|July 27th, 2009|
At least, according to their new “app store” style marketplace (coming this fall) policies, laid out in this file: MarketplaceContentPolicies.pdf (application/pdf Object).
- Any content with prolonged and/or excessive use of firearms or weapons or other content that facilitates the use of firearms or weapons
- Any content that depicts decapitation, blood splatter, killing, gore or cruelty
- Any content that depicts excessive violence
- Requests or instructions to injure or otherwise harm a specific person or group of people
- Repeated blows or shots inflicted upon people/creatures, violent blows to the head, guns/weapons pointed at head, impaling, exploding body parts, guns/weapons pointed towards reader/audience, depictions of fatal injuries, strangulation/choking, inflicting wounds with swords/knives
- Excessive and gratuitous amounts of blood and/or fleshy body parts, blood spurting from wounds
- Cruelty to animals
- People/creatures on fire
Gotta love the specificity. How do you get gratuitous blood– or any, for that matter — without depicting guns, knives, blows, choking, swords… Guess we won’t see Plants vs Zombies, N+, Prince of Persia or any Tom Clancy games on here… I also like the “guns pointed at reader” which seems explicitly created to prevent the James Bond title sequence from making an appearance.
Hmm, so Space Invaders… do they count as creatures, I wonder?