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Terraria co-creator scoffs at Stadia, cancels port after getting locked out of Google accounts

Terraria will not be coming to Stadia anymore. (Image via Wikipedia)
Terraria will not be coming to Stadia anymore. (Image via Wikipedia)
Andrew Spinks, a co-creator of the popular platformer Terraria, took to Twitter today to blast Google for failing to provide help with his locked Google accounts. Spinks' YouTube, Gmail, Drive, and other Google services have been locked for three weeks. As a result of what he claims is a lack of support from Google, Spinks also announced that the Stadia version of Terraria has been canceled.
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Terraria is a popular 2D adventure game built around exploration, crafting, and survival in a magical world. Part of its popularity is thanks to the numerous platforms on which the game is available. However, there’s one gaming service that won’t see the game anytime soon: Stadia.

Andrew Spinks, a co-creator of Terraria and lead of the game’s development studio Re-Logic, took to Twitter to call out Google for what he deemed as lackluster customer service. Spinks claims that Google disabled his Gmail, Google Play, Google Drive, and YouTube accounts without explanation three weeks ago. Since that time, he claims he has received little to no support to resolve the issue.

In response, Spinks announced via Twitter that Re-Logic is canceling the Stadia port of Terraria. “#Terraria for @GoogleStadia is canceled,” tweeted Spinks. “My company will no longer support any of your platforms moving forward.”

“I will not be involved with a corporation that values their customers and partners so little. Doing business with you is a liability,” he finished.

Andrew Spinks (@Demilogic) excoriated Google on Twitter.
Andrew Spinks (@Demilogic) excoriated Google on Twitter.

As of press time, Google has not responded to the issue.

Considering Stadia’s issues with games development (including the closing of its in-house development studio last week), losing a popular third-party developer may sting the platform. However, it should be noted that Terraria was released in 2011 and has since been ported to every major platform and console since, including Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch. The title is also widely available on other distribution services like Steam.

What do you think of Re-Logic’s cancelation of Terraria for Stadia? Were you planning on playing the game through Google’s service? Let us know in the comments.

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Sam Medley, 2021-02- 8 (Update: 2021-02- 8)