Our friends over at OrangePixel have been hard at work with their upcoming platformer called INC. Featuring great retro-style graphics and side-scrolling arcade action gameplay, INC is already shaping up to look pretty awesome. Even better though is that this will support Xperia Play controls!
Office Jerk is an iOS that has, since it’s release, been downloaded over 5 million times. If you take the game Paper Toss and blend it with larger, generally more solid items and stick an animated co-worker in front of you are your target, you will have the game Office Jerk. Feel free to toss a fan at hit should the urge come over you to do so.
Just in time for Opening Day for Major League Baseball, Com2uS has just released their latest installment of their Baseball series which is also it’s first release for Android, in 9 Innings: Pro Baseball 2011! This isn’t only a baseball game but also a collectible trading game as well in which you can gain new players for your team.
Last night Google decided that it was time for in-app purchasing to leave the final testing phase it entered last week and go fully live. Also to help with the launch, a few developers have released games featuring in-app purchases already. Of course they were all games which is fine with us! It’s good to see this finally available for everyone.
Angry Birds developers, Rovio, announced today via Facebook that they will indeed be bringing Angry Birds Rio over to the Android Market. While this version of the game will be free to whoever wants it, you can expect to see ads inside. This is because the ad-free version will be remaining exclusive to the Amazon App Store.
Papaya Mobile has released a fair amount of games onto the Android Market, mostly geared to the social/casual gamers out there. Today they have announced that they will be integrating Google’s in-app purchasing into their social gaming network on Android. Not surprisingly the first game to have this will be Papaya Farm HD.
If you are a game developer who has been waiting for Google’s in-app purchasing SDK to become available, it looks like the wait is almost over. If you haven’t checked your developer account on the Android Market, now might be a good time to check. You should notice a little addition to your app listings!
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.