Red shell is a Spyware that tracks data of your PC and shares it with 3rd parties. On their website they formulate it all in very harmless language, but the fact is that this is software from someone i don’t trust and whom i never invited, which is looking at my data and running on my pc against my will. This should have no place in a full price PC game, and in no games if it were up to me.

I make this thread to raise awareness of these user unfriendly marketing practices and data mining software that are common on the mobile market, and which are flooding over to our PC Games market. As a person and a gamer i refuse to be data mined. My data is my own and you have no business making money of it.

The announcement yesterday was only from “Holy Potatoes! We’re in Space?!”, but i would consider all their games as on risk to contain that spyware if they choose to include it again, with or without announcement. Also the Publisher of this one title is Daedalic Entertainment, while the others are self published. I would think it could be interesting to check if other Daedalic Entertainment Games have that spyware in it as well. I had no time to do that.

Reddit [PSA] RED SHELL Spyware – “Holy Potatoes! We’re in Space?!” integrated and removed it after complaints

and
[PSA] Civ VI, Total War, ESO, KSP and more contain a spyware which tracks your Internet activity outside of the game (x-post r/Steam)

Addresses to block:
redshell.io
api.redshell.io
treasuredata.com
api.treasuredata.com