Piracy on Android so Rampant that Madfinger Games Makes "Dead Trigger" Free
July 23, 2012 12:56 PM
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Developer claims that piracy was out of hand with its zombie shooter
When it comes to purchasing apps on platforms like iOS, Android, or Windows Phone, 99 cents seems to be the "sweet spot" that will spark a user to take the chance to hit the "Purchase" button without a second thought. Many of the most popular games on smartphones like
Cut The Rope
sell for just 99 cents.
Madfinger Games, makers of the popular title
, thought it had a winning combination by offering its latest zombie shooter,
, for 99 cents on the Android platform. However, despite the low price tag, piracy was a big problem with the game according to the developers.
Regarding price drop. HERE is our statement. The main reason: piracy rate on Android devices, that was unbelievably high. At first we intend to make this game available for as many people as possible - that's why it was for as little as buck. - It was much less than 8$ for SHADOWGUN…
However, even for one buck, the piracy rate is soooo giant, that we finally decided to provide DEAD TRIGGER for free.
Madfinger Games as a result has turned
into a free game with available in-app purchases. The company is quick to point out that this isn't a move to make the game a “freemium” title and that users can still play through the game without ever making an in-app purchase.
is still available for
99 cents in the Apple App Store
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RE: Something does not add up to me
7/24/2012 8:37:55 AM
"Mac sales growth has exceeded PC growth for years."
Uh... OK, yes, the "meteoric rise" from 4% to 6% marketshare is well documented. Nice spin you put on it, but that is what you do.
"Meanwhile poor old Google followed Microsoft/Windows failed playbbook and created an Android space where nobody except Samsung can make any profits. "
Long haul Tony, look at the big picture. Even Apple was nearly out of existence before MS plugged them full of cash. Now the profits are simply amazing. I agree, that most of the while (up to and including Android 2.x) Android wasn't as good and Apple was the best thing out. The market swung their way. Now, in 2012 Android as a platform has the best hardware, best OS, best variety, it is the it is the fastest platform, and it achieves this speed even on inferior hardware like the 1.2 ghz TI OMAP cpu's in the Nexus. It also has the highest sales... It has the most flexibility as well. I can see by your constant posting tryingto change minds that this worries you. Oh well, I am sure the iPhone 5 will be revolutionary with its 4 inch screen and 4G connectivity. Oh wait, too late Android had that all well over a year ago along with Micro sd, removable batteries and micro usb.
Apple lost it's superior platform by dawdling and you know it. Apple needs to up their game again. They are capable of it, lets see if they can pull it off.
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