Pirates crack Demigod (PC) before release date

Posted by TEAM FILEnetworks | 4/13/2009 | | 9 Comments »

Latest PC title by Gas Powered Games, Demigod, has leaked on the internet a day before the game’s street date. Responsible for the leak are p2p group DEViSE who are better known for releasing pirated movies on p2p networks. Demigod is a little unusual game and quite honestly I haven’t seen anything like it so far. It’s a hybrid of action, real time strategy and role playing genres. According to developers Demigod has a lot in common with DOTA (Defence of the Ancients), the popular multiplayer map for Warcraft 3.


As we mentioned earlier it was group DEViSE who leaked Demigod on p2p networks. The following information is quoted from their NFO:

We've got this from one of our guys. The cracker is unknown. We did the rest of the work but the kuddos goes to the original cracker! btw: It's here 2 days earlier...

It’s actually a little strange to find DEViSE giving credit to a ‘cracker’ because when i ran protectionID on Demigod exe the game didn’t seem to have any sort of anti piracy protection at all. Anyways the DEViSE release seems to be working find expect for several people running into the following issue:

  • The game does not start up and does nothing when clicked on the exe (nothing happens when you run the game). I’ve seen several people running on Windows XP report this problem on various gaming forms. I have also seen comments by those who got the game to run perfectly on both Vista and XP operating systems. Might have something to do with hardware configuration?


  1. bookwormat // 4/13/2009 06:25:00 PM  

    1. Gamestop is selling Demigod since Friday (they broke the street date)

    2. Demigod has no copy protection. (It's published by stardock).

    So someone bought a copy of Demigod and copied its contents on a hard drive. Is this news?

  2. TEAM FILEnetworks // 4/13/2009 06:37:00 PM  

    "So someone bought a copy of Demigod and copied its contents on a hard drive. Is this news?"

    Might not be news. But we report about most game leaks on the internet so...

  3. Drakonis // 4/14/2009 06:57:00 AM  

    so anyways this isnt 0day release that gonna be availble tomorrow or today whatever

  4. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 4/14/2009 08:51:00 PM  

    AVENGED version is out:


    NAME....: Demigod
    SIZE....: DVD
    COMPANY.: Take 2 Interactive PROTECTION.: None
    DATE....: 14 April 2009
    GAME TYPE..: Role-Playing

  5. Drakonis // 4/14/2009 08:54:00 PM  

    yay thanks

  6. Drakonis // 4/14/2009 09:40:00 PM  

    how you get that info

  7. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 4/14/2009 10:04:00 PM  

    It appeared on my pre channel.

  8. Drakonis // 4/14/2009 11:03:00 PM  

    and whats the prechannel lightning

  9. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 4/14/2009 11:06:00 PM  

    Was using the SCC channel.

    Server: irc://irc.sceneaccess.org
    Channel: #scc-pre