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Is "Canabalt Pro" a scam or not?

08-20-2013, 01:07 AM
#1
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Is "Canabalt Pro" a scam or not?

So I decided to get Canabalt on IOS. Got to the App Store and searching Canabalt brings up a few results

First is the usual $2.99 Canabalt by Semi Secret

Second is this:



$0.99? Same icon, same images? Is that a real game?
08-20-2013, 01:13 AM
#2
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Weird... It is from a different developer/publisher, but has been on the AppStore for half a year. So it's weird that they didn't remove it yet if it was some huge scam.

They say that the game is buggy and crashes a lot, so I'd get the original Canabalt of I were you.

08-20-2013, 01:54 AM
#3
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It's a scam.

"I am virgin, I'm a whore! Giving nothing; the taker, the maker of war!" - Black Sabbath, "I"
08-20-2013, 06:03 AM
#4
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Wow, that dev made alot of clone users to rate his game 5 stars.
08-20-2013, 06:41 AM
#5
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The developer of Canabalt released the code as open source. I don't know if technically the copies that pop up qualify as scams or not, but it's my understanding that they tend to be low quality and buggy.
08-20-2013, 08:01 AM
#6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by _Max_ View Post
Wow, that dev made alot of clone users to rate his game 5 stars.
Or bribed users with a $10 competition like we see here
08-21-2013, 12:10 PM
#7
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What a joke! (boke)
08-21-2013, 01:59 PM
#8
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Not sure if this is the same dev, but I got an exact Canabalt clone free.
08-21-2013, 03:29 PM
#9
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The original Canabalt appears to have been done by Semi Secret Software LLC back in Dec '11 and has a slightly different icon. This one is surnamed "Pro" and is less....have no idea if there's any difference in the games other than this one is .99 cents and the other is $2.99. Looks like the original has more birds....
08-21-2013, 03:38 PM
#10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by chief78 View Post
The original Canabalt appears to have been done by Semi Secret Software LLC back in Dec '11 and has a slightly different icon. This one is surnamed "Pro" and is less....have no idea if there's any difference in the games other than this one is .99 cents and the other is $2.99. Looks like the original has more birds....
They say that it crashes more and is more "zoomed out" on the iPad.