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August 27, 2014

Free to Play Games

The real life scoop on how “free to play games” make money 

Ever since Artix Entertainment was founded in 2002, we have embraced the Free to Play Games model. Artix always dreamed of making fun games that everyone could enjoy, and all our games are free to download and free to play.

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But… how does a video game company make enough money to support their team of dedicated programmers, artists, writers, game designers, and coffee-deliverers, while at the same time paying for bandwidth, advertising, traffic, web domains, and ninjas?

The answer: Artix has to rely on YOU.

Memberships and Microcurrency bundles (in AQW’s case, Legend upgrades and AdventureCoins, respectively) are how Artix Entertainment stays afloat. Some players might think we’re just money-grubbing individuals, spending their hard-earned cash on expensive cars, fancy dinners, and lavish parties...

In addition to his clever Vine, Cysero also wrote this AMAZING Facebook post about where all the money goes from Membership and AC sales:

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Please take a few moments and read that over—it’s well worth it. Here’s the TL;DR version:

“Making a game and keeping it alive is very expensive, and all the money that you pay AE goes back into the games. We're not getting rich off you guys—we're just making ends meet THANKS to you guys. AE is YOUR company; you built it and you keep it alive. Thank you. 

With all that being said, everyone here at Artix Entertainment hopes you continue playing and enjoying all our games! And, should you wish to see Artix thrive for years to come, won’t you please consider supporting us by upgrading to a Legend and/or buying AdventureCoins?

How to Support AdventureQuest Worlds

There are a lot of ways to get an upgraded Legend Membership and AdventureCoins that will support the AQWorlds team and Artix family!

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Worldwide:

USA:

  • Openbucks (Burger King “Crown Card”, SUBWAY, Circle K, Sports Authority,
    CVS, Shell, and Dollar General cards) 
  • Rixty/Coinstar
  • Zeevex  
  • Visa Gift Card 
  • Amazon Cards  

Canada:

Brazil:

  • Rixty Card

Europe:

  • PaysafeCard  
  • Ukash 
  • Visa Gift Card 

Middle East/North Africa:

  • OneCard / Smart2Pay
  • CashU

Asia:

  • Cherry Credits (Singapore, Philippines)
  • MOLpoints
  • Gudang Voucher (Indonesia)

Big hugs for everyone!

Thank you so much for being a part of the MMO AdventureQuest Worlds. You know, you are so much more than just a player—you’re family! In fact, everyone who plays Artix games and/or who are Artix team members are my family too.

You guys and gals make the BEST family ever!

And when you give back to AQWorlds by Upgrading and buying AdventureCoins, you are helping your Artix family support each other—staff members and players alike! 

The entire Artix team looks forward to continuing our video game adventures alongside you. Thank you so much for everything thus far, and please contribute if you can, so that everyone who stumbles upon an Artix Entertainment game can forever heed the call of

Battle On!

xoxo Beleen! =D


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