How not to steal gamers money! Steam is right on the ball as they pull down another scam game, saving players from falling into the same trap.
Created by Killing Day Studios, Earth: Year 2066 was released on 17th April after being voted for on the Steam store through their Green Light program. Valve has said that buyers have until Monday the 19th of May to claim their refunds, leading on to say “On Steam, developers make their own decisions about promotion, features, pricing and publication. However, Steam does require honesty from developers in the marketing of their games.”
The game was set in the year 2066 as mankind was wiped out and survival was at the forefront for the player, although it turned out that the game, priced at $19.99, was in-fact a con. The developers were accused of plagiarism, deleting negative feedback and creating fake accounts to talk up the game but were caught out when they were found to have no website or regular web presence. Broken English could be found on the original Steam game which was another large indicator to the fake game being online.
Could Steam have brought the game down after experiencing issues with the developers already? Or were they speedy after removing another game in similar circumstances last week? Let us know what you think!