In a surprising and unexpected move, the recently launched cooperative farming and life simulation game, Roots of Pacha, has been removed from Steam. The absence of the game’s Steam page has left many in the gaming community confused, but the recent announcement from The official page of the game on Twitter Explain the cause of this disorder.
in tweetThe Soda Den team, developers of Roots of Pacha, stated:
As you may have noticed, the Roots of Pacha Steam page is temporarily offline.
We are sad to announce that we have entered into a dispute with Crytivo over the rights to Roots of Pacha. We have worked hard to resolve our issue with Crytivo internally amicably. Instead of working with us to address the issue, Crytivo went to Valve and authorized them to remove Roots of Pacha from Steam without our knowledge or consent.
While we work out our issues with Crytivo, we will continue to develop Roots of Pacha with the same energy we always put into it. We couldn’t be more thankful for the game’s general reception.
We are currently working on a roadmap and are happy to say it will be ready for you next month! We’re cautiously optimistic that Roots of Pacha will be back on Steam very soon.
Soda Dunn team
The dispute is with Crytivo, the game publisher founded in 2013 by Alex Koshelkov. Crytivo’s initial claim to fame was their Kickstarter campaign for “The Universim” game.
In early 2020, Crytivo expanded its business with third party game publishing. The first third-party release, ‘Serin Fate’ (developed by Vethergen), debuted via Steam Early Access in March 2020. Over time, Crytivo has continued to partner with several independent development studios and individual developers, such as Blue Meridian, Soda Den, and Ironheart. Studios, Rumata Lab and Dazar Play to publish games like “Roots of Pacha” and “Villagedom”.
Roots of Pacha has received positive reviews for its innovative take on farming simulation design, and recent events have left us hoping that the developers and publisher can work out their issues.