Counterfeit Infinity Blade 2 Game Makes Waves on Google Play Store

July 31, 2012 -

A fake Android version of Chair Entertainment's Infinity Blade 2 has somehow managed to get into the Google Play Store. The fake game went up in the store July 28 as a version 1.0 release. The iTunes App Store lists the version as 1.2 and is a 1.03GB file. Of course the real reason we know it's a fraud is because Chair Entertainment hasn't released Infinity Blade 2 on Android yet.

The iOS version of the game sells for $6.99, but the fake Android game is available as a free-to-play game. The game tells users that they can unlock the game by earning 50 Tapjoy points, but users have reported that the game either doesn't unlock upon hitting that threshold or that the download is a gigabyte of junk....

A Chair Entertainment representative issued the following statement to Polygon about the counterfeit game:

"It has come to our attention that a fake version of Infinity Blade II has been posted to Google Play. We have contacted Google to have this removed. For the latest information on all Infinity Blade products, including the current platforms supported by the games, gamers can always refer to the official site at: http://infinitybladegame.com."

The short story: refer to the game's official web site to be alerted when the real game is released for Android and avoid the fake game at all costs.

Source: Pocket Gamer by way of Polygon

"Photo realistic reflective metallic 'scam' sign, isolated on a pure white background" © 2012 Becky Stares / Shutterstock. All rights reserved, used with permission.


 
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