Hotline Miami Developer Gives Pirate Users Helpful Tech Support

By Gary Cutlack on at

Rather than rage against the wrongs of the system, start issuing legal threats and getting very, very angry on Twitter about people sharing his game on The Pirate Bay, one of the Hotline Miami developers instead registered an account to help those who couldn't get the pirated code to run.

Appearing under the username cactus69, the man said: "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!"

Not only did he continue happily chatting with those stealing his hard work, he also advised the creator of the torrent that he might want to update his release at some point in the future to incorporate the patch.

On Twitter, Soderstrom then clarified his stance a little, saying: "I don't really want people to pirate Hotline Miami, but I understand if they do. I've been broke the last couple of months. It sucks."

If you'd like to support a poor, helpful man, Hotline Miami can be purchased officially through the Steam network for seven quid. It's had some amazing review scores. [TorrentFreak]