Devolver Digital, the publisher behind indie high-octane, top-down action game Hotline Miai, has revealed in a recent interview with Eurogamer
that the title has sold 130,000 copies since launch but at the same time has been pirated at extraordinary levels.
Speaking with Eurogamer
, Project manager Graeme Struthers has revealed that while the game has sold a nice chunk, "it has been torrented to such a staggering level," something that doesn't come as a surprise for the game's creators Jonatan "Cactus" Söderström and Dennis Wedin.
"It has been torrented to such a staggering level, and given the file size of it, I mean, you can't really be surprised, right? You could pass this thing around on the world's smallest memory stick," he noted. "So it has been torrented to extraordinary levels."
Luckily though the team hasn't let that get them down, stating that it's "a way of life on PC", something developers like Minecraft's Notch know all too particularly well. Recently creator of Hotline Miami Jonatan Söderström released a patch for pirated copies, Struthers saying that "he just felt he didn't want people playing the buggy version of his game however they got it." While the number might not be as large as other indie titles have recently seen, the creators are still happy with the numbers no matter the size.
Devolver Digital has also released a new trailer, this time consisting of various voicemail recordings from an actual Miami landline that could receive voicemails and texts from fans. Check it out below for the creepy but cool atmosphere.
Hotline Miami is available now on various digital platforms for PC.