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Clicker Heroes 2 Developer Abandons Microtransaction Model Citing Ethical Concerns

20 days ago   |   By GameInformer

In a letter to their players, Clicker Heroes 2 developer Playsaurus explains why they went with an upfront pricing model instead of free-to-play with microtransactions like the first game, citing both ethics and gameplay design as their main reasons.
"Games are inherently addictive," explains the developer. "That alone is not a bad thing, until it gets abused... We made a lot of money from these players who spent thousands. They are known to the industry as 'Whales'. Great. If you're rich, please be my guest. But we don't want this kind of money if it came from anyone who regrets their...
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Improved Hero Progression Headlines Fortnite Save the Worlds Future

Improved Hero Progression Headlines Fortnite Save the Worlds Future

21 days ago   |   By N4G

Fortnite currently has two core gameplay modes: the Battle Royale PvP experience and the Save The World PvE game mode. Some players had voiced their concerns about the progression of the PvE modes development, and the games developers have responded by outlining some of the features they have on deck for the next two months.
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Citing ethics and better game design, Clicker Heroes 2 dev forgoes free-to-play

Citing ethics and better game design, Clicker Heroes 2 dev forgoes free-to-play

21 days ago   |   By Gamasutra

"The mere existence of real-money purchases puts an ugly cloud over the player's experience, with the persistent nagging feeling of 'My game could be so much better if I just spent a few dollars.'" ...
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