Apple Denies Super Mario Parody for Sale in App Store

In Kill the Plumber, you prevent the rescue of a certain princess by killing the mustachioed plumber who would be her savior.
It's a script-flipping mobile game that openly and intentionally parodies the NES classic Super Mario Bro, and Apple won't let it into the iOS App Store.
In Apple's eyes, the game constitutes copyright infringement as it pertains to "use protected third-party material."
Those materials include; trademarks, copyrights, patients, or violations of 3rd party terms of use.
Apple's initial rejection called out the game's visual similarity to Super Mario Bros.
It was later made clear during the appeals process that everything would have to change if it's to be reconsidered, "from the appearance to the functionality," the forum post said.
The developer Dojo plans to move forward with a wider release through web sites and the popular PC game library and marketplace, Steam.



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