Subscription Game Apps Come To IPad Via Big Fish

Posted: Nov 23 2011, 2:37pm CST | by , Updated: Nov 23 2011, 2:42pm CST, in News | Apple


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This is an interesting turn of events for iOS gamers that like the idea of a subscription for games. Apple has granted a publisher of game apps the right to sell a subscription service to iPad users for video games. The game developer is called Big Fish Games.

It is the first company to win the right to sell a subscription service. The service will cost $6.99 monthly and there are "dozens" of titles that you can play for that amount. I think the service would be more interesting if it was from a big name like Pop Cap or Rovio.

The subscription will be paid using in-app payments. To start with the users will be required to have WiFi access to play. The games will apparently be streamed from Big Fish data centers. That might be an issue if you spend a great deal of time away from WiFi. It’s not clear if 3G will work or not. A free version of the service will be offered with ads and a 30-minute daily time limit. Apple gets 30% of the subscription fee.

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