Monetize without being evil: Entry Fee Events

Let’s look at another player-positive videogame monetization mechanic - Entry Fee Events.

You can offer your players to participate in an event for a certain fee. Those events should provide novel ways to experience the game, giving a twist to the gameplay. For example, it could be 2v2 mode in a 1v1 game. Here are some tips for making entry fee events your community will actually enjoy:

  • Offer novel, exciting ways to play;
  • Make the rewards exclusive;
  • The reward floor should exceed the entry fee;
  • Make the events regular but available for a limited time;
  • Provide a worthwhile amount of playtime.

Done in the right way, those events can create a strong sense of community and renewed interest over time as lots of players will be motivated to return and try novel ways to play.

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