Android/Google Play variations of Terraria will not be impacted. Punishing existing consumers who paid for our video game on these platforms is not what we are about. To be clear: there should be no impact whatsoever to Terraria on Google platforms, both existing/purchased video games as well as ongoing shop schedule.
The remarks around future schedule of Re-Logic games on Google platforms remains in concerns to anything not-currently-available. This is inclusive of any future variations of Terraria (such as Stadia) along with any other video games that our studio will establish in the future.
We have actually not uploaded in 3 months.
No one in our enormous fanbase/subscribers saw any brand-new content uploaded at all, much less anything offensive.
Furthermore, the initial correspondence from YouTube on this matter were clear that this was not a significant problem:.
I definitely have refrained from doing anything to violate your terms of service, so I can take this no other way than you choosing to burn this bridge. Consider it burned. #Terraria for @GoogleStadia is canceled. My business will no longer support any of your platforms moving on.
— Andrew Spinks (@Demilogic) February 8, 2021.
Because that time, through our efforts on Twitter with the assistance team at YouTube, we have been informed that our Re-Logic YouTube channel is clean and has no problems.
To-date, we have actually not been notified of any real information behind the actual disobedience that is declared.
@Google my account has actually now been handicapped for over 3 weeks. I still have no concept why, and after using every resource I need to get this solved you have actually done absolutely nothing however given me the runaround.
— Andrew Spinks (@Demilogic) February 8, 2021.
As you can imagine, Spinks was more than most likely annoyed with the whole scenario, and so he has actually mentioned he no longer plans to bring Terraria to Stadia because its a Google-controlled platform. Terraria is a ten year old indie beloved with a large cult following, so if its potentially not coming to Stadia any longer, this could be a loss for the platform.
Far theres no word if Google will renew Spinks account, however with the existing press protection making the rounds, Im sure Google will finally get around to providing some real consumer service. The reality that Google can so easily ban anyones account, cutting users off from the really utilities often required to make a living online, such as YouTube and Gmail, makes it pretty clear the company needs to change how it manages these account bans. Yeah, even if youve developed one of the most popular indie games in the last years, you still have to live in fear that your Google account might get prohibited at any time.
Three days later, the entire Demilogic account– inclusive of Gmail, Google Play apps, Drive, and all other Google services– is handicapped. Several appeals through the requirement channels are met an automated rejection absent of any more details.
Lots of avenues were attempted with Google in private to resolve this matter– well beyond what people may have observed on Twitter a few weeks ago. Information has been challenging and sparse to acquire even with us being a long-standing partner.
Even in the face of strong proof that this is a mistaken action– evidence that has actually been in-hand for almost 2 weeks now– this remains unsettled.
This story was initially released 2021/02/08 9:25 am PSTon Feb 8, 2021 and last updated 2021/02/09 6:22 am PSTon Feb 9, 2021..
Andrew Spinks is the main developer behind the hit indie survival video game Terraria. Hes the creator of Re-Logic, the development studio that developed Terraria, and this studio was preparing on bringing Terraria to Stadia, but this may have altered thanks to Google locking Spinks out of his Google account. You see, Google sent Spinks a ToS caution for a YouTube infraction, which was neglected thinking it was sent out in mistake, therefore Google did what is does finest and banned Spinks account for this infraction, which has triggered Spinks to strike back by revealing that the Stadia version of Terraria will no longer occur.
Late last night Andrew Spinks exposed in a series of tweets that his Google account had actually been banned for going on three weeks, and that he had actually been attempting for weeks to discover somebody at Google that might assist, however of course came up empty handed. Far theres no word if Google will renew Spinks account, but with the current press coverage making the rounds, Im sure Google will finally get around to supplying some actual customer service. Of course, the studio has actually also validated that it will not be bringing any new games to Google platforms moving forward, so its clear Terraria still wont be coming to Stadia, which indicates Spinks is sticking to his guns.
Hes the creator of Re-Logic, the advancement studio that created Terraria, and this studio was preparing on bringing Terraria to Stadia, however this might have altered thanks to Google locking Spinks out of his Google account. You see, Google sent Spinks a ToS caution for a YouTube offense, which was ignored believing it was sent out in error, and so Google did what is does best and banned Spinks account for this violation, which has actually triggered Spinks to hit back by announcing that the Stadia version of Terraria will no longer happen.
The Timeline of occasions:.
The impacts here are not isolated to Mr. Spinks personal affairs, apps, etc.– though to be clear, those are considerable and lots of also. Owing to the early days of the company, when Mr. Spinks was the sole staff member of the business, there are numerous tradition connections to the demilogic account that have actually been severed. This is inclusive of the Re-Logic YouTube account, numerous important files saved on Drive, and far more. The impact is product in nature– and this has been made clear to Google consistently
Have no worry, Terraria will continue to exist on the Play Store.
After yesterdays occasions unfolded, it was unclear if Andrew Spinks (and, in extension, Re-Logic) would continue to support the Play Store variation of Terraria. Fortunately IGN has actually reported on a follow-up email from Re-Logic that confirms the studio has no intend on dropping assistance for the Android variation of Terraria. Naturally, the studio has actually also verified that it will not be bringing any new games to Google platforms progressing, so its clear Terraria still wont be coming to Stadia, which indicates Spinks is adhering to his guns.
So if you were stressed that Spinks fight with Google would require Re-Logic to drop support for the Android version of Terraria, worry no more. The developer has actually made it clear the Play Store variation will stay unimpacted by this dispute.
Weve likewise learned that Stadia Source has actually gotten a prolonged reply from Re-Logic that explains the timeline of the scenario even more.
Earlier today, our CEO, Andrew Spinks released a declaration in concerns to our ongoing problems with concerns to his Google Account (demilogic). We have taken time to examine public and media commentary in order to determine where any areas of confusion might continue. We have actually offered the following in order to help alleviate this confusion/misperception around the @demilogic account issue:.
Demilogic account receives a notification from YouTube alleging a violation in mid-late January. This was quite a bit complicated to us.
This is not a position that we take happily or gently. Google has been a long-time partner, but the inability to solve this for us– a supposedly valued partner– within a time almost spanning a month is not appropriate.
It is sorely required.
For those within Google that did their best to help to no avail, we appreciate of their efforts. It is a genuine embarassment that is has concerned this point.
” We understand that you may not have understood this was a violation of our policies, so we are not using a strike to your channel. We have actually gotten rid of the content.”.
No action or action was requested or recommended in this e-mail.
Late last night Andrew Spinks exposed in a series of tweets that his Google account had been prohibited for going on three weeks, and that he had been attempting for weeks to discover someone at Google that might help, however of course came up empty handed. It would appear Spinks chose and saw to overlook this caution since he had not submitted a new YouTube video in months, leaving him confused as to why he would get this caution in the very first location.