Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Amazon Appstore's free app of the day for Feb. 20, 2013 is I Spy a Tale of Beowulf: Hidden Objects

Amazon.com has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is I Spy a Tale of Beowulf - Hidden Objects.

I Spy a Tale of Beowulf - Hidden Objects is not available in Google Play; it is normally priced at $0.99 at the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted before, there are sometimes differences in pricing and availability between the two marketplaces.

I Spy a Tale of Beowulf - Hidden Objects is described as follows:
In the Lands of the Danes, King Hrogar and his people are beset upon by a crazed monster, Grendel. Answering their cries for help, a Hero arrives from far geatland, to save them. Beow├╝lf. He slays the monster and its avenging mother, freeing the Danes of this monstrous tyranny.

But this is only the start of the legend of Beowulf. This story, the oldest known example of vernacular european literature, tells of his great deeds. Of how he became King of the geats, of how he slayed dragons, and of how he is now remembered as the greatest hero of all time.
  • 3 Game Modes
  • 300 Different items
  • 10 Different Scenes with an average of 30 unique items per scene
I Spy a Tale of Beowulf - Hidden Objects has a 3.2-star rating in the Amazon Appstore.

We'd "buy" this while it is free. It's another Difference Games, LLC. game, and

We continue to be disappointed with the FAOTD program. It began promisingly enough, with Angry Birds Rio, but we've gotten tired of the endless games or niche apps, and especially apps which have no uptake in Google Play, and seem to be FAOTD as a desperation move by the developer.

We'd like to see free versions of say, Office-compatible software or useful utilities such as CalenGoo instead of niche apps or endless games (we just assume every day that it's going to be a game; it's gotten that bad).

Amazon.com opened up the Appstore despite a lawsuit by Apple, which has previously trademarked the term "App Store." Microsoft has filed an appeal against that trademark, saying the term is too generic. Amazon.com has responded to the lawsuit in the same manner.

Apple has already lost a portion of that lawsuit, which said Amazon.com had participated in "false advertising."



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