Digital Video Forums

Go Back   Digital Video Forums > General > Latest News

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 1 Jul 2017, 05:03 PM   #1
Administrator
 
admin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 8,405
Default Indie Developers Gives Away Free Game Keys on Torrent Site

An indie game developers seeing his beloved game being pirated on torrent sites didn't reach for the phone to call his lawyer, but instead, offered up free game keys and even advice on a better version of his game to offer to pirates.

Jacob Janerka, developer of the game 'Paradigm,' found a cracked version of his game on The Pirate Bay. What Jacob did next, however, was completely unexpected.

Jacob immediately posted a comment for the pirated download. Instead of a take-down demand, or threats of legal action, Jacob did the next best thing: offered up free serial keys for his games.

"Hey everyone, I'm Jacob the creator of Paradigm. I know some of you legitimately can't afford the game and I'm glad you get to still play it ," read the comment.

"If you like the game, please tell your friends and maybe even consider buying it later," Jacob added.

It was then that Jacob posted a few extra game keys for those interested in playing his game.

Jacob did have a complaint aimed at the uploader though.

"Also dauphong, why did you not upload the DRM free version? I feel that would of been way easier haha," continued Jacob.

TorrentFreak spoke to the generous Jacob and asked him why he wasn't angry at pirates "stealing" his hard work.

"I know for sure that when I was a young kid, I was unable to buy all the games I wanted and played pirated games. And when I actually got that disposable income, I ended up buying sequels/merch/extra copies," Jacob explained.

"Maybe I lost a few sales or whatever, but people liking your game can be just as valuable. Realistically, most people who pirated it, wouldn't have played it anyway, so its neat that more people get to experience it, when they wouldnĺt have otherwise," he said.

If you welcome Jacob's novel approach to dealing with piracy and would like to support this initiative, you can purchase Paradigm at the official site.

[via TorrentFreak]
__________________
Visit Digital Digest and dvdloc8.com, My Blog
admin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
GDC Survey: Game Developers Not Enthused About PS4 Pro, Scorpio admin Latest News 0 19 Jan 2017 12:44 PM
Game Developers Speaking Out Against DRM admin Latest News 3 16 May 2009 01:36 AM
Sites that sell PC game CD keys admin General Computing 6 11 Nov 2008 01:55 AM
Torrent site Demonoid downed admin Latest News 0 27 Sep 2007 01:42 PM



All times are GMT +10. The time now is 10:06 AM.

Kirsch designed by Andrew & Austin


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright © 1999 - 2011 Digital Digest

Visit DivXLand   Visit dvdloc8.com