
AVAILABLE! (v1.25) Gangster Gore. New guest stars: Lizzy, Ninja Man and Zombieville Guy. Dual wielding. Kid Gore redux. OpenFeint 2.4.
Episode 3: Christmas Episode
AVAILABLE! (v1.20) Wormwolf, the boss unit. Day/night cycle. Grenade launcher. Upgradeable weapons. A full roster of additional characters including Santa.
Episode 2 (update 1): Thousands of them... one of you
AVAILABLE! (v1.11) Improved Furry Sense, extended battle music, flip screen/update freeze bug fixed, OpenFeint 2.2 and minor fixes.
Episode 2: Thousands of them... one of you
AVAILABLE! (v1.1) Furry Sense, a third health with a headband, automatic save and restore of game state, two achievements (expert and insane mode), giant firefurry, normal firefurry, new death animations, new sound effects and voice acting, minor gameplay fixes, major bug fixes, OpenFeint 2.1 and a drastically improved shotgun.
Episode 1: Tiny creatures, giant adventure
AVAILABLE! (v1.0) Four furries, two weapons, beast mode, voice-acting and lots more.