With Roots of Pacha celebrated a popular Stardew Valley-Alternative It was only released a few weeks ago and has had its first successes since then Steam. But now the farm life simulation has been removed from the platform out of the blue.
With its prehistoric approach, it was able to quickly win over genre lovers who might have felt right at home with the proven formula of growing, harvesting and exploring. It’s all the more annoying that the up-and-coming title is now being kept under wraps for a rather unusual reason.
Roots of Pacha: Emerging Stardew Valley alternative removed from Steam due to dispute between publisher and developer
“We are sad to report that we are involved in a dispute with Crytivo over the rights to Roots of Pacha.” developer der Stardew Valley-Alternative, Soda It, via Twitter. It continues, “We have been working hard to peacefully resolve our issue with Crytivo internally” and “Instead of working with us to resolve the issue, Crytivo has reached out to Valve and allowed them to use Roots of Pacha without our knowledge or remove our consent from Steam”.
— Roots of Pacha (@rootsofpacha) May 13, 2023
Of course, let them Answer von Publisher creative not long in coming: Just a few hours later, he responded with his own statement on Twitter, which said that the developers had abruptly terminated the contract just a few days after the successful launch. Crytivo has apparently been involved with the project for the last three years by offering “support and guidance”.
The statement also reads: “On April 27th, just two days after the successful release, we received an unexpected message from the Soda Den team, telling us that they had canceled the contract that we had been under for three years had worked would unilaterally resign and be considered invalid”. That would essentially nullify the revenue-sharing agreement that was in place prior to the release.
“Want nothing but the benefit of the contract we’ve worked hard under”
Shortly thereafter, the publisher would have been denied access to the Steam site for the entire team, they continue to explain. According to Crytivo, the removal of the game from Steam was not a malicious intent, but simply abiding by the platform’s strict policy, which states that a game must be withdrawn from sale if there is a dispute between the parties.
As a result, the publisher’s final comment concludes: “We want nothing more than to take advantage of the contract that we have worked hard on”. Soda Den has not yet responded to Crytivo’s comments.
However, the latter makes it clear that they would already be working closely with all parties – including Valve – to also ensure that Roots of Pacha returns to the Steam roster. Meanwhile, Soda Den also stated that they were “cautiously optimistic” about the title’s return. Meanwhile, they are working on a post-launch roadmap. Anyone who is still looking for a strong Stardew Valley alternative, we will help you with our recommendations until then, but guaranteed on the jumps.
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