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Hi I'm Marco, during the day I have a job as a game developer, and during the night (and holidays) I'll do personal projects that I will share here at Newgrounds :-)

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Google deleted my game

Posted by Markanime - August 12th, 2019


The last week I was working on the Android version of El Silla, and suddenly this unexpected and disgraceful email pop up:

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El Silla is now Suspended on Google Play, and all the reviews and stars are gone ... this is sad. I don't know why an agent of Google suddenly decided that my game is too violent for children, and exterminated it from existence after a year of being published.



First of all, My game is not that violent, it uses a violence that look like any cartoon show for kids, so that's not an excuse, specially for that severe measure.


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They are trying to remove my game from existence


And that doesn't end here, the game is still available for Wii U and playable on itch.io but Google deleted my game from the Youtube Listings


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My original tweet and their final response tweet



This is really sad I always thought that Google was a friendly platform for developers. So if you're a Gamedev and you're planning to develop for Google's Play Store, mark your content for a higher age that you think. because they don't hesitate to kill your product.


Good thing I have sites like Newgrounds, Itch.io, and I had the chance to publish on some consoles. So you can still enjoy my games & movies


➤ My Newgrounds profile: https://markanime.newgrounds.com/

➤ My Itch.io profile: https://markanime.itch.io/

➤ El Silla for Wii U [Free Update in development]: https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/el-silla-arcade-edition-wii-u/


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Sorry to hear that mate, does the google app store have a content age rating policy like NG ? Or should everything be just family friendly on their platform? If so that is not cool.

Sorry to hear that mate, does the google app store have a content age rating policy like NG ? Or should everything be just family friendly on their platform? If so that is not cool.

Silly Google
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Google is run by criminals, narcos and extortionists who want to dictate morals and want to police the world. Cutting them out from your life is a good first step.

I'm sorry you got Goog'd. They are deciding for all of us what is acceptable nowadays.

I have seen more violance in a football game!

Keep pushing Google.

Google went sicko mode, crap...

I got scratch banned when I was on here :/ uh, oh...