Lugaru Illegally Sold on the Apples' Mac App Store

Lugaru (Loo-GAH-roo) is a third-person action game available for Mac, Windows, and Linux."The main character, Turner, is an anthropomorphic rebel bunny rabbit with impressive combat skills. In his quest to find those responsible for slaughtering his village, he uncovers a far-reaching conspiracy involving the corrupt leaders of the rabbit republic and the starving wolves from […]

Lugaru (Loo-GAH-roo) is a third-person action game available for Mac, Windows, and Linux.

"The main character, Turner, is an anthropomorphic rebel bunny rabbit with impressive combat skills. In his quest to find those responsible for slaughtering his village, he uncovers a far-reaching conspiracy involving the corrupt leaders of the rabbit republic and the starving wolves from a nearby den. Turner takes it upon himself to fight against their plot and save his fellow rabbits from slavery."

Lugaru HD was released to the Mac App Store for $9.99, and a pirate coder also introduced an app called "Lugaru" via the Mac App Store of just $0.99 -- using the same code.

When customers search for Lugaru in the Mac app store, this's what they see. As you might expect, this isn't good for sales of Lugaru HD.

Lugaru HD vs. Lugaru

"This's a kind of software fraud we've never even heard of: a pirate simply downloading the app and resubmitting it to the same distribution channel at a lower price," the developer say. "We immediately emailed Apple explaining the situation, expecting them to quickly investigate the situation, shut down the fraudulent app, and follow up with us. We started this process a few days ago, and haven't heard back from Apple yet."

"We expect pirated copies of games to be available in shady corners of the internet, but not in well-known digital distribution channels with famously long review processes."

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