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Why is this game so expensive?

02-02-2012, 06:17 PM
#1
Joined: Aug 2011
Location: Earth
Posts: 139
Why is this game so expensive?

http://appshopper.com/entertainment/boingg

This game was released in November 2009 for free. It remained free until November of 2011, at which point the price went up to $19.99. Then, a couple of days ago, the price increased again to a whopping $41.99.

Is this unusual? I can't figure out why a game that was free a few months ago would now suddenly be over $40.
02-02-2012, 06:22 PM
#2
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 10,963
That's nothing...

EDIT: Unfortunately that doesn't go back to when the app was $300 or whatever...

Quote:
Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post
Squids!?

Worst idea ever!
02-02-2012, 08:38 PM
#3
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 1,661
Developer probably hoping that some fools out there will be stupid enough to fall for his scheme and pay that price.
02-03-2012, 04:50 AM
#4
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 2,481
I remember a couple years ago some devs put up their prices so high, in a protest to the App Stores ridculous pricing scheme.

If something online is free, you are not the customer - you are the product.
02-03-2012, 08:22 PM
#5
Quote:
Originally Posted by lord-sam View Post
I remember a couple years ago some devs put up their prices so high, in a protest to the App Stores ridculous pricing scheme.
What ridiculous pricing scheme is that?