Croteam loves messing with pirates. Serious Sam 3 gave pirates an invulnerable pink scorpion monster that harried the player, making progression impossible. Their new Portal-esque puzzler, The Talos Principle, lets pirates get to the second floor of the game, at which point the trap becomes obvious. They can’t get out of the elevator! Publisher Devolver Digital confirmed the sneaky booby trap by showing an image of the (since deleted) thread on Steam’s community forum in which someone was asking for help to get past what he thought was a bug. In that original thread, the poster admitted to the pirating the game once the copy-protection feature was revealed.
Congratulations, you must be the first one to show to the internet world what Croteam did this time to punish pirates. You should be proud of yourself, it will be all over the internet in about 30 minutes, I’d say.
The Talos Principle is available on Steam for Windows PC.