Someone is scamming users on the Windows App Store by uploading a file and claiming it to be the game Darkest Dungeon.
Darkest Dungeon is not officially available on the Windows 8 Store. Instead, someone is listing it on there for $3.99 as a 2MB download.
This, of course, is a scam, as noted by Red Hook Studios co-president Tyler Sigman on Twitter earlier.
If anyone has a contact at Windows Game Store, please share. Somebody is scamming DD by selling it (illegally) on there.
— Red Hook Tyler (@tylersigman) February 22, 2015
Here it is:
Sigman went on to add that if users got the game from anywhere other than Steam or Humble Store, it’s most likely a scam.
Thankfully, someone at Microsoft is on the case following the reports.
Thx for all the help re: DarkestDungeon and the Windows Game Store. We have a ticket open & several helpful MSFT people are shepherding it.
— Red Hook Tyler (@tylersigman) February 23, 2015
Darkest Dungeon is not the first game to fall victim of this trend. According to PCGamer plenty of scam apps take the name of a popular game and charge money for essentially nothing, without even attempting to clone the game itself like on the iOS App Store.