What is going on? Fake one-star ratings and reviews are being posted on iGP. A lower rating decreases search ranking and deters people, so it's obvious why others might use such dirty tactics to further their own aims.
How can you help? Report fake reviews, flag them as spam and post a 5-star review if you think we deserve one, to balance it out.
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Can it be proven that these ratings are fake? Yes. Around 75% are automatically deleted by Apple and Google, proving that their own detection systems see them as fake. But many remain having bypassed their filters. They have been coming in since the beginning of April, particularly in the last week, and account for at least 1/4 of all 1-star ratings on iGP Manager.
The ratings themselves appear to mostly be coming from a "review farm" in Bangladesh. It's clear-cut, since over the last 30 days every single account in Bangladesh gave a 1.0 rating, which is essentially impossible.
Above is a screenshot from our Google Play Developer Console showing the discrepancy between our real "lowest rating" in any country (3.14) and the 1.0 from Bangladesh.They are dragging down the app and 'English speaking' rating too.
So report fakes and give us a positive review if you're enjoying the game. We'll continue flagging the situation to the stores. We're working hard on an update for the apps which we hope to release soon. We've been held up getting translations finished, but then it will be ready to launch. If you've read this far, thanks!