Strap in for the silliest news story you’ll likely read today: Per a recent tweet, Terry Cavanagh, developer of Super Hexagon ($2.99) had Don’t Look Back rejected by Apple’s App Store approval process. Backing this up a bit, Don’t Look Back is a side scrolling adventure-y type game that was originally released back in 2009, and like his other titles is gloriously retro complete with super blocky pixel art. Check out the trailer:
It turns out Apple has an issue with the iTunes description that Terry bundled with his game. Viewable on the Android market, Don’t Look Back’s description reads:
A game about fantasy.
Don’t Look Back is a short game I made in 2009.
This is a completely free game, not “free to play"; there are no in-app purchases or any of that nonsense.
Apparently, pointing out the fact that the game is actually free with no catch is grounds for rejection:
It’ll be interesting to see how this all shakes out, as Cavanagh has already resubmitting a new description with the offending line edited. Regardless, this definitely is up there with the craziest rejections we’ve seen so far on the App Store. But, whatever, this is just giving me another reason to tell you to read our Super Hexagon review and give that game a download. It’s great.
Update: Well that didn’t take long, as Don’t Look Back is now approved and available for free in the App Store.