Google's Stadia is losing what could have been a popular addition to its library of games. The developer behind Terraria, a popular 2D sandbox title that has been likened to a 2D version of Minecraft, has announced on Twitter that the game is no longer in development for the platform, after Google disabled the developer's Google account.
The trouble with the developer's account was first brought to light by the official Terraria account on Twitter last month, and it seems the problem hasn't been resolved. Andrew Spinks, founder of Terraria developer Re-Logic, posted on his personal account stating that it's been three weeks since the problems began, and that Google has done nothing to address them.
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 @googledrive 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.— Andrew Spinks (@Demilogic) February 8, 2021
Spinks goes on to say that the account has never violated Google's terms of service and that all data linked to the account has been lost - including "thousands of dollars" worth of Play Store apps, all data on Google Drive, and access to Gmail. In addition to canceling the Stadia version of Terraria, Spinks says he will no longer support any of Google's platforms, adding that "doing business with you is a liability".
On other platforms, Terraria has been quite a success, having sold over 30 million copies as of April last year. Stadia could have benefited from the addition to its roster of games, especially after Google stopped the development of exclusive games for the platform a week ago.