We are fully aware.
I bought their game digitally.
But there's a huge difference. Their main business is NOT the DC. They're making money out of the Steam, PS4 and specially Switch releases. They also released Mega Drive and Neo Geo physical editions. They don't really care (that much) if the DC version gets spread like butter all over the internet. Their game is not even copy-protected at all.
This is a radically different situation. Our Kickstarter compaign was cancelled, we had no "backers" as such, and we decided to create a game specifically designed for the DC. All assets, engine, etc are DC only. There's no "higher res" version waiting. We don't have the PS4/Switch/Steam prospect. This is it. So we (obviously) need to be extra careful.
We do have a plan now, though. Digital downloads will come. But we need some time to distribute all the (planned) physical copies first. Then, a certain announcement will be made.
I understand that piracy is a concern. It's a concern of anyone who makes software.
I also understand that you all put time and effort into making the game and would like to be compensated.
We don't distribute games made by independent developers on this site because we appreciate you and want you to continue making games for our favorite console. We protect indie devs here.
That being said I was only trying to point out what other developers are doing with their releases. You do what you want.