Game publisher Playtonic warns customers against being scammed over upcoming Lil Gator game

Playtonic, the publisher and developer of popular platform game Yooka-Laylee, has issued a public warning about a new type of scam circulating.

People are sending out fake email and social media notifications looking for players to try out a demo of an upcoming game that isn’t ready yet.

The publisher pointed out that an open beta for the upcoming Lil Gator game, an adventure game about an alligator, is not planned, let alone ready for the general public.

Taking to Twitter to post an official update regarding the situation, Playtonic announced that while they are aiming to release Lil Gator for Switch and PC later this year, there is no release date etched in the box. marble.

“It has come to our attention that someone is offering beta testing for Lil Gator Game,” the company said. job.

“We can confirm this is a scam and not Playtonic or Lil Gator Game. If we were to offer this to our communities, we would announce it on our Twitter and not through other channels.

“Please DO NOT click on any links provided in the scam message! If you receive any suspicious messages claiming to be from Playtonic, please let us know,” Playtonic continued.

Anyone who has received an email from developer MegaWobble or Playtonic regarding Lil Gator should disregard the attached links.

Lil Gator is an adventure game that follows a small alligator, as players direct the alligator to collect, craft, and explore an open world.

Set on what appears to be a deserted island, players will be able to experience an “adorable adventure” where they can “climb, swim, slide and fight their way into the hearts of the many different characters you will encounter on your travels!”

Scams and hacking attempts are nothing new in the world of game development. A hacking firm recently subpoenaed Google, PayPal, and Valve to wage a legal battle against popular Destiny 2 developers, Bungie.

The developer has begun to sue individuals, recently suing a streamer for “cheating” in the popular space shooter.

Written by Junior Miyai on behalf of GLHF

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