Casual Connect Developer on Free-to-Play Mobile Gaming: "We Are F***ed"
Posted on Wednesday, February 4 @ 17:00:00 PST by Nicholas Tan
Binary Family's Thorsten Rauser, as reported by GamesIndustry, did not mince words when it came to his thoughts in a Casual Connect presentation about the free-to-play model in casual gaming.
"We are fucked," he stated in a panel. "Our industry has become a joke," he claimed in another.
Using the recent episode of South Park—specifically, the sixth episode of the eighth season entitled "Freemium Isn't Free"—he has ominous words for his fellow designers:
A part of the problem, he believes, is the prioritization of the App Store of Free content over Paid content, but really, parents who paying for their children's compulsions (like Randy Marsh) are losing patience.
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