The fall of Towns

The inside story of the Greenlight game sending shockwaves through Steam.

In February 2014 Xavi "SuperMalParit" Canal, of tiny indie developer SMP, told the Towns community he had had enough. He would no longer work on the game that over 200,000 people had paid for. For most of its players, it was final confirmation of what they already suspected: Towns had been deserted.