[Android] Amazon Fire and other Android users - free games (e.g. Monument Valley, The Room, Star Wars™: KOTOR etc.) via Amazon Underground app - HotUKDeals
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[Android] Amazon Fire and other Android users - free games (e.g. Monument Valley, The Room, Star Wars™: KOTOR etc.) via Amazon Underground app

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I thought I'd highlight the games that are free for Amazon Fire owners and Android users that download the Amazon Underground app (updated 18 Dec 2016): DuckTales: Remastered (£0.99 on Google Play) … Read More
EQL Avatar
7m, 2w agoFound 7 months, 2 weeks ago
I thought I'd highlight the games that are free for Amazon Fire owners and Android users that download the Amazon Underground app (updated 18 Dec 2016):
DuckTales: Remastered (£0.99 on Google Play)
Knights of Pen and Paper +1 (£3.99 on Google Play)
Magica (£2.99 on Google Play)
Monument Valley (£2.99 on Google Play)
The Room (79p on Google Play)
Sorcery! (£3.99 on Google Play)
Star Wars™: KOTOR (£9.49 on Google Play)
Lara Croft GO (79p on Google Play)
Castle of Illusion (99p on Google Play)

There must be games that others consider good to download?

If you don't have an Amazon Fire tablet, you have to manually install Amazon Underground, the drawback of which is having to alter your Android security settings to allow apps from 'Unknown sources' to be installed ( http://www.howtogeek.com/140900/how-to-avoid-android-malware-and-other-android-security-threats/ ).

Some deeplinks (in default Featured order):
Underground Games
Underground Kids apps
Underground Books and Comics (highlights: Dr Seuss' Cat in the Hat, Fox in Socks etc.)
All Underground apps
A thread from last year listing the many paid apps on Amazon Underground

Obviously some of these games have been on offer at different prices on Google Play in the past. 'Amazon Underground' started in 2015 and replaced Amazon's earlier 'Free app of the day' feature. Amazon monitor app usage so they can pay the authors.

"Get popular paid apps for free like Goat Simulator, Office Suite Pro 8, Monument Valley, DuckTales: Remastered, and Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse. For apps and games like Looney Tunes Dash!, Frozen Free Fall, Angry Birds Slingshot Stella, and Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions, that are already free to download, you now get all your in-app purchases for free."
EQL Avatar
7m, 2w agoFound 7 months, 2 weeks ago
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#1
love this I've downloaded monument valley for free already ace game. nice one
#2
There are some great free paid games on Amazon Underground.
#3
Pinball Arcade, the Bridge Constructor games, Akinator, Badland, the Toca Boca games & Pumped BMX 2 get my recommendation.
#4
thanks guys!
#5
How can Amazon afford to give these out free?
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azngordy7
How can Amazon afford to give these out free?
Has the company just made spyware cool?http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2423672/amazon-underground-offers-paid-apps-for-free-but-with-a-sting-in-the-tail
#7
wow...thanks - will take a look
#8
Amazon are doing it for cross-selling on the mobile platform, and occasional ads before the game:
"This is good for Amazon in a couple of ways. Firstly, this is also the Amazon shopping app. We hope people engage with Underground often and when they do, discover the other great things that we offer and some will go on to buy other goods. There's a lot for us in driving high frequency engagement with the mobile channel. The other way is that when customers download apps and games, occasionally we'll show an advert. They're before the start-up sequence, they never ruin the flow of the game, its not often, but that's another way."
The costs to Amazon is by stream, rather than flat-fee (so if you don't play, they don't pay):
"So how do developers get paid? Simple. They're paid for every minute a user spends on the game. The longer you're playing, the more the developer makes."
and
"For Underground, we take one piece of data, which is one anonymous aggregate of time spent on the apps. That's it. We take privacy very seriously both in Underground and in Amazon as a whole."

Also on Underground, they are offering:
Dark Echo for free (on Google Play it's £1.49)
dj2 (paid version)
A few Handy Games (current mobile Humble-Bundle)
Various Artifex Mundi games

Amazon are also offering (not on Underground) Ticket to Ride for free.
#9
Want sonic to be free
#12
Sort of worth buying the cheapest fire tablet just for the free apps. Amazon Underground is never going on my phone again!!
#13
Thanks for the list - great for my kids fire :)
#15
Amazon don't seem to have added very many in the past year or so (Magica?)? - Ah, I see you updated the list in Sept 2016

Edited By: EQL on Dec 13, 2016 21:37: saw the additional note on the page
#16
I'm surprised by the number of people who are happy to let Amazon access all that it does on your phone and tablet for a few free games. Have you all looked into what Amazon is actually accessing via the Underground app or just blindly accepted all permissions?
#17
Sp0oner
I'm surprised by the number of people who are happy to let Amazon access all that it does on your phone and tablet for a few free games. Have you all looked into what Amazon is actually accessing via the Underground app or just blindly accepted all permissions?
A screenshot of the permissions is here, the permissions are quite lax (Contacts, SMS and phone identity being the most notable for me):
http://www.hotukdeals.com/freebies/amazon-underground-for-android-100s-paid-apps-for-free-2270829?p=25855349
It depends if you feel the games are sufficiently good to balance this (along with the security risk of allowing 'Unknown sources' for non-Amazon devices).

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