In a somewhat insufferably cute attempt to meet pirates on their own ground, Greenheart Games released a build of Game Dev Tycoon onto torrent sites to allow pirates to share it freely. With a catch.
Those who haven’t purchased a copy of the game can only play freely for a few hours, before the game warns that their virtual studio is going bankrupt thanks to illegal sharing of its imaginary wares.
The responses from pirates annoyed that piracy is ruining their game development dreams are pretty hilarious, and Greenheart Games promises it doesn’t hate them.
Game Dev Tycoon is DRM-free and costs $8.