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How does apple feel about violent games?

eXtraTurnGameseXtraTurnGames Posts: 70Member
I am thinking about putting pixelated blood and dismemberment into one of the games I'm working on. What would apple think about this though?

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  • BlackbirdStudiosBlackbirdStudios Posts: 493Member
    To be honest, Apple frowns upon violence and blood in their games. It just depends on how much there is. Dismemberment would probably be hard to get under a 12+ rating, with a good chance of getting a 17+ rating. It just depends on how graphic it is.
  • TheHooglerTheHoogler Posts: 102Member
    There are different ratings for cartoon, graphic, or realistic. Its actually easy to find out. Go into your itunes connect account, and make a new app. In that process, apple will ask you to rate your game in a few categories. In real time you can see how the intensity of violence or nudity affects your Apple rating. Certain selections will tell you that Apple won't allow it. And a 17+ rating would be fine. I think you have to be 18 to even buy something on Apple itunes store? People usually don't consider the ratings when buying a game, or if they do, the mature rating is enticing . That's why R movies generally gross more than lower rated movies on average.
  • BlackbirdStudiosBlackbirdStudios Posts: 493Member
    TheHoogler said:
    That's why R movies generally gross more than lower rated movies on average.

    If you mean the make more gross revenue than other movies, that is false. It is rare that an R movie is #1 in the box office. Any other rating of movie grosses better than R rated.
  • MammothMammoth Posts: 640Member
    Apple is generally more family friendly. Even if you do put a gross game out there it won't get featured or anything.
  • TheHooglerTheHoogler Posts: 102Member
    @Blackbird

    I wasn't referring to tops in box office, as that isn't always a great indication of average of all movies. On that note, I reexamined the information, and I am indeed wrong. I must have mixed up something somewhere along the way. I concede :) (otherwise I'd provide the proper evidence).
  • BlackbirdStudiosBlackbirdStudios Posts: 493Member
    TheHoogler said:
    @Blackbird

    I wasn't referring to tops in box office, as that isn't always a great indication of average of all movies. On that note, I reexamined the information, and I am indeed wrong. I must have mixed up something somewhere along the way. I concede :) (otherwise I'd provide the proper evidence).

    :)
    Mammoth said:
    Apple is generally more family friendly. Even if you do put a gross game out there it won't get featured or anything.

    True that, and the only good mature rated games in the store come from devs like Glu or Chillingo.
  • JohnPapiomitisJohnPapiomitis Posts: 6,256Member
    BlackbirdStudios said:
    :)

    True that, and the only good mature rated games in the store come from devs like Glu or Chillingo.

    chillingo's not a dev ;)
  • TheHooglerTheHoogler Posts: 102Member
    Now that I think about it, Adult Swim games are very violent. 5 minutes to kill yourself? Amateur Surgeon? Take a look at these, and if your game is on par, then you might be fine.
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