Hilarious the irony isWhen we released our very first game, Game Dev Tycoon (for Mac, Windows and Linux) yesterday, we did something unusual and as far as I know unique. We released a cracked version of the game ourselves, minutes after opening our Store.
The cracked version is nearly identical to the real thing except for one detail… Initially we thought about telling them their copy is an illegal copy, but instead we didn’t want to pass up the unique opportunity of holding a mirror in front of them and showing them what piracy can do to game developers. So, as players spend a few hours playing and growing their own game dev company, they will start to see the following message, styled like any other in-game message:
Slowly their in-game funds dwindle, and new games they create have a high chance to be pirated until their virtual game development company goes bankrupt.
Some of the responses I found online (identities obscured to protect the guilty):
Latest PSU headlines:
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- Join Date
- Nov 2010
- PSN ID
- Rep Power
- 17,235 (151,503 Banked)
Pirates having trouble with piracy (Game Dev Tycoon)
Last edited by Itachi; 04-29-2013 at 21:58.
Yuuichi wishes they had posted this first.
I want to shake those guys hands. Every single one of them. That was to brilliant of a move.
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