It's all over the web, and I haven't seen it on the first couple of pages here. An indie team developed a Game Developer Tycoon like game, making sure the inevitable cracked version online would have a few extra codes in it so that those who pirated the game will eventually go bankrupt in due to -- you guessed it -- pirating.
"Guys I reached some point where if I make a decent game with score 9-10 it gets pirated and I can't make any profit." (quote from link above)
"It says blah blah our game got pirated stuff like that. Is there some way to avoid that? I mean can I research a DRM or something?" (quote from link above)
"Why are there so many people that pirate? It ruins me! Not fair." (quote from link above)
Many are calling this poetic justice, but what are your thoughts? The developers report the sales of a day being 3,318, with 3,104 being pirated (a total sale of just over two hundred copies for this indie developer). The price of the game is just a little over seven dollars.
Due to frequent travel in my youth, English isn't something I consider my primary language (and thus I obtained quirky ways of writing). German and French were always easier for me despite my family being U.S. citizens for over a century. Spanish I learned as a requirement in school, Japanese and Korean I acquired for my youthful desire of anime and gaming (and also work now). I only debate in English to help me work with it (and limit things). In addition, I'm not smart enough to remain fluent in everything and typically need exposure to get in the groove of things again if I haven't heard it in a while. If you understand Mandarin, I know a little, but it has actually been a challenge and could use some help.
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