The popular Android game, Dead Trigger, has gone free to play. The game has dropped from the extremely affordable price tag of $0.99 to the even better price tag of free. The developer claimed the drop in price was due to massive piracy, even with the game costing only $0.99. Check out Madfinger Game's statement on the price drop below.
Regarding price drop. HERE is our statement. The main reason: piracy rate on Android devices, that was unbelievably high. At first we intend to make this game available for as many people as possible – that’s why it was for as little as buck. – It was much less than 8$ for SHADOWGUN but on the other hand we didn’t dare to provide it for free, since we hadn’t got XP with free-to-play format so far. – However, even for one buck, the piracy rate is soooo giant, that we finally decided to provide DEAD TRIGGER for free. Anyway – DEAD TRIGGER is not FREEMIUM, it always was and still remains FREE-TO-PLAY, that means, all players are able to play it without IAP [in-app purchase]! We stand up for this statement, because all members of our team are playing (and enjoying) DEAD TRIGGER without IAP.
It's unfortunate that the developers had to make this decision, especially since the game was only $0.99. If you enjoy an app, its worth paying the developer, that way they can continue to create content and new apps without adding in app purchases or invasive DRM. You can check out Dead Trigger on the Play Market here or you can snap the QR code below.
Source: Android Authority