We already know that virtual economies are powering over 90% of the top grossing games but how many developers are actually planning on implementing in-game economy in their game and what other alternatives are developers using.
We asked the mobile game develoepr community of the The SOOMLA Project the following question “What business model will your freemium game use?”. The options we gave were:
- Free with Virtual Economy (in-game coins)
- Free with option to buy full version
- Ads (banners and full page)
- Free and sell levels and upgrades
- I’m making a premium game
This is what The SOOMLA Project is about. Standardizing Game Economies and colloboratively creating a Virtual Economy Framework that will benefit everyone.
Will be happy to discuss more about this or any other game economy design topic. You can find me at Google Plus Yaniv Nizan, the SOOMLA blog or on Twitter.