Maybe you have seen your friends requesting lives for Candy Crush Saga on Facebook 0r maybe you are one of the millions of Candy Crush addicts like myself that CANNOT get ENOUGH of this game, myself included.
Late one night a few weeks ago, I was scrolling thru the Apple app store and came across the Candy Crush app. It was a free app and I thought why not. I should of just said NO to the Candy Crush Saga drug because now I am addicted.
Yes, I am a Candy Crush Addict
So what, I like a game right? No, this game is evil. It’s tons of fun, especially if you are a Bejeweled fan like myself but here is the thing. While it is a FREE app to download, there are all kinds of in-app purchases that will sucker you into emptying your wallet. I am totally convinced a psychologist is involved in the making of this game. It is totally addicting and you only have 5 lives. After your 5 lives are up – you have the option to continue playing, ask a Facebook friend for help or end game. You end the game, you then have to either purchase more plays or wait for more lives to regain themselves.
So let me clarify… you have to either tell all of your friends: HEY I AM ADDICTED TO CANDY CRUSH SAGA AND NEED YOUR HELP FURTHERING MY ADDICTION.. or pony up money if you want to continue to play without waiting.
Proof that this game is out of control? -> Candy Crush Crafts & Sweets
I started and thought, there is NO way in HELL that I am buying anything in-app. Well, I lied to myself. You get to a certain level and if you want to continue on, you have to – again ask your Facebook friends for help or PAY for additional levels. I swore I wouldn’t be one of those Facebook people begging for Candy Crush help (no offense to my friends that do that). So I sucker up the money and pay for the in-app level purchases. SUCKER!
So then there are all kinds of other OBNOXIOUSLY priced in-app purchases. Let’s look at a few in app purchase examples to see how this app is making so much money.