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Developer of ‘Loop Hero’ encourages Russian fans to just pirate their game

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The Russian developer behind the mystical RPG tells players to just pirate the game if they can’t buy it due to sanctions against Russia. In a on the Russian social media platform VK first spotted by means of viceThe game’s developer, Four Quarters, addressed Russian fans who currently cannot access Steam or the Nintendo Switch’s eShop to purchase † Both and have temporarily stopped accepting Russian payments, effectively excluding the entire country from their stocks.

The developers invited players to torrent the game, even going as far as providing a link to a torrent from Walk Hero on the Russian torrent site RuTracker in their post. “It is not known when all this will end, therefore in such difficult times we can only help everyone to raise the pirate flag (along with vpn) and share the most popular distribution on the rutracker,” Four Quarter, according to an English translation by Google Translate.

many fans of Walk Hero asked if there were ways they could directly support or compensate the developers. Through on state-owned banks in Russia, many Russian game developers have been unable to cash out their earnings. Instead of sending donations, Four Quarters asked fans to fend for themselves.

“We are very grateful for your support, but the truth is that we are all well, please send this support to your family and friends at this difficult time,” Four Quarters wrote.

The ongoing invasion of Ukraine has hampered the development of the new Walk Hero Updating. The update is nearly 80 percent complete, according to Four Quarters, and plans to complete it soon. The developer is working on a new patch, as well as a completely new version of Walk Hero for the switch. After the update is released on Switch and PC, players can expect a smartphone version of Walk Hero† But how quickly that happens all depends on the outcome of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and whether and when the US and EU plan to lift sanctions. In between and from the West, Russians are effectively blocked from Western tech companies and all their offerings.

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