Indie Developer tinyBuild Can’t Beat Piracy, Tries Humiliation Instead

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livebriand

Nice way! I may pirate the game just to check this out! But on TPB one guy said "The pirated version of the game a buggy as hell,". Dang...

oh btw, Ubisoft, if you really want to screw over people, how about this: If the game is pirated, the user's system32 folder is deleted and the battery parimeters are changed to make it overcharge and explode. After all, it's in your nature.

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Holly Golightly

Well, now that is an interesting move. I like their sense of humor. I feel like checking out the legit version of this game.

If someone were to pirate my company's software, I would have some sort of DRM that destorys the game and the hardware... Something like Starforce.

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illusionslayer

Right because pirates could never possibly remove the self-destruct part of the code. That would take years of highly trained software engineers working 60 houir weeks.

Or, you know, some dude and a weekend's worth of Mt Dew.

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SirFrag

And hardware? FYI- That'd be illegal. Also, good way to promote legit copies of your software. Any software with a self-destruct built in gets none of my monies! Too high a chance that the company could trigger it for any reason.

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LatiosXT

And be pretty much hated forever. Good idea.

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Mighty BOB!

Now I wonder how many people will pirate it just so they can play with pirate hats? :P

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Vegan

This version actually sounds better.

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d3v

Here's hoping the original gets pirated too.

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lindethier

That's pretty good. Hopefully it works for them.

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Brad Nimbus

Thats a pretty adult way to handle piracy. Remember the leaked beta of Human Revolution? I loved how all the big time scene crackers left the full release alone. Yet when Ubisoft alienates gamers with horrible DRM it seems like their games are cracked before they are released. Props to tinyBuildGames for being innovative. 

Great article.

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