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‘Piracy can’t be stopped’ – Dead Trigger dev

Friday, 3rd August 2012 12:12 GMT By Dave Cook

Dead Trigger developer Mad Finger Games has spoken out on the issue of piracy, and how it simply will not stop.

Mad Finger is giving away its zombie shooter Dead Trigger for free on iOS and Android to avoid giving pirates the pleasure.

In a Gamezebo post, studio head Marek Rabas explained, “Games are always stolen, there is not much we can do about it. I do not believe that piracy can be stopped.”

Rabas continued, “Just imagine if the piracy rate was 9:1 and 10 players played your game. It would be enough to convince at least one pirate user to buy your game and ‘voila!’, immediately you would have double your money.”

“Our main goal is not to make lots of money, we do not want to be the second Disney or sell out the company for millions of dollars. Also, we do not have to please investors each financial quarter with better results on their profit. We just simply enjoy making games.”

“We need help with security from the companies who make the hardware. Their hardware is selling because of our content, and they should protect our games from being stolen.”

Thanks Eurogamer.

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  1. Strawb

    It’s good that he realises that it can’t be stopped, but at the same time, it’s kind of sad that he thinks that hardware manufacturers should act as security guards. Hardware suddenly having anti-piracy measures would just be another thing that would annoy paying customers, and be cracked by pirates.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. DSB

    I have no idea what it’s like on android or iOS, and I guess it could be worse, but it’s pretty clear on the PC that piracy measures don’t do anything except to undermine your business (Ubisoft, THQ, Warner Bros).

    And that’s really kind of sad when the major publishers are having absolutely no problem selling their stuff in spite of some people helping themselves. They don’t have to like it, and I certainly don’t support it, but if you’re making just as much on an open platform, as you are on a DRM machine, why would you want to mess with that?

    #2 2 years ago