Was browsing through the play store and came across this! About time we had another free android game. Usually $0.99 IIRC.
Guess they realised barely anyone was biting at 99c. This is pretty new isn't it?
I read somewhere that it might be due to a bug with the Play Store, Jelly Bean and paid apps.
Hey heres a question I don't have an Andriod device [I'll update my Touchpad some day I swear] can I 'purchase' this for later use? It seems to tell me I don't have a registered device - is that a requirement or am I doing it wrong?.
Not trying to troll but at least with itunes I'm able to collect free apps for my as yet non existent iPad [yes I'm a digital hoarder].
Unfortunately, Google has decided that we mere mortals cannot be trusted to buy apps that aren't marked as compatible with at least one device we currently own. Never mind that:
1) The developer/publisher is the one who says which devices are OK, and this is absolutely no guarantee that the app will or won't work on a particular device; most of the guys who use this part of Play just shotgun the big-name devices that "should" work, to try to minimise negative reviews.
2) It is laughably easy, once you have rooted your Android device (also usually pretty simple), to have it pose as another device. For example, the Play store treats the SmartQ Q8 Chinatab that I'm typing this on as if it were a Samsung Galaxy S2, just because that's what the device name string says it is.
TL;DR - No, you can't buy apps without a compatible Android device, even though the apps are tied to your account, and not the device.
I wouldn't worry too much as it will remain permanently free (at least under the current system where once an app is made free, it is not possible to revert to a paid app).
Download bluestacks Android emulator on your PC, run the Android market and install your app through that.
Just downloaded that emulator and it blue screens me every time I run it on Win7 64bit
I've been running it on Win 7 x64 Ultimate no problems. I wonder if it's a firewall or virus checker thing? I'm using Avast and only Windows firewall at present.
If that fails there is another Android emulator from Intel. It's a long shot but it might work for those with no Android device, afterall bluestacks is just a tweaked emulator image as far as I can tell. Try http://software.intel.com/en-us/android/ and there are system images for Gingerbread and ICS. You would probably have to search for and install an appropriate gapps package to get the market, but I don't know what "device" it would register as. Bluestacks registered itself as some Samsung device in the market from memory.
Edit: After a google for "android emulator market" there are heaps of results. Try following the discussion here; http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1149807
Firewall disabled and no anti-virus.
Thanks for the links though I'll check them out.
If you set an app to free you can never make it paid again, so don't worry about that.
Just downloaded this with my Nexus 7. Controls are very easy to use compared to other FPS's.
It still feels a hundred times harder than playing games like this with a keyboard and mouse.
Yeah, this is only a few months old, I think. I was tempted for 99c, but didn't really need yet another FPS. For free, though…
Great game - killer graphics and runs really smoothly on the HTC Sensation - thanks! :)
that's weird, it says it's incompatible with my HTC Sensation.
Maybe it's because I have a HTC Sensation with XE rom installed. So it thinks it's a HTC Sensation XE. Silly thing is it's the exact same phone with a different case.
That is weird.
Is it a GB or ICS based rom?
yeh that is weird, i was able to get it for my HTC Desire (though runs a bit slow with a few enemies in the room)
Awesome. Downloading on my Samsung Galaxy S2.
Just so people know, the game itself is now Free-To-Play, its not a one off special.
Apparently the game is going to work off the whole "buy items > make money" scheme
(Otherwise known as freemium)
Otherwise known as a $*%^ing ripoff.
Finally had a few mins to play it on my galaxy note. Pretty good control layout. Remember to crank up your graphics settings! - mine was setup on 'low' and i upped it to 'high' without many issues.
SAYS DOES NOT RUN ON JB 4.1.1 :(
Runs on my Nexus S on 4.1.1 however there was a point where the whole thing just crapped itself. Game was still in action but couldn't touch and no buttons worked. Don't know if that's due to Jelly Bean or the game.
Runs on my GNEX (4.1.1). Everything works fine
I purchased this at 99c and enjoy it a lot. Hope making it free with the 'buy items' way doesn't hinder those who already purchased it.
I have a kindle fire and an S2. Logged on kindle downloaded on S2. This is a nice work around for getting apps whilst using kindle. Thanks.
Very nice game. A bit of blood and gore, what a nice way to vent out.
Awesome! Works well on my Galaxy S3. The graphics are pretty good - actually, great considering the price.
I bought this on Friday.. Fu, suddenly goes free..
Thats 99c you'll never get back. :|
Try contacting the developer, if they're reasonable they may offer a refund..
then again it was only 99c.. (what am I thinking, this is ozbargain :)
Nah, heaps of ppl bitching about their 99c lol. Nobody got their money back. Read the 1 star comments on google play. Amazing how many people are peeved (it wasn't good of the developer to do it, but 99c isn't the end of the world!)
…Especially after playing many hundreds for the phone/contract in the first place!
This was made free on Android after the developer realised how heavily the game had been pirated. They realised the only way they could hope to recoup their development costs for Android were to have in game advertising.
It's still $0.99 on the iOS store.
NUUUU not compatible with my Dell Venue :(
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