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The First Big Free to Play iOS Game Comes Full Circle: ngmoco's 'Eliminate' Shutting Down on 5/25

2009 was a weird time for the App Store. Free to play games were building steam on other platforms, but the way Apple originally structured the in app purchase mechanic prevented it from being used on anything but paid games and apps. This policy was reversed in mid-October, and only a few hours later ngmoco [...]
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'Big Action Mega Fight!' Earned More in a Week as a Paid Title than Six Months as a Free to Play One

Mobile / Mobile Apps : Touch Arcade (2 days ago)

It's been just over a month since Double Stallion's Big Action Mega Fight! [$2.99], or BAMF! for short, switched from being a free to play game and rejiggered itself to be a pay-once game with no in-app purchases. According to a rec... Read Post

At The Top Of His Game, And The App Charts, Ngmoco Bets Its Future On In-App Purchases

Technology : TechCrunch (5 years ago)

On Monday, ngmoco released worldwide its latest game for the iPhone and iPod Touch: Eliminate Pro. It's been downloaded 500,000 times so far at a rate of about 25,000 an hour, currently making it the top free app in iTunes. The top ... Read Post

The EU Is Right—Kim Kardashian Must Be Stopped!

Technology : ReadWriteWeb (4 days ago)

When it comes to cracking down on the predatory practices of in-app purchases found in “free to play” mobile app games, the European Union is looking out for the kids. “In particular, children must be better protected when playing o... Read Post


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