Android app goes free due to high piracy rate

We have heard that the PC platform is a bad one to use for games because of the high chances that the game could be pirated. As it turns out, the developers of a recent shooter game claim that the Android platform is also filled with pirates.

The development team is Madfinger Games, who previously made the third person sci-fi shooter Shadowgun for iOS and Android products. In June, the team released its second game, a zombie-themed FPS called Dead Trigger. The game came out for just 99 cents for both iOS and Android. Indeed, Google showed off Dead Trigger during its Google I/O conference as a way to show off the hardware of the Nexus 7 tablet.

However, while the game is still priced for 99 cents for iOS devices, Madfinger Games has now turned Dead Trigger into a totally free game to download for Android. In a statement on their Facebook page, the development team says:

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.

The statement seems to be a huge indictment against the Android operating system.

Source: Dead Trigger Facebook page | Image via Madfinger Games

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