My eldest son is playing ChaseCraft on his iPad. It’s an infinite runner by the Unspeakable folks. My kid’s really into their stuff — mostly Minecraft streaming — and they seem to keep it clean enough that I don’t have a problem with them.

But wow, this game is up there with the trashiest mobile games ever. My kid asked me to “turn on ads” (our PiHole successfully blocks most of the ads on most of his games) so he could do stuff in-game. One thing he wanted to do was unlock a new skin which was 15 ads.


Fif. Teen.

I don’t have a problem with games subsidizing development with ads. But I do have a problem with games targeted towards kids that ask them to waste ridiculous amounts of time watching ads.

Especially those games (and I don’t know if this is one of them) that don’t care about their ad network and so my 4yo starts seeing “snipe people on a corner” ads which is…no. Just no. Your game gets uninstalled immediately.

(Kid and I had a good talk though, so at least something good came out of it.)

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