Tony from RC Tiger mentioned that they have a pretty innovative gaming idea: remote controlled tanks! I couldn’t make it to test the game today, but I think the idea is really sweet – friends can battle online controlling real (toy) tanks via web.
They are now thinking of monetizing and going with “pay per play” model, but it might not work for so well in a long run – or at least it could need additional ways to monetize. This reminds me about theme parks where you can buy a ticket to try different stuff as many times as you can. You just need to wait in a line. Perhaps they could try something similar: get people in a waiting line, and with a ‘premium ticket’ you get to play faster or something.
Maybe they could help people reserve times to play with the tanks. And maybe they could use various type of advertising (even in the battle field…) – and get direct advertiser deals. They could also try game affiliates for monetizing.
Whatever they decide to do I think one thing is for certain: this is really innovative idea.