Apple to Big Fish Games: “Here You Go. Just Kidding.”

on November 28, 2011 8:00 PM

Ten days ago Seattle company Big Fish Games was granted a place in iTunes Store for its games portal app. Today Apple pulled the product, a move that immediately begs comparison to Bart Simpson’s cruelty with a yoyo.

In all seriousness, Apple hasn’t issued an official statement on the matter, so the Cupertino company may have a reasonable justification for doing so. Big Fish Games’ iPad app was a subscription service that allowed access to dozens of games for a $6.99 monthly fee. The app was approved by Apple and offered such titles as Mystery Case Files and Mahjong Towers.

Could Apple have a good reason for pulling the app 10 days after it was approved? The product description doesn’t seem to differ much from what Netflix does with movies. I guess we’ll just have to wait for an official word from Apple itself.

 /  Staff Writer
Eder is a journalism major at the University of Oregon and copy chief of Flux, the School of Journalism and Communication's flagship magazine. When he's not playing video games or writing about them, Eder enjoys going to concerts, walking the UO campus with his trusty iPod, James McCloud, and climbing steep hills in running shoes. His favorite games include Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong Country 2, Bioshock and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.