According to the Crazysoft newsletter and website, you can now rent any game from Crazysoft. This is a new spin for Palm software and should be interesting to see if anyone else follows… The policy at Crazysoft seems like a good one. You rent for a low price ($2.95) and unlimited access to the software as if it were a full purchased version. The only restriction is that it can only be run 50 times. You can re-rent the same title up to 5 times before it automatically becomes a full version.
By renting a game (2.95$) you will have:
- FULL ACCESS to the game. (Like the full version)
- NO TIME LIMITS! (Play whenever you wish)
- You may start 50 new games and then the rental code will expire.
- If you rent the same game for the 5th time then the rental version automatically becomes a FULL version.
I like demo software and have endured my share of long wait times on things I’ve for some reason just chosen not to purchase and this would force my hand a bit to see if I really wanted something or not after I had used it a bunch of times. It seems like a great idea for a small publisher, though the flip side is that since you need to pay to play (literally in this case) you might not be as likely to simply try something new.