It was bound to happen just like it does when any sort of major game release is on the horizon, fake apps trying to fool people into downloading them named after the upcoming game in question’s release. So it has happened to Temple Run 2, just like it did with the original game’s launch as well.
From time to time some ass hat has to go ripping off other peoples work in order to further their idiotic attempt at infecting as many Android devices with malware as they can. It is one of the drawbacks we have to deal with once in awhile with having an open market place and usually things are pretty decent. A newly found developer going by the name of ‘apkdeveloper’ however who is trying to do exactly that.
When a game is released onto Google Play a lot of people check the permissions of the game to make sure it is legit and doesn’t pose any sort of security risk. A new official Hello Kitty game by Gamezen has just been released and whether or not this game is the best thing since sliced bread, reading the permissions list is like reading a manual into how not to release a game with a plethora of unneeded permissions.
We have reported on this numerous times as well as did a little bashing of Epic and Chair Entertainment for their decision to never bring the Infinity Blade series to Android. It is something we have come to terms with. That’s why if you have been following us for any length of time, then you would instantly be suspicious of Infinity Blade II being on Google Play.
There’s a developer within Google Play that you should watch out for. They’re called Free Games Apps Devlopers! (their spelling), and they currently have six “games” under their belt. Free Games Apps Devlopers! is running scams on unsuspecting users by making them think they’re downloading games, but they’re really just bombarding players with spam.
There is yet another fake Temple Run game on the Android Market and this one is perhaps the boldest one so far, quoting reviews of the iOS version in the description and even using the developer’s name for the market account and link to the appropriate Facebook page. Don’t be fooled though, this is fake.
A developer going by the name of Logastrod has taken cloning popular games to a whole new level. Not only has this developer cloned a lot of the currently popular games out right now for Android, right down to the copy/pasting of descriptions from the actual games, but they also contain malware apparently.
Initial releases on games are sometimes bad, and this one is no exception, maybe even fitting into the really bad segment of games. Improperly balanced, bug laden (watch the video below), and strewn with ads for in-game currency exchanges for real cash may make this the worst Glu game ever released, even at no (initial) cost.
PopCap’s incredibly popular game Plants vs. Zombies has been out on Android for a short while now. As with all very popular games, once in awhile someone tries to come out with a fake/broke/complete rip of those games. Well now there is one for Plants vs. Zombies.