If you are one of the pirates who downloaded and played the Machinarium game for free, the developers from Amanita Design has a special offer for you: “Stop pirating it. We have a deal for you to get the game for just $5 instead of $20!”.
If you don’t know what Machinarium is, here is Craving Tech’s review on Machinarium.
This offer is also for those who want to buy the game of course, not just for the pirates :)
From the email that I got today from the developers:
Everybody who downloaded our game illegally (for free) has now a chance to redeem himself and get the latest version of the game (Win+Mac+Linux) and it’s fantastic Soundtrack only for $5 (instead of $20).
We released the game DRM free which means it doesn’t include any anti-piracy protection, therefore the game doesn’t bother players with any serial codes or online authentication, but it’s also very easy to copy it. Our estimate from the feedback is that only 5-15% of Machinarium players actually paid for the game. If you decide to buy the game, you can be sure you’ll support directly the developers, not any big publisher or distributor.
The offer runs from August 5th to 12th.
Try the online demo and buy the full game here: http://machinarium.net/demo/