Hotline Miami Developer Offers Support to Gamers Who Pirated His Game

Jonatan Soderstrom, one of the co-creators of the popular indie PC game Hotline Miami, apparently noticed a thread over on The Pirate Bay complaining about bugs in his game. So what does he do? He joins in and promises a patch!. Yes, Soderstrom offers support even to people who pirated his game. From the thread (uncovered by PC Gamer):

"Hey there!

I'm Jonatan Soderstrom, me and my friend Dennis Wedin made this game. We're working on an update that hopefully will take care of any/all bugs, and we'll try to do some extra polish in the next few days. Would be great if you could update the torrent when the patch is out! It'd be great if people get to play it without any bugs popping up.

Hope everyone will enjoy the game!

For the "Error defining an external function." problem, try restarting your system and play again, it can pop up when your computer has been running for a while. We'll try to figure out if there's more to it than that."

Speaking about it later on Twitter, Soderstrom explained why he aided people who didn't pay for his game:

I don't really want people to pirate Hotline Miami, but I understand if they do," he said. "I've been broke the last couple of months. It sucks."

"And I definitely want people to experience the game the way it's meant to be experienced," he added. "No matter how they got a hold of it."

Source: Kotaku. Thanks to Reclaim Your Game for the tip.

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