2023’s Viral Steam Game ‘Only Up!’, That Broke the Internet, Is Dead Forever

Published 09/09/2023, 6:04 AM EDT

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The biggest gaming sensation this year was a simple, yet incredibly frustrating title by the name of ‘Only Up!’. The game’s premise was basic to understand. Climb randomly stacked items as you try not to fall down to the starting point.

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Following its release Only Up! found a lot of popularity among gamers and streamers as they tried to make their mark on the game and get to the top. It looks like the game’s player base will be something of an exclusive club of sorts after developer Indiesolodev made a shocking announcement on the game’s Steam store page.

Only Up disappears from Steam

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In a shocking twist of events, Only Up! creator Indiesolodev removed the game from Steam, owing to the creative pressure of working on a title as massively popular as Only Up all by themselves. This means any gamer wanting to buy the title can longer do so.

In a message Indiesolodev left on Steam, they explained the story behind the game. The game that would see millions of views on streaming platforms was the first experience for Indiesolodev in the field of game development. As a result, they made mistakes in some instances and felt the constant stress and creative pressure from the game.

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Indiesolodev explained their decision on Steam, saying, “The game has kept me under a lot of stress all these months. Now I want to put the game behind me. And yes. the game won’t be available in the Steam store soon, that’s what I decided myself. “

In the end, Indiesolodev decided to remove Only Up! from Steam, taking a small breather while they hone their game development skills. The fans of Only Up left positive news, revealing work had already begun on a new project. A title called “Kith” is in the works. As they describe it, it will have a “new experience and a new concept with realism” as well as a big focus on cinematography. More importantly, Indiesolodev learned from Only Up and has a team working on the project.

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While the news of a new project is promising, some fans remain disappointed, especially those who have not yet purchased the game. Regardless, Only Up! will be immortalized within the gaming community among the most challenging games ever released. It is right up there alongside titles such as Getting Over It!

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Siddharth Shirwadkar is an up and coming eSports writer at EssentiallySports with deep roots in the world of gaming. Pursuing Multimedia and Mass Communication, Siddharth has all the necessary tools to convert his love for gaming into fascinating articles. His journey began at the age of six, with the first person shooter that has enthralled the whole gaming community during the 2000s, the classic Counter-Strike 1.
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