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ZakDrizzt
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Not available on the South African iPad Store? Fri, 22 October 2010 09:17
I live in South Africa and tried to buy Smallworld for the iPad, but it seems like it is not available on the South African iPad store. Is this correct or can you point me in the right direction? Unfortunately my iPad doesn't allow me to buy it from the US store.
      
Gerald
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Re:Not available on the South African iPad Store? Fri, 22 October 2010 16:47
Small World for iPad is available worldwide, then you should be able to buy it on the South African store.
But you're right, there's actually something wrong, you can't even access the description page in this store and purchase id forbidden.

We are investigating about that issue.

Stay tuned...
      
ZakDrizzt
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Re:Not available on the South African iPad Store? Thu, 28 October 2010 16:03
Thank you. Smile
      
ZakDrizzt
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Re:Not available on the South African iPad Store? Wed, 03 November 2010 11:19
Any feedback?
      
Gerald
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Re:Not available on the South African iPad Store? Wed, 03 November 2010 20:54
Well, we contacted Apple to understand why our app is not available on the South African store but we did not receive a clear answer about that.

One thing really weird we realized : when we are visiting this app store, there's no games section listed in the drop down menu.
Furthermore, we were not able to access any game in this store.
Some of the games were in the Entertainnment category.
Have you ever been able to purchase a game from the store Smile ?

Can you please tell us if you can see any applications classified in the game section when you are signed in with a South African account ?
      
Gerald
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Re:Not available on the South African iPad Store? Wed, 03 November 2010 20:59
Well I think I have a clue about what's going on.
Please read the page below:
http://criticalthoughtgames.com/node/27

"...According to SA law all games have to be reviewed by the Film and Publications Board before they can be made available to the general public. The cost to review a game is R 5000..."

Then if you were able to get some games from this store, it's because such apps were also in the Entertainment category...

Regarding Small World for iPad, we will only be able to change its category with a new upgrade.
      
ZakDrizzt
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Re:Not available on the South African iPad Store? Mon, 22 November 2010 09:39
Thank you for the research and all your help. I'm very dissappointed. I got an i-pad solely to play Smallworld, so I can't wait for you to change it's category.
      
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Re:Not available on the South African iPad Store? Mon, 22 November 2010 09:58
ZakDrizzt wrote on Mon, 22 November 2010 12:39

Thank you for the research and all your help. I'm very dissappointed. I got an i-pad solely to play Smallworld, so I can't wait for you to change it's category.


Wow!! An iPad is an expensive game board! Laughing Do you have enough money to get me one of those game boards too? Razz
      
Kajser
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Re:Not available on the South African iPad Store? Mon, 22 November 2010 14:45
You could create a US iTunes account (google "us iTunes account without credit card") and buy a US itunes gift card from websites like http://www.maximuscards.com/itempage.php?cur=EUR&cat=6

Very Happy
      
    
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