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According to PC Gamer (This article and its images were originally posted on PC Gamer October 9, 2018 at 12:51PM.)
HyperReuts’ Evolvation bills itself as “a class based and fast paced multiplayer arena space flying shooter with multiple game modes which can be played solo and team-based.” Until earlier this week, not many people had heard of it. Yesterday evening, a peak of 172,870 concurrent players caused its servers to buckle. And it all started with a misclick.
As reported by Eurogamer, HyperReuts inadvertently deactivated a host of the game’s Steam keys in a bid to combat codes being sold illegally online. In an update posted on October 1, the dev acknowledged the “mistake” after selecting to “ban key options”.
From there, Evolvation was hit with a number of negative Steam reviews from disgruntled players, and, after three failed attempts at obtaining new Steam keys from Valve, the dev was eventually advised to run the game as free to play on a temporary basis.
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