Playdead’s 2D puzzle platformer, Inside, has just been released on the PC and from the looks of it, the game is protected by Denuvo’s anti-tamper tech. Denuvo is a tech that has successfully protected a lot of games from being cracked/pirated, and Inside is the first indie game that is protected by Denuvo.
Now by saying the first ‘indie’ game we obviously mean what most PC gamers think of when they talk about indie titles. Games like Limbo, Braid and Rocket League are what most people consider indie titles. Moreover, the game has to be published by the team that developed it (hence the word indie).
Normally, Inside would be the third indie game as both Crytek’s The Climb and Insomniac Games’ Edge of Nowhere (both titles were published by their dev teams, thus they can be considered indie games) were protected by Denuvo. However, The Climb and Edge of Nowhere are VR-only games, so the first “proper” PC indie game with Denuvo is Inside.
There has been a rumour lately that Rise of the Tomb Raider’s Denuvo protection system has been cracked. A Russian hacking team claimed that was able to crack it, however there is no crack available yet for this particular game. The team provided a video, however we strongly suggest taking it with a grain of salt.