Ahh, freemium games from the App Store. You get to download for free, but you are ‘forced’ to spend bundles in in-app purchases to prolong the playing experience.
But what happens if one day, the developer of such games pull the plug on the titles, you don’t get to play anymore, all of those extra games you downloaded in exchange for precious in-game coins, and all the real money you spent simply disappear into thin air?
Unfortunately, we bring up this subject as a result of a recent ngmoco decision. The studio has announced plans to shutdown Epic Pet Wars, Epic Chef Wars, Epic Crime Wars and Titan Wars on January 16th. After this date, these games will no longer be playable.
“Withdrawing support for our games is not something we do lightly. The Epic games made a lot of people happy and will always have a special place in our hearts. We work hard maintaining and growing communities on our other games and will continue to do so. But, when the flow of players becomes low for a prolonged period we have to take these decisions so we can dedicate time to making new experiences. The harsh reality on our Epic series of games is that towards the end they did not have the level of engagement required to continue competing for users’ time in an App Store that’s giving players new choices daily.We are thrilled to confirm that the creative team at Miraphonic is currently working on a new, top secret project that they have been busy creating from the ground up and we look forward to releasing news on this exciting project very soon.”