Minecraft creator, Markus ‘notch’ Persson, has told gamers that if you can’t afford it, pirate it!
The statement was made when a gamer tweeted notch indicating that he couldn’t afford Minecraft and thus asked for a “free account”. Notch responded in a surprising way:
“Just pirate it. If you still like it when you can afford it in the future, buy it then. Also don't forget to feel bad. ;)”
It sure sounds like he’s serious, but you never know. He has made over a dozen tweets since then, and hasn't brought it up since.
Minecraft released its full version last November for the PC after a very long public alpha and beta phase. The sandbox building game is also set for an Xbox 360 release sometime in the first quarter of 2012.