Free to play indie game Table Ball to leave Steam on August 4th, 2024

Free to play indie game Table Ball to leave Steam on August 4th, 2024

In response to Unity’s widely unpopular changes to their game developer fees, creator LockyzDev has announced the delisting of Table Ball from Steam on August 4th, 2024. In the blog post, he wrote:

Allow me to get personal for a second. Table Ball was never created to earn money, it was created as a learning opportunity to learn the Unity Engine from someone who’s never made a game before. Table Ball has gone from a simple pong clone to a pong clone with extra features. I have created Table Ball as a single developer from day one, and eventually have been joined by my friends and family members, and having the 5 (or so, can’t say the exact number) of active players. It is with a heavy heart that I announce that I will be ceasing the development of Table Ball. We will continue the next 2 updates, and then on August 4th 2024, Table Balls second anniversary, the game will be taken down from the Steam Store. We’ve already removed the games Google Play Store and itch listings. You will still be able to download and play the game if you own it now, but after that no one will be able to purchase the game.

Whether Unity decides to rescind this TOS update or not remains to be seen. But Lockyz Dev will no longer use Unity, nor will we allow our games made with it to continue when it carries such great risk of bankruptcy.

Table Ball Steam news – September 15th, 2023

While the game is free to play, it does offer five pieces of DLC for a total of $5.95. Both the base game and DLC will disappear from the store. I wonder how many others will abandon Unity over the next few months or if a change of the new rules for Unity will win back developers. Either way, thanks for the submission, CONFIDENTIAL. We’ll add it to the Watch List and get a game entry opened.