“What is the square root of a fish?” For one unlucky Skullgirls player this question meant revealing that he’d pirated the game to developer Lab Zero.
Twitter user Dan Hibiki received the odd message after beating the game. He tweeted an image of the text to developer Lab Zero and asked what it meant. The answer was pretty simple, “Oh that? It means you should probably buy the game instead of [pirating] it.”
Hibiki later apologized for what he had done, and Lab Zero told him “It?s all good, man. Well… I mean, it isn?t really, but I get it. Just try to do the right thing eventually.”
This isn’t the first time that a developer has used a unique in-game way to detect piracy. Indie hit Game Dev Tycoon made it so the development companies of all pirated copies failed to make any in-game money due to people pirating their games?talk about irony.
@SaikyoChamp It?s all good, man. Well… I mean, it isn?t really, but I get it. Just try to do the right thing eventually.
? Skullgirls (@Skullgirls) July 8, 2014