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NEWS: Mario Parody Game Kill the Plumber Rejected on iOS App Store




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Lord Dcast



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:02 am Reply with quote
Why is this news? I'm not sure anyone's even interested...
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:27 am Reply with quote
It's actually very interesting that Apple has stricter rules about parody than Android. Fair Use/Parody limitations can affect a lot of independent creators.
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Mr. Oshawott



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:46 am Reply with quote
Had Kill the Plumber actually received approval, it probably wouldn't have been too long before Nintendo started filing lawsuits due to the game being way too similar to Super Mario Bros.

The ANN article wrote:
...third-party material, Super Mario Bros.

Isn't Super Mario Bros. actually Nintendo's first-party title? Confused
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Niello



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:05 am Reply with quote
^ Relative to the person who made this game and Apple, Nintendo is indeed the third party, even if Mario is Nintendo's first party game. That's probably where your confusion came from.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:33 am Reply with quote
Mr. Oshawott wrote:
Had Kill the Plumber actually received approval, it probably wouldn't have been too long before Nintendo started filing lawsuits due to the game being way too similar to Super Mario Bros.

But Android did give it approval, only Apple said no. That's why it's interesting. How will Nintendo react, if they react?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:56 am Reply with quote
And yet Apple will still sell you a dozen different apps for downloading and reading scanlations. And Apple gets 30% of every sale.
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_Cyphon_



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:03 pm Reply with quote
That's actually a great idea. Why don't we ever get the goombas' side of the view?
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tragedian



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:00 pm Reply with quote
Mr. Oshawott wrote:
Had Kill the Plumber actually received approval, it probably wouldn't have been too long before Nintendo started filing lawsuits due to the game being way too similar to Super Mario Bros.

The ANN article wrote:
...third-party material, Super Mario Bros.

Isn't Super Mario Bros. actually Nintendo's first-party title? Confused

No. It's third-party from Apple's perspective. Mario is first-party on Nintendo's consoles and such.
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Polycell



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:27 pm Reply with quote
invalidname wrote:
And yet Apple will still sell you a dozen different apps for downloading and reading scanlations. And Apple gets 30% of every sale.
You're asking for logic from a company that just banned any and all Civil War games on the grounds they have the Confederate Flag. Apple's best understood as a beast that might approve your app if you follow its rules(and will easily come up with bullshit reasons not to if they don't like it).
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0nsen



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:40 pm Reply with quote
So Apple's being a dick. In other news, water is wet. I'm amazed people actually bought into their crap.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:09 pm Reply with quote
_Cyphon_ wrote:
That's actually a great idea. Why don't we ever get the goombas' side of the view?

You're making me feel gosh-darn old. spoiler[ok, fine, "Jumpman" isn't "Mario". Sure he's not...]

On the original topic, would the game be worth anything if it wasn't an obvious dig at Nintendo? If not, the author is really only making money off the trademark infringement. If so, just change some sprites around so it's not obviously sponging off someone else's work, and release the game that way. Solved. ("Flappy Bird" was on iOS with the totally-obvious Mario background art.)
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:34 pm Reply with quote
Apple probably knows that this makes them susceptible to having Nintendo throwing the book at them, so they saved themselves the trouble. And they probably weren't impressed with the game anyway.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 7:22 pm Reply with quote
Yeah, I was wondering about why this game was rejected whereas Flappy Bird was not, even though that's blatantly using artwork that looks like Super Mario World.
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