Gameplay

On an island, you make one step forward by tapping with one finger on the screen center. To step backwards swipe down with one finger.

Three types to rotate your character are available. Please go the the Settings Menu for more information and change your preferred way to rotate the character.

To open and close the compass tap with one finger on the screen and hold, until the compass opens or closes.

If an island offers a special actions, like a shield, a torch or a stun gun, you can activate them by swiping up with one finger.

On your island you can have up to 3 treasure chests. But you have to fortify your island, not to get them stolen all the time. Therefore are the obstacles. On every island you can choose 2 different items and upgrade them. It is part of your strategy, which you prefer.

With the attack button you can go to other player's islands and loot their gold. There are up to 3 treasure chests to find within a time limit of 3 minutes. Then you need to find the exit portal to bring you back home. At the beginning it is adviseable just to take one or two treasure chests and then go for the exit. Better less gold, than nothing.

Three different types of rotation you can use.

If you select "Twist 2 Finger" you rotate your character by putting two fingers on the screen and move them in circles.

"Swipe left/right" means, that you have to swipe with one finger on the screen either left or right in order to rotate your character. Your character keeps rotating until you lift your finger.

If you turn on the "Gyroscope" you rotate the character by physically rotating your phone. Works best in upright position of your phone (only on supported devices ).

For best experience please use portrait mode, this way all inputs are recognized properly and also if you use gyroscope rotation works better.

On FunFair things are different. Toys coming towards you, that hold an invisible treasures or a bombs in their chests. If you shoot them, they burst and reveal their secret, treasure or bomb. That means also, Compass works only after all toys destroyed. Also no need to find the exit, you'll be picked up, when all treasures are found. So it is an all or nothing game.

Subscription and Purchases

After successfully purchasing a auto-renewable subscription, you will be granted full access to all islands. You can see it by the fact that the subscription window does not appear anymore.

"Restore Purchases" is not an order confirmation or a statement of your subscription. Subscriptions can only be viewed and managed in your AppleID account. Restore Purchases is only to be used for transferring to other IOS devices.

Accessibility

If you start the game with VoiceOver turned on, the Screenreader is automatically enabled.

The enabled state gets saved, so if you open the game the next time, the Screenreader is automatically turned on - even if you open the game without VoiceOver turned on.

To disable the Screenreader go to the Settings Menu and disable it.

If you start the game with Talkback turned on, the Screenreader is automatically enabled.

After launching the game with Talkback turned on, you have to suspend Talkback in order to play the game.

The enabled state gets saved, so if you open the game the next time, the Screenreader is automatically turned on - even if you open the game without Talkback turned on.

To disable the Screenreader go to the Settings Menu and disable it.

The menu consists of three areas:

  1. The upper status area, which displays your username or gold, for example, and is visible in the entire menu;
  2. The menu area with the respective menu options;
  3. A lower area, which is only displayed in sub-menus and allows you to navigate back one level.

You can quickly navigate between these areas by swiping up or down. To navigate between single items, swipe left or right. Double tap to activate an item.

Sonar Islands also supports "direct touch". On iOS please make sure that you have enabled "direct touch" in the rotor.

Troubleshooting - Known Bugs

Since IOS 14 direct touch is not enabled automatically. You have to open the game, then in the rotor menu choose "direct touch" and swipe up or down to  activate it.

If you find a bug or an error please contact us, so that we can fix it.

If you report the bug, please provide as much information as possible: what error has happened, when did it occur, what have you done before until you got the error, ... The more details we have, the easier we can reproduce the error and fix it.

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