Saturday, March 09, 2013

Amazon Appstore's free app of the day for March 9, 2013: Slender Man Chapter 1: Alone

Amazon.com has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Slender Man Chapter 1: Alone.

Slender Man Chapter 1: Alone is priced at $1.29 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.

Slender Man Chapter 1: Alone is described as follows:
** FIXED: The issue with the screen flipping over is fixed. Please let me know if you see any problems.***

Slender Man! is a brand new 3D survival horror game based upon the Slender Man! (slender man) legend. See how long you can survive before Slender Man gets you, with only your wits to aid you!

Can you find all the hidden pages before Slender Man gets you?
  • Full 3D Adventure
  • Slenderman stalks you using full 3D pathfinding
  • Realistic graphic and sound effects
Slender Man Chapter 1: Alone has a 4.5-star rating in Google Play; it has a 4.3-star rating in the Amazon Appstore.

"Buy" this one while it is free. An example of why is this Amazon Appstore review:

“This game is the freaking best game I have ever played. ” - Wade Wheeler | 17 reviewers made a similar statement

There is also a version in the iOS App Store. There, it is priced at $0.99 and has 4.5 stars for both current and overall ratings.

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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