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bio website digitaljoel.nerd-herders.com
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Professional Java programmer since 2000 working with JPA, hibernate, maven, spring, jsf, ant, and other related technologies. Also an AKKI Kenpo black belt.


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accepted Is an in-app purchase required to unlock game in order to bypass pirating acceptable?
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comment Is an in-app purchase required to unlock game in order to bypass pirating acceptable?
You think this because of your gut or evidence?
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comment Is an in-app purchase required to unlock game in order to bypass pirating acceptable?
fyi, I didn't downvote you. I pulled $1000 out of the air just to make the point that every player is going to cost money for me. Without going into the details of the game, it doesn't make sense to have single player, but thanks for the suggestion. The database will be big, which also adds to the cost. I'll be hosting on a service that will grow supply to meet demand in order to keep costs down, but that's all beyond the scope of the question. I'm mostly wondering if gamers will be upset at an in-app purchase required in a free game even if it's specified in the game description.
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comment Is an in-app purchase required to unlock game in order to bypass pirating acceptable?
I'll be selling the app through the Google Play store, and the in-app purchase will be processed through the Play store also and tied to the user's account using the normal mechanisms. The big difference between Angry Birds and mine is that mine is multiplayer, which means that every player is going to consume server resources which I'll have to pay for whether the user is paying me or not. I can't afford $1000 per month in server costs to cover a bunch of people that are playing the game for free, that's why I have to worry about piracy, because it WILL cost me money.
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comment Is an in-app purchase required to unlock game in order to bypass pirating acceptable?
Interesting article, thanks for the link. Sounds like the problem was only partially because of the licensing model but mostly because of implementation problems.
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