Whale Trail's Shift To Freemium Model Angers Fans
Title deluged with one-star ratings on the App Store.
Best-selling app Whale Trail has come under fire from fans over freemium changes to the game in a new update. The popular title is now supported by in-app purchases that use the 'Krill' currency, earned through missions and achievements, or purchased for real-life money. 'Krill' is used to alter main character Willow's gameplay.
The changes apply even to those who purchased Whale Trail outright before the update, and has caused a storm of anger on the title's App Store page, resulting in a deluge of one-star ratings for the previously feted game.
We'll have a deeper look at the changes made by developer ustwo in a feature tomorrow.