How to sell game and prevent someone copy paste the game?

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:bust_in_silhouette: Asked By burak

Think you finished a game and you will sell the game. You exported game.exe file. Someone can buy your game, then can upload to internet. Then everyone can download the game free. Is there a method to prevent it? Can we make every game selling file is for one computer?

IIRC you can use keys to verify that the user who’s playing the game is using the correct game (this is a feature in the engine). Of course, this depends upon what platform of choice you’re using for selling your game, such as Steam. Look into what the available DRM is for your platform of choice. Also know that DRM can be circumvented (although some DRM is harder to bypass than others). Plus, some DRM may be quite restrictive, and make it look like paying customers are being punished for playing their legal copy (e.g. they have to sign in, the user must have up to date software installed or they can’t play the game, and so on).

Ertain | 2019-09-13 03:59

:bust_in_silhouette: Reply From: Jay Kyburz

If you distribute your game on Steam, you can use their tools to wrap the game in DRM so that it can only be played when Steam is installed on the computer, and logged into the account that owns the game.

:bust_in_silhouette: Reply From: zen3001

I preffer having games drm free, just put a license on your game and if you find someone redistributing your game without permission you can sue em or atleast shut down their portal. Putting a steam drm on it is easier but even that can be exploited.it’s hard to fight pirates