This is quite a shocker of a story, apparently that great new game from 2D Boys (World of Goo) currently has a 90% piracy rate with over 500 people seeding the game on torrents.
Apparently they are still keeping their heads above water but seriously that is just not right.
The company that makes the game, 2D Boys, is made up of 2 developers and that’s it. So your piracy is having a direct and profound effect on individual people.
So if you are interested in giving the game a shot head on over to 2D Boys and download the demo and then if you like it pay the measly $20 (R208)â€¦. or R120 before the recent world economic collapse.
Last Updated: November 14, 2008
November 14, 2008 at 08:09
They should have made available for free, and gotten rich from the advertising they could have build into it.
That is the only model that will be viable.
November 14, 2008 at 08:56
The annoying thing is the game shipped DRM free – And many pirates justify their actions by saying that crippling DRM is the reason they pirate.
November 14, 2008 at 09:06
Oh yes because you deserve everything free. What an attitude. You don’t deserve anything. You want something, you pay for it. Finished.
November 14, 2008 at 09:28
You know.I love to speak my mind.Really.weather its the right thing to say or not.So,I hate pirates.I could use this whole comment attacking them.so can you imagine when Im on xbox live and somebody named Balsak66 shows up in a GeOW2 game,and this site a while back said was a pirate with GeOW2 appears I see he has friends on his friendlist from both here and http://www.xbox-360.co.za .Now we all know he is a pirate,why? Because 3 weeks ago it said he was playing Pes2009,but we support him and the fraudulent industry by adding people like that? That should be banned?
November 14, 2008 at 09:32
Ja,I could never understand the reasoning behind that.
“I refuse to buy something with DRM” or “Game prices
are too expensive”, but you can afford the internet
cap to download it and the rig to run it.
Hey,I want a new car, but I can’t afford it so I just don’t
buy it.I’m not going to freaking steal one.
November 14, 2008 at 10:11
November 14, 2008 at 10:18
this is sad… 90% piracy rate! my god that’s insane… you know how annoying that must be for those developers!? the world has become a sinful place where plain theft isn’t controlled and peoples morals are skewed…
November 14, 2008 at 10:26
this game wasnt released in south africa. when it comes i will gladly buy it(i think its coming in febuary ). until then *aye matey*
November 14, 2008 at 10:56
Ye shall walk the plank!!!
November 14, 2008 at 11:34
If I developed world of goo I’d do a Jay and Silent Bob Strike back… Take all that money a travel to all the people that pirated my game and beat the Sh1t outta them!
(Cue Jay kicking 15yr old in the dead)…
November 14, 2008 at 11:46
I hope you dirty pirates feel good about this
November 14, 2008 at 12:02
You can always buy it through Steam
November 14, 2008 at 13:15
I did include the really complex hyperlink for you to click on and buy the game…
so no excuse is really acceptable.