Aftershock, the latest iPhone game created by Silton Solutions LLC, launched August 20th at midnight and is available in the iTunes App Store for US$0.99.
Aftershock is labeled as a “casual game”, which means that the targeted audience are those who enjoy games without complex instructions and don’t want to invest a large amount of time to learn how to play.
The base game mechanics of Aftershock was modeled after another casual game called “Chain Rxn”, which is one of the most popular games on Facebook. Aftershock, however, includes multiple game modes with different rules and goals so players can constantly have different challenges as they play.
Aftershock was able to drop its price from the expected $1.99 to $0.99 by taking advantage of the new iPhone 3.0 OS feature of allowing apps to have “in-app” purchasing. When Aftershock shipped on August 20th, there was even one expansion pack already available which provides the players with three additional game modes plus a sound effects editor. The Aftershock website, http://www.aftershockapp.com, has a poll available for fans to vote on what they would like to see in future expansion packs.
iPhone App Giveaway
To celebrate the launch of Aftershock, Silton Solutions is giving away free copies of Silly Stories (http://www.sillystoriesapp.com) and Chalk a Lot (http://www.chalkalot.com), their other two iPhone apps.
To get a promo code for either app, Silton Solutions asks that players forward a copy of their iTunes sales receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a note for which app they wish to have. Only one promo code per iTunes receipt will be provided, however a second promo code may be handed out if the receipt also includes Aftershock’s in-app purchase.
This promotion will only work with an iTunes account in the U.S. store as Apple does not yet provide app promo codes that operate with non-US iTunes accounts.
There are plenty of promo codes still available for both Chalk a Lot and Silly Stories. All requests for a free promo code will be honored.