Re-Logic games released Terraria on PC in 2011, and it has since reached almost all devices under the sun – it was even available on the now defunct Windows Phone platform. One place that will not appear until now, however, is Stadia. Re-Logic co-founder Andrew Spinks says Google has banned his account and locked him out of thousands of dollars in content. His answer is to cancel Terraria for Stadia.
It is unclear exactly how integrated the Spinks account is for Terraria’s development, but it is linked to the company’s official YouTube account. Spinks says his account was banned about three weeks ago due to unspecified violations of Google’s terms. Even hours on the phone with the company have not yielded any results. This is the boilerplate explanation many people have received over the years, (including me – Ed) but most of them do not develop popular games they can retrieve from Google in return.
I have done absolutely nothing to violate your Terms of Service, so I can not take this in any other way than that you decide to burn this bridge. Consider it burnt. #Terraria for @GoogleStadia has been canceled. My company no longer supports any of your platforms in the future.
– Andrew Spinks (@Demilogic) February 8, 2021
“I do not want to be involved in a company that values its customers and partners so little. Doing business with you is a responsibility, “Spinks said on Twitter. So fans should not expect to see 2D action-adventure games on Google’s streaming platform. This comes just days after Google announced its decision to stop developing its own games for Stadia. While Google was trying to spin the news, it comes into the hands of those who predicted that Google would lose focus and bail on online gaming. As part of the announcement, Google confirmed its plans to partner with third-party developers to bring more titles to Stadia. So how does it work, Google?
This is not a good thing for Google, but it’s not a big loss either. Terraria is an older game, and you probably already have at least one device that can run it. Stadia is most impressive when it comes to console quality games that you can not play without buying a console or gaming PC.
Spinks has an ax to paint here, but his rebellion apparently does not extend to pulling Terraria from Google Play for Android devices. You can still get the Terraria there for $ 5. It’s also available on PC, Linux, macOS, iOS, PS4, Xbox, and probably at least one very smart toaster somewhere in the world. Google has not yet responded to Spinks’ complaints, but it’s more of a public relations issue than customer service right now.