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.”