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Can you have a paid game with a free trail period?

05-27-2015, 09:13 PM
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Can you have a paid game with a free trail period?

Is it possible to publish a paid game with a free trail period like so many plays or so many days. If so is it possible to make that clear when people find the game on Apple or Google?
05-28-2015, 08:25 AM
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Is it possible to publish a paid game with a free trail period like so many plays or so many days. If so is it possible to make that clear when people find the game on Apple or Google?
Historically, I don't think similar business models such as a game with the first few levels free and the rest locked behind an IAP have worked very well. They tend to result in bad reviews, despite that being a totally reasonable business model.
05-28-2015, 04:02 PM
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The shareware version has historically worked, however it isn't as effective now. I think you are better off with a free and premium experience than IAP to unlock.

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05-28-2015, 06:45 PM
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So far our biggest return is free with advertising and incentives to post a review.