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Fortnite, Pokémon GO, Candy Crush. The mobile gaming industry was forecast to make $63.2 billion in 2018, almost half of all gaming revenue. On this episode of Pocket Money, we dive deep into how behavioural economics influences game design for children and adults, and why the psychology of spending money when it comes to our phones is so complicated.
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Mentioned in this episode
- Detailed explanations of free-to-play video game monetisation strategies
- Game in-app purchases are warping kids’ understanding of basic economic ideas
- The Seven Stages Of Spending Too Much Money In Games
- How to stop your child spending £980 on in-app purchases in an iPad game
- Video: How free games are designed to make money
- Video: Monetize: The Seven Deadly Sins of Game Monetization
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