The charming and colorful puzzle game Please Fix the Road will be arriving on Steam and GOG in June 2022 -- and strangely, a special edition is being created for the naughty people who pirate the game.
Please Fix the Road is the inaugural Steam release of indie developer Ariel Jurkowski. It essentially uses the sort of "routing" gameplay from classics like Pipe Mania to give players a single mission: fix the roads and let people start getting around again. Check out the trailer!
Interestingly, Jurkowski is taking a somewhat rare approach to tackling game piracy. While he isn't quite telling people to outright pirate his game as the Loop Hero developers recently did, there will be a special edition released on launch day with some unique features.
"Pirate version will have all of the launch levels, but no updates," read a tweet from the game's developer Ariel Jurkowski. "No strings attached. There's an extra [pirate-themed] song at the start, altered intro sequence, a pirate face instead of the cogwheel options icon[,] and a request in the options menu to buy the game. Cheers!"
Other games have taken somewhat different approaches to piracy. The developers of Game Dev Tycoon achieved a level of notoriety for rigging the pirate version of the game to be nearly unwinnable, a feature that was later added as an option to the game. Other developers will tend to follow a similar pattern as Jurkowski is here, taking the time to include some kind of silly easter egg and imploring people who pirated it to buy the game.
When is the Please Fix the Road Release Date?
The Please Fix the Road release date has not yet been announced as reported on Reddit. However, the game will be coming out sometime in June 2022 on PC. A price has not yet been announced.
This cutesy little puzzle game certainly looks like it could be a fair bit of fun! If you're interested in checking it out, you can add Please Fix the Road to your wishlist on Steam and GOG. You'll be able to play this new puzzle game sometime next month -- in the meantime, you can follow its developer on Twitter for updates.