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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In-app purchases
by WorknMan on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 20:11 UTC
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A friend of mine on G+ said that when the game was a paid app, it still had in-app purchases. He also had this to say:

BTW, this is how you know for a fact it is all BS ...

The pirated version? STILL required IAP to play - since the "orbs" you have to buy (or whatever it was in that game) were not cracked - so ... The piracy distribution was actually HELPING the company put the game into more hands and increasing the likelyhood of IAP, since the game is useless without it.

Edited 2012-07-23 20:11 UTC

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