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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.

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...