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iPhone: Ngmoco ads in games

12-19-2008, 05:15 PM
#1
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: California
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Ngmoco ads in games

I was disappointed to see ads in Topple, Dropship and Rolando. I realize this is a way to market their games but on paid for apps this method should not be employed. Freeverse did the same thing recently and due to the feedback, they created an option to turn the ads off.

Please Ngmoco, provide the same option. They spoil the polish of your elegant work.
12-19-2008, 05:17 PM
#2
Joined: Sep 2008
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free apps = dont care
paid = i care

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12-19-2008, 05:17 PM
#3
Joined: Sep 2008
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Agreed it gets really annoying.
Its like Rescue Angles, Grrrr that pissed me off

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12-19-2008, 05:18 PM
#4
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Milan,Italy
Posts: 404
Ads in topple/rolando?Where?
12-19-2008, 05:20 PM
#5
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: California
Posts: 168
Quote:
Originally Posted by BadSanta View Post
Ads in topple/rolando?Where?
The latest updates on all the Ngmoco games have ads on the main menu page.
12-19-2008, 05:23 PM
#6
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 4,491
I also hate how there is a start button on rolando...

You tap it and right under it there is a link to a mini browser to the ngmoco site...

Then to actually start you have to tap the next start button... which is next to a "tell a friend" button. If you tap the tell a friend button by accident you are kicked out of the game and taken to the mail app. You have got to be kidding me
12-19-2008, 05:29 PM
#7
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 451
Ad? That NGMOCO logo isn't an ad. It's a link to their site. Most games have links to their sites. It would be different if they were ads to different games, but it's just their website.

I really don't mind. I do find it strange that they have a "tell a friend" link smack-dab in the middle there, though. I've never clicked it on accident, but I still think they should've put it in the "more" menu.

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12-19-2008, 05:30 PM
#8
Joined: Nov 2008
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Quote:
Originally Posted by VegantTnT View Post
I also hate how there is a start button on rolando...

You tap it and right under it there is a link to a mini browser to the ngmoco site...

Then to actually start you have to tap the next start button... which is next to a "tell a friend" button. If you tap the tell a friend button by accident you are kicked out of the game and taken to the mail app. You have got to be kidding me
They have that start button so you can play with the Rolandos on the main screen without the other menu items in the way... I'm pretty sure.

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12-19-2008, 05:32 PM
#9
I noticed this, too, and it really turned me off. For free games, it's acceptable, but not on a paid game. However, I think this is a reaction to the low prices currently being charged on the App Store. Companies feel like they're giving things away at too low of a price, and therefore they're trying to get more money by advertising.

However, I think this sort of strategy can backfire. For example, when I saw an ngmoco ad on one of their paid applications, it annoyed me and made me less likely to buy future applications. For example, I definitely feel less inclined to buy Dr. Awesome. (I was always going to buy Rolando because I've been waiting for it forever, but I'm waiting a while longer because I don't like to reward bad behavoir.)
12-19-2008, 05:33 PM
#10
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Milan,Italy
Posts: 404
Quote:
Originally Posted by jwbrent View Post
The latest updates on all the Ngmoco games have ads on the main menu page.
You are talking about the little ngmoco logo that redirect to their site....this isn't ads man -_-"
useless thread.