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The Reason This Game Was Rejected From The App Store Is 'Nonsense'

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Super Hexagon creator Terry Cavanagh wanted to release his free game Don't Look Back on the iOS store. It was reviewed by Apple's people today. Then rejected, according to Cavanagh.

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Here's what the developer tweeted this afternoon:

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Here's the screenshot he linked:

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So remember, it's totally okay to clone Mario or Torchlight or Canabalt or Mega Man or Pokémon. Just don't let Apple think you've accidentally left in placeholder text.

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toxiccheese
toxiccheese

If Apple considers this to be objectionable marketing text, then they have every right to ask for an adjustment. If you don't want to play by the rules they are setting forth, then just release your game somewhere else. Truth is, these developers want to take advantage of the platform, but then they get all upset when they are asked to play by the rules.

Also, Apple could care less that a game gets released as a clone since it isn't up to them to be aware of every single game that has ever existed. Besides, what do cloned games have to do with this story? Absolutely nothing.