The Reason This Game Was Rejected From The App Store Is ‘Nonsense’

The Reason This Game Was Rejected From The App Store Is ‘Nonsense’

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.

Here’s what the developer tweeted this afternoon:

Here’s the screenshot he linked:


So remember, it’s totally OK 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.


  • And then like an hour later he tweeted that it has been allowed up.

    (Without the word “nonsense”, by the way.)

  • So the story was about Apple being douche bags about USING the place holder text argument to mask their real agenda of blocking the app for making fun of in-app purchases.

    And somehow this article is just about a guy tweeting something, that’s journalism!

  • ok, maybe i’m a bit vindictive, but as soon as I got this message back from Apple, I would have tweeted the following: “Don’t Look back is now Android exclusive!”

  • Next up, all games having humour, or an opinion in them will be banned. Games are a business, not a source of amusement and entertainment.

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