[casual_games] Big piracy problem!
andres at bakno.com
Wed Jun 4 12:40:04 EDT 2008
A robust DRM system is the best defense against such threat.
Recently we signed a distribution deal with a portal, but we found the
DRM they use is "hack-able".
We prefer to keep the name of the portal, but I suggest you make a
double check on your partner's DRM.
On Jun 4, 2008, at 12:14 PM, Chanon Sajjamanochai wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I'm running into a very bad piracy problem with our latest game.
> The google search results for First Class Flurry has a pirated
> version on
> the first page.
> It is not a torrent site but a page with a direct download link:
> http:// gamyy dot com / english / games / 1435 . htm
> (url obfuscated, replace dot with . and remove spaces)
> I fear that I might be losing tons of sales because of this.
> If you look at the home page:
> http:// gamyy dot com / english / index . htm
> You might even see your own game.
> What can I/we do?
> If you look at the alexa traffic history of this site you will see
> that it's
> traffic is increasing very rapidly - meaning we're all possibly
> losing tons
> of sales because of it.
> I think this is a lot worse than torrent sites, because I think the
> demographic doesn't use bittorrent. This is just a simple download
> from a
> simple webpage.
> For me, I hope that as First Class Flurry goes up on more sites/
> they will help push this page down. But even for Dream Chronicles 2
> seeing the gamyy page of it on only the 4th google search result page.
> Thanks for reading and I'd love to hear your ideas.
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