Codeminion Doubts Apple’s Removal Policies

October 27th, 2009 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: iOS | No Comments »

Codeminion A developer called CodeMinion has openly criticised Apple's removal process as their game seems to have been pulled from the app store by request of Mumbo Jumbo, a competitor.

Their game, Stoneloops of Jurassica is a game in the range of Zuma and Luxor. Popping coloured balls against others to remove them in time. The game was a huge success for the company as it managed to stay well possitioned in the charts. Yet, the game seems to have been removed on request of rival Mumbo Jumbo;

“Together with an external company Playcreek we managed to prepare a very solid port of StoneLoops! to the iPhone platform. It was a great success for us that we managed to launch the game sooner than MumboJumbo managed to complete their iPhone port of Luxor. In result the roles for StoneLoops! and Luxor have reversed in the AppStore. Due to an excellent port and good timing our game became the genre leader receiving hundreds of positive user reviews. In the meanwhile Luxor for the iPhone received very little attention and quickly dropped out of the various top100’s. I can imagine that MumboJumbo wasn’t entirely satisfied with this result, but hey

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