Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
August 4, 2015
arrowPress Releases
August 4, 2015
PR Newswire
View All






If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


Apple Pulls Big Fish Subscription-Based Game Portal From App Store
Apple Pulls Big Fish Subscription-Based Game Portal From App Store
November 24, 2011 | By Mike Rose




Following news earlier this week that Seattle's Big Fish Games had received approval from Apple to launch what was the first subscription-based gaming portal on iOS devices, the company has now confirmed that Apple has reversed the move and pulled the app from the App Store.

The app allowed users to pay a monthly subscription for dozens of iOS games on demand for unlimited play.

However, according to a Bloomberg report, Apple has now pulled the app from its online store, and did not give Big Fish Games a reason for the reversal.

Paul Thelen, founder of Big Fish, explained, "We were notified that the app was removed. Were trying to follow up with Apple to try to figure out what happened."

Thelen noted that the company had been working with Apple for several weeks on the deal to make sure it met App Store requirements, and said that Apple had seen the press release for the app before it was sent out.

"It was officially approved," he explained, noting that he is currently looking to find out what went wrong from Apple.


Related Jobs

Artillery
Artillery — Palo Alto, California, United States
[08.04.15]

Senior Software Engineer
DrinkBox Studios
DrinkBox Studios — Toronto, Ontario, Canada
[08.04.15]

2D Animator
Industry Games
Industry Games — Gilbert, Arizona, United States
[08.04.15]

Character Artist
CrowdStar
CrowdStar — Burlingame, California, United States
[08.04.15]

Community Manager









Loading Comments

loader image