Buy Machinarium for 5 Dollars Through 'Pirate Amnesty'
Yes, pirates are the ones to thank for this fantastic sale.
“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)” says the Machinarium site, “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.”
Only 15 percent, at best? That’s just sad, people. But now that it’s just 5 bucks, no one has an excuse for not purchasing the point and click adventure with an amazing art style. Those of you who’ve never heard or seen the game, just take a look at the picture above to see the art-style in question.
The sale will go on until August 12th, at which point it will return to its normal 20 dollar pricepoint. If you’re going to be picky about those five dollars, though, you can try out the demo here, which lets you play through 10% of the game. And, remember, once you purchase? You’ve got 3 versions of the download links (Windows, Mac, 32bit Linux) as well as the soundtrack bundled in.