How to create a freemium mobile game, by South Park

How to create a freemium mobile game, by South Park

This ties in quite nicely with not only How to access US South Park Studios from your UK Android smartphone or tablet, but also No more ‘Free’ games on the App Store, but you can still ‘Get’ them. Nice work, me.

I speak of South Park’s tongue-in-cheek guide (though it is remarkably accurate) for building the perfect money-grabbing freemium mobile game.

The guide appears in the recent episode “Freemium Isn’t Free” (S18E06), in which, well, I won’t spoil it for you in case you want to check it out, but needless to say it’s absolutely freakin’ insane, while making some incredibly well observed points about addiction, psychology and the "whale" model – all in South Park’s inimitable style.

"Can't it at least be fun?" "No, it should be just barely fun!"

Touching on repetitiveness, in-game compliments, the use of multiple currencies in order to confound the player, and the adoption of pay-to-skip waiting times, here’s South Park’s guide to creating a freemium mobile game, brought to you by The Canadian Minister of Mobile Gaming:

How to create a freemium mobile game, by South Park

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CTPAHHIK  Nov. 21, 2014 at 16:29

Nice one.

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