Thursday, March 21, 2013

Amazon Appstore free app of the day for March 21, 2013: Voxel Invaders

Amazon.com has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Voxel Invaders.

Voxel Invaders is priced at $0.99 in Google Play; it is normally priced at $2.56 at the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted before, there are sometimes differences in pricing and availability between the two marketplaces.

Voxel Invaders is described as follows:
Defend our solar system against waves of space invaders in a world of voxels graphics.

With Voxel Invaders you will enjoy the simplicity and vintage feeling of the classical game "Space Invaders" boosted by incredible voxel graphics and 3D effects.

With just one finger you can fire your voxel canons at the enemies while moving your spaceship in 4 directions to dodge their attacks. Collect bonus to obtain new weapons and lives, make your way through asteroid fields and be surprised by dramatic 3D immersions or radical change of gameplay.
Voxel Invaders has a 4.9-star rating in Google Play; it has a 4.7-star rating in the Amazon Appstore.

These high ratings come with enough of a sampling (158, 42 respectively) to be considered valid.

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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