Rampant piracy puts paid to Battle Dungeon on iOS

Rampant piracy puts paid to Battle Dungeon on iOS
Piracy is a prominent beast on Android – Sports Interactive one of a clutch of developers who regularly speak out about it – but is a somewhat less regular intrusion on iOS.

One developer operating on Apple's ecosystem, however, has been forced to pull its game following unsustainable demand on its servers created by players taking on pirated copies.

A real cow

As detailed by Touch Arcade, Hunted Cow's strategy sim Battle Dungeon is now no more on iOS, with the developer citing piracy as the cause.

"Unfortunately we have taken Battle Dungeon down for the foreseeable future," reads a statement published on the game's website.

"This was due to high levels of server load created by large numbers of pirated copies of the game. The high load revealed technical issues which we don't feel we can fix to the level that our paying customers deserve."

To its credit, Hunted Cow is offering to refund customers who purchased the app or paid out for any in-app items.

Indeed, it's Battle Dungeon's very popularity that appears to have led to its downfall, with players unwilling to pay the $4.99 purchase price bringing about its demise.

[source: Hunted Cow]

With a fine eye for detail, Keith Andrew is fuelled by strong coffee, Kylie Minogue and the shapely curve of a san serif font.


1 comment
View options
  • Order by latest to oldest
  • Order by oldest to latest
  • Show all replies
Magnus S CEO at Triolith Entertainment
Piracy is just about as rampant on iOS as it is on Android from our experience at Triolith Entertainment. One day if not even hours is all it takes and then your pirated on both platforms.
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.