Illegal Game On Appstore ?? MINECRAFT

alek1805alek1805 Member, PRO Posts: 57
edited May 2012 in Miscellaneous
Guy made a lot of money from this game

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/derpcraft/id500593334?mt=8

Game is in Appstore from 13 february,its 3 months of very high income

Is this Illegal?

Answers

  • stackpoolestackpoole Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaMember, PRO Posts: 473
    edited May 2012
    Im thinking it will eventually get taken off.. just send an email to apple complaining I think

    BUT since there is a disclaimer at the bottom of the description.. I dont think it will be taken off

    Sydney Swans 2014!!

  • alimpo83alimpo83 Member Posts: 188
    Yes, there is a disclaimer. The thing is how can It have so many downloads, since It's not the same game the screens show and it's still on the app store!
  • IsabelleKIsabelleK Member, Sous Chef Posts: 2,807
    edited May 2012
    Apple is removing cr(apps) like this one - just send them an e-mail. We - serious, and legal developers should fight with such actions - false apps, as this one, take money, and places in Top Paid Apps that should belong to real devs.
  • jonmulcahyjonmulcahy Member, Sous Chef, PRO Posts: 10,385
    It happens all the time. Just because apple approves an app doesn't mean it should be on there. They have hundreds of people reviewing apps, and not all have the same level of knowledge of what should be out there.

    There have been numerous Nintendo ripoffs, there was an illegal version of duck hunt out thee for awhile, and a version of Pokemon yellow. The best we can do is report when games like this slip through the cracks.
  • LumpAppsLumpApps Member Posts: 2,872
    He doesn't even know the name of his own game. In the text he speaks of EclipseCraft instead of DerpCraft. LOL.
    Have you seen the reviews. I would take shelter if I was this guy... ;)
  • RPRP Member Posts: 1,990
    And Eden is any different?
  • macewanmacewan Member Posts: 214
    not going into details about how I discovered this but that is a fellow GS forum member
  • IsabelleKIsabelleK Member, Sous Chef Posts: 2,807
    edited May 2012
    not going into details about how I discovered this but that is a fellow GS forum member
    He is pretty well-known here. We had problems with him before, but he is banned from the forums.
  • macewanmacewan Member Posts: 214
    @TheMoonwalls Interesting situation. Just read through the discussion on his AnimusX Engine™. In looking at his Facebook profile you see he is young & full of himself and fire.
  • alek1805alek1805 Member, PRO Posts: 57
    Apple should remove this App as soon as possible.

    By the Way, Google such Developers banned forever, and they have no chance to register again
  • macewanmacewan Member Posts: 214
    In research I'm finding a few people involved. Guess it's take the money and run type situation.
  • alimpo83alimpo83 Member Posts: 188
    It's horrible, I really don't know how this gets approved!
  • IsabelleKIsabelleK Member, Sous Chef Posts: 2,807
    edited May 2012
    It's horrible, I really don't know how this gets approved!
    @jonmulcahy gave a good explanation for this.
  • alimpo83alimpo83 Member Posts: 188
    It's horrible, I really don't know how this gets approved!
    @jonmulcahy gave a good explanation for this.
    I know, I know, I'm just saying.

  • alek1805alek1805 Member, PRO Posts: 57
    He gets approved by Luck
  • EatingMyHatEatingMyHat Member Posts: 1,246
    The game is no longer in the store (at least not in the US store).
  • IsabelleKIsabelleK Member, Sous Chef Posts: 2,807
    edited May 2012
    The game is no longer in the store (at least not in the US store).
    Wow, that was fast :D Hurray for Apple! ;)

  • EatingMyHatEatingMyHat Member Posts: 1,246
    And Eden is any different?
    Yes, Eden is a real game, this one is not.
  • IsabelleKIsabelleK Member, Sous Chef Posts: 2,807
    Eden is a pretty good game - I enjoyed this one :)
  • RPRP Member Posts: 1,990
    @TheMoonwalls I like Eden too (even thought it is a Minecraft clone and a darn good one).

    @EatingMyHat I must missed something here, so these are not even full games? Sort of like that Call of Battle or what ever the heck it was that portraits itself as a full fledge 3D shooter?
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