MadFinger Games, developers of the Android and IOS zombie shooter Dead Trigger, made a shocking statement about the state of piracy on the Android platform and how they intend to respond to this problem. From the Dead Trigger Facebook page:
“Regarding price drop. HERE is our statement. 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.”
I… I don’t know who to mock on this one. The people who bothered to go through the hassle of illegally downloading a ONE DOLLAR app? MadFinger Games for giving up on capitalism due to piracy concerns? People who chose to play yet another zombie shooter? Head… gonna… asplode…
Okay, okay. Deep breath… I’m going to take the high road and make fun of UbiSoft.
Geez, I sure wish UbiSoft would take this response to their concerns over software piracy rather than burdening paying customers with draconian levels of always online DRM that fail every time there’s a Steam sale!
Whew! Close one!
Anywho, if you’re in the mood for yet another zombie FPS and have yet to download it, Dead Trigger for Android is now available via Google Play for free. Dead Trigger for IOS is also available, but will set those caviar scarfing Apple snobs back a whole buck.