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This is defiantly disheartening to read ,I downloaded couple of games off here and while they are safe(because I have  semi follow the creator's work),it's definitely putting me on edge to download games anymore especially off here.It doesnt seem worth if every game has high possibility of being a virus.

The best method I have come up with when first coming across a game is to check creator's previous work or see if the game has videos on it.If it does and I like what I see.I will download it and put it through couple of antivirus scans

The scammers try to fake everything. But what is hardest to fake is an alive community. This is especially hard on new developers, since they struggle to garner a community of players.

They know why they publish their scams on hacked accounts. Those look a bit alive and are older, some even with published projects and a dozen or more followers. Payment options are also in the account, so there are paid and pay what you want scams around.

The scams uploaded here often do not get detected even on virustotal, where they use like 70 different scanners... 

Sandboxing seems the way to go for not yet trusted developers.

I am bit hesitated to use sandbox but I will keep that in mind.I also check the comments in the games though its hard for me to tell because for all I know the scammer could make fake account and fake alive community who loves this game....that's what scares me the most about downloading stuff from here