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Game rejected by Apple for 4.3 Spam Rule

dcurren6dcurren6 Posts: 7Member, PRO
edited March 7 in Working with GS (Mac)

I made an army survival game which I've been building for the past 2 years and i finally managed to publish it to my apple developer account. They rejected it for 4.3 spam and i messaged them back saying that i didn't use any templates and that i have thought of all the ideas myself and i worked on it for 2 years. I said that its completely different then other army games and they sent a message back saying that the reviewers re- viewed my game and decided to still reject my game because there is to many games in the same category. They said i need to start a new project and make something completely different then whats already in the app store. Do you think i can still work on this game and change it to a different category and re skin it and try to publish it to apple again or to try to publish it to android? I think it would take forever to check all the apps in the app store to think of something completely different before you start a new one and hopefully know one thinks of the same idea and releases it just before you do.

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  • tatiangtatiang Posts: 11,751Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Senior Sous-Chef

    Hard to know without knowing what your game was, specifically.

    Also, 4.3 Spam doesn't seem to match what you described. What was the message that Apple sent you?

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  • dcurren6dcurren6 Posts: 7Member, PRO



  • dcurren6dcurren6 Posts: 7Member, PRO

    Could it be because I’ve already got 1 app on the store and that it needs to be consolidated with this new app? Would I be able to delete my other app and re publish this new one without any problems? Thanks very much for your reply

  • bob loblawbob loblaw Posts: 319Member, PRO

    @dcurren6 said:
    Could it be because I’ve already got 1 app on the store and that it needs to be consolidated with this new app? Would I be able to delete my other app and re publish this new one without any problems? Thanks very much for your reply

    could be, based on the first thing written under that 4.3 bit. is this an update to that first app?

  • dcurren6dcurren6 Posts: 7Member, PRO

    @bob loblaw thanks for the reply. I have just managed to delete my alien app in the Apple store and I’m going to re publish my new army game to see if I get the same 4.3 message. This wasn’t for an update for the first game it was a message for publishing my new game. Thanks.

  • adent42adent42 Posts: 1,366Key Master, Head Chef, Executive Chef, Member, PRO GameSalad Employee

    It may be a matter of the game having a similar look and feel to other apps in the store. It may have similar mechanics. Based on their feedback, it looks like they think it's a template app...

    It's hard to say without actually seeing what you're putting out there? Maybe share the screenshots you're submitting with the app?

  • dcurren6dcurren6 Posts: 7Member, PRO

    hi @adent42 i deleted my other game from there store and re published my new army game back to apple but they rejected it again in the app store for 4.3 spam. They say they only allow apps which are completely different then anything similar now which is on there store. i have managed to publish my game now onto android. My game is called Military Rebels which is on the arcade if you would like to see it. I tried my best to make it different then other games which maybe similar but they dont want it on there stores now. Thanks for your help.

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