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.
Dungeon Defenders: First Wave goes free-to-play with in-app purchases. Also adds new PvP feature.
Dungeon Defenders: First Wave is a highly addictive game mixed between action-rpg and tower defense gameplay. It was developed using the Unreal Engine and supports both newer high-end single-core and dual-core Android devices. Originally released as a paid title, since the launch of Google’s in-app purchasing, it has gone free-to-play.
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.
Can you hear that? That is the sound of the word “Finally” being cheered throughout the developer community, especially regarding the Android gaming sector, as Google announced a few new enhancements coming out way in the first quarter of 2011. The major one is the ability to allow in-app purchases.
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.