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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WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

Link please. I'd be very interested.


It was actually here on your site:

http://www.osnews.com/story/23853/Android_Software_Piracy_Rampant_D...

And I was wrong, the figure was actually 70%. Still though... does it really surprise you that many people (probably the majority of them) pirate for no other reason than because they want free shit, and would do so no matter what the price was? Is it a fact you're willing to concede?


Here's another article on the subject:

http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2012/05/wired-uk-android-game-piracy

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

It was actually here on your site:


Heh, I usually remember what I link to ;) . Thanks though, I need to dive back into that.

Edited 2012-07-23 17:55 UTC

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