In-app purchases are too often abused by greedy developers. Some like to hide essential functionality and content behind paywalls with the intention of extracting cash, a practice that tends to suck the fun right out of otherwise enjoyable games.
It isn’t always easy to tell which developers are “bad actors,” though; historically, finding out whether an app had egregious in-app purchases required downloading and playing said app. Now, a new website has emerged to save us all the trouble: Honest Android Games.
Honest Android Games tediously curates Play Store games that don’t incorporate incremental payment structures. Sortable by genre, availability (e.g., games that have an Amazon Appstore listing), features like immersive mode and multiplayer, and price (free, freemium, or paid), all listed games have been reviewed for best practices when it comes to payment.
Developers, Honest Android Games is accepting submissions. The website warns, however, that only apps of the highest quality will be accepted:
For your game to be considered please make sure the game is aesthetically pleasing and controls well on a touchscreen (no ports that were originally designed to be played with controllers). Games must also support proper full screen scaling (no letterboxing) and HD graphics for tablets.