Jonatan Soderstrom, the developer of indie sensation Hotline Miami, says that he accepts the fact that gamers are going to pirate his title and he is actually willing to offer technical support for those who are downloading the game without paying.
Speaking via Twitter
the developer says, “I don't really want people to pirate Hotline Miami, but I understand if they do.”
He added, “I definitely want people to experience the game the way it's meant to be experienced. No matter how they got a hold of it.”
Soderstrom went so far as to work with someone who posted a crack for the game on torrent site The Pirate Bay, promising a patch for a bug that the players noticed and asking for an update to the page when it was launched.
Piracy has always seen as one of the main causes for lower than expected sales on the PC, but recently a number of smaller developers have revealed that they understood its causes and found that they could mitigate its impact.