In the epic battle between Pirates vs. Zombies, it looks like the Pirates win this one.
Dead Trigger for Android was first revealed to us at Google I/O at the end of June, and was released on the platform a few days later. The price wasn’t bad either at a measly £0.69 a pretty good price considering other games with a of a similar style from GameLoft for example can cost anything up to £4.
The developers Madfinger – the same developer that brought Shadowgun to our fingertips – announced the other week that they’ve decided to make the game completely free due to “piracy rate on Android devices, that was unbelievably high”. To those disappointed and frustrated because they forked out £0.69 for the title they’re offering a surprise that’s coming in the next update that should make you a happy bunny again. Here’s the official statement from their Facebook Page.But that didn’t stop people getting this awesome zombie shooter for “free”.
Regarding price drop. HERE is our statement. The main reason: piracy rate on Android devices, that was unbelievably high. At first we intend to make this game available for as many people as possible – that’s why it was for as little as buck. – It was much less than 8$ for SHADOWGUN but on the other hand we didn’t dare to provide it for free, since we hadn’t got XP with free-to-play format so far. – However, even for one buck, the piracy rate is soooo giant, that we finally decided to provide DEAD TRIGGER for free. Anyway – DEAD TRIGGER is not FREEMIUM, it always was and still remains FREE-TO-PLAY, that means, all players are able to play it without IAP! We stand up for this statement, because all members of our team are playing (and enjoying) DEAD TRIGGER without IAP.
They (Madfinger) also stated that the iOS version wouldn’t me changing due to Apples security being air tight and the game has only been ‘pirated’ by a few jailbreakers.
That was until a few days ago. Madfinger has also dropped the price of Dead Trigger on iOS too.
They also make a point that it’s not going to be a freemium title either that’s full of in app purchases that seem optional at first but then become absolutely necessary the further you progress..