Pixel Piracy developers Vitali Kirpu and Alex Poysky are offering a free torrent of their game to download from their official site in an attempt to compromise with users who will pirate the game regardless.
In a statement on the game's official website, the developers write "we aren't idiots, we aren't high."
"We believe that anyone who wants to pirate our game will do so anyways, and feel it's a much safer bet to offer those people the official link to our game in hopes that they keep their computer's virus free."
Pixel Piracy is a roguelike, open-ended "pirate captain simulator" in which players hire crews, build their ship block by block and ransack villages in an attempt to become the most feared pirate. The game will typically cost between $10 to $15.
However, the developers add, "not everything is about money, and we want to thank those that pirate our title and actually give them the opportunity to do so with our blessing, while giving them an opportunity to actually make good on the piracy itself."
You can support the title on Steam Greenlight here in the meantime.