Thanks to everyone who bought the game, no matter if it was during the sale or before, no matter if you pirated it before or not. The sale has gone so well that we have decided to extend it for a few more days and also reveal some stats. You can pick up Machinarium for just $5 until Monday Aug 16th, then it will return to it’s regular price of $20.

More than 17.000 copies has been sold during one week.

Orders by country:

USA 39.4%
UK 11.5%
Germany 7.2%
Spain 5.5%
Canada 5.3%
Australia 4.2%
France 3.9%
Italy 2.9%
Sweden 2.1%
Norway 1.9%
Finland 1.7%
Brazil 1.4%
Netherlands 1.3%
Poland 0.9%
Czech Republic 0.8%
Denmark 0.7%
New Zealand 0.6%
Belgium 0.6%
Mexico 0.6%
Ireland 0.5%
Switzerland 0.5%
Japan 0.5%
Austria 0.4%
South Africa 0.4%
Greece 0.3%
Slovenia 0.3%
Israel 0.3%
Russia 0.3%
Argentina 0.3%
Singapore 0.3%
Portugal 0.3%
Turkey 0.2%
Chile 0.2%
Slovakia 0.2%
Romania 0.2%
India 0.2%
Thailand 0.1%
etc.

1. Kevin
August 12, 2010

Is the US tops due to marketing, piracy, or effectiveness of guilt?

2. .
August 12, 2010

Looks like so many people didn’t buy the game yet, this is a great oportunity for them.

3. Game Fan
August 13, 2010

$5 is a pittance for this wondeful little gem. Buy it.

4. M.E
August 13, 2010

I’d say the US tops are marketing and guilt.
Pirates making amends isn’t the main reason for the sales. The $5 is.
Especially as dollar is weak.
Heck $5 today is equal to $10 a few years ago.

5. matheda
August 13, 2010

I am in the US and had never heard about it until Wil Wheaton tweeted the story about the high piracy rate. I followed the link to the game and tried the demo. I liked it so much I bought it…. $5 is cheap for such a good game. I imagine the high purchase rate in the US was not due to guilt but due to the attention the game received.

6. Michael Aulia @CravingTech.com
August 13, 2010

Wow 17,000 copies sold! I never expected that many sales because of this campaign. Great job!

7. Wooglah
August 13, 2010

I’ve purchased it because I wanted to support developers who made the GNU/Linux version. Plain and simple. And because 5$ was in my price range. I’ve never played this game before, but it seams cool, just as various reviews suggested.

8. G. Threepwood
August 13, 2010

Incredible game + incredible price. Thanks.
Even my son (7 y old) likes &plays it.

9. Sasan H.
August 13, 2010

Hi,
i really enjoyed this wonderful game, and i introduced this game to my GF and she enjoyed it too and we are really both eager to buy our version of game, but we live in iran and there is no international credit card system in iran. so, how should we pay you ? :D do you have any branch in iran ?

10. WickedCobra03
August 13, 2010

I wonder how many people are in the position that I am in, in that I just forgot to hit the “buy” button when they had the pay-what-you-want sale months back. I was going to pay the $5 for this game, but I had to run during the ordering process, I come back to the computer 2 or 3 days later and totally forgot about that sale and never really looked at it again until now.

So yeah, last time I just forgot and now was a great time to buy again for $5. Although, I really hope I am not sending out the wrong message in that “oh, I feel bad for pirating a copy, now I should probably throw something into their coffers” and affected their sales numbers maybe showing that I was one of the pirates.

11. Eric
August 13, 2010

Yeah, as I said on the last blog, I didn’t pirate the game, I just didn’t play it at all because I thought $20 was too high a price for my interest level. $10 would’ve been fine. $5 was obviously also fine. I’m happy the sale is doing well for you, but it’s doing well because you’re releasing a well-made game at an impulse purchase price, not because you shamed a bunch of freeloaders.

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13. Kaushik Narasimhan
August 13, 2010

So happy to see India in that list! There are very few of us pirate-to-retail converts. I’m happy that my contribution helped you all! :)

14. Angelo Nigro
August 13, 2010

I bought it Today, I forgot the sales ended 12 good thing they extended, also I bought Samorost 2, just to support you guys I really want this group to keep making games.

One thing is there a downloadable version of Samorost 1? I will like to have that in my HD too

15. Sebastian
August 13, 2010

Actually i bought it a 2nd time, because there’s so much passion in it. Did the preorder package first.

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18. LurkatWork
August 13, 2010

I hate to say this, but see how much a game will sell if it’s dirt cheap?

I mean, the fact that the game is amazing and thoroughly enjoyable helps too. =P

19. Kamilion
August 13, 2010

oooh. A Linux version! *immediate purchase*

Thanks for making some noise about this; I totally missed out!

*must support indy linux publishers*

MAKE MORE LINUX GAMES! WE’LL BUY THEM!

20. Sintellect
August 13, 2010

Bought this when it was first released; after playing the demo I realised just how much love and attention had been crafted into it…. utterly fantastic and worth EVERY penny I paid for it; I’m glad to see that other people are finally digging into their pockets to buy this gem! :)

21. TJF588
August 13, 2010

Sasan H. has a pretty god point: The primary means of purchasing the game are rather standard in the States, but figuring out how to pay you guys may be harder in other parts of the world.

But, yeah, high exposure prolly had much to do with things, too.

22. K
August 13, 2010

I loved the game so much I bought the CE version (only found in Europe) to myself in Canada. It was so totally worth it.

23. Jenn
August 14, 2010

We loved both games, wish there were more! We bought right before Christmas during the sale – and hopefully have spread the word far and wide!

24. Aulbath
August 14, 2010

Glad to be part of 1200 copies sold to Germany!

25. Hamadryade
August 14, 2010

17’000 copies ! So cool ! I’m happy for you !

When I heard that you sold the game for only 5 bucks I immediately bought 4 copies, one for me and 3 others for some friends.

Wish you to sell another 17’000 copies in the next days.

All the best !

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27. R A Jacobs
August 14, 2010

Have to agree with others: I’m not a pirate. Heck, in general, I’m not a (computer) gamer. However, saw this game advertised months ago. Would never have purchased it for $20.00 (as I said, I’m not a gamer) but for $5.00 I had nothing to lose *and* you made a Linux port.

$5.00 is an impulse buy and if I don’t play the game for more than a few hours I figure I got my money out of it. $20? That’s where I start to compare how I want to spend my limited discretionary funds for entertainment (buy a book? buy a DVD? etc.). I probably would have bought it for $10.00 as well.

Good luck! Game looks and sounds awesome and I love the fact that you priced it right and distributed a version for Linux!! Keep it up and I may buy more of your games (in fact, looking at Samorost now) just to support what you’re doing.

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29. matt
August 14, 2010

Hadn’t heard of it before. Saw an article on ars techinca about the amnesty, and picked it up. Fantastic.

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32. ws
August 16, 2010

I actually got Machinarium when I bought the Indie pack at Steam. Bought it again to show support (and get the soundtrack, woohoo.)

And oh, US at top is probably partly because they’re used to using credit card online. Here in Malaysia, not that many people do that (no surprise, it’s not in the list :P)

33. Arr Matey
August 16, 2010

I saw this “Piracy Amnesty” sale on a site that carries news articles geared toward piracy. Before I read the article, I didn’t know about the game.

Yes, I would have pirated the game had I known about it being sold for $20. But $5? I couldn’t pass it up. (It was also less risky because there are some copies floating around that didn’t match up with your MD5 sums.)

Thank you for giving us Pirates a chance to feel good about ourselves.

I played the game all the way through, and I felt it was well-worth the $5 I spent on it. If you make another hand-drawn point-and-click adventure, I’ll definitely pick it up on the next Amnesty day.

- A Pirate

P.S. Curse you and your Pente (nuts & bolts game) AI. That was evil. The AI plays better than my wife!

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35. Lidia
August 16, 2010

I have just finifhed the game and already bought the previous one. Fantastic game. I have enjoyed every single minute and puzzle!!

I have also recommended it to all my friends.

thanks for the great job!

36. neno
August 16, 2010

Brazil *—-*

We’ll do this for passion. I’m HONORED by supporting it.

Machinarium is the greatest game ever.

But please, WE NEED A MACHINARIUM 2! (oh man it would be so wonderfull T.T)

(sorry my poor english :x)

Greetings from Brazil!!!

37. Jesse
August 18, 2010

I love this game, never heard of it before until someone wrote an article about the sell. $5 is the best deal imaginable for such an amazing game (plus a Linux version, even better).

One more point about developers making games for Linux, “If you develop it, they will come!” Every Linux user loves have a game natively support linux, and we will support developers that continue to do so.

38. narasim
August 22, 2010

Thanks for coming up with a version for Linux. Works great.Love this game..

Thanks again.

39. JVR
August 23, 2010

I’m so proud to be one of 0.1% that bough this game from Thailand.

40. As2piK
August 31, 2010

I first try the game demo. I liked it so I decided to download it on torrents tracker… But after 2 hours of game, I was so impressed by the game that I fall in love. I’ve bought the game and will definitely try and buy your further games !

Thank you very much. Continue this wonderful work !

From Switzerland :)

41. StanOwy
August 31, 2010

Hey Guys!

All i want to say is that your game “Machinarium” is one of the best games i’ve ever played. I’ve just finished it. It’s beautiful. My wife also like it :-) Of course i have an original dvd version. Im from Poland and i can say that i am proud for our neighbours.

Dobra robota!

Keep up the good work!

42. StanOwy
August 31, 2010

Hey Guys!

All i want to say is that your game “Machinarium” is one of the best games i’ve ever played. I’ve just finished it. It’s beautiful. My wife also like it :-) Of course i have an original dvd version. Im from Poland and i can say that i am proud for our neighbours.

Dobra robota!

Keep up the good work !

43. noknok
September 8, 2010

Oh.. there is a linux version now ! :-D awesome!

44. jeff
September 9, 2010

I purchased the game for the original $20 price and would do it again. The rich quality of the game that trancends you into the Machinarium world is far and away superior to almost any other genre of modern “pop” games…Thanks for thinking outside the nine dots.
— Please make more!! :) —

45. Chandler
September 9, 2010

Can you actually make a Pirate Machinarium cause that would be freaken sweet!

46. Mikolaj Zacharow
September 10, 2010

I’ve played demo some time ago and love it!

Its a pity I didn’t get for the “5 bucks version” – for Poland 20USD is not such a low-priced game estimating ~1 day of work at low-wage job ;)

As an example normal price for WorldOfGoo was 20USD when in Polish shops it went down to ~6USD for polish-language version.

But if I get to any kind of bargain “~25-50% off” I’m eager to have it in my collection (with many gog.com games and PlayAuditorium).

47. moduler
October 2, 2010

if I bought the collector’s edition is it ok to download it via torrent as a backup?!

48. Skafsgaard
October 12, 2010

I’ve got to say, I really, really love Machinarium – and this Pirate Amnesty I love as well!
I’m usually a pretty carefree pirate, but I have always felt bad about pirating your game, because it is so extraordinarily good, as well as being an Indie game.
So, while I’m sad I missed the Amnesty, I’m also glad I did. Because now I get to pay the full price for this awesome game. It deserves to be paid in full. :)
Keep it up Amanita – I really, really hope you’ll be able to spit out a sequel soon!

49. Petr
April 6, 2011

As someone who is from the Czech rep., Im so proud of you guys, keep up the excellent work. It´s so nice to see that when you make smth with love it stills pays off in this world. I wish you many succesful games to come…!

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