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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 Angry Birds or Cut The Rope sell for just 99 cents.
 
Madfinger Games, makers of the popular title Shadowgun, thought it had a winning combination by offering its latest zombie shooter, Dead Trigger, 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 Dead Trigger 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.
 
Interestingly, Dead Trigger is still available for 99 cents in the Apple App Store.

Sources: The Verge, Facebook



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RE: Something does not add up to me
By retrospooty on 7/24/2012 11:15:37 AM , Rating: 2
"Apple's sue happy days are about to end via Posner/EU etc. The lucy Koh's will be weeded out for the frauds they are. If Apple hadn't paid customs to screw HTC at the border they would be swimming in profits also. The devices had already been updated to NOT INFRINGE (if you can even say they really did to begin with, with all these asinine patents they have). The lawsuits have been the problem not the ecosystem. Mac is not as big as Microsoft, and android activations FAR exceed apple's these days and for a LONG TIME."

This is so true... And it worries Tony and the Mac nutjobs (note, I mean Tony, Testerguy, Mickael2k and other zealots, not most people that buy Apple products, just the nuts).

That and the fact that they have seen the Jelly Bean demos and how incredibly ffast it is even on on old hardware like the Nexus w/ TI OMAP 1.2ghz. Wait until we get it on the SGS3 (which Samsung has announced that its coming on it, and the SGS2 as well). Its going to scream! I cant wait to try it. My SGS3 is Verizon, so it has alot of Verizon crapware on it and it STILL screams with Android 4.0. With 4.1 its going to be amazing!.



RE: Something does not add up to me
By Cheesew1z69 on 7/24/2012 1:33:21 PM , Rating: 2
Lovin my S3! It's sick fast!


RE: Something does not add up to me
By retrospooty on 7/24/2012 1:46:01 PM , Rating: 2
Cool, you got it!

The speed is great, and with the jelly Bean upgrade in the works it will be even better.... But as fast as it is, the thing that still gets to me is the screen... I cant get over how great HD video looks on the 4.8 inch screen. I will never EVER go back to a small screen again.


By Cheesew1z69 on 7/24/2012 8:43:19 PM , Rating: 2
The screen is AMAZING. And can't wait for JB!


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