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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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Rock Band and Eliminate Shutting Down This Month

Mobile / Mobile Apps : Slide To Play (2 years ago)

EA and Ngmoco have both announced independently that they're closing up shop on popular games they released in 2009. That means both games will be unplayable on your iOS devices, even if you have the apps downloaded on your device. ... Read Post

When It Comes To In-App Purchases On The iPhone, Games, Social Networking, And Books Rule

Technology : TechCrunch (5 years ago)

Now that in-app purchasing has been live for a few weeks in the iTunes App Store, and Apple is now ranking the top-grossing apps, whether they start out as free or paid, we have some initial data on what kinds of apps are pulling in... 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


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