WildTangent Wants T-Mobile Android Users To Rent Games For 25 Cents

WildTangent announced plans to unveil a new gaming service partnering with T-Mobile this summer allowing customers to play a variety of games on Android-powered devices. Players will have a choice of games they can play for free with advertisements or purchasing titles outright. The added bonus is the opportunity for T-Mobile customers to rent games they can play for just 25 cents for a few hours. The company says the rental fee can be applied to the purchase price as well.

“Through this new service with T-Mobile, we will give developers new options, modernizing the industry with a service model that fully monetizes game play through advertising and repeat-game-play,” said WildTangent CEO Mike Peronto in a release. “T-Mobile will give consumers more gaming options on Android devices and will present games in a fun, curated fashion.”

WildTangent emphasized this isn’t an app store and they aren’t attempting to make an app store. Their hope is to merely supplement the app store model by providing users an option to pay for a taste of a game via a rental solution.  WildTangent will also introduce “WildCoins” or credits that can be used to purchase in-game purchases or for renting the games themselves. Game rentals will be available later this year.

GeekWire, Intomobile

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  • Aaron

    That’s a pretty cool idea its hard to decide on whether to buy a game on just reviews or the description.This will really help people who want to try it before they buy the full game.

  • Anonymous

    Is this for all games or WildTanget games??  I like the idea if it involves games from all companies like Gameloft, Epic Games, etc.

  • Anonymous

    Could definitely boost sales. I never buy games unless there’s a demo. Most people don’t either. Also, one could see if the game is worth the price. +1 for WildTangent.

  • Anonymous

    Could definitely boost sales. I never buy games unless there’s a demo. Most people don’t either. Also, one could see if the game is worth the price. +1 for WildTangent.

  • Anonymous

    Wait…this company is still alive?  Man, I remember when they used to make 3d  browser based games years ago.

  • SocalTeknique

    WildTangent is still around? Good news

  • AnonGuy

    More bloatware. You people are Idiots.

    • Anonymous

      Because its so hard to remove it you don’t want it, right?

      • AnonGuy

        Cause I should be required to hack a phone to remove a third party app, right?

        Sent from my Windows Phone

        • Anonymous

          Ooooooo…. An app. Never knew a shortcut in the app drawer could mean so much to someone.

          Unless you have to hack it so it functions properly, there’s no reason to complain.

        • AnonGuy

          Some of those preloaded apps have services that run in the background, and
          in some cases they are not visible in the built-in task managers.

          There’s no need to have that crap on there. They should take the WP7 route
          and allow the user to uninstall the app. I don’t care if it’s in the ROM,
          it shouldn’t be immune to uninstallation and disablement without hacking the
          phone.

          It’s common sense, why are you trolling me?

        • AnonGuy

          Some of those preloaded apps have services that run in the background, and
          in some cases they are not visible in the built-in task managers.

          There’s no need to have that crap on there. They should take the WP7 route
          and allow the user to uninstall the app. I don’t care if it’s in the ROM,
          it shouldn’t be immune to uninstallation and disablement without hacking the
          phone.

          It’s common sense, why are you trolling me?

        • AnonGuy

          Some of those preloaded apps have services that run in the background, and
          in some cases they are not visible in the built-in task managers.

          There’s no need to have that crap on there. They should take the WP7 route
          and allow the user to uninstall the app. I don’t care if it’s in the ROM,
          it shouldn’t be immune to uninstallation and disablement without hacking the
          phone.

          It’s common sense, why are you trolling me?

        • AnonGuy

          Some of those preloaded apps have services that run in the background, and
          in some cases they are not visible in the built-in task managers.

          There’s no need to have that crap on there. They should take the WP7 route
          and allow the user to uninstall the app. I don’t care if it’s in the ROM,
          it shouldn’t be immune to uninstallation and disablement without hacking the
          phone.

          It’s common sense, why are you trolling me?

        • AnonGuy

          Some of those preloaded apps have services that run in the background, and
          in some cases they are not visible in the built-in task managers.

          There’s no need to have that crap on there. They should take the WP7 route
          and allow the user to uninstall the app. I don’t care if it’s in the ROM,
          it shouldn’t be immune to uninstallation and disablement without hacking the
          phone.

          It’s common sense, why are you trolling me?

    • TMOTECH

      Cause we dont want things on our phones that would actually make them functional or allow us to do things with them. What is wrong with you?  Why you gotta be so negative?