MasonicGamer.com - You must have read the news – Madfinger Games’ new zombie FPS, Dead Trigger, has gone free-to-play on Android. This may come as good news to some, but once the developers declared their reasoning behind the price cut, things became a little more worrying. As it turns out, the game has suffered massive piracy, and the solution Madfinger settled on was to eliminate the initial cost (which angered those who’d already shelled out their money) and offer premium in-game purchases.
This model is often referred to as “freemium”, and is seen across many games on various platforms. Although it’s not necessary to buy the special weapons and items, one can’t help but feel that they’re not getting the full experience without additional spending. This is especially frustrating for those who paid up-front for the title.