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Terraria on Stadia canceled after Google 'burns bridge' with developer

Terraria on Stadia canceled after Google apparently 'burns bridge' with developer
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In a wild turn of development woes, the co-creator of Terraria was locked out of all of his Google accounts, and when the tech giant didn't help, Terraria on Stadia was canceled.

The co-creator of Terraria, Andrew Spinks, tweeted about the issue, explaining that he lost access to all of his Google accounts (Google Play, Google Drive, YouTube and Gmail). Spinks has attempted to recover these, but to no avail, as Google has apparently "given [him] the runaround."

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"I absolutely have not done anything to violate your terms of service, so I can take this no other way than you deciding to burn this bridge," Spinks stated. "Consider it burned. Terraria for Google Stadia is cancelled. My company will no longer support any of your platforms moving forward."

This whole issue started with Terraria's official YouTube account being disabled in late January. When the Terraria official Twitter account reached out to Google about this issue, they didn't get any help.

From a purely business standpoint, this is a strange thing to imagine, but even from a consumer standpoint, Spinks explained that "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."

There has been no reason or indication as to why this has happened to Spinks, as he apparently hasn't received a proper explanation from Google. Spinks continued, "I will not be involved with a corporation that values their customers and partners so little [--] Doing business with you is a liability."

The situation is frankly confusing, but we look forward to seeing Google's response.

Rami Tabari
As soon as Rami Tabari sprung out of the College of Staten Island, he hit the ground running as a Staff Writer for Laptop Mag. He reviews every shape and form of a laptop as well as all sorts of cool tech. You can find him sitting at his desk surrounded by a hoarder's dream of laptops, and when he navigates his way out to civilization, you can catch him watching really bad anime or playing some kind of painfully difficult game. He’s the best at every game and he just doesn’t lose. That’s why you’ll occasionally catch his byline in Tom’s Guide, taking on the latest Souls-like challenge.