Indie success Game Dev Tycoon will be released for PC and Mac via Steam on 29th August.

Its Steam price will be £6.99, reduced to £5.59 until 5th September.

Game Dev Tycoon shot to fame earlier this year when an initial version was revealed to contain a cheeky, hidden twist - the game development sim would quietly penalise players who were playing a pirated copy.

After a day on sale, 3104 of the 3318 copies being played were pirated. Non-paying customers began flooding internet forums with pleas for help that in-game piracy was ruining their experience.

The stunt hit the headlines and Game Dev Tycoon's sales spiked - enough that developer duo could focus on the game full-time and see it greenlit on Steam.

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