What's the best way to combat piracy? Tiny Build Games has a unique solution.
Rather than try and implement DRM, the indie dev decided to simply release the game to the torrent themselves. There's a caveat though: anyone who downloads the game from a torrent site will find the game's characters wearing pirate costumes.
"We thought it'd be funny to leak a pirate version ourselves which is literally all about pirates and pirate hats," said Alex Nichiporchik, one the game's designers (via the Escapist). "I mean, some people are going to torrent it either way, we might as well make something funny out of it."
The pirates seem to have appreciated the joke. While they haven't released the complete sales data, Tiny Build Games has apparently registered a noticeable increase in sales since releasing No Time to Explain to the torrents.
"People bought it simply because they liked the joke," Nichiporchik continued. "[We] don't see it hurting sales in any way."
So far, it certainly hasn't.
This article originally appeared on GamePro.com as Indie Dev Releases Own Game to Torrents, Registers Sales Increase