News

Godzilab's online iPhone game StarDunk has a piracy rate of 37.5%

Godzilab's online iPhone game StarDunk has a piracy rate of 37.5%
The piracy of iPhone games has been a topic that's got some people hot and bothered in recent years, but it seemed to have dropped off the radar in 2010.

The word from French developer Godzilab may step up the situation though.

Despite being an online title using the Plus+ platform, its latest game, StarDunk, which was released in July, seems to be suffering from a high level of cracked versions.

A tweet from the developer stated, "37.5% of Stardunk players are using a cracked version. If anybody has a good way of detecting them, we'll take it."

Server-based security?

Following up, we were told this figure was calculated using the total number of games sold on the App Store, and the total number of unique accounts that the online server had registered.

It's a high proportion of users, especially as the critically acclaimed game has only recently been repriced to $1.99 from the original 99c.

Still, we're sure as a connected title, the folks at Plus+ could come up with some fixes in terms of working out who has legitimate copies. The question then will be harder - what to do with them?
editor-at-large

A Pocket Gamer co-founder, Jon can turn his hand to anything except hand turning. He is editor-at-large at PG.biz which means he can arrive anywhere in the world, acting like a slightly confused uncle looking for the way out. He likes letters, cameras, imaginary numbers and legumes.

Comments

No comments
View options
  • Order by latest to oldest
  • Order by oldest to latest
  • Show all replies
Important information

This site uses cookies to store information on your computer. By continuing to use our site, you consent to Steel Media's privacy policy.

Steel Media websites use two types of cookie: (1) those that enable the site to function and perform as required; and (2) analytical cookies which anonymously track visitors only while using the site. If you are not happy with this use of these cookies please review our Privacy Policy to learn how they can be disabled. By disabling cookies some features of the site will not work.