Thirty Flights of Loving
was originally a prototype for Citizen Abel: Gravity Bone
but it was shelved because the developer thought the dialogue-heavy approach did not work. In October 2011 he was contacted by the Idle Thumbs crew to make a game for their Kickstarter campaign. The prototype was revived and was eventually developed into the full game. Their Kickstarter was launched on 20th February 2012 and initially the game was only available to the campaign backers there.