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Game Dev Tycoon pirates express frustration with piracy

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.

Thanks, Edge.

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Based in Australia and having come from a lengthy career in the Aussie games media, Brenna worked as VG247's remote Deputy Editor for several years, covering news and events from the other side of the planet to the rest of the team. After leaving VG247, Brenna retired from games media and crossed over to development, working as a writer on several video games.