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Zelda-esque Anodyne partners with The Pirate Bay


10:30 PM on 02.15.2013
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Those who currently visit The Pirate Bay will be presented with a curious image. Like McPixel before it, top-down action-adventure title Anodyne has collaborated with the popular torrent site. The message from developers Jon Kittaka and Sean Hogan reads:

"We'd like to make a living by making games that will give people memorable experiences, but we know not everyone can afford them. So that's why you can download a torrent of our game, Anodyne, and if you'd like and are able, also purchase the game!"

Yes, the creators are taking a proactive approach to piracy in an attempt to garner goodwill. Such a strategy could backfire, particularly for certain types of games (i.e., bad ones), but they clearly believe in Anodyne enough to do it and that's commendable. The game, regularly priced at $10, can be purchased legitimately for as low as $1 right now in a promo. That's a buck for the DRM-free copies for Mac, Linux, and Windows, plus a Desura key and also a Steam key, if such a release happens through Steam Greenlight.

[Via Indie Games]








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