Each year, many gaming apps end up sending the mass into a frenzy of sorts. In 2016, it was Niantic’s Pokemon Go, and this year it is the Cuphead game. Described by many as being the ultimate breakout game of 2017, the Cuphead game has managed to garner rave reviews and a lot of attention in the market.
The key highlights of the game are its top-notch animation, difficult-to-defeat gameplay and the exciting side-scrolling challenges. The Cuphead app is compatible with Xbox One, Windows 10 and Steam and is available in official stores for a starting price of $20. It appears like scammers are looking for a way to make money off Cuphead’s fame.
According to a report by CNET, there’s a fake Cuphead app on App Store which comes for a steal-cheap price of $4.99. Founder company of the official game, Studio MDHR’s Director (of Experience) was quoted by CNET as saying, “This is a hundred per cent fake. We are working on having the app removed.” He further went on to add that the game developer doesn’t plan on launching an official version of the app on IOS.
When Apple was approached for a comment on the matter, they simply refused to respond. It is pretty surprising that Apple committed the mistake of approving the impostor app. The fake Cuphead app was however, pulled off the store on Monday, 18th December, 2017.
One of the main reasons why the scammers were able to get through Apple’s scrutiny because the app’s link lead to a website that was pretty similar to the official website of Studio MDHR. The company’s real website name is studiomdhr.com, and the fake website name is studiomdhrgames.com. The owner of the imposter’s company has created several other fake games like Gang Beasts, Totally Accurate Battle Simulator, and Feed and Grow Fish Simulator.