A recent post on Project Zomboid’s page shows how detrimental pirates can be for an indie company. Below is the text of the description from the developers. Keep in mind that this game only costs £5.00, which translates to roughly $8.00.
Well, that is a shame.
its ridiculous. Its like an 8 dollar game... such a bummer.
lol never even heard of it. charging 8 bucks for an alpha? that's 8 bucks too much.
@evrfigher1 Don't want it? Don't buy it.
they should have published it on steam and made it NOT work with out it
@evrfighter1 Tell that to Minecraft. I supported it in Alpha, and look at it now, and it costed MORE than $8.
i also bought minecraft in alpha but notch had free versions of it. so i tried it before i bought it :)
@evrfighter1 Fair enough. I will give it that it did allow people to try a small piece out.
But piracy doesn't hurt companies D'= People these days are pathetic, they'll pirate anything without thought.
why is it a shame? they encouraged there customers to get a pirate copy because there game is broken and the community can do there game better than them. they deserve everything they get.
reading comprehension fail.
fix your shit dont just shut down. I mean they state they have potential to lose alot of possible income so they just shut down? This is bullshit, and im glad I never heard of this game.
RTFA. They shut down temporarily so they *CAN* fix it without incurring bandwidth costs by the douchebags pirating it.
omg maybe if they allowed consumers to coveniently buy it without jumping through hoops it wouldn't have been pirated as much
What hoops? I hope you're being sarcastic, because I just went and checked out how hard it is to buy from their site and it's not hard. At all.
well it might have changed in the past weeks but for the past month or however long its been available you had to buy one of the devs indie titles by finding his blog. he then gives you project zomboid with the game you bought, if they knew anything about business they would realise its not efficient. also people vote with their wallets, so far its looking like a free flash game, I can understand they're trying to follow the Minecraft business model but at least Notch got it right on day 1
i came across this game before... my friend plays it a lot.. its not that bad.
Never heard of it
F**King Pirates! I can't stand them hurting the platform..
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