A few days ago Dead Trigger was selling for $0.99. Then, it suddenly became absolutely free. While we love free, we wondered why it was suddenly being given away, since it is one of the most popular apps on iOS that got on Android.
The plan was to make the game so affordable at a dollar, that everyone who likes Zombie shooter games would buy it. Good plan right? The problem was that so many people found the illegal way to download the app off sources other than Google Play, that Mad Finger finally decided to just give it away for free.
Regarding price drop. HERE is our statement. The main reason: piracy rate on Android devices, that was unbelievably high. At first we intend to make this game available for as many people as possible – that’s why it was for as little as buck. – It was much less than 8$ 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,” Madfinger Games explained.
Maybe the game will end up being ad supported or with more in-app purchases in the game. We will have to see what the future holds for this popular game.