Idea Cellular has tied-up with Acotel Interactive India Private Ltd to launch a game subscription service SkillsDerby to its subscribers. These are browser-based games that can be played on any device with a modern browser and not restricted to iOS and Android. The games are themselves free and time limited. Users can subscribe to the service by paying Rs 20 a week, you get 30 virtual coins (every week) that can be used to extend the game time. Skillsderby games can be played from a desktop browser too, but if you try to subscribe to the service or buy additional coins, you will be taken to a WAP page. It is not clear why the company has not provided an option to subscribe to the service using card based payments. Update: Acotel mentions in promotional material that you can win iPads and iMacs by winning tournaments, but we could not find any reference to these on the website. Games offered: Games provided as part of the service include Jelly Slide, Bank Bandit, Fish Foodies and Maniac Traffic among others. There is also a weekly tournament at the end of which the top scorer is awarded virtual coins. It's not clear if anyone is interested in such games since they can just download one of thousand games that have similar gameplay from Google Play. There are many mobile vendors that even sideload such games for mobile users in India. Also, not all games on iOS and Android store require users to make in-app payments. The only advantage…
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