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'Game Dev Tycoon' turns piracy back on pirates

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By GaryOPA on Apr 29, 2013 at 6:57 PM
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    Pretty cool (and hilarious) anti-piracy measure...

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    A version of 'Game Dev Tycoon' forces those who pirated the game to fail from piracy. 93.6% of players running that 'cracked' copy...

    Greenheart Games, the two man indie developer creators of 'Game Dev Tycoon' for the PC, included a special surprise within "hacked" copies of their game.

    Anybody who runs a "cracked" version of their development simulator, will have their virtual product "pirated" so they can see what it feels like...

    And so, pirates complained to their games being pirated in within the game...

    The game only costs $7.99 (£5.15) to buy. However, after a day on sale, 3104 of the 3318 copies being played were pirated. That's a 93.6% piracy rate...

    So, what do you think of this anti-piracy measure?

    You can read the full post by the game devs HERE!

    NEWS SOURCE #1: Game Dev Tycoon forces those who pirate the game to unwittingly fail from piracy (via) EuroGamer
    NEWS SOURCE #2: Game Dev Tycoon turns piracy back on the pirates (via) Destructoid

    Our thanks to 'Gauss' for this news item!
     

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Discussion in 'General Undergound Newz' started by GaryOPA, Apr 29, 2013.

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      so much win!
       
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      This needs to be extended with a donate button for the pirated version. And if enough pirates of the real game donate money, the real game gets an update, with a donate button for the virtual games inside.
       
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      So where do I get my free copy at? :D
       
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      I LOL'd even if it is flawed plus this has produced free marketing for them so it will be interesting to see what happens.
       
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      They got a point.

      I lol:ed to. Though I make it a point to buy/pay for my favourit games, I must admitt I cant throw the first stone on pirates.
      Also if you look at their point of view, you can see why we get DRM, always on line and other nuisances like that.
      The problem of course is that it hits the legit consumer the worst.
       
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      lol hilarious...

      the dude puts his game on a torrent tracker (where stuff spreads like wildfire from seedbox to seedbox) and then complains that only a few people bought it legit, without it even being on Steam or anything anybody would notice.

      For these guys it seems that getting the word out is more important than actually selling the game for the moment.

      Nice PR gag but lets wait how the numbers are after 1 day on Steam's frontpage. (with a proper trailer + demo linked)
       
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      It was because of this article that I actually went to their site and downloaded the Demo. It's a very close clone of Game Dev Story by Kariosoft on Android, but with a twist and more depth. (They show the new Microsoft Xbox and ps4 as in what the system looks like)

      Spoiler:thekinectv2isbuiltintothenewxbox.theps4looksverymuchlikeamixbetweentheps2&ps3

      After playing it for a little while I actually went ahead and bought the game. 1 year in and I get all these pop ups from the guys who made the game thanking me for buying the real game and so on. It's a fun game and is priced well for what you get.

      I agree with you guys, steam really is the way to go, maybe one of you guys should email the devs, they might give you the game for free, haha.

      Full disclosure, I am not affiliated, associated or have anything to do with this game or the owners/developers. Just thought I'd throw in my 2 cents.
       
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