Today I want to tell you about the reasons why we decided to put Puppetz on the Appstore completely for free, with no In-App-Purchases, ads or similar stuff.
Long story short: we honestly think that IAPs and similar kind of systems (e.g. DLCs) are questionable and that they are one of the lowest forms of scam ever linked to the world of video games. Period.
We like the idea that a video game player, once he or she buys the game, should be able to get more powerful items or weapons just by playing the game, completing the missions and doing some grinding. That’s the way how video games should be. The idea of using real money to buy virtual commodities is contemptible at best, and it’s transforming video games into scammy slot-machines.
My friends, this is our opinion as game developers: IAP-like kind of stuff is a huge waste of money. Inducing video game players (especially young ones) to purchasing virtual commodities by paying real money is as contemptible as handing free packs of cigarettes out of an elementary school. It’s scary! What makes us really sad is that also several self-proclaimed indie game developers resort to this sneaky expedient in the attempt to increase their earnings.
To conclude: Puppetz is our big f@#k off to what in our humble opinion is making the contemporary video game scene smell funky. Video games should be seen as an exciting form of contemporary art, not as freaking slot-machines, and video game players should be respected by developers.
Take care my friends,
The Puppetz people
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