Nobody can take it anymore lying advertisements de mobile games. And this time, whoever took to Twitter to “complain a lot” was the designer Takaya Imamura, who works at Nintendo.
Imanura's complaint is due to the lying advertisement videos. On Twitter, he complained about an ad for a game that even uses footage from a game he directed.
It is a common practice that many mobile app and game developers have used. They put completely false clips and that do not match the gameplay of the game in question.
I've seen ads for games using footage from Genshin Impact and even PS5 games like Returnal. Then when you click, it's just a game with a minimalist look.
But the novelty here is Nintendo's own designer taking to Twitter to comment on the issue.
What is this!A Nintendo game is used in an advertising video for a different app!And it's a game I directed! pic.twitter.com/xxyWxVjbQZ
— Takaya Imamura / Takaya Imamura (@ima_1966) August 17, 2022
What is this! A Nintendo game is used in an advertising video for a different app! And it's a game I directed!
We live in a world where people prefer to lie
Mobile game advertisements seem to be a reflection of today's society.
We live in a world where people prefer fake news to real news. The lie excites, goes viral and above all, reinforces stereotypes.
The funniest case that comes to my mind is the game Kiss of War (Android e iOS). This game even became a meme due to its bizarre ads.
However, What if I told you that Kiss of War was just like the ad, but people didn't like the game!
Yea! Kiss of War was just like in the ads until 2019! He doubts? look here.
The developers decided to make the game simpler and focus on “mental triggers” to attract players. It sounds bizarre, but it worked and the game is a blockbuster. The game that was 3D action turned strategy with 2D visuals.
And who helped the game to go viral were the lying ads, which curiously, before, reflected the real gameplay of Kiss of War.
A perfect example of how people prefer lying to having exactly what they expect.