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There will be a “amicable separation” between the publisher and the developer.
Roots of Pacha, a simulation of life in a Stone Age farmland and city, has returned to Steam now that a legal dispute between the game’s developer and publisher has been settled.
Developer Soda Den claimed publisher Crytivo removed Roots of Pacha “without [its] understanding or permission” from Valve’s shop earlier this month, despite the game’s overwhelmingly positive reviews upon its April release.
At the time, it read, “We endeavoured to agreeably solve our problem with Crytivo internally.” “Instead of working with us to address the issue, Crytivo contacted Valve and gave them permission to remove Roots of Pacha from Steam,” the developer said. However, Crytivo claimed that Soda Den had suddenly decided to “unilaterally rescind the agreement we had worked under for 3 years.”
The official Roots of Pacha trailer.
Whatever the reasons for the disagreement, both sides have issued a united statement demanding they be resolved as soon as possible.
Crytivo and Soda Den “have worked relentlessly over the past two weeks to achieve the common goal of bringing back Roots of Pacha on Steam,” the company said in a statement. We are pleased to announce that we have struck an agreement that has resulted in Roots of Pacha’s return on Steam. We’re also pleased to announce that Crytivo and Soda Den have mutually agreed to part ways on mutually beneficial terms.
In continuation of the previous statement, “Soda Den sincerely thanks the Crytivo group for their efforts to support and market Roots of Pacha,” is included. “Crytivo deeply appreciates the hard work and skill Soda Den put into creating Roots of Pacha.”
Soda Den is continuing to cope with its extensive post-launch upgrade methods now that the controversy has been resolved and Roots of Pacha is back on Steam. Various lifestyle features and a “new romanceable character” are promised for an upcoming location “in the next month,” with plant and animal growth to follow later in the year. Then, in 2024, we’ll have brand new locations in the Tundra and on Turtle Island, with “other functions and enhancements in the works.”