Chosen Host Migration

Hello everyone.

The service I use to host Chosen is called Divshot. It was convenient because it allowed me to host the game under my own domain name without paying anything. Unfortunately it has been bought out by another service called Firebase and will be closing soon. I am now planning to move to migrate the app to Firebase.

This should not be a big deal for most users. There may be some minor disruption but I am hoping the change of servers will be basically seamless and there ought to be no downtime. However, there is one major caveat. Firebase only allows https hosting (which is generally a good thing) but this means all data stored in localStorage (where the game stores your saves and editor data) will likely be lost. Saves probably are not such a big deal in a roguelike game. However, editor data could be if you have been messing around with the editor a lot.

TL DR

If you have enough editor data to be worried about losing it follow these steps. Otherwise just ignore this.

  1. Navigate to the main editor page
  2. Click the export data button.
  3. Save the file somewhere on your computer.
  4. When the new version is released there will be a way to upload the data in the main page.
  5. Be sure you do this before December 21st.

In fact, if you are using the editor you should probably be backing up your data by downloading it regularly. Otherwise you could accidentally lose it by deleting your browser’s local data.