Unpleasant Horse rejected by Apple

Unpleasant Horse, in which a naughty Pegasus pushes hapless animals into meat grinders, is apparently a little too unpleasant for Apple's tastes.

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Unpleasant Horse, in which a naughty Pegasus pushes hapless animals into meat grinders, is apparently a little too unpleasant for Apple's tastes. In a series of tweets (via Joystiq), PopCap's new experimental label 4th & Battery announced that Apple rejected the free iPhone game. "We thought horses dying in meat grinders were wholesome family entertainment!" the team joked in a now-deleted tweet.

4th & Battery is appealing with a higher rating, and set to make an official statement soon. In the meantime, the team has been none-too-subtly complimenting Apple.

4th & Battery was formed to help give PopCap teams an outlet for their creativity, and to build on strange ideas that might not fit the standard PopCap mold. Unpleasant Horse is its first game -- or it will be, when and if Apple accepts it.

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    April 8, 2011 7:45 AM

    Comment on Unpleasant Horse rejected by Apple, by Steve Watts.

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      April 8, 2011 7:58 AM

      Yeah a cartoon horse that grinds things is too hardcore, but bring in the gay cure that's fine!

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      April 8, 2011 8:45 AM

      Apple wants to keep everything Disney cute. Stupid puritans.

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      April 8, 2011 8:54 AM

      boo! PETAmonster wins this round >:( unpleasant horse is cute and i would like to grind some meat yaknowhatimsayin' ... shacknews + penis jokes for life, yo.

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      April 8, 2011 9:01 AM

      Summary: Unpleasant Horse, in which a naughty Pegasus pushes hapless animals into meat grinders, is apparently a little too unpleasant for Apple's tastes.

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      April 8, 2011 9:32 AM

      Who cares if Apple rejects it? It's not like there are not other markets out there. Bring it to PC and the new windows tabs and phones.

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        April 8, 2011 9:55 AM

        It's a pretty big market to be missing out on.

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          April 8, 2011 12:43 PM

          But there are other big markets. Put it on Android and WP7. Put it on Steam. After Switching from my iPhone, don't really feel compelled to buy anything Apple right now. Unless your an Apple worshipper, you'll have another platform available in your house to get it on.

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        April 8, 2011 11:34 AM

        The trouble here is that it's rejected after the game is complete. Writing a game is a pretty time consuming and costly thing, and having a finished product rejected is very harsh.

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      April 8, 2011 12:55 PM

      Apple is a cunt.

      I'm not bias at all.

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      April 8, 2011 12:59 PM

      They're the crazy ones. Misfits. Rebels. Troublemakers. Round pegs in the square holes. They see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo.

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        April 8, 2011 3:34 PM

        "The Nail that Sticks Up will be hammered down"

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      April 8, 2011 1:15 PM

      somebody in the apple approvals process is a fan of my little pony

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      April 8, 2011 1:16 PM

      Hmm, sounds like it'd do well on the Android market....

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      April 8, 2011 1:43 PM

      I am a mature person and can handle filtering mature content as I see fit and do not need Apple sens...OOOOO ANOTHER FART APP!!!!

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      April 8, 2011 2:11 PM

      As I imagine Popcap games bring in alot of revenue, this seems like a terrible idea for Apple to have done.

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      April 8, 2011 3:21 PM

      What do they mean by appealing with a higher rating?

      Did they put it in asking for a Family or Teen rating, and Apple rejected it because it should have been Mature?

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      April 8, 2011 3:32 PM

      interesting .. but you can get Happy Tree Friends from itunes.

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      April 8, 2011 3:39 PM

      Look at my horse, my horse was rejected,
      Give it a lick *ow* You've now been injected,
      With a whip of its mane, it gets rejected again,
      And rejected again when it shows them its winkie.
      *ooh that's dirty*
      Do you think so? Well I better not show you where the submission's made...