Madfinger Games has publicly responded to the criticism over its decision to make Dead Trigger on Android free within weeks of release.
Writing on the company's Facebook page, Madfinger blamed "unbelievably high" rates of piracy for the price drop, saying that "at first we intend to make this game available for as many people as possible - that's why it was for as little as buck."
"However, even for one buck, the piracy rate is soooo giant, that we finally decided to provide Dead Trigger for free"
Despite the price drop, the company is adament the game isn't a freemium title, saying that "all players are able to play it without IAP!"
"We stand up for this statement, because all members of our team are playing (and enjoying) DEAD TRIGGER without IAP."
This is not the first time a company has publicly criticised the levels of piracy on Android.
Miles Jacobson from Sports Interactive (Football Manager Handheld) also condemned the platform's poor track record for legal purchases earlier in the year, revealing that the company's debut Android title had a whopping 90 per cent piracy rate.