“Unbelievably high” illlegal downloads are what brought the price of Dead Trigger to free
Just a couple of days ago, Dead Trigger, one of the most popular apps on iOS that got on Android, was selling for $0.99. Then, it suddenly went down to absolutely free for no apparent reason and the game isn’t freemium. So what happened to make developers from Mad Finger games cut the price?
The initial plan for Dead Trigger on Android was to make the game so affordable (at just one buck) that everyone who likes games where you shoot zombies would buy it. However, so many people found the illegal way to download the app off sources different than Google Play, that Mad Finger finally thought it could just give it away for free as some kind of a statement.
So it seems that Dead Trigger is facing an uncertain future - it might end up being ad supported or with more in-app purchases in the game. What’s worse is that this gives Android a bad name for developers who have recently started more aggressively launching apps and games on Google’s platform.
In either case, you can still go on Google Play and get Dead Trigger for free.
source: Steve Troughton-Smith via SlashGear