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[thread] With the latest update of @Gladiabots on Android, I decided to remove all ads from the game.
Several reasons for that...

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1. Ads are not fitting the gameplay:
It's is a pretty demanding game in terms of focus. Oddly enough, a bit like programming. And I know how irritating it can be to be interrupted during a programming session
2. I earn nothing from Ads:
OK almost nothing, less than one euro per day.
Hard to know exactly why as the revenue model is based obscure or hidden rules.
I guess it's mainly due to the fact that the game is too niche and will never reach millions of daily active players.
3. As a player, I hate in-game ads:
Rewarded or not, most of the time they are not interesting, they break the flow and just make me want to shut down the game.
So that's it, @Gladiabots is now ads free!
The new business model is now purely "pay to look cool":
- the full game is available to all players
- as you progress in the game, you earn points to unlock new skin parts
- you can buy more points with real money
I don't know if it will get me decent money for my work (it didn't so far) but at least I feel more in peace with myself.
If you want to give it a shot (and why not spend some money), head to

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