Nobody – The Turnaround

Nobody – The Turnaround

Digital ReleaseSteam
November 17, 2022
DelistingNovember 17, 2022
DeveloperU.Ground Game Studio
PublisherThermite Games
Available OnNone
LinksSteamDB page
Nobody – The Turnaround homepage


Nobody: The Turnaround was delisted from Steam on November 17, 2022, just within 24 hours of its early-access release. The developers took to the game’s Steam events page later that day, claiming that it was removed to fix compatibility issues. U.Ground’s announcement follows:

Dear players,

We have received lots of feedback from our player base, saying that they cannot play the game properly with older Windows versions. To protect our players’ rights, we have temporarily removed the purchase option and will do our best to fix the problem. We are very sorry for the inconvenience.

Players who cannot enter the game can apply for a refund through Steam.

Thank you all very much for the support. We will keep you posted about the latest updates.

Product Removal Announcement – Steam Community

Despite the promise of future updates, Nobody did not return to sale. By late-December of 2022 Steam users reported that U.Ground had closed and deleted all of their social media accounts. The last known update on the status of Nobody was from a message sent to publisher Thermite Games in March of 2023, where they replied:

Hiya! The devs of Nobody – The Turnaround are still working on the project! Currently they need to adjust the game a bit and hopefully they would be able to reopen the purchase option soon. New announcements shall be made as soon as they are ready. Please stay tuned! Thanks!

As of April 2024, no further updates were made regarding Nobody or its developers. While it remains uncertain why the game and the developers went silent, some circulating rumors allege that U.Ground may have been forced to stop developing the game.

About the Game

There is only one heroism in the world: to see the world as it is, and to love it.
— Romain Rolland

Nobody – The Turnaround takes place in a parallel world similar to our current reality. The story unfolds in a modern metropolis, but not the concrete jungle as you know it. It’s more about the undergrowth, the much less glamorous neighborhoods where actual life happens.

“You” are one of the ordinary “Nobodies” in this world. You do not have a distinguished family background, elite education, or once-in-a-lifetime business opportunities. However, through hard work and determination, you might eventually get rid of your troubles and make your way in this realistic society.

Game Features

A Convincing Life Simulator
With systematic reconstructions of your possible physical status, such as Health and Emotions, Nobody – The Turnaround aims to accurately represent a person’s working and living situations. You may suffer injuries, get sick or feel down due to various unexpected random events in life. It’s important for you to balance everything and strive.

Work Hard and Strive for Success
From the initial basic jobs to skilled labor that requires specific training, you can experience all kinds of professions here in Nobody – The Turnaround. You can start by bricklaying, distributing leaflets, or mail delivery. All you need to do is work hard, create your career path, and eventually secure your dream job.

Real Life and Everyday Entertainment
You can do some group dancing with the ladies on the basketball court, play Chinese chess with the older man at the street corner, play games in the internet café, or lose yourself in the bookstore. Besides hard work, you need to arrange your pastimes responsibly to improve your mood and adjust your conditions.

Special Sandbox Mode
After experiencing the difficult journey of the Story Mode, you can choose to play the Sandbox Mode. Use your decision-making and management abilities to plan your career freely without all the restraints.

Social System & Relationships
Interact with dozens of characters, and as their affinity level increases, their hidden stories will be revealed. It’s even possible for you to romance some of them and build a life together.