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Icon contains blood...

12-10-2010, 06:19 AM
#1
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 144
Icon contains blood...

Does icon contain blood can get approval by Apple? I've just checked the icons in the store. I can't find one that contains blood.

Recently I'm developing a new game and the icons designed are here:


I wonder if these icons can get approval.

Thanks!
12-10-2010, 06:40 AM
#2
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 210
I suggest you to change the icon to more appealing one. It's really2 ....

*I mean no offense*

12-10-2010, 06:40 AM
#3
Take a look at the game Slash Master, there's blood in the icon (also, the idea is quite similar to yours).
12-10-2010, 06:55 AM
#4
Joined: May 2009
Location: Somewhere
Posts: 5,195
I've seen worse get approved. Such a small amount of blood should be absolutely no problem, seeing as they've gotten over that little fear of violence they had back in '08/'09.
12-10-2010, 08:11 AM
#5
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 144
Slash Master is really too bloody. That's cool. My icons should have no problem.
12-10-2010, 08:12 AM
#6
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 144
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kai555 View Post
I suggest you to change the icon to more appealing one. It's really2 ....

*I mean no offense*
Can you give me some suggestion? I have no idea. Thanks
12-10-2010, 09:17 AM
#7
The Amateur Surgeon icon also has blood. Nice icon too, check it out.
12-10-2010, 03:07 PM
#8
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 210
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jerry1923 View Post
Can you give me some suggestion? I have no idea. Thanks
I don't know. I'm not a dev, I'm a customer. And when I buy apps by indie dev, I look at the icon. You know, 'crappy' icon may suggest crappy contents.

Good luck.
12-12-2010, 06:04 PM
#9
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 101
Your icon is one of the most important parts of your game as it's what a lot of people surfing through game lists will see first. So what's more important than the blood is whether you are happy with that icon and what it portrays.

We had a similar issue with our icon and I searched around to see a precedent for blood in other icons. From what I saw your icon is very tame, particularly because it's a cartoon representation, so that shouldn't be an issue based on previously accepted games.

Here are some games with blood in their icon for reference:
Zombie Highway
Zombie Infeciton

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12-12-2010, 11:21 PM
#10
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 144


Does it look better?
Thanks