In a not-altogether-unsurprising move, Madfinger has decided to turn its premium iOS shooter Dead Trigger
into a freemium game.
The reason this doesn't surprise us is because the Czech Republic-based studio did exactly the same thing to Dead Trigger
on Google Play, in the process causing a certain degree of controversy among the Android faithful.
In addition to converting Dead Trigger
on iOS into a F2P title, Madfinger has issued a massive update to the game which contains a slew of extra content.
For starters, four new weapons have been added to your arsenal: a chainsaw, a heavy machine gun, a bladed engine, and a repeater rifle.
There are also new gadgets available that can make zombies' heads inflate to comic proportions, new zombie types to fend off, and new environments to fend them off in.Dead confused
The most noteworthy change, however, is the free-to-play conversion. We've contacted Madfinger to find out the reasoning behind this change, but we haven't heard anything back yet.
on Android was made a free-to-play title because of piracy - but, since iOS is a much more closed environment, did Dead Trigger
for iPhone and iPad really need the same treatment? We're stumped.
One more thing... Madfinger has sought to mollify Android punters who shelled out cold hard cash for Dead Trigger
before the recent price drop by promising a special reward in the next update to the game.
If you look closely at the App Store description for Dead Trigger
on iOS, you'll notice that one of the new features planned for version 1.2.0 will "make you happy". Looks like it's 'special rewards' all round, then.Dead Trigger
is now available for free on iOS [download
] and is also free on Android [download].