Smurfs' Village added features 'to protect customers'

The maker of the free-to-download game Smurfs' Village said the last thing they want "is to be misperceived as taking advantage of children."

Capcom, the parent company of games maker Beeline, said: "Since this issue has come to our attention we’ve added a number of features and messages to the game to help protect customers.

A screen shot of the Smurfs' Village game.
Capcom is the parent company of Beeline, the maker of Smurfs' Village. Credit: Smurfs' Village

"If a customer purchases in-App content by accident, they may also request a refund.”

Read: How to turn off in-app purchases on an iPad, Amazon Kindle Fire and Google android devices

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'Pay to play' games warning

The online games app industry has been warned by the Office of Fair Trading of "potentially unfair and aggressive commercial practices" that could target "susceptible" children to pay to continue playing.