If you’re trying to play Otherland through Steam today, you might be noticing the store page is offline.
Drago Entertainment dev Lucjan told concerned fans on January 28th — through the Steam community page that is still up — that it was intentional, sort of.
“We have requested for Otherland to be moved to a different Steam Account.
Looks like Steam just got to do it and that’s why Otherland is temporarly unavailable. While I’m not directly involved in that process, I would guess that is should become available again by tomorrow.”
He doesn’t explain why the move was necessary, why the move was conducted in the middle of a Steam sale of Otherland that ends February 1st, or why it’s still not up several days later.
Dev Alpha posted again this morning, but didn’t shed any more light on what’s up except to say it will “take some time”:
“We are having some changes in the way Otherland is published (we have always told you that we are looking at ways to publish the game with publishing partners once we leave Early Access since it is simply to much for an indie developer) and we are working both to bring the game back to Steam as well as launching outside of it with said publishers. However, it will likely take some time and please understand that I cannot go into details at this point. For those that are playing the game, AFAIK nothing will change for you. For everyone else: there is always another sale ;-)”
The game entered early access on the platform back in September.