★ TouchArcade needs your help. Click here to support us on Patreon.

Does anyone know....

12-14-2009, 02:27 PM
#1
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 697
Does anyone know....

Can you withdraw your current app for sale, revise it and make changes, give it a new app name and icon, and submit it as a new game?

I only plan to do this with one App simply because I felt it needed a different name, and different icon.

I've emailed Apple about it already, but thought I'd try my luck here and see if anyone else has done that.

12-14-2009, 02:58 PM
#2
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Toronto Canada
Posts: 863
Just submit it as an update - you can change the name and the icon as much as ya like, just don't change the bundle identifier. If you submit it as a totally new game you'll leave your existing users hanging. They'll have to buy it again to get the update - and I'd bet they wouldn't be too happy about that.

SHREDD GO FAST! FREE!
Nozoku Rush Kick Math's Ass!
Critter Panic Break yer brain! FREE!
Silverfish & Silverfish MAX Hardcore arcade insanity!
Nozoku A casual game of math & logic.
More: cbox.me Twitter YouTube

12-14-2009, 03:22 PM
#3
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: FLA, USA
Posts: 2,598
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frank Condello View Post
Just submit it as an update - you can change the name and the icon as much as ya like, just don't change the bundle identifier. If you submit it as a totally new game you'll leave your existing users hanging. They'll have to buy it again to get the update - and I'd bet they wouldn't be too happy about that.
pollywog's a great game but it needs different environments
12-14-2009, 03:43 PM
#4
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 697
Will change the game name

Good point, I will keep the same bundle identifier and update with the new name and new icon
thanks!
12-14-2009, 05:03 PM
#5
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Toronto Canada
Posts: 863
Quote:
Originally Posted by starmonkey101 View Post
pollywog's a great game but it needs different environments
I'd be happy to discuss Pollywog in the official thread: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=35565 but unfortunately I've had to put all future plans on hold due to extremely poor sales.

SHREDD GO FAST! FREE!
Nozoku Rush Kick Math's Ass!
Critter Panic Break yer brain! FREE!
Silverfish & Silverfish MAX Hardcore arcade insanity!
Nozoku A casual game of math & logic.
More: cbox.me Twitter YouTube
12-14-2009, 07:11 PM
#6
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 697
Regarding Pollywog

How do you market your app and get it recognized in an App Store so saturated with Apps?
I'm very new to it, but it's disappointing when you spend months working on something and sales are poor, any tips would help
12-14-2009, 07:14 PM
#7
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
Posts: 3,741
Quote:
Originally Posted by butterbean21 View Post
How do you market your app and get it recognized in an App Store so saturated with Apps?
I'm very new to it, but it's disappointing when you spend months working on something and sales are poor, any tips would help
The majority of topics in the Developer forum seem to be based around this question:

http://forums.toucharcade.com/forumdisplay.php?f=8

Lots of other devs in similar situations to yours hang around in there and they're slowly getting more knowledgeable about what works and what doesn't.

The main rule is simple: don't do anything until you've heard from someone who's done it before. Some marketing/advertising techniques fail horribly.

  /l、
゙(゚、 。 7 ノ
 l、゙ ~ヽ
 じしf_, )ノ
12-14-2009, 07:22 PM
#8
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 697
Thanks appreciate the help

Thanks, I'll take a look at those threads, appreciate it!