Over the last couple of week, Madfinger’s latest game — Dead Trigger — sparked off a discussion that piracy in Android is still a major concern. The developer had initially released Dead Trigger for a $0.99, instead of its usual price of $6.99 on both iOS and Android, so as to make the game more affordable and curb piracy.
A few days later, Madfinger rolled out a major update for the Android version of the game and made it available as a free downloaded. The company stated that due to the high piracy rate of the game in the Android ecosystem, the company has decided to make the game free to download and play with In-App purchases for Android users.
Today, Madfinger has released a new update of Dead Trigger for iOS users that brings with it a bunch of new weapons, environments, gameplay enhancements, bug fixes and much more. Surprisingly, Madfinger has also made Dead Trigger available as a free download for iOS users with this update.
Madfinger has not provided any reason as to why it decided to make the game free to download on iOS as well. It certainly cannot be piracy since iOS users are known to pay for their apps. The company will, however, reward users who paid for the game with 25 golds and other credits.
On a serious note, Madfinger should really grow up and stop blaming piracy on Android as the reason they decided to make the game free. Dead Trigger is filled with In-App purchases, and reports do suggest that IAP bring developers more money than the outright purchase of a game from the store. If anything, the company should apologize for blaming the high level of piracy in the Android ecosystem.
The Dark Knight Rises hit the theaters’ this Friday and has been wowing people with its storyline, script and action scenes. The Dark Knight Rises marks the end of the Batman trilogy from Christopher Nolan, and the movie could not have had a better ending.
To fill your thirst for some more Batman action post the movie, Gameloft released the official game of the movie – The Dark Knight Rises – on the Play Store and iOS AppStore this friday. The Android version of the game is around 1.8GB in size, and costs $6.99. Like any other Gameloft game, TDKR has stunning graphics and a above average gameplay and controls. When the game was initially released, it did not work with most of the popular Android devices including the Nexus 7 and Galaxy S3. Thankfully, since then Gameloft has updated it to add support for both the devices.
Another welcoming news for Android gamers is that Madfinger has finally released their huge first update for Dead Trigger. They also added a surprise with this update, by making the game completely free to play compared to its earlier price of $0.99. The game still has in-app purchases for weapons, but this does hamper your progress in the game at any cost. The iOS version of the game still costs $0.99 though.
Madfinger recently released its latest zombie-killing, action-filled game – Dead Trigger – on iOS and Android. Today, Madfinger announced that it will be soon rolling out an update for the Android version of the game that will be adding four new weapons, more gadgets new environments and the ability to save the game data on the cloud across platforms.
Below is the full change-log of the update -:
The new update brings more fun, more blood, more gadgets. From now on players can:
* experience personally four new savage weapons (including two melees): Chain Saw, Lewis Heavy Machine Gun, Marine Engine with sharp-edged blades and Repeating rifle, a classic of the American West
* enjoy the new funny and handy gadget — the Head-Flator X100 enables to inflate the heads of zombies to XXL size and… Headshot!
* meet new zombie creatures — mutated mobsters or armoured SWAT members
* explore new fantastic environments — underground car park or secret research base institute
* try out new gadgets or get more money – reveal deadly survival arena, that is tailor-made for massacre of hordes of zombies
* visit Casino and try your luck with a slot machine
* and finally safe game data with cross platform cloud backup
This huge update brings Dead Trigger also to Adreno 205, including Sony Xperia Play!
If you have not already played Dead Trigger, I’d highly recommend you to go and play it now. It is easily one of the best games to hit the Play Store.
In addition to Dead Trigger, another popular Android app – Tasker – got updated to v1.3. The new version finally drops the “Beta” tag, and also includes some bug-fixes and under-the-hood tweaks. The new version also brings support for Tasker App Factory, that allows Tasker users to create their own apps using Tasker’s functions.
MADFINGER Games are known to release some of the most popular and quality games in the Play Store including Shadowgun and Samurai II: Vengeance. The company has now released a new zombie killing FPS on the Play Store, Dead Trigger. The company has teased us the game a couple of months ago, and had released the iOS counterpart of the game just last week. The Android version of the game was supposed to be released on 2nd July, but some last minute bug-fixes delayed the release by a day.
The story-line of the gameplay is as follows -:
In 2012 modern civilisation is coming to an end. Global economics have been disrupted, money has lost its value. People have risen against the ignorant politicians who were just lining their pockets – and they didn’t spare any of them.
However, those who really ruled the world were prepared – and escaped. Suddenly billions of people died from a strange virus, while others turned into butcherly beasts with just one thought:
Only a few people on the planet have survived, at least until they run out of ammo… or learn how to stop them…”
Smash hordes of bloodthirsty zombies * Secure vital supplies * Save other survivors * Protect the Safe Haven * Explore the city * and uncover the provoking truth in this intense FPS action game!
I have been playing the game over the last 24 hours on my Galaxy Nexus, and while the storyline of the game takes a backseat while a user goes on a zombie-killing spree. Dead Trigger is available for only $0.99 in the Play Store, but be warned that theere are some in-app purchases in the game as well. Unlike the previous games from the company, this time there is only a single version of the game even for Tegra powered devices. The Tegra powered Android devices however will get some other graphic effects including water simulation and spectacular ragdoll.
MADFINGER Games has also two of their other games on Android for sale – Shadowgun and Samurai II: Vengeance – at only $0.99. If you have not already purchased these games, this is probably the best time to do so.
Last night Nvidia kicked off its E3 event at the Los Angeles Convention Center by announcing five new games for Tegra 3 powered Android handsets. All the five games announced by Nvidia – Dead Trigger, Puddle THD, Demon’s Score THD, Bounty Arms, and Heroes Call – have been specifically optimized to take advantage of Nvidia’s latest quad-core SoC and provide a stunning and immersive graphics.
Dead Trigger comes from the maker of Shadowngun, and is a FPS (first-person shooter) where the user needs to survive by killing the zombies. The game will also be released for non-Tegra handsets, but the Tegra version will contain some exclusive effects like enhanced water, specular lighting, volumetric fog and ragdoll physics.
Puddle THD is an interesting game where the user needs to guide the water to a target through tilt controls, and is already available for Xbox and Playstation gaming consoles. The Tegra 3 version of the game will contain higher resolution texture, advanced fluid effects, better shadows and advanced physics effects.
Demons’ Score THD is based on EPIC Games’ Unreal Engine 3 to provide outstanding graphics and integrates break-beat action with music. The Tegra 3 version of the game will contain exclusive features like higher resolution texture, advanced bloom effects, rim lighting, dynamic shadows and depth-of-field effects.
Bounty Arms and Heroes Call will also have some Tegra 3 exclusive graphics effects, including co-op play, additional physics interaction and advanced particle effect. The former is a 3D side-scrolling action game, while the latter is an RPG.
Nvidia has not announced a release date for any of these games though, but is providing a hands-on demo of these games at its booth in E3. It is quite surprising to see Nvidia treat its own Tegra 2 SoC as a step-child, with absolutely no mention of the SoC in its blog post or any of the games optimized for it.