Demigod – 18,000 sales, over 100,000 pirates

Friday, 17th April 2009 06:53 GMT By Patrick Garratt


This is genuinely depressing. Stardock’s updated its site to claim that over 120,000 users have tried to play Demigod online since the game launched last weekend, and that only 18,000 have actually paid for it.

Seriously, sort it out. It’s not even that expensive. How do you expect people to keep making these games if you can’t be bothered to shell out fourty fucking dollars to support developers? This is how people go bust, you idiots.

Read the full thing through the link. JUST BUY IT. Thanks, Kotaku.



  1. Nathan Grayson

    Seriously. Even if I weren’t interested in this game, I’d buy it out of principle at this point. This whole situation is just ridiculous.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Shatner

    I thought Stardock had (rather pompously) advised everyone else to just ‘ignore the pirates’ in the past. Not so easy to ignore when your products are being targetted rather than someone elses I suppose.

    Not that I’d side with the pirates. They can go suck a nut.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Patrick Garratt

    Yep, they did say that after Sins of a Solar Empire did so well.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. SplatteredHouse

    I’ll happily buy this, the instant it sees retail release, on May 15th, having discovered it’s designed to scale well, and does include some manner of single-player play, before you go online for multi, after all – and, that AI can take over unused slots, to prevent long waits to get going.
    May 15th, though. :( Day one, still, absolutely.

    None of those 100k pirates will be able to ever update the game they ripped off, thanks to the way Stardock supports and patches its games, but it’s still small consolation. Still, Stardock upheld its customer service, by identifying and isolating the yo-ho-ers, and removing them to a different server, stopping them from bogging down the server the paying customers were on (that’s a good story, too) :)

    #4 6 years ago

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