Finally! Apple Store Now Has "Pay Once and Play" Category


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If you're like me and you absolutely and utterly abhor freemium games, here's wonderful news for you. Apple has now created a separate category in their app store for games that are "pay once and play". This means you won't be bugged by endless requests to purchase in-game currency and you won't have your content restricted. Sounds wonderful? I think it absolutely is.

Of course these games have been around for some time now. The biggest change this makes is that such games now get greater visibility. I'm hoping this move forces more gaming developers to abandon the freemium model in favour of a more transparent and user friendly "pay once and play" model. I wouldn't mind spending money on games if they really offered good value for money and were upfront about what you are getting for your money.