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Old 04-21-2013, 08:24 AM
derpderp derpderp is offline
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Default Banner ads during gameplay?

What's everyone's feeling on banner ads during gameplay, I'm thinking of releasing a free version of a racing game I am working on.

The banner will be shown at the top of the screen in an unused area that just shows the sky, it doesn't impede the view.

If I was to release the free version with no gameplay ads I would release it with 60% of the tracks, if I release it with in play banner ads I would release it with all of tracks available and a few modes missing (Reverse Tracks, Career Mode, Game centre leader boards, etc)

What's people opinion of in gameplay ads if it means you get more content?

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Old 04-21-2013, 08:38 AM
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That's disgusting.

I never pay for anything in f2p game if it's ad-infested since dev already making money on me with ads. Play some GLU games to understand the annoyance of ads.
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:55 AM
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That's disgusting.
A little OTT don't you think? It's just ad's in a game, not starting a war.

I'll take the rest of your comment on board.
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:55 AM
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That's disgusting.
That's ridiculous. He doesn't even appear to be talking about a free-to-play model in the usual sense of the term. Just an ad-supported free game. See Blendoku.

A free app with ads is a fair deal. If I like a game I'll gladly pay to remove ads and unlock whatever remains of the content. Just make sure it doesn't cause any performance issues or get in the way of any buttons and you'll be good to go. It's games with this payment model that are filling the top charts at the moment.
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:13 AM
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That's disgusting.

I never pay for anything in f2p game if it's ad-infested since dev already making money on me with ads. Play some GLU games to understand the annoyance of ads.
^Winner of the most over the top post!

Free with ads is fine. Pay 99c or so to unlock it to get the full version without ads. That's very common
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:19 AM
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I won't play a game with ads during gameplay unless it's a lite version and I want to try before I buy. If there is a non-ad-supported paid version available or an IAP to remove ads, I see no problem with it.
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:35 AM
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Just to make it clear, this will be a lite version, either with an option via IAP to remove ads and unlock the full content or have a separate paid full non ads version available to download.
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:44 AM
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I don't mind banner ads in lite versions . When is the game coming out?
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:43 AM
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Its a good few months away yet, working on polishing the controls and look of the game right now.
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:48 AM
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A little OTT don't you think? It's just ad's in a game, not starting a war.

I'll take the rest of your comment on board.
Banner ads are the worst kind. Ever present, don't match the gui, and, on a 3.5 screen (4, 4S, and earlier) it's too large and disruptive. What might look passable when tested on an ipad or maybe even an iphone 5 is not worth a free download on an older (and more common) device.
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