Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 12:57 UTC
Google Without giving any detailed information, Madfinger Games announced that because the piracy rates of their game Dead Trigger were so high on Android, they made the game available for free. This sucks balls. I'm interested in more detailed statistics, especially where, exactly, the piracy rate is highest, considering you can only get paid Google Play applications in 31 countries, and then, often only with a credit card (which many people outside of the US don't have and/or use). It wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if those piracy rates mostly come from places without paid applications support and/or with lousy payment options. In any case, Google needs to get its act together with the Play Store.
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Regarding how they track the pirated copy, they claim (on their FB page) that they use an analytics library that's bundled in the game (and it's therefore bundled in the pirated version too if it's just a copy of the APK).
Then, it's just a matter of comparing the number from the analytics report to the sales from the store.

But yeah, I'd really like to see more data, especially from other game publishers.

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