Or do they? One of the most popular ways of paying for games is under constant scrutiny from the media and core consumers. So what can be done about free-to-play’s negative image?
“The successful freemium game is based on five principles,” says Canada’s minister of mobile gaming.
“Entice the player with a simple game loop. Use lots of flashing ch-chings and compliments to make the player feel good about themselves. Train the players to spend your fake currency. Offer them a way to spend real currency for your fake currency – so they will forget they are spending money. And make the game about waiting, but let the player pay not to wait. It is a sure-fire way to make lots of money.”