yyrGames ending macOS support

For about the past 4 years, it has been a pleasure to offer my current library of games on macOS. But as I’ve mentioned before, properly supporting macOS today requires notarizing my games each time I build or update them, which would cost $100 per year and also require (significant) extra time for the process. I still, to date, have not grossed $100 lifetime in sales on the Mac platform. From a financial standpoint, I can’t even justify supporting macOS to the extent that I currently am, let alone supporting it properly going forward. So I’m making the difficult decision to discontinue Mac support across my product line.

The first step will be removing macOS platform support from the Steam Store. That will be happening on July 31st, 2021. Following that day, my products will be advertised as supporting only Windows. However, anyone purchasing my games prior to July 31st, 2021 will still be able to download them for Mac. Any new games I release after July 31st, 2021, though, will not be available on macOS. In other words, if you would like to play my games on Mac, please make sure you’ve purchased them by the end of July 2021.

Then, at the end of the year, I will stop updating the Mac binaries. Any updates that I publish to my games in 2022 and later will be for Windows only. For any of my games that you purchased prior to July 31st, 2021, you will still be able to download any existing Mac versions, but in 2022 and beyond, they may not be “in sync” with the Windows versions. To avoid the possibility of save file corruption, I will also discontinue Steam Cloud support on Mac at the end of 2021.

The one exception I will note: because I promised that the upcoming Super Multitasking: Versus Ultimate expansion would be free to all existing owners of Super Multitasking, I will commit to releasing that on Mac, regardless of whether it ships this year…plus, one update after that (to fix the inevitable issues).

To anyone who is upset at this news, I deeply apologize. Macintosh has been my favorite computing platform for the majority of my life, and I still very much enjoy using it, so I understand if you’re upset. It truly has been a pleasure to make my titles available on the platform. If you purchased any of my games from January 1st through June 28th, 2021 with the intent of playing them on Mac, and feel as if you did not get your money’s worth out of them due to my dropping support, please contact me via the form on this Web site with your feedback, and I will refund your money. (Please make sure you submit an up-to-date e-mail address; I will ask for your purchase receipt via e-mail, so I know how much to refund.)

Thank you for your continued interest in yyrGames; I look forward to supporting more platforms in the future.