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App rejected for similar icons

02-22-2013, 02:39 AM
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 5,202
Your icon is really similar to the Aztec Scroll icon, that would my guess.
02-22-2013, 10:11 AM
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: AL
Posts: 4,361
It looks like the exact same icon that the dude on the last page posted for "Aztec The Curse in the Heart of the City of Gold" that came out Sept 12th last year. The only difference is the color and the little badge... but the art looks the same.

It does look a little bit like the Temple Run icon too... but there's no mistaking it is the same as that other one. It's amazing they would catch that, but I'm glad they did. Too many apps use the same or similar icons... mix it up and do something original.
02-27-2013, 03:06 AM
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 220
OMG, "Aztec The Cuerse..." just freaks me out. It used the same picture I found, except it didn't even change the color!

However I didn't mean to copy it. I browesed hundreds of totem photos to find the one that satisfies me. I won't use it if I know beforehand. (Is the totem famous? That app seems rich in arts, why it still resort to the photo for its icon as I do?)

And the problem is not the similarity yet. Apple reject my app twice without telling me which top app they are implying. (They didn't even read my question the first time I appealed.) I can only guess it's Temple Run, but can't be sure. Thus I cannot make any modifications. For the second time, they didn't answer either, but they got my app approved directly.

Sorry for the Aztec. But for Temple Run, I think it's OK. The icons are already quite different. If you still saw the icon with the first impression of Temple Run, that's my success. I mean, even if I truely want to mimic it, I did it without cross the line.

In case you like both match-3 game & Fruit Ninja:
02-27-2013, 03:18 AM
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,660
You keep on saying you dont know what Apples issue is but then in another post you do suggest its similar to Temple Run !

Just make it quite different and try submitting again. Granted 'some' people seem to think the icons important but for me as long as the games good i dont care if its a black square, its all about how the game plays.

But you, me, everyone else knows it looks similar to Temple Run, granted they dont have the monopoly on totem pole icons but i see what youre trying to do. Its like when a game comes out with a name 'similar' to Angry Birds as they want to get people to buy the game thinking its some Angry Birds spin-off.
02-27-2013, 04:57 AM
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,458
Originally Posted by psj3809 View Post
But you, me, everyone else knows it looks similar to Temple Run
I don't think it's very similar at all. They must have been referring to that other app in terms of similarity. If the level of similarity between this app's icon and TR's is all it takes to get rejected, then there will come a time soon when no apps will ever be released any more because a new icon without that degree of similarity to any existing would be impossible.