Apple banned the placing on the icons and screenshots weapons and violent




Apple introduces new rules for gaming applications in the App Store, according to which screenshots should correspond to the minimum rated 4+. This means that the developer may refuse to place the application, if the screenshots and icon will be placed weapons, or will attend the scene with elements of violence.

“In App Store operates parental control, so the need to store provides the appropriate age rating for all placed in the app store. At that time, as Apple does not prohibit violence in the applications themselves, all associated metadata – title, description, icons and screenshots – must meet the minimum rating. Applications that have the icon, screenshot or preview does not meet the age rating will not be allowed in the App Store », – said on its website developers Apple.


One of the first of the new rules affected creators shooter Tempo, forced to hide weapons in the hands of the character pixels. According to the developer, this innovation is due to the fact that his game is rated “12+” is displayed on the page next to the applications with the age rating “4+”. For this reason, the screenshots should not be any weapons or violence.

“For most shooters App Store new rules will create serious difficulties”, – said the developer of the game Gunslugs 2.


Simultaneously, Apple announced an increase in the limit on the size of the applications in the App Store from 2 to 4 GB. Innovation does not affect most of the usual programs, but for game developers will open more opportunities for the introduction of a more advanced releases of graphics and sound.

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