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Apple ruining release of game?!

12-23-2009, 11:23 AM
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Apple ruining release of game?!

My game 'Claim Denied!' has been 'ready for sale' for 3 days, is listed as available, and yet is completely unavailable on any store. It's as though it doesn't exist. Giving that this is a healthcare satire game there is only a narrow window for me to make money off of this. If it doesn't show up on stores soon I may lose a month of work and not to mention all the sales.

Not only that, but all the advertising I put out listed the game as coming out a day before, and every day it's delayed hurts.

Is anyone else having this problem, or has Apple simply screwed me?






Last edited by JesseAtOnyxx; 12-23-2009 at 11:31 AM.
12-23-2009, 11:28 AM
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manomio, the dev from the c64 emulator has the same problem.

itunes connect for devs is probably close till 28 december.

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12-23-2009, 11:29 AM
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thousands in sales?

Did you actually do any research on what you're trying to do before you tried to do it?

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12-23-2009, 11:29 AM
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Not sure what's going on with apple, maybe if you get a screen shot and upload it someone may be able to help? You could always post this in the 'Dev Discussion' bit (if you haven't already, i just noticed this in game discussion).

Ps. This looks a pretty good game. Got more info on it?

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12-23-2009, 11:31 AM
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They're pretty busy right now as everyone's submitting releases, updates, price change, etc etc. Things are slower than usual, just like post office, public transport and everything else.

The C64 (official Commodore 64 emulator) has the same problem, so it's not just yours. The safe way to this is to submit it long before christmas season so it's already available before things get hectic.

Avoid last-minute things at busy times like this, that applies to anything actually.

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12-23-2009, 11:31 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheSeldomSeenKid View Post
Not sure what's going on with apple, maybe if you get a screen shot and upload it someone may be able to help? You could always post this in the 'Dev Discussion' bit (if you haven't already, i just noticed this in game discussion).

Ps. This looks a pretty good game. Got more info on it?
judging from the screenshots it's a castle defense game where you stamp "denied" on old people and hurt people.

Nothing new here, move along.

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12-23-2009, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by killy billy View Post
manomio, the dev from the c64 emulator has the same problem.

itunes connect for devs is probably close till 28 december.
Can you stop playing "probably", as though you're not really sure? That just totally voids any potentially useful information you post. iTunes Connect IS closed from the 23rd until the 28th.

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12-23-2009, 11:37 AM
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Can you stop playing "probably", as though you're not really sure?
Maybe he was indeed unsure? eg. he's unsure if it's 23-28 or 22-29 dec. Not everyone can remember dates accurately

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12-23-2009, 11:43 AM
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@ dogmeat: Way to slap the guy when he's down and asking for help. Nice Christmas spirit of you.

Jesse I am not sure what to tell you to do, but one thing I DO know is that they take a hiatus right now for 5 days. Things might still be propogating during that time if it doesn't take any manpower from Apple to do that.

Good luck, but don't stress out for 5 days if you can't reach a human for an answer. Wait until the 29th now to get in touch with them.

Sorry I don't have an answer. Good luck.
12-23-2009, 11:47 AM
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@ dogmeat: Way to slap the guy when he's down and asking for help. Nice Christmas spirit of you.

Jesse I am not sure what to tell you to do, but one thing I DO know is that they take a hiatus right now for 5 days. Things might still be propogating during that time if it doesn't take any manpower from Apple to do that.

Good luck, but don't stress out for 5 days if you can't reach a human for an answer. Wait until the 29th now to get in touch with them.

Sorry I don't have an answer. Good luck.
Thanks, it's just frustrating, especially since it shows up as ready for sale. I'll keep my fingers crossed!