Lunar Workshop: 'Shut Up And Pirate My Damn Game."
Erm, okay, I'm about to do something incredibly strange here.
I'm about to advocate piracy.
See, Digitanks developer Lunar Workshop has decided that the best way to protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act, which will "stop them making a living on the internet" if passed, is to encourage all of you to download their game for free, illicitly. Here.
We've got the full quotes from Jorge "Vino" Rodriguez explaining the move after the break.
In the Lunar Workshop newsletter, Rodriguez explains that you should "shut up and pirate my damn game." The game in question is Digitanks, which is a great indie artillery title in its own right.
Today is Internet Blackout Day, in protest of SOPA. To do my small part in the protest I encourage everybody to pirate Digitanks for free. If this legislation passes then I won’t be able to make a living on the internet, so you may as well pirate my games.
I’m not asking you to buy the game if you like it. Hell I’m not even asking you to play it. Just download it, and pass the word on to your friends. Already own Digitanks? Download it again, just for kicks. There is no DRM on the original version of Digitanks, so this is really just the install files from the game, same as you would get if you bought it.
“But wait Vino,” I hear you say. “It’s not really pirating if you pirate your own game, is it?” My response to you is, “Shut up you nut fucker and pirate my damn game.” Or do you like SOPA?
If you enjoy it, consider donating some money or buying the game again, legally. It's the least you can do.