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May 28, 2019, 11:00:39 PM via Website
May 28, 2019 11:00:39 PM via Website
We recently started developing a "hacking" game to publish on Android and IOS. If you know the game hacker experience, that's kinda how the theme was going to be.
Click a button to attempt to "hack" the target.
We created the application on google play console and updated it daily for internal testing for the developers. A few days later google play suspended the application. After seeing that there are at least 20 applications that have the word hack in it, we thought it was a mistake on their part and explained in the form and filled for reinstatement.
2 days later I got the following response:
I’ve reviewed your appeal request and found that your app still violates Google Play Policy. I’ve included details below about the specific issue with your app.
During review, we found that your app Hack (com.name.hack) violates section 4.9 of the Developer Distribution Agreement (DDA):
You will not engage in any activity with Google Play, including making Your Products available via Google Play, that interferes with, disrupts, damages, or accesses in an unauthorized manner the devices, servers, networks, or other properties or services of any third party including, but not limited to, Google or any Authorized Provider. You may not use user information obtained via Google Play to sell or distribute Products outside of Google Play.
For example, your app currently allow users to hack, regardless of effectiveness.
I don't really feel like the support understand that this is just a game with a button to click to "hack". It does not teach hacking and it does not show any real hacking at all.
Have anyone else experienced something like this before? We are discussing to just remove the word hack from the application and just go with it and upload it again to the play store, but it does ruin the theme we was going for.
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