October 13, 2011 in Games (F)
[prMac.com] Granot industrial area, Israel - MetalCompass introduces FunTom of the Opera 1.0.1 and FunTom of the Opera Lite 1.0 for iOS devices. Every now and then we hear complaints from iOS app developers regarding the app developer guidelines and Apple's apps review team. You can read the TechCrunch article "A secret look into the iPhone App Review Process: It's run by eight-year-old's" to get the idea.
MetalCompass development team was surprised when apple review team rejected their app "Funtom of the Opera" - a voice controlled game in which the player controls a fuzzy creature who likes to shatter things using his vocal cords. The game has a free and a full version and is available worldwide.
In Funtom of the Opera the player can smash his way through the various levels while shattering wine and beer glasses and even smartphones and tablets. Well, any smartphone or tablet as long as it's not Apple's. At first Apple approved a version of the game with levels in which your goal is to shatter iPhones and iPads. Then, out of the blue, MetalCompass development team got a massage that the app is rejected because of improper use of Apple's trademarks.
The amused developers of MetalCompass decided to switch the iPhone and iPad images with Samsung's Galaxy phone and tables. After a few days MetalCompass team got a notification that Funtom of the Opera is approved and ready for sale on the AppStore.
Conclusion, if you want to virtually vandalize electronic devices on iOS apps, makes sure its Apple's competitors.
* iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 3.1.2 or later
* 10.0 MB Lite
* 8.7 MB Full
Pricing and Availability:
FunTom of the Opera 1.0.1 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. FunTom of the Opera Lite is free.
MetalCompass is an Israeli based company focuses on bringing the next generation of mobile gaming by developing real world games and gaming peripherals for smartphones. Copyright (C) 2011 MetalCompass All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.