Complaints leveled at the iTunes app store by developers are that any app priced over 99 cents risks being overshadowed by the plethora of quick and cheap apps. I have to admit it takes much less deliberation to decide if I should fork over a buck for a game. A five-dollar or more game receives a little more thought. This is natural, and I’m not sure there is any way to avoid it.
Apple has decided the best remedy is to separate so-called “premium” games from the standard games section of the store. The only problem is that the new division of the store is said to be limited to large publisher. Fans of indie games and developers will be a little miffed to say the least. The app store has really leveled the playing field to allow small-time developers to compete against the larger developers. It would really be a shame to see all that go out the window.
Thanks to Cult of Mac for the heads-up.