Ridiculous Fishing by Vlambeer was launched on the App Store last week and has apparently been getting good reviews and strong sales. I haven’t played myself but if I had to take a guess I’m assuming it involves fishing of the ridiculous sort. You can get Ridiculous Fishing for only $3 and the developers believe that price point was essential to its success.
In a Reddit Ask Me Anything, representatives of Vlambeer advised developers to maybe think twice about the current trend towards charging pennies for mobile games, or simply turning to free-to-play.
“We do believe that developers shouldn’t be scared to charge $3 for a game,” Vlambeer said. “The problem is that at $0.99, you’ll need to sell endless amounts of copies to be able to survive as an indie developer. Most games don’t even get close to that.
“A direct result of the whole race-to-the-bottom in prices is the prevalence of free-to-play on iOS – it seems to be a safer bet. But since its almost impossible to do free-to-play in a non-evil way and without sacrificing the elegance of your game design, we’ll prefer to charge $3.”
If you aren’t too sure whether you want to spend your hard earned $3 on Ridiculous Fishing or Locos Doritos Tacos, then here is a launch trailer for you to watch and make up your mind.
Source: Game Industry