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  • The EU investigation into F2P games is unlikely to change anything of substance

    The European Union is investigating the growth of free-to-play games, and whether certain practices are misleading advertising. The investigation follows the publication of the UK’s Office of Fair Trading’s guidelines on In-App Purchases and Apple’s settlement of...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • Who will bring physical goods to mobile games?

    A handful of companies are looking into how to connect the thrills of gaming with the tactile wonder of physical objects.

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • Hey Vlambeer: you CAN sell IAPS without selling your soul

    In this post, Deputy Editor Zoya Street shares an opinion on free-to-play in indie games. I love Ridiculous Fishing. It’s a charismatic, unpretentious game with a beautiful aesthetic and a core loop that can’t fail to put...

    • Posted 11 years ago
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  • Good vs Evil – how to make money from free-to-play and sleep soundly at night

    You may be thinking, why should I care about “good and evil”? I just make games. I have enough to deal with without worrying about morals. But the truth is that, if you publish your own free-to-play titles,...

    • Posted 11 years ago
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  • [Gamesbriefers] Should Pitfall have launched for free?

    Activision recently launched a revival of a 30-year-old IP with a paid iOS version of Pitfall. They have taken a Paymium approach, combining a 69p up-front purchase price with IAPs. The game has consistently been in the...

    • Posted 12 years ago
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  • The 5 Ws of social game purchases

    When setting up a free-to-play games with IAPs, it's more important than ever to know your customer. Arkadium has made this infographic to help you get clued up. Here at Gamesbrief, we're collecting information about the size...

    • Posted 12 years ago
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  • Refining my first monetisation strategy

    In the course of over 2 months since its release as an IAP-supported free app, Ski Champion has netted Majaka a grand total of (drum drum drum) … 450 € ! Yup, not missing any K...

    • Posted 12 years ago
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