Alice: Madness Returns Storybook App Awards $10 Off Full Game

Alice: Madness Returns Storybook App Awards $10 Off Full Game

Completing the demented Alice: Madness Returns interactive storybook gives players $10 off the full game.

Anyone interested in EA's upcoming Alice: Madness Returns that owns an iPad or iPhone now has an opportunity to get themselves a handy dandy discount. EA has released an Alice: Madness Returns interactive storybook which rewards anyone completing it with $10 off the full game from the EA Store.

Madness Returns is a sequel to American McGee's Alice, a third-person action game released for the PC in 2000 that was a demented look at Alice in Wonderland with Alice having lost much of her mind in an insane asylum, which consequently twisted Wonderland around too. The sequel brings Alice back to Wonderland, and guess what, it's still pretty messed up.

The interactive storybook app uncovers the lost years of Alice's stay in Rutledge Asylum with a prequel story that bridges the gap between Alice and Madness Returns. Players will experience creepy asylum tests expressed through interactive animations and sequences created by the same artists behind the game. They'll be able to collect Wonderland treasures and even take advantage of the iPhone 4 and iPad 2's smile recognition to grin like the Cheshire Cat.

Did I mention the app is completely free? So, playing the free prequel to a game can help you get it for cheaper (from the EA Store). There must be a catch somewhere but I can't seem to find it. Download the interactive storybook here

Alice: Madness Returns will be released for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on June 14, 2011.

Thanks for the tip Dududf!

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Don't be douchebags, EA. I shouldn't have to join in on the Apple hipster crowd to be able to take advantage of this. You want free marketing for your game? Fine, I've already told a bunch of people about it that wouldn't have even been aware it was a sequel otherwise. So where's my $10 off?

Xzi:
Don't be douchebags, EA. I shouldn't have to join in on the Apple hipster crowd to be able to take advantage of this. You want free marketing for your game? Fine, I've already told a bunch of people about it that wouldn't have even been aware it was a sequel otherwise. So where's my $10 off?

Jesus christ man, its 10 bucks off the EA store purchase, it's not like they're twisting your arm into buying an Iphone just to play a small prequel game.

The only catch for this IS that its off the EA store, and I've never felt a reason to buy anything off it, even during sales.

I'd say the "catch" is it's still cheaper from Amazon. :)

edit: For console versions, anyway.

not available in the UK. fun. Oh well.

Xzi:
Don't be douchebags, EA. I shouldn't have to join in on the Apple hipster crowd to be able to take advantage of this. You want free marketing for your game? Fine, I've already told a bunch of people about it that wouldn't have even been aware it was a sequel otherwise. So where's my $10 off?

You know, every time I spot one of your posts, you seem to be whining about something. They're doing something good here, so quit yo' jibber-jabber.

OT: That's cool, but I want it on my PS3. Thanks anyway, EA.

It's just the promo code Alicemadness, I'm pretty sure anyone can use that code regardless if you play the storybook app.

KaosuHamoni:

OT: That's cool, but I want it on my PS3. Thanks anyway, EA.

You can buy it for the PS3 from the EA store. But Amazon's selling it for $45 for the PS3 vs $50 from EA (after the code) so still not worth it.

I'd love some disount for the PC EA store version (you know, with the first game packed in?), but as I'm and android user and not in the US... damn you, EA!

This seems like a cool idea. Too bad I don't have an iPad, nor would I want to get my copy from the EA store. I'll just buy it in-store. Still, points are due.
I can't wait for this game. I watched the story trailer the other day. That is some messed up stuff. Looking good!

Meh, it's a nice promotion and I downloaded the app anyway (if only because I'm a fan of the first game) but I already preordered the game at my local Gamestop anyway, so sadly the discount isn't going to do me any good.

I hope everyone else gets good use out of it, though. The code, for the record, is ALICEMADNESS, which is easy enough to figure out, I suppose, but if you're interested in the game pick up the app anyway if you're able to. At the very least it'll fill you i a bit on the story of the first one if you've never played it.

Well, ALICEMADNESS does not work for the euro EA store... D:

edit: but if you answer the "why did you leave the store with something in your basket" question, you get 10% off... Marginally cheaper than buying the physical version that does not come with the original alice.

nagi:
Well, ALICEMADNESS does not work for the euro EA store... D:

edit: but if you answer the "why did you leave the store with something in your basket" question, you get 10% off... Marginally cheaper than buying the physical version that does not come with the original alice.

I found it odd EA limited original Alice to their digital download only for PC, but bundled it with all console versions.

(source: http://www.americanmcgee.com/2011/05/20/normally-youd-find-a-puzzle-here/ )

Well, if you have an iPhone or iPad, then this is an amazing opportunity. But why on earth would you have one of those?! Please release this as a standalone PC title or console game. Restricting the availability to such an overpriced gadget isn't exactly incentive enough to purchase. Doesn't stop me from wanting it, though.

Xzi:
Don't be douchebags, EA. I shouldn't have to join in on the Apple hipster crowd to be able to take advantage of this. You want free marketing for your game? Fine, I've already told a bunch of people about it that wouldn't have even been aware it was a sequel otherwise. So where's my $10 off?

It's $10 off a game, for free, they may not have handled it perfectly, but there is not much to complain about here.

Get over yourself.

GamesB2:

Xzi:
Don't be douchebags, EA. I shouldn't have to join in on the Apple hipster crowd to be able to take advantage of this. You want free marketing for your game? Fine, I've already told a bunch of people about it that wouldn't have even been aware it was a sequel otherwise. So where's my $10 off?

It's $10 off a game, for free, they may not have handled it perfectly, but there is not much to complain about here.

Get over yourself.

$10 off for free if you own an iPhone. Wouldn't be such a big deal if more and more promotions weren't starting to go in this direction. For either Apple or Facebook. I mean, it's bad enough that we have console/platform exclusives to divide us, but now we have carrier/phone exclusives too? Quite frankly the $10 off deal doesn't piss me off quite as much as missing out on the content in the app itself. Especially since I loved the first game, as a PC exclusive lest I remind, and want to see the story progress. There's no reason I shouldn't be able to play this app as a flash game on my PC.

Promotions done right don't exclude people. I mean, that's counter-intuitive to the idea of promoting your product, after all.

Xzi:
$10 off for free if you own an iPhone. Wouldn't be such a big deal if more and more promotions weren't starting to go in this direction. For either Apple or Facebook. I mean, it's bad enough that we have console/platform exclusives to divide us, but now we have carrier/phone exclusives too? Quite frankly the $10 off deal doesn't piss me off quite as much as missing out on the content in the app itself. Especially since I loved the first game, as a PC exclusive lest I remind, and want to see the story progress. There's no reason I shouldn't be able to play this app as a flash game on my PC.

Promotions done right don't exclude people. I mean, that's counter-intuitive to the idea of promoting your product, after all.

That I can more understand, as an act of generosity its a (flawed) but satisfactory approach, however I'd also like the app and I will never buy into Apple, though I do have a Facebook account.

EA, nearly...

While we are at it, how dare those douchebags at superbrothers releasing Swords & Sworcery as an Iphone and Ipad exclusively? Too hip to make a flash version of it?
But why stop there? I want all those Console exclusive titles to be available on PC. I'm damn well entitled to that.

Speakercone:
not available in the UK. fun. Oh well.

Thus why I couldn't find it on the AppStore. Dammit, ea, I wasn't gonna go for the ea store thing but I still wanted to play it.

It's dumb though cause it's Apple stuff only so I can't play it, how fucking stupid do you have to be to do that?

I find it fascinating that, in the comments for an article about a free application that's provides a code that gives a 10% discount to a AAA title with next to no effort (and said code has already been posted in the comments for all to use anyway) people still have a need to needlessly complain about it as if it's a personal attack engineered to offend them and them alone.

Davroth:
While we are at it, how dare those douchebags at superbrothers releasing Swords & Sworcery as an Iphone and Ipad exclusively? Too hip to make a flash version of it?
But why stop there? I want all those Console exclusive titles to be available on PC. I'm damn well entitled to that.

There should be no exclusives at all. On PC or console, or fucking phones of any type. I don't understand why developers wouldn't want to expose the largest audience they possibly could to their game. Oh, right, by going exclusive they get guaranteed money up front from Micro$oft or $ony. Or Asshole. Err...Apple.

And people wonder why so many don't take video games seriously as an art form. Imagine if an artist said, "I'm releasing this painting...exclusive to Facebook, and only if it gets 100 likes first." He'd be immediately discredited within the industry and never taken seriously again.

"Oh, and the painting isn't actually finished...see this empty part in the top right? That's going to be released as DLC..."

This is a good deal, but I noticed that Amazon is selling it for under 50 bucks. If the price stays that way until next month, I may try preordering, or make my purcahse there. Still, I'll be downloading the app anyways.

Nice deal, but I'd rather get the 360 version.

By the way, is that free, included HD Alice remake confirmed?

Oh there's a catch alright.

You have to get the game from the EA store.

You ever tried getting that shit to work?

Xzi:

$10 off for free if you own an iPhone. Wouldn't be such a big deal if more and more promotions weren't starting to go in this direction. For either Apple or Facebook. I mean, it's bad enough that we have console/platform exclusives to divide us, but now we have carrier/phone exclusives too? Quite frankly the $10 off deal doesn't piss me off quite as much as missing out on the content in the app itself. Especially since I loved the first game, as a PC exclusive lest I remind, and want to see the story progress. There's no reason I shouldn't be able to play this app as a flash game on my PC.

Promotions done right don't exclude people. I mean, that's counter-intuitive to the idea of promoting your product, after all.

I can certainly see your point. I'd like to play through this app myself - why don't EA release an Android version?

Davroth:
While we are at it, how dare those douchebags at superbrothers releasing Swords & Sworcery as an Iphone and Ipad exclusively? Too hip to make a flash version of it?
But why stop there? I want all those Console exclusive titles to be available on PC. I'm damn well entitled to that.

I know, right? Boohoo.

Firstly: The thing that's really hypocritical, is that if an Apple user came on here and whined that all games should work on Mac OSX and how dare developers release games exclusively for Windows or consoles, they'd be laughed at endlessly. I'm imagining it'd be be something along the lines of "Well, you should've bought a PC instead of being a hipster douchebag.", or something similar. But if something, and I do mean just about anything, comes out as an Apple exclusive, you pitch a fit.

Secondly: This was not made by EA, it was made by Spicy Horse; EA merely published it. If you look at what that studio has been doing other than the Alice sequel, you'd see that they've largely been making iOS apps. So, seeing as they already probably have a buttload of iOS programmers in-house, it makes sense that they'd go that way for a minor promotion.

Thirdly: It will be out in Canada and Europe, just in a few more days. I poked around the site and it's implied that this will actually come out for more than just iOS devices.

Fourthly: The above posters are right, it'll be cheaper on Amazon anyway.

and lastly, if you're still upset about this and want to burn EA to the ground, you should run out to your local drug store and pick up a bottle of this:


Man, I'm really not trying to get all ad hominem on some of you guys but, wow, talk about entitlement issues. If I had an iPhone/Pad and I mentioned to you that I thought that it'd be nice if something would be released for iOS, what would your reply honestly be? Food for thought.

Well can't get it in Canada.
But that's to be expected our government, and CRTC are trying to erect a iron curtain. Or in our case a wooden curtain.
"We be taking steps backwards, oh ya. Raising the iron curtain, oh ya. Blocking the internet, oh ya. Fuck the Canadians, oh ya. Cause we taking steps backwards, oh ya."(Sing to the tune of a working song)
I can't wait for this game to come out, the first one is so good.

you also can't get it in the Netherlands... i feel let down...

No thanks. Not if I have to use EA's download manager.

You're lying! It's not completely free! I'd have to buy an iPhone or iPad to check it out! *pout*

I would love to participate. Too bad I have an Android phone, like so, so, so many other people.

 

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