Sigma, the new Battle Royale title for Android and iOS is really a Garena game? Let’s see the truth!
When it appeared on Google Play a few days ago, the Sigma game created a lot of “drama”, mainly because it was too similar to Garena’s Free Fire game.
Sigma publishing studio, Studio Arm, has just removed the game from the Google Play app store. Many people think that the action was taken by Garena to defend Free Fire, but that is probably not the case.
In fact, Sigma was removed from the Play Store by its own owner. The cause was given because there was instability on the server due to the download process.
Before that, in just a span of two days, Sigma had not even been released yet and had already reached 500,000 downloads. The similarity between Sigma and Free Fire is in the gameplay and game mechanics. The game actually works as if it were a Lite version of Free Fire.
Sigma and Free Fire have almost identical file structures
Sigma and Free Fire have very similar internal file structures. The similarity is so great that some files are literally identical.
When we opened the folder “android/data/com.studioarm.sigma/files”, we discovered that the Sigma game was created with Unity, as well as Free Fire. Furthermore, Sigma also has a file containing all activity logs and device information.
While there are many games that do this, the problem is that the names of the files are identical: ffrtc_log.txt, Contentcache, il2pp and ShadersStripSettings.
However, please note that folders such as ImageCache and MReplays are uncommon and do not exist during the installation of both games. These folders also don’t usually appear in other games that use Unity’s graphics engine.
All of this leads us to the question: “Are the two games developing in the same place?”
Who is Studio Arm?
Little is known about this mysterious studio. But according to the OpenGovSG website, Studio Arm was registered on November 8, 2021 in Singapore. There is even an address on the website: One Raffles Place 048616.
That’s right, according to the OpenGovSG website, Studio Arm is just a few kilometers from Garena’s headquarters.
Not much information is mentioned, only that “Studio Arm” and “Daemon Studio” are the names of the same studio. In other words, the studio that publishes the game is the same studio that developed it.
Official site in the domains of Garena
Onyphe, a search site that tracks DNS routes, it lists not only the origin of a domain name but also linked pages. So we used it to test.
The image even proves that Alpha Ace is actually a game of Garena. In addition, the tool also shows that Garena is behind the release of Total Football and Free Dance, games from other smaller studios that are about to be released in the West.
All the analysis of the Sigma game and everything found about Studio Arm above leads us to three possibilities:
The studio stole the source code and design of Free Fire. In fact, Studio Arm is a studio hired by Garena to create a lighter version of Free Fire i.e. the so-called “Free Fire Lite”. Everything was an amazing coincidence, and they got the names of the folders and log files “by accident”. Even the head office is located in Singapore.
Those are all rumours – Sigma comes from Garena and will be “Free Fire Lite”. If you still want to know more news, don’t hesitate to check them out at Mobile Game News Channel!
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