My question is not intended to provoke a deep discussion, I'm just looking for peace-of-mind.
I'd like to download and play this simple game:
In the requirements, the following is listed:
.NET Framework 4 Client Profile
Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition
Since I'd be downloading from a trusted site, I shouldn't worry about malware so much. However, as someone who has no idea what installing an "sql server" on his machine can lead to, I hesitate. Could installing that open a back door at some point (and completely unrelated to the game itself)? Will I have to tend to updates and the like? etc.
Out of curiosity, why would such a seemingly simple game need such extra programming?