Only Up! Removed from Steam PC Platform by Dev Due to “Stress”

The popular platformer has ultimately been pulled from Steam. Quite unfortunate.

The creator of the viral hit video game Only Up! has recently pulled the game from Steam due to “stress”.

Only Up! is a popular platformer video game that uses physics as a game mechanic that became viral in May 2023 after various streamers and YouTubers tried this out. They showed their attempts to complete the game expecting to do it in a few hours only to end up failing after numerous days. This then made a lot of other gamers try it out after getting curious. Due to its popularity, unfortunately, it seems its creator was affected in a negative way.

The creator recently posted an update on Steam revealing that they were a solo developer and did not expect that their game would become a viral hit. They also said that this game was their first experience of video game development.

Only Up! is “a game I did for creativity, to test myself, and where I made a lot of mistakes” they said. “The game has kept me under a lot of stress all these months. Now I want to put the game behind me.”

The developer called its studio SCKR Games and has revealed that they are now moving to their next game codename Kilth.

“What I need now is peace of mind and healing,” they stated. “I plan to take a pause, and continue my education in game design and further with new experience and knowledge to direct my energies to my next game with the working title ‘Kith’ — it will be a new experience and a new concept with realism, a completely different genre and setting, and the emphasis is on cinematography.

“This time I hope the project will be created by a small team. This is a challenging project on which I want to significantly improve my skills in game design.”

Only Up! was available on PC via Steam.

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