Widespread piracy of GameMaker
July 29, 2007
The DRM integrated into the latest version of GameMaker has caused problems for a few legitimate users who have tried to install the software on more than one computer, but undoubtedly the people most effected by the new registration system are the “I’ll stick with GM6ers”. Those that post on the GMC looking for downloads of version 6 claiming they have “their reasons” for not wanting to use the latest improved version of the software. You can use your own judgement to decide whether these people really have a need to locate an old version of the software and are too lazy to Google it, or if they are just plain and simply thieves.
In the past month Google searches have resulted in a total of 351 visits to GameMakerBlog, via 244 different keywords. No prizes for guessing what the top referring search term was. As was the case at the start of the month the top search term was “game maker 7 activation code”, worryingly the amount of traffic GameMakerBlog has received from this term is steadily increasing – so an educated guess would be that more and more people are now searching for a way around the registration system. These people seem pretty determined to get a crack too since GameMakerBlog is not currently in the top 50 results, yet 21 people in the past month have got through to the GameMakerBlog result.
Two other GameMaker 7 crack search terms appear in the top five refering terms “game maker 7 activation” and “activation code game maker 7”. Indeed 52 out of the 244 different search terms used in Google that resulted in someone visiting GameMakerBlog are crack/activation code/warez related. Heaven knows my traffic for these terms will probably increase now such a keyword rich post this will have been.
A message to anyone trying to crack yoyogames gamemaker 7: Don’t. It’s $20 for heavens sake. You can afford the Internet – You can afford GameMaker. If you are going to spend time making games you could easily spend that time working.
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