Just Up! from SCKR Games garnered a lot of attention when it released on May 24th. The angry platformer quickly gained traction on Twitch and Steam, reaching a All-time high from 11,239 players on the platform and 279,642 views on the streaming service.
With numbers like these, you might think Only Up! would stay here for a while. However, due to stress reasons, the developer decided to discontinue the Steam game. Further details on the future of SCKR Games can be found below.
SCKR games an official announcement was made on September 6 via Steam about the decision to remove the game. In it, the developer admitted that Only Up! is his first experience in game development, and he made mistakes along the way. In addition, Only Up! has caused a lot of stress for the developer, who is eager to put the game behind them [him].”
This isn’t the first time Only Up! has been removed from Steam. It was removed from the platform in June due to ownership issues related to The Anime Girl. In this case, a digital artist named Kevin (aka Aboulicious) revealed that he had not given SCKR Games permission to use the asset in the indie game. After everything was sorted out, Only Up! was re-released on Steam in July.
Although only Up! will not be returning this time, SCKR Games said that another game is in store. The developer said he would continue his education in game design and incorporate what he learned into a new title, Kith. He stated that the game is completely different from Only Up! will be different and the focus will be on cinematography.