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‘Terraria’ co-founder blows up on Twitter following Google lockout

Co-creator of Terraria, Andrew Spinks, has publicly called out Google after three weeks of lost developer and personal account access.

Andrew Spinks (@Demilogic), the co-founder and mastermind behind Terraria, took to Twitter to burn bridges with Google and their game streaming service Stadia.

Spinks’ outrage became public after he had been locked out of his Google account for “over three weeks”. The Terraria co-founder claims that he received no assistance in resolving the issue, nor a comment as to why it was made.

A screenshot from popular indie game 'Terraria'.
Image: Re-Logic

This issue led to Spinks being unable to use thousands of dollars worth of Google Play apps, Google Drive, YouTube, and their Gmail account.

Worst of all, Spinks stated that he had just purchased a 4k version of The Lord of the Rings via Google’s services and can no longer view Gandalf’s luscious locks in all their high-def glory.

All jokes aside, this is a poor reflection on how Google treats its partners and we hope it’s an isolated event. However, things are not looking good for Stadia, who recently announced they’ve disbanded their development studio after releasing approximately zero games.

If you haven’t played Terraria we highly suggest you do, it’s a wonderful, side-scrolling, 2D action-adventurer featuring stunning pixel art, epic boss fights, and survival elements that’ll give Minecraft a run for its money.

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