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Fake ads, Real game - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeTue 14 Jul 2020 - 17:20 #1

First topic message reminder :

So I was surprised to see a game was made a few months ago based on the fake ads we have talked about for Playrix and other games. 

Has anyone tried it yet? Very Happy

Someone Made The Mobile Game From Those Fake Ads
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I saw this news story about those Playrix problem solving ads used for Homescspes and Gardenscapes.  The UK Advertising Standards Authority had directed them to stop as they are not reflective of real game play.  Playrix had introduced them to those games as a minigame, but the Agency didn’t buy it.

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-54509970

I hope this doesn’t mean Game Guy and his 5 tcash rewards will go away.  Maybe it means we need to get him more often!
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Yes. It was quite fun. There is an online website version that you can play on too. But it is not those games that sucked me in.
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I’m glad to see the UK has exerted some regulatory muscle with respect to these disastrous ads. I see them all the time in other games I play (I’m in US) and it really paints Playrix, and any company who engages in this sort of misleading behavior, quite poorly. Playrix putting the mini-games into the helicopter feature is no doubt a CYA reaction, and the article reads as if they appear a few times and then they are gone for good. It is really a bit amusing how essentially the whole world sees their antics, and they don’t care. They simply do whatever is legally required to allow those ads to perpetuate, knowing they are tricking people into playing their games. I find that angle of this whole thing rather fascinating.
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They had put those mini games into Gardenscapes and Homescapes as well, but the regulators didn’t buy it. They only come every 20 levels and originally The first one didn’t show up until a pretty high level.

What I thought telling was a Playrix defense that there’s no real harm done because a high percentage of players who install those games delete them pretty quickly. I think the App Store listing for every game should include a statistic for percentage of downloads uninstalled within the first week.

Apparently, the psychological challenge of lines like “only 5% of players can solve this” attracts the kind of players most likely to spend money in a game. That’s really the purpose of these adds.

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