With 400m activated devices and another 1m added every day, Android is on a roll. So why are many games developers still wary of porting their iOS titles to Google’s platform? Piracy is a key reason. Developer Madfinger Games is the latest company to fuel the debate, after changing its Dead Trigger game from paid to free on the Google Play Store. The zombie-themed first-person shooter launched earlier in July for $0.99. “Regarding price drop. HERE is our statement. The main reason: piracy rate on Android devices, that was unbelievably high,” the company posted on its official Dead Trigger Facebook page, comparing the game to its previous title Shadowgun. Read the full story at The Guardian.
Developer says piracy forced Dead Trigger Android game to go free
Author: Shelly Palmer
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