Terraria co-creator, Andrew Spinks announced today that his game will no longer be releasing to Google Stadia following the inexplicable cancelation of his Google account.
“I can take this no other way than you deciding to burn this bridge. Consider it burned. Terraria for Google Stadia is canceled.”
“I will not be involved with a corporation that values their customers and partners so little. Doing business with you is a liability.”
The relationship between both companies has been disrupted in the last three weeks, Spink’s studio Re-Logic had its YouTube channel taken down for unexplained reasons. The Terraria team along with the Youtube team explained in a Twitter thread that they had received an email regarding an alleged Terms Of Service violation. The studio was understandably confused as the YouTube channel of the game had not posted new content in several months.
Spinks allegedly understood the terms of service violation’s email to be received in error, but the YouTube team could not recover the YouTube account that was disabled.
Unfortunately for Andre Spinks, he used his personal email for Re-Logic’s YouTube channel, the developer affirmed that he lost access to “thousands of dollars of apps” on Google Play, as well as his Google Drive and Gmail address.
“My account has now been disabled for over 3 weeks. I still have no idea why, and after using every resource I have to get this resolved you have done nothing but give me the runaround, my phone has lost access to thousands of dollars of apps on GooglePlay.
I had just bought LOTR 4K and can’t finish it. 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.“