Battleships

How to Pay (and why)

OK - here's my pitch on why you should pay for this game.

To be clear, you already have the full game. You won't unlock anything by paying (except, *cough*, my heart) and there's no paywall. So why bother?

Ads are a bummer

I used to have ads on this site. They make a tiny bit of money but they're annoying - page slowdown, bandwidth drain, tracking and privacy problems, overall distractingness.

So I'm trying an experiment: no more ads. No more Google Analytics or 3rd-party trackers either.

Pay what you want

Instead, you can pay what you want: pay something that reflects your level of appreciation, or whatever value you feel you get from the game. Your support will help me improve the game and develop new features.

I put in many hours making it the nicest battleships version I could; works on any device, clean interface, interesting puzzle generation. No artificial limits to the number of puzzles you can play. No social media nags, no mailing list to pester you about. Also no gold stars, badges, or in-game battleships diamonds for $4.99. Just nice little puzzles you can play the way you want.

I don't particularly like paying for things myself - I prefer having money to not having it. But I do occasionally enjoy contributing to things I like and use a lot. Supporting cool stuff on the web helps it thrive, and encourages creators to keep creating and sharing. And on a larger scale, societies thrive when everyone contributes, when both sides benefit - it's the win-win principle, the golden rule, etc.

So whether you support my little game here or something else you like on the web, thanks! You're helping move the internet in a healthy direction.

If you don't want to pay, consider sharing it. In this noisy, distracted world it's surprisingly hard to get attention on anything, so a bit of URL copying and pasting to an email or Tweet (err, an X) can help out a lot.

Also don't pay too much, it's just a dumb puzzle game!

Cheers,

-Luke

Donation history

Date Comment Amount
June 3, 2024 $2.45
April 30, 2024 Great fun! $2.45
April 14, 2024 Thank you for the many hours spent in Battleship Solitaire! $20.00
April 10, 2024 $10.00
March 15, 2024 $10.00
February 27, 2024 Gotta sink 'em all. $4.95
February 7, 2024 $4.95
January 30, 2024 Thanks for the awesome Battleships website. It works great and is a ton of fun. Hope this small donation helps show my appreciation. $10.00
January 15, 2024 $4.95
January 6, 2024 $2.45
January 5, 2024 $2.45
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