Social gaming can't afford to bleed players dry through morally questionable means, argues Tag Games' Paul Farley
The road to hell is paved with casino games
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Nicholas Lovell | 22:18 - 20 December 2012
I agree with you about the fork in the road. I have no issue with IAPs or psychological tricks. All game design and most entertainment relies on those. I do think shallow, exploitative, manipulative designs help no one.
It's definitely my focus for 2012. I'm glad it is yours too.
William Volk | 17:51 - 18 December 2012
I totally agree with you. We've gone to an ad-supported model with our social game, Word Carnivale. Static interstitial ads after a round, with a single in-app purchase to turn that off. We're also going with this model with the soon to be released Bocce Friends for the same reason.
Mitch (Dave Mitchell) | 17:43 - 14 December 2012
Gambling really worries me.
Jon Jordan | 13:41 - 14 December 2012
Totally agree Paul. I think the rise of gambling is going to be a big issue in 2013, and unlikely to be a positive development.
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