Tips For Android Gaming On A Budget
Make the most of the bucks you've got with these helpful tricks.
Have a brand new Android tablet or phone but low on funds? We've got your back, and that's no problem. There are plenty of ways you can still load your device with apps and work it on the cheap. Just follow these tips, save up some cash, and you'll be rocking it in no time. Who says you've got to be rich or have a massive amount of extra money to have a sizeable app library?
1. Try out all the free-to-play titles you can without paying the IAPs, or just pay for a few.
The Google Play Store is positively overflowing with free apps, many of which won't require an entry fee or a cent for you to play them indefinitely. Of course, you may be tempted by the odd F2P trap here and there, such as the wiles of Candy Crush Saga, but you could theoretically keep your device forever without spending a single penny on it. Use our guides at Modojo, review indexes, or your own judgment to amass a database of free apps that, usually, only get better over time with free content updates and new levels, additions, and more. Also, watch for paid apps to go free-to-play, which is usually the case these days.
2. Watch for publisher sales.
Publishers and developers want you to buy their games. It's true! Every week (and sometimes more often than that) you'll see a gaggle of sales on specific developers' games, or parts of a specific series. They're sometimes slashed down to crazy prices as well, so be an eagle-eyed shopper and nab these deals when you see them, because they can even go free for a limited time! And once you've added them to your device and download history, they'll be free forever. Keep an eye out for sales, because they'll end up being your very best friend.
3. Look out for Twitter, Facebook, and other social media giveaways.
You could keep it locked onto the Modojo Facebook and Twitter to see what we have to offer (and we have a lot, including an iPad giveaway in the near future, so stay tuned!) but the truth is, companies like Gameloft, Big Fish, and more are usually keen on giving away plenty of codes for games here and there to lucky readers and followers. You just have to know how to react and when to look. Following your favorite company's news on these social channels is key, and now that you know this, make sure you follow Modojo, because you never know what we might have on the horizon.