Robot Riot first announced on January 30th that GODS Remastered, their updated release of the PC platformer from the early 90’s, would be removed from sale on all marketplaces on March 27th. Their original statement is quoted below but in a follow-up post on the game’s Facebook page this morning, Robot Riot explained in slightly different terms that their licensing period had simply expired.
Dear players! Due to licensing restrictions the distribution of GODS Remastered will end on Mar 27, 2022. Everyone who has bought or will buy the game until this date will continue to be able to download and play it after that date, it just won’t be available to new customers. Please watch out for heavy discounts of this game on all platforms during the final sales period!
Thank you very much for your support & until next timeThe Robot Riot team
Unfortunately, the game hasn’t been around for long, initially launching on Steam and Xbox One in 2018, and then on Switch and PlayStation 4 in 2019. According to the game’s homepage, the work is officially licensed by The Bitmap Brothers owner Mike Montgomery who also supported the development, making its short-lived availability a little surprising. It’s possibly related to the game’s opening theme, a remix of ‘Into the Wonderful‘ by John Foxx and Nation 12 who created the song for the original game and continues to own the rights to it.
You can grab the game right now for $1 on Steam, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Although the Steam sale ends on February 3rd, Robot Riot may still run another sale leading up to its final March 27th delisting. Thanks to everyone who sent this one in, I’ve added the date to the Watch List calendar and will have a page up on the site later.