We have good news and bad news for you. Dead Trigger, the popular Android game that has been optimized for NVIDIA Tegra 3 devices, is now free from Google Play. The bad news is the developers behind the game decided to drop the price due to an "unbelievably high" rate of piracy. The game is still $0.99 from the iTunes App Store, which suggests that piracy is a bigger problem for developers creating applications for Android.

"The main reason: piracy rate on Android devices, that was unbelievably high," Dead Trigger's developers explained in a post on Facebook. "At first we intend (sic) to make this game available for as many people as possible – that's why it was for as little as buck. – It was much less than 8$ for SHADOWGUN but on the other hand we didn't dare to provide it for free, since we hadn't got XP with free-to-play format so far. – However, even for one buck, the piracy rate is soooo giant, that we finally decided to provide DEAD TRIGGER for free. Anyway – DEAD TRIGGER is not FREEMIUM, it always was and still remains FREE-TO-PLAY, that means, all players are able to play it without IAP! We stand up for this statement, because all members of our team are playing (and enjoying) DEAD TRIGGER without IAP."

So there you have it folks: head over to Google Play and give Dead Trigger a download, if not to only support the developers by increasing the game's install base.

[via Dead Trigger, The Verge]