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Pixel Piracy Dev Suggests Piracy, Wins

A thread on Reddit from yesterday warned fellow readers to be very wary of buying the early access edition of Pixel Piracy in the on Steam summer sale (thanks Joao). This prompted a response from developer Alexander Poysky that was not only open to criticisms of the unfinished game, but included his encouragement to pirate it for a firsthand chance to gauge its worthiness. A follow-up post on the Steam community forums discusses his reasoning. "I remember not being able to buy games because I quite literally wouldn't be able to purchase that week's food if I did. That wasn't that long ago," Alexander explains. "This is a once in a lifetime chance for me, and I'd never squander it over the chance to cash a quick buck. I ALWAYS give anyone who doesn't have the economic means to purchase my game a copy, ALWAYS." He also describes just how successful this unusual approach turned out to be:

First of all, wow, holy cow! The flash sale was unexpected, but what was TRULY unexpected was the absolutely overwhelming influx of people purchasing the game.

When the sale started, I said I'd have a beer for every thousand sales we had. I'm not a drinker, so I soon regretted it.

https://twitter.com/alexpoysky/status/480061845454475264/photo/1

We stopped the game when we realized I would have VERY easily died.

Early into the Flash Sale, a post on Reddit quickly became popular. It was one that lended some VERY real and VERY acceptable criticism of whether or not one should be wary of purchasing our title.

http://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/28np65/heads_up_be_very_wary_of_purchasing_pixel_piracy/

Not being one to shy away from criticism, and always attempting to be fair, I did not respond until AFTER the sale, at which point I simply stated my true feelings regarding the whole situation.

What I wasn't expecting was for the entire thread to show such unwaivering support. Mind you, this was a thread CRITICISING Pixel Piracy.

I never expected this much support. I never expected to do anything but make a game and hopefully provide a little bit of enjoyment for a few people, if only for the briefest of times.

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