Some of you may know me, or at least have played my games. I was browsing google for Robbie Swifthand last night, when I stumbled across this interesting page:
I remember softpedia uploaded Robbie, they mailed me with notice, but right before navigating out of the page I noticed something rather strange:
Developer: Hardy Creations Inc. | More from this developer
Genre / Price: Arcade / USD 15.95 buy button
From there on, it was a total mess, I found out there is an official page for this unbelievable scam (be careful some of his pages have viruses):
I mean cmon, its not even funny, look at the credits on the site:
CREDITS / ABOUT!
PROGRAMMING, GRAPHICS, IDEA AND DESIGN BY:
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
MY WIFE (STACIE HARDY), OUR KIDS
(ZOE & DYLAN),
MY MOTHER (SHER HARDY), MY UNCLE
AND MY WIFE'S PARENTS
(ROBERT AND NORMA PLYMALE),
ADDITIONAL THANKS TO:
MICROSOFT CORP., NAMCO, ESRB, TAITO, ATARI AND EVERYBODY ELSE WHO SUPPORTED THIS PROJECT...
THIS GAME IS PROTECTED BY US COPYRIGHT LAWS AND INTERNATIONAL TREATIES... THIS GAME IS PATENT THROUGH THE US COPYRIGHT PATENT OFFICES AND INTERNATIONAL DEPARTMENTS...
On top of that, I tried out the Trial version of "my game", thats where I was totally shocked:
The nerve! How low can someone be? Seriously, this is way beyond outrageous!
At first, I figured I should keep quiet and move legally against him, since he sells the game its possible to Trace him even if he is using fake info.
But after some research I found out that this guy has been ripping and re-releasing software as his own, for ages, and I'm not talking bout indie games, the guy has released games from ID software, this is ridiculous, how can he still be at large?
READ THIS for more detailed list about his achievements.
You should also check his games list on softpedia, in case you recognize any of them:
I guess suing this guy is pointless, I'm not sure what can I do besides contacting his website host and PayPal about this fraud.
I hope this guy gets what he deserves one day.
Edited by scream681, 25 June 2010 - 02:26 PM.