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The Number One Educational Resource for the Game Industry

Session Name: Premium to Freemium: Pivoting Monetization Method for Best-Selling Apps
Speaker(s): Paul O'Connor
Company Name(s): Appy Entertainment
Track / Format: Smartphone and Tablet Games Summit

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The tide is irresistible. The market is speaking with its wallet. The majority of downloads and profit on Apple's App Store are generated by apps with in-app purchases. Every week brings a flood of new freemium apps attempting to capitalize on this method of monetization. But what about premium apps left behind in this new App Store gold rush? Must catalog titles concede the field to this new breed of app and accept diminishing revenue outside the App Store spotlight? Appy Entertainment reveals how they converted two best-selling premium apps to freemium monetization and increased their audience, grew their revenue and made the games better in the process.

GDC 2012

Paul O'Connor

Appy Entertainment

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Smartphone and Tablet Games Summit

Smartphone / Tablet Games