How In-app Purchases Have Destroyed The Industry

The modern-day Dungeon Keeper is not even a game. It’s just a socially engineered scam. And since people don’t remember what real gaming was like in the 90s, they are giving it the highest rating in the app store.

Just compare the video above to the original, reviewed by the same author.

It’s a worrying trend indeed. Take the game Clumsy Ninja for example, where the gameplay is crippled by overlays requesting you to spend, spend, spend. My 4 year old son likes the ninja, yet the overlays puzzle him.

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Published by Bramus!

Bramus is a frontend web developer from Belgium, working as a Chrome Developer Relations Engineer at Google. From the moment he discovered view-source at the age of 14 (way back in 1997), he fell in love with the web and has been tinkering with it ever since (more …)

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