We’ve been seeing reports in the news recently about U.S. entities getting hacked by individuals in China, and now one video game has become a victim. According to Spicy Horse Games, Akaneiro: Demon Hunters was the target of a website in China that specializes in localizing hacked Xbox 360 games. In normal circumstances, this would be a bad thing. However, Spicy Horse welcomes the hack.
“The result is a beautifully localized version of the game being played by a huge number of very happy gamers in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong,” wrote Spicy Horse founder American McGee on Akaneiro’s Kickstarter page. “In case you’re wondering, we are flattered by this and are happy to see these Asian players are monetizing at a healthy rate. Hacking FTW!”
So even though these hackers technically stole the game, they’re making up for it buy purchasing in-game currency (Karma) with real money. Spicy Horse is even going out of its way to add more servers to accommodate these players. For the record, Spicy Horse Games is headquartered in Shanghai, China.
McGee also provided an update on the Android port and the co-op feature in Akaneiro: Demon Hunters. Implementing these features may not happen for at least two months because Spicy Horse has to upgrade the game’s engine to Unity3D 4.0 and rebuild the user interface.