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Constantly submitting the same game?

01-25-2010, 02:19 AM
#1
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Constantly submitting the same game?

I have noticed a developer constantly resubmitting the same game ( almost daily). Sure he changes the colours and the name but that is it. Is this legit? Is this mentioned in our vendors agreement?
01-25-2010, 02:47 AM
#2
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Are you sure it's the same game? What is it called? I don't see any reason not to mention it. If you go to his apps page are there dozens of these?

01-25-2010, 03:02 AM
#3
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Today he hit the entertainment section. Look at new releases.
And the dice section .
and and .......

any app with an a in front

Yes more than dozens....
01-25-2010, 03:03 AM
#4
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I've seen a lot of similar tactics - like releasing the same puzzle game over and over with a different photo, or MMO apps that just give you a different number of "points". There's also a certain developer that submits the same apps as new apps for every new version/update and just includes the new version number in the app name (and I use the word "update" loosely).

Unfortunately Apple lets people get away with this crap so I'll call it "legit" for now, but I'll also call it douchey.

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01-25-2010, 04:15 AM
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woah.. he's got 25 pages of crapp! that's 300 apps!!!

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01-25-2010, 04:24 AM
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I'm pretty sure that's not allowed, an app was rejected somewhere for submitting 2 apps with different background color, all other functionality was the same.

This is replacing all the art though, so it's probably allowed.
01-25-2010, 05:29 AM
#7
Joined: Feb 2009
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are you guys talking about this guy:

http://appshopper.com/entertainment/...ac-toe-morpion

Wow dang this is crazy...
he released an average of 3 apps every single day since November 2009
with a total of 313 games (with only a slight change of the clipart graphic )
01-25-2010, 05:58 AM
#8
Joined: Apr 2009
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Another one contributing to turn the appstore into Crapstore ...

Jeez, some people just don't care about the consequences of their actions.
01-25-2010, 06:40 AM
#9
Theres this guy with a ton of Chain Reaction-eque games on the app store too.

Hes got 8 pages of the same game concept with different graphics. Though all the graphics are overhauled, is it even allowed?!
01-25-2010, 08:00 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wahseh View Post
Theres this guy with a ton of Chain Reaction-eque games on the app store too. Hes got 8 pages of the same game concept with different graphics. Though all the graphics are overhauled, is it even allowed?!
stupid review process?

why not collate a list of complains; write a report to apple for them to consider. we have a number of similar games on iphone (game and watch) but they were designed that way; each has its own unique spin on the concept.. but it surely isn't just replacement of graphics.

while it may look the same; maybe apple can force them to consolidate all the applications/games into a single binary for distribution instead? we did this with gw series - it ends up cheaper for the end user to get the games.

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