Any time there is a bunch of big game releases launching onto Android, you can be sure that there will be those tools out there who release fake copies of the game. Whether the actual game is ripped and included, its completely fake, or stuff with malware and other not so good stuff, it is a part of life.
This fake one was spotted by one of our readers and believe it or not, it is a fake copy of Turd Birds by 2K Games. The fake copy if put out by a developer by the name of sundayfucs and is obviously not from 2K Games.
Update July 11th, 2013 11:49am: The copy of Sprinkle Islands isn’t a fake, its just some random second account Mediocre Games uses.
If you are ever unsure about something you want to download, there are a few easy steps to take in order to make sure what you’re downloading it legit:
1) Check the reviews
2) Google the developer and the game – Almost all developers will have at least some sort of blog
3) Check various Android sites like ours and other reputable Android sites to see if the developer listed on the Google Play listing is the real one. Sometimes companies do have multiple accounts which is something we like to state here when talking about their games. A prime example is Square Enix who actually has two accounts on Google Play.
Just like the last time this happen, we encourage everyone to report this person which you can do by going through the appropriate support page here. If, for whatever reason, you did end up downloading any either of these games from this developer, be sure to check your phone out with a program like Lookout Security to make sure everything is fine.
Unfortunately, there will most likely be more popping up today with all the big releases. If you spot one, let us know in the comments below so we can update the list. The links to report are at the bottom of this article.
Thanks to Chris H. for the heads up!
Google Play Links: Turd Birds (Fake)