How free games are designed to make money

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  • Published on:  Thursday, July 21, 2016
  • "Freemium" games can end up gaming gamers.

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  • LubbaForLife

     (Dec 12, 2017)

    30 Second unskippable AD... I just made you 30 cents

  • Vladislav Sokolov

     (Oct 16, 2018)

    I'm studying game apps you can win real money and discovered a great website at Gamer Roadmap Rundown (google it if you are interested)

  • Dulmaris Solorzano

     (Oct 13, 2018)

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  • Adolfo Roman

     (Oct 24, 2017)

    As a game developer, I have to say that freemium games are killing video games. Let me explain: yes they make boatloads of money, but the creativity and game design behind 99% of freemium games is not deep, not deep at all. Its all based first and foremost (because the games are free) on how can they make the players suffer in order to get them to pay up. Then comes the creativity. So it will always be creativity second or third and profits first. It should be gamedesign/creativity first and then profi...

  • Add Variety

     (Jan 23, 2019)

    I totally agree with you. I have played lots of games on my iPhone and iPad and ultimately the freemium games always suck because while the gameplay initially is nice in most cases, it tends to become a chore real quick. With my limited free time besides work, family and sports I want to spend some of that time on games that actually let me get to an end and don't end up harassing me with power-ups, coins or ads to increase my in-game time or abilities.A couple of examples: I played Pokémon GO and wh...

  • L16htW4rr10r

     (Jan 21, 2019)

    Some gacha games, though rare, could be really good.

  • T H I C C

     (Sep 12, 2017)

    Its called pay to win

  • Jon N

     (Nov 21, 2018)

    Milolo exactly - sometimes people don't understand the differences..

  • Milolo

     (Oct 24, 2018)

    Cosmetics arent pay2winIngane currency isnt pay2win An advantage that can ony be obtained with paying is pay2win

  • Humour Central

     (Dec 9, 2017)

    And thats why I hack.

  • King Kong Z

     (Jan 23, 2019)

    Oh yeah yeah

  • King Kong Z

     (Jan 23, 2019)


  • Pikapetey Animations

     (Jul 21, 2016)

    needs more whales

  • Cody Mondeel

     (Dec 31, 2017)

    1:49 The answer is 73 cents (Note: I rounded the results)

  • Twilight Konoha

     (Sep 14, 2018)

    I think I worked out the actual price of dollar to pokecoins though

  • Henrik

     (Aug 22, 2018)

    It was pretty easy to round it to ballpark 1 dollar without calculator, even for me that sucks at math

  • Cliff Worsfold

     (Apr 12, 2018)

    Just play B2P games. Spend $5-30 on an actual decent game and never worry about microtransactions (unless it's EA)

  • Saga Blade

     (Jan 8, 2019)

    Cliff Worsfold ahahahhahahahahhahhahahahahahahhaha..... Spend a little for B2P you are the reason good company went bankrupt. Meanwhile, there is is someone who spend $70000 just for mobile games.

  • Noshair Mir

     (Jan 5, 2019)

    Cliff Worsfold are you stupid? What a sheep “unless it’s EA” think for yourself moron, a lot of game developers do this. Battlefield is an EA game with no micro transactions yet CoD has micro transactions back and forth. Grow up and stop riding the hate train. EA don’t even make the games. Pathetic. No i’m not supporting EA, i’m telling you how stupid you are.

  • Peridoxペリドクス

     (Aug 19, 2017)

    3:04*cough* YouTubers *cough*

  • Henrik

     (Aug 22, 2018)

    They kinda pay for the game so most people dont have to, or something. If there were no whales, less money, higher price etc

  • 5 Years Ago

     (Jun 14, 2018)

    ペリドx Peridox ikr

  • Brollic

     (Jan 25, 2018)

    3:28 when you have android on iphoneIm mind blown

  • masterfordayzz

     (Jan 28, 2018)

    Brollic 😂

  • SB Isaac

     (Jan 20, 2017)

    Did you know? Companies are made to make money...

  • I haven't had a shower in 9 weeks, but

     (Sep 25, 2018)

    What about non-profit organizations?