Fresh news today regarding the upcoming WildTangent game service that will be heading to Android through a partnership with T-Mobile. It seems as though some major game companies have already jumped on board with this new service. Ready to buy Wildcoins?
Tag: in-game purchases
Spacetime Studios hit MMORPG, Pocket Legends, has just had a new update roll out onto the Android Market. While not specifically for content, there are a couple of big new features that now are included with the game. First, Xperia Play control support which should make you Xperia Play owners happy!
G5 Entertainment have been making casual games for quite a few platforms over the last little while including PC, Mac, and iOS devices. Well they are gearing up to start their casual game invasion onto Android now with a total of 5 titles that will start making it onto the android Market beginning June 30th, 2011.
Hexage just displayed a screenshot, via Twitter, of a game they are currently working on. Even though it was just a single screenshot, it already looks like it will be a great game. Hexage tend to release really great games on Android and this new one looks like it will be sporting that retro glowy graphical look similar to EVAC.
Continuing on the topic of Freemium that I brought up yesterday, it seems as though PapayaMobile has finalized their new SDK which will offer Android developers multiple solutions for monetizing your game (or app) through the use of virtual currency. This is all thanks to PapayaMobile partnering with Zong, Billing Revolution and Adknowledge’s Super Rewards.
Freemium has been a business model I’ve mentioned in numerous articles since this site started. Everything from online MMORPGs to iOS games use it and it can be incredibly successful, especially if you have a very popular game. A report came out Thursday, Oct 14, 2010 from Flurry regarding the shift that is currently happening in revenues ads and virtual goods sales.
While it is no surprise that Google has been buying up companies and as of late companies dealing with social gaming but there really hasn’t been much said as to whether Android will see any benefit. In our previous article about Google’s latest purchase of Jambool (Social Gold) that we could see the Freemium business model becoming acceptable on the Android market.