While most of us are familiar with the offer-based systems of premium currency in most social games, those offers that allow you to fill out a survey, or sign up for a free trial of some arbitrary service, most of us have never taken advantage of them, due to the fact that they either don’t work, or are too full of loopholes, spam, and downright “scamming” tendencies to make them worth our while.
Boomerang Networks has an idea that hopes to change all of that. Speaking with GamesBeat, Boomerang’s Honor Gunday laid out the basics of the company’s “Offerwall.”
When a service utilizes Offerwall, it accumulates said offers for premium currency, virtual items, and so on, and lets consumers rate and review them based on whether they come with a catch, or whether they even work to begin with. Those offers that are deemed legitimate and worthwhile are featured on the site, while those that receive poor ratings are removed entirely.
Boomerang even allows for the targeting of international gamers by translating offers into one of 12 different languages.
What do you think of this system? Do you trust internet strangers enough to steer you in the right direction for free premium items?