I submitted ‘Trump Flushed’ to the App Store for reals this morning. I’ve been through the TestFlight application process and passed (not without some white-knuckles.) But this is the final hurdle before the app appears in the store.
Reviews are pretty quick nowadays, but it’s still nerve-wracking to wait a few days for a yea or nay. In a weird way, I’m more confident the game will get a green-light because I got rejected during testing.
The rejection was based on a few specific gags (not political satire, in general, which I originally feared.) After talking it over with Apple, I agreed to make some changes. And while I’ll miss some of my gags (the “Alt-Poo” and “Putin Toady” characters R.I.P.), I’m glad Apple and I are on the same page. And I think the changes actually make the game a little better in some ways (or at least less gross, which is probably a good thing.)
So now I wait. Hopefully, “Trump Flushed” will be available for download (for free!) in the App Store later this week. Fingers-crossed!
BTW, assuming the game passes review, I’m planning to ask the App Store rep if he minds me sharing some details of our conversation and the process we took to go from rejected to available in the App Store. Maybe a future post …