Business Model : Shareware

Shareware was the term given to software that was released for free in a limited version to gain customer interest; if the customer enjoyed the software and found it useful, they could pay the author of the software for the full unlimited version. Shareware games were distributed through typical Shareware channels, such as Bulletin Board Systems (BBSes) or in-store kiosks.

With the advent of commercial game "demos" that can be freely downloaded over the web, Shareware has been virtually eliminated as a software business model (although it gave some small companies their start, such as id, Epic Megagames, and Apogee).

Shareware is part of the Business Model category.

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Game TitleYearsorted in ascending orderPublisher
Kaged1998Monkey Byte Development, LLC
Rocknor's Bad Day2002Monolux
L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz2010MoonCake Games Inc.
Pirate Princess2009Moonpod
Mr. Robot20071C Company, Moonpod, Snowball.ru
DemonStar1998Mountain King Studios Inc.
Juno Nemesis Remix2003Mountain King Studios Inc.
Galactix1999Mountain King Studios Inc.
The Witch's Yarn2005Mousechief, Co.
Dangerous High School Girls in Trouble!2008Mousechief, Co.
Samantha Swift and the Fountains of Fate2010MumboJumbo, LLC
Midnight Mysteries: The Edgar Allan Poe Conspiracy2009ak tronic Software & Services GmbH, Game Factory Interactive Ltd., Mindscape SA, MumboJumbo, LLC, Russobit-M
Chainz2003MumboJumbo, LLC
Elf Bowling 7 1/7: The Last Insult2007MumboJumbo, LLC
Gearz2004MumboJumbo, LLC
Twisty Tracks2004MumboJumbo, LLC
Discovery! Seek & Find Adventure2008Game Factory Interactive Ltd., MumboJumbo, LLC, Russobit-M
Elf Bowling: Hawaiian Vacation2008MumboJumbo, LLC
Becky Brogan: The Mystery of Meane Manor2009Game Factory Interactive Ltd., MumboJumbo, LLC, Russobit-M
Luxor: Adventures2009Game Factory Interactive Ltd., MumboJumbo, LLC, Russobit-M
Samantha Swift and the Mystery from Atlantis2009Game Factory Interactive Ltd., MumboJumbo, LLC, Russobit-M
Samantha Swift and the Fountains of Fate (Collector's Edition)2010MumboJumbo, LLC
Money Tree2008MumboJumbo, LLC, Reflexive Entertainment Inc.
Samantha Swift and the Golden Touch2009Game Factory Interactive Ltd., MumboJumbo, LLC, Russobit-M
Samantha Swift and the Hidden Roses of Athena2008Game Factory Interactive Ltd., MumboJumbo, LLC, Russobit-M
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