Super Meat Boy creators Team Meat "don't f***ing care" about piracy, even though they admit that many of the game's PC and XBLA players have downloaded the game illegally.
Speaking on the DarkZero podcast (via RPS) Super Meat Boy creators Tommy Refenes and Edmund McMillen said they believed word of mouth equated to sales.
"Our game was hugely pirated - we don't fucking care. If there are let's say 200,000 copies of SMB that are getting passed around for free, that's 200,000 people who are playing the game," the pair said.
"If they like this game there's a really high probability of their friends coming around and seeing it or them posting about it on their blogs. And it's not cool to go round and say I really like this game that I stole, so they're not going to say that. So it's going to come around to sales."
Their comments come after the creator of fellow indie title Minecraft claimed that "piracy isn't theft".