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Tim Sweeney calls Google’s IAP policy illegal
Epic Games and Google had another opportunity to disagree over the predominant revenue share model. Epic wants to release Fortnite on Google Play, but is not prepared to give the store 30% of the game’s revenue. The developer called this kind of revenue split “illegal.”
Developers concerned over Google Play Pass royalty system
Following the launch of its mobile subscription service, Google said: “Developers earn a royalty that incorporates time subscribers spend in their app and captures how users value all types of content (from weather apps to epic endless runners).” That language alerted some developers as it seemingly resembles how Spotify and the likes of it pay artists. Under the pay-per-stream model used by Spotify, musicians get paid based on how many plays their songs gets. So…
Fragmented reality of Android market in China
You might have already sensed from our earlier posts that publishing and monetizing your game in China is no walk in the park. But compliance with the local regulations is not the only challenge to overcome. Even if your game is approved, you still have to navigate China’s fragmented mobile market.
Google Play Needs Better Age Rating System to Protect Children
Wired has found and reported 36 games on Google Play that are rated as suitable for children despite objectionable content. These games feature violence, social casino gaming, and vaguely disturbing imagery like removing a panda’s bad tooth, with pandas, of course, responsible for general child-friendliness.