San Francisco (CA) – Apple has reportedly banned a school shooting app that managed to sneak past snoozing censors into the company’s iTune’s store. “Zombie School” – developed by Retarded Arts – cheerfully encourages players to shoot cheerleaders, principals and sports jocks.
“Your local campus has been infected by the Zombie Virus! Every one is infected! You have control over the Zombie shooting tower that your supporters have made you,” Retarded Arts explained in a statement describing the game. “Starting with a single bow and arrow start eliminating the Zombies. As you progress, you can buy Grenades, Gun or even upgrade your bow to shoot double or triple arrow at a time!”
The latest ban illustrates Apple’s apparent inability to formlate and enforce a coherent approval policy. For example, the company recently approved – and then removed the popular “Hottest Girls” application from its store.
“Apple will not distribute applications that contain inappropriate content,” the company insisted.
In May, Club Cupertino reversed its decision to ban a Nine Inch Nails app after an outraged Trent Reznor criticized Apple for its decision.
“You can buy The Downward Spiral on iTunes, but you can’t allow an iPhone app that may have a song with a bad word somewhere in it. Come on Apple, think your policies through and for f***’s sake get your app approval scenario together,” wrote Reznor in an official forum post.