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11-14-2009, 03:14 PM #1
Ravensword, Other Unity-based Games Rejected by Apple
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrDW5Dh3pCU]YouTube - Ravensword: The Fallen King - Official Trailer!!! Action RPG iPhone and iPod Touch Game[/ame]
Developers have passed word to Touch Arcade that Ravensword: The Fallen King - along with a number of other games built on the Unity game engine - have been rejected by Apple from the App Store. API calls used in the games were reportedly used by one company to obtain players phone numbers in violation of the iPhone SDK agreement.
Storm8, the company behind multiplayer games like iMobsters and Vampires Live, has been sued for using private, unpublished API calls to harvest game users' phone numbers and uploaded them to its servers. The suit alleges:
Storm8 has written the software for all its games in such a way that it automatically accesses, collects, and transmits the wireless telephone number of each iPhone user who downloads any Storm8 game... Storm8, though, has no reason whatsoever to access the wireless phone numbers of the iPhones on which its games are installed.
Apple's aggressive policing of apps it permits to be available on the iTunes App Store has been a source of irritation in the developer community, often because of complaints of poor communication of what is permitted and prohibited. In this instance, there appears to be a perception of guilt by association simply because programmers implemented certain calls that had been unethically used by others. In many cases, according to people on the Unity discussion forums, apps were rejected even though they lacked the network functionality to send any data.
Hopefully, removal of the offending code will result in the apps eventually getting approved, but the delay - and expense - is further irritating the companies involved, and does nothing for Apple's image among app developers.
video via Chillingo
11-14-2009, 03:19 PM #2
This game looks awesome!
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11-14-2009, 03:28 PM #3
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11-14-2009, 03:31 PM #4
looks like an amazing game
11-14-2009, 04:02 PM #5
like and amazing???
THIS IS AWESOOOOME
APPLE´s IDEA´s SUCKS!
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11-14-2009, 04:49 PM #6
I'm so looking forward to this game. Gonna be the best game on the iPhone.I'm MYAATT DAAAMOOON!!!
11-14-2009, 04:57 PM #7
I'm not into all that wizards and warriors crap, but this is a very nicely built game based on the preview.
11-14-2009, 05:25 PM #8
The game looks great! Sounds like Apple is trying to piss off developers. Hate their SDK terms.Asking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!
11-14-2009, 06:16 PM #9
Apple Apple Apple... When will they let the masters work. its going to bite them in the bottom once android webOS even the windows market place pick upHey! A Restore Never Hurts It's True!
11-14-2009, 08:57 PM #10
how can I download this game???!!!!!!!
Will it b ported 2 Cydia
11-14-2009, 09:27 PM #11
Can sum1 email their devs "lol, cydia" and they'll respond like "doh! ur rite" auto-win ...GG
11-14-2009, 11:26 PM #12Heh
Actually I'll go against the grain here, I typically hate apple but I dont want any developer collecting all of my phone numbers. Shame on them whether they send the numbers or not thats invasive.
11-14-2009, 11:45 PM #13
sheistas! spammas! oh well doesnt look like a good game anywayskillall Terminal
11-15-2009, 01:33 AM #14
God damnit! I've been waiting for this game for weeks, I knew something was gonna come up with the AppStore review, damn Apple!"Spaceships don't come equipped with rear view mirrors..." -Andre Benjamin the 3000th
11-15-2009, 01:35 AM #15
**EDIT CPJR- Useless**
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11-15-2009, 01:40 AM #16
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11-15-2009, 09:46 AM #17
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11-15-2009, 09:47 AM #18
See they cant say it was because of the phone #s they had a few apps that did that that got approved this is another one of those coin toss approval processes.
11-15-2009, 12:26 PM #19
11-15-2009, 12:56 PM #20
that game looks pretty sweet too, thats a shameOriginally Posted by ??????