Indie dev asks pirates to upvote game on Steam Greenlight

By Brenna Hillier, Tuesday, 12 February 2013 00:21 GMT

Indie developer Analgesic Productions has issued a classy response to piracy of its 16-bit style adventure Anodyne.

In comments left on torrent sites and Reddit, Analgesic’s Sean Hogan offered gift keys to the Desura version, asked players for feedback, and requested a Steam Greenlight vote if pirates enjoyed the game.

“Piracy is inevitable so it’s better to embrace it – plus, it gives lots of people who couldn’t normally afford the game the opportunity to play it – and I think when you’re a small group of developers (only my friend Jon and I made Anodyne), it’s better to have lots of people able to experience your game,” he wrote.

Anodyne is available on Linux, Mac and PC; a demo is hosted on Newgrounds.

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