Rovio, the developer behind the immensely popular Angry Birds game, has hit back at Reggie Fils-Aime’s comments about “disposable” mobile app games threatening the video games industry during this weeks Game Developers Conference.
“There were comments by Nintendo that 99¢ games are destroying the industry and making games disposable. We don’t regard Angry Birds as disposable content. That’s why every few weeks we update the game: more levels, more content.
“When you look at the pricing, there’s no denying it: 99¢ is the App Store price. But true value comes from updating. Games today are more about turning something static into a service. Websites that never get updated aren’t usually very popular. Ones that always shift are.”
– Rovio, Angry Birds developer