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Zeno Clash Devs on Piracy, Demo Plans

Ars Technica has an interesting article on the reaction of developer ACE Team to finding their recently released combat game Zeno Clash available for illegal download. Carlos Bordeu of the Chilean developer commented on BitTorrent Sites explaining the impact of piracy on an independent developer, saying in some cases they were surprised to find a positive reaction: "We've received several mails and posts in our own forums of people who pirated the game that decided to buy it because of the message. I don't know if it is a significant percent, or whether this is good strategy as a whole... but it has sparked some very positive reactions in the community." Here is the statement they made on the torrent sites, indicating a demo is in the works:

Iím one of the developers of Zeno Clash. I would appreciate you read this if you are about to download this file.

Zeno Clash is an independently funded game by a very small and sacrificed group of people. The only way in which we can continue making games like this (or a sequel) is to have good sales.

I am aware that at this moment there is still no demo of the game, but we are working on one which will be available soon.

We cannot do anything to stop piracy of the game (and honestly donít intend to do so) but if you are downloading because you wish to try before you buy, I would ask that you purchase the game (and support the independent game development scene) if you enjoy it. We plan on updating Zeno Clash with DLC and continuing support for the game long after itís release.

Thanks for taking the time to read thisÖ hopefully it will make a difference.

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6. Re: Zeno Clash Devs on Piracy, Demo Plans Apr 29, 2009, 12:05 Hellbinder
 
people pirate... STEAL... games because they can get away with it. and because the morality of almost the whole world is completely gone. You want to stop piracy? start punishing the pirateers. i mean bring the hammer down hard.

No more excuses about game demos etc. They are all lies. And why would a legit game player even be at a site like that? Shame on you.

On a second note, this game is sick. as in a bad way. As are most games made today. Nothing but piles of degenerate filth and violence. We all eat it up and lose a little more humanity each time. anyone who thinks that games and media have not been a big part of why we have 5 school shootings a year now and many other sick twisted crap going on is a blind fool.

brainwashing works for a reason. You get out what you put in over a focused long period of time. have you looked around at kids in school? walking around on the street? most of them dont look even remotely normal anymore.

We are litterally killing ourselves with garbage.

This comment was edited on Apr 29, 2009, 12:08.
 
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