Industry body is most concerned with price control

IGDA warns game devs on Amazon Appstore terms

The International Game Developers Association issued an warning to game developers about the distribution terms of Amazon’s new Android Appstore.

The IDGA said they had "significant concerns" about the terms of Amazon’s new rival Appstore. notably Amazon’s terms which award the retailer strong control over pricing and discounts. The IDGA said this could have a negative impact on the Android game development community.

Reminiscent of the oft criticised terms of the Apple subscription service seller terms, Amazon also dictates that developers cannot set pricing on the Amazon Appstore above the price offered anywhere elsewhere.

"The IGDA’s bottom line is simple: under Amazon’s current terms, Amazon has little incentive not to use a developer’s content as a weapon with which to capture marketshare from competing app stores."

The much longer statement in full can be found here.

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