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Madfinger’s Dead Trigger Update Goes Live, Early Buyers Receive Good Compensation

Madfinger pushed an update for Dead Trigger this morning. If you happen to be one of the many people who bought the game for a dollar before it was made free due to “unbelievably high piracy rates,” you’re going to love this update. For those that purchased, there is a brand new alien gun, new Story missions, new items such as a laser turret and mini-mortars, and free gold + Casino chips. Not bad. 

What’s in this version:

  • 2 new Arenas: STADIUM OF DEAD & DEADLY CORRIDORS
  • Reward for everyone who purchased DEAD TRIGGER before the game became for free
  • New story missions
  • New weapon: ALIEN GUN
  • New items: LASER TURRET & MINI-MORTAR
  • Improved gameplay of protect missions
  • New tutorial for beginners
  • Improved MINIGUN and COLT-M4
  • Increased reward in the Arenas
  • More chance to win at the Casino
  • Auto-aim works better when more enemies nearby
  • Better ammo drops for everyone who use more than one weapon

Thanks goes out to Madfinger for not leaving us early adopters out in the cold. Now, time to go slay zombies with alien technology.

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  • Moses

    Lol u guys bought the game for $1, and 200 gold costs $1. The alien gun that you get, everyone else can buy with their gold. And it’s not even upgraded. It is not a “special” gun. So you might as well buy the $1 gold and get the alien gun and you will still have 130 left.

  • minghao

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  • http://www.syntakk.com/ Syntakk

    What about those of us who got it for free? Is there still an option to buy it in order to get this content?

  • Bretton Key

    I’ll be honest, let me give the dollar for this game. I got it for free but I discovered this game late. I want that extra content, I’m in love with this game. By far the best and my favorite game I’ve played on my phone…my hats off to developers…

  • stupidllama

    like this game, but i think it needs keyboard and mouse support. keeps crashing with my keyboard and mouse paired. are there games that have this?

    • EvanTheGamer

      Use a PS3 Dualshock controller, instead!

      • stupidllama

        i dont have one, but i would if i did, i just got my keyboard and mouse paired and was testing things out, was interested in if it would work, it didnt, some people perfer the keyboard/mouse combo, i could use a controller though. i dont think i have a bluetooth controller though, ill have to dig through my room of tech and see when i get off work.

  • TheDrizzle

    What is the reward for people who purchased? Do you get the new guys for free or something?

    • JoshGroff

      Looks like it.

  • http://twitter.com/branshaw09 Brandon Shaw

    My download was still 150MB. I thought the new way of downloading updates was supposed to be active?

    • nsnsmj

      It is active. Madfinger must have made a lot of changes in the update. My update for Dead Trigger ended up being 143MB/146MB, so the delta updates do work. To give a better example, the Major Mayhem update only downloaded around half of the 26MB total app size.

  • New_Guy

    Instantly my favorite game developer for Android. Move over gameloft, someone who cares about their customers is in town!!!

    • JoshGroff

      Well, if you care about your customers you make more money. I don’t know why some companies (EA games) can’t see that. ;)

      • New_Guy

        Ditto. I already liked Madfinger a lot; Shadowgun and Samurai II are some of favorite games. Put that together with Dead Trigger and developers who treat customers like real people and you have yourself a new fan.

      • EvanTheGamer

        Because they are the “worst company in America”. lolz

    • JB

      I can’t wait to buy their next game.

  • r0lct

    The CEO of this company is a marketing genius. He’s full of $hit about the pirating (in related to being any different than any other game on any Android or iOS) and reaps the rewards of the free marketing from all the blogs. Countless people surely tried it just based on all the fuss.

    The game itself looks good but the controls are mediocre and as someone that spent the $0.99 I feel embarrassed that I gave that guy any of my money to such an moron.

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

      Personally I think after they fixed that 180 degree bug that the controls are pretty awesome.

      • MikeSaver

        How are the controls mediocre? I you make no sense sir.

      • r0lct

        you’re right, the update did make a difference

    • EvanTheGamer

      Cheapskate.

      • r0lct

        I’ve spent over $100 on apps, I have no problem spending the money. I just have a problem with them intentionally misleading people to generate buzz because they weren’t selling.

        • EvanTheGamer

          Maybe just play the game and be happy and stop complaining about the little things?

          • r0lct

            Had the CEO not gone out and lied to everyone to create buzz I probably would have as I have done with other games I have paid for and only used for a few days or week.

          • JoshGroff

            It’s a marketing ploy, everyone has something, whatever works right? At least they went back and compensated those of us who did pay in (not that I cared either way)

          • r0lct

            It worked, so clearly I’m in the minority. I was just surprised.

          • EvanTheGamer

            And where is this proof that he actually lied? If there’s proof, I want to see it. It’s wrong to accuse someone of lying. So yes, where’s the proof? Where’s the evidence?

            Either he was lying to create buzz(like you said), or there really was pirating going on that caused them to set Dead Trigger to free. But we surely will never know.

            But hey, this is America and you have the right to think whatever you want.

          • JoshGroff

            Could be there was Piracy (always is) and they just stretched the truth a little to generate buzz.

          • EvanTheGamer

            Then it’s just clearly strategy. You’d be an idiot(and not doing your job) if you don’t strategize a bit.

            But I don’t think he’s full of it and lying through his teeth. He’s just doing what he can to do right by his customers.

            Which is why DT is now free and also why in this update, he gave the go ahead to give all of the customers that spent a single dollar on the game, free stuff. And that, my friend, is okay by me!

          • r0lct

            There was definitely pirating going on, but nothing out of the ordinary. The Verge ran an email interview with him and it was easy to see he was essentially full of it.

    • JoshGroff

      The controls seem pretty solid (not as good as ME:infiltrator, but not bad by any means)

      • EvanTheGamer

        And it’s a freaking dollar for crying out loud, come on…seriously? He’s complaining about a single dollar? Wow…that’s just ludicrous.

        • r0lct

          No, not at all. I’m complaining about a CEO who shitted on you and me and everyone else just to create some buzz.

          • EvanTheGamer

            He may have wronged you, but he sure in hell hasn’t wronged me. I just play the game and that’s it. I mean…if I had spent $20 on a Madfinger game and then find out later that in order to progress, I needed to buy additional weapons to beat a certain level or boss or whatever, yes, I would be so torn up about it that I wouldn’t be able to sleep at night.

            Okay…that’s a bit far, but yes, I would be quite mad about it. But not over a single dollar. I could give a rats ass in the fiery depths of hell about a single dollar. Come on man. lol

          • r0lct

            I agree this isn’t a real problem, nothing I spent hours thinking about. But I’m just amazed that CEO said everyone, including DL users were ripping him off to create buzz but people don’t care. I guess that’s why Samsung thinks they can insult Apple users in their commercials but still get them to buy their phones, clearly the tactic of insulting your customers does work.

          • JoshGroff

            He obviously wasn’t insulting those of us who did buy the game. (I’m pretty sure unless Droid-Life users were pirating the game, none were insulted by said piracy statement.)

          • r0lct

            Claiming a 90% rate is pretty close to saying everyone. So he’s talking about the people who did buy and calling them pirates. But I guess some people don’t care what they are called.

          • JoshGroff

            He’s claiming that the people who did buy the game are 10% of total installs, that is not calling them pirates.

          • JoshGroff

            Except we got free stuff, and who cares?

          • EvanTheGamer

            Exaclamondo!

      • r0lct

        The turning with the right side without shooting can be quite annoying to me.

    • JoshGroff

      $.99 Isn’t squat, and hell, I’m surprised that you get the quality you do for $.99. I’ve spent more on games with less quality than Dead Trigger.

      • EvanTheGamer

        I’ve spent $60 on retail console games and don’t get the quality you get with Dead Trigger. Seriously, there’s a problem with that picture. lol

        • JoshGroff

          I know right, these mobile games are insane for the price.

    • New_Guy

      Play it often on my TF300T and my T-Bolt. Controls are great on both tablet and phone. Better than most any other game I’ve played (besides maybe Shadowgun). Everyone has an opion but yours seem unnecessarily harsh…

    • http://twitter.com/misterE33 Mr E

      You’re taking a lot of flak for this, but unfortunately, blaming piracy just gives Android a worse name and potentially scares off other developers. Not everyone is going to want to release their apps for free, or with IAPs. Very few people will really know the truth about how bad the piracy was, but if it was a ruse, they definitely sold out Android to generate buzz. To be fair though, I also wouldn’t be completely surprised if the apk was pirated a lot, but then again, there were a lot of questions about how they count people using Titanium backup or other backed-up copies (like if they switched roms), or on different devices, even when they did actually pay for it.

  • EvanTheGamer

    And you get all of that stuff for free? Really?! Wow!

    • JoshGroff

      Wow, more reason to love Madfinger, rock on.

    • New_Guy

      Really…this game is pretty epic. I was one that purchsed it and am just as happy now as I would have been had they promised me nothing. geat game that was well worth the buck.

  • JDHokie

    Silly question – how do they know if I bought the game? When it became free, it stopped working on my N7 so I had to uninstall/reinstall the free version.

    • EvanTheGamer

      Should still say “Purchased” in your app listing I would think, right? Or did it just say “Free”?

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

      If you purchased and didn’t refund, then it should show under your Play account as purchased.

      • JDHokie

        Sure did. Got the notification when I updated and opened the game. Cool stuff.

      • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

        I requested refund after it went free and i got the free goodies, but considering i bought gold which value was the same as the game i technically i bought it, but yeah i don’t know how they didn’t see i got a refund

  • JoshGroff

    Schweet!