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How come so many games have been going free lately? Is this an unhealthy trend?

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12-19-2012, 06:13 AM
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Location: London, UK
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Originally Posted by psj3809 View Post
I still love iOS gaming a lot BUT i'm getting fed up of the clones. Last year everything was Angry Birds, this year seems to be constant runner games for everything. I see a new game, get excited, click on the thread and its a runner game.
I'm starting to see a lot of games with the same mechanic as Extreme Road Trip appearing too, and a few based on Triple Town.

I'm not sure we can really blame the kids for the problems we're seeing. There's probably some greed involved, but Apple laid down the rules that enable the greed to thrive. It's hard for most people to look at the bigger picture and decide to play the long game whereby spending more money now equals higher quality games later on. That's probably what I like most about Kickstarter. People spend.