“It’s time to embrace $10 games on Android. We’re quickly reaching a point where new technology is going to demand a greater expense for a better product, and there’s no reason any game developer that creates something to entertain you for 2+ hours a week for months is considered less valuable than whatever you had for lunch today.”
– Russell Holly writing for Android Central
The problem for me here is one of comparisons. I’ll happily pay $10 for a game – but what do I consider $10 worth of value?
On sale, Ori and the Blind Forest was $12, and the Abe’s Oddysee remake is currently $10.
To my mind Alto’s Adventure is sure as hell not worth $10. I’d pay $5 to completely remove the ads I suppose – but now I’m acting all arbitrary. (PS – it’s a good game and you should check it out).
I can understand the idea: “games are worth more, so developers should charge more, and gamers should spend more”, but I think the reality is a bit more complex than that.