Sunday, March 4, 2012

Non-approved Dweller distribution

I have recently come across versions of Dweller on different app and software distribution sites (GetJar and Mobile9 so far). So far it's only been the J2ME version and luckily I haven't found anyone trying to sell Dweller for money yet...

I have never really liked the idea of alternative app stores since it becomes very hard as a developer to get your game out to as many users as possible, and it also adds a lot of overhead when releasing new versions or bug fixes since it has to be uploaded to several sites instead of a single one.

It is important to keep in mind that Dweller is still a work in progress and therefore contains bugs and unfinished features. By distributing Dweller in ways I have not approved prevents me from controlling software updates and bug fixes.

1 comment:

  1. It only shows the game is popular enough. That doesn't matter if the game is not up-to-date in those places - they aren't official so people know that info can be outdated.

    To make sure people always have latest version you could add menu option, that would open this site in browser.