Five Nights at Freddy's creator fights back against App Store clone

Five Nights at Freddy's Fake

Five Nights at Freddy's 4 has been officially confirmed, but not until October 2015. That's why it was odd when the game appeared on the Apple App Store five months ahead of schedule. It turns out that another developer published a fake sequel to Scott Cawthon's game without permission, and Cawthon decided to fight back.

Cawthon's attorneys filed documents at the United States District Court to subpoena Apple for the name of the developer who released the Five Nights fake to the App Store. According to Polygon, the Clerk of Courts issued the subpoena asking Apple to release "all identifying information of the user 'Lazada Polodi.'" This includes any IP addresses associated with the game and even user information.

Apple has until May 25 at 10 a.m. PT to comply or dispute the subpoena.

The unauthorized game was pulled from the App Store, but not before Touch Arcade was able to grab the screenshot posted above.

Five Nights at Freddy's 4: The Final Chapter will be officially be released on October 31, 2015.

The popular game is also being turned movie by Ring producer Roy Lee. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies author Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg of KatzSmith Productions are also attached to the film.