The Machinarium Pirate Amnesty

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Amanita Design, the widely applauded Czechoslovakian adventure games studio, is calling for amnesty after its most recent title has been reportedly stung by widespread piracy.

The studio's official website – where Machinarium was being sold at $20 – has announced the game will retail at $5 until Thursday August 12th.

In what is being labelled the ‘Machinarium Pirate Amnesty', Amanita says the cut-price title offers those who pirated it a chance to redeem themselves”.

Read Amanita's blog post: Our estimate from the feedback is that only 5-15% of Machinarium players actually paid for the game. If you decide to buy the game, you can be sure you'll support directly the developers, not any big publisher or distributor”.

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