Monday, July 20, 2009 at 10:46 AM | Posted by beantownbandit
“Zombie School”, a first-person shooting game where players take aim at teachers and classmates, has recently been approved for sale at the App Store. The public has taken issue with the “tasteless” setting of the game and the consistently arbitrary approval process for new apps at Apple, which this emphasizes.
Retarded Arts, a “bold, beautiful, and practically retarted” group of developers and artists, received critiscim not necessarily for the game’s excessive blood or violence but for, as Brennon Slattery of PC World writes, “pushing the bundries of good taste in a post-Columbine society.”
The team responsible for screening new apps handles thousands of these things and its possible they failed to realize the sensitivity surrounding the topic of this particular game. However as Robin Wauters of TechCrunch reports, the developers have themselves been touting the game as “promoting school shooting.”
With benign apps like the Nine-Inch-Nail app withheld from the marketplace and pornography, farting, and baby-shaking all passing inspection one still wonders exactly what is considered inappropriate at 1 Infinite Loop.