Hotline Miami Developer Offering Tech Support and Patches to Pirates

Well, there's something you don't see everyday. In response to seeing his game on Piratebay Jonatan Soderstorm didn't send a takedown notice or blame piracy for sales. Instead, he went on the torrent and offered suggestions for ways to get around bugs in the game and even promised patches for all those playing, paying customers or otherwise. "I don't really want people to pirate Hotline Miami, but I understand if they do," Soderstorm tweeted. He also added that he knows what it's like to want to play a new game but not be financially able to purchase it.

If the overall positive response to indie developers not fighting against piracy via DRM or Heavy Handed takedown notices it's that working with pirates will make far more progress than working against them ever has. Piratebay even ran a pay what you want program for McPixel after the developers took a similar stance on piracy.
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