Andrew Spinks, founder of Re-Logic, the studio behind the massively popular platformer Terraria has cancelled the game’s Google Stadia port after being locked out of its account.
Mr Spinks was unable to restore access to the Re-Logic YouTube channel after a ban took place several months ago. Mr Spinks claims he has tried everything to get back into the account and is still unsure as to why the ban took place.
“My phone has lost access to thousands of dollars of apps on Google Play,” he wrote on Twitter. “My Google Drive data is completely gone. I can’t access my YouTube channel. The worst of all is losing access to my Gmail address of over 15 years.”
Mr Spinks first reached out to Google over Twitter in January. Re-Logic had said it received an email stating claims of service violation despite no content being uploaded for 3 months. The entire account was then suspended.
The studio were informed by the YouTube support account to follow the steps to recovery the account. Re-Logic said they had tried these steps but had no luck.
Mr Spinks went on to say he will no longer support a corporation with little value of customers and partners. Re-Logic then pulled all support for the Stadia port of Terraria.
This cancellation comes after Stadia Vice President and GM Phil Harrison announced in a blog post that Google would be closing all internal Stadia game development studios. With Google only focusing on 3rd party developers from now on.
“We’ve decided that we will not be investing further in bringing exclusive content from our internal development team SG&E, beyond any near-term planned games,”
It is not known how this fallout may affect the development of Terraria for Android.
Words by Jaimie Kay
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