Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Thursday November 29, 2012

DRM "Vandalizes" Game Creators’ Own Projects

The best way to stop those damn, dirty pirates? Sabotage your own software so that legit owners can't use it either. Wait. What?

The latest attempt by YoYo Games to stop unauthorized users of their popular GameMaker software has sadly backfired. A new DRM system,which replaces game graphics with skulls and crossbones, became a little overzealous to say the least. Not only did it mess around with user-created graphics in pirated versions of the software, but also replaced those in fully paid-up and free versions too, leading to game developers losing their work and valuable time.