Ape Entertainment Doesn’t Meet Promised Release Dates Last Month

Remember when I asked what was going on with Ape Entertainment a couple of weeks ago? And they showed up at another site to say they were still publishing and were “planning the release of our ‘Fruit Ninja’ comic app [announced July 2012] at the end of January”?

Ape Entertainment logo

Now that we’re well into February, searching “fruit ninja comic” in both the iOS App Store and Google Play Store turns up nothing relevant. Previously, Ape released a similar “Pocket God” comic for Apple devices through iVerse Media, so I checked that developer’s list, and nothing there either. There have been no website, Twitter, or Facebook updates.

Now, I’m not trying to be mean. When you’re talking apps, there are various approvals that might delay releases unexpectedly. (And heck, I get mailings from more than one comic publisher that are regularly a week early in their release date announcements.) I do want to make the point, though, that if your business appears to have disappeared, and you show up to say “no, it hasn’t!”, you ought to be darn sure that the promises you’re making can and will be fulfilled, because someone might decide to check them out. Particularly if you want to prove that you’re not gone.

Similar Posts: Checking in on the Digital Distributors: A Status Update § Do Customers Want Publisher-Specific Apps? Top Shelf Launches Everywhere § Usagi on Hiatus, Explained in a Comic § What’s Happened to Ape Entertainment? § Top Shelf Goes Digital With iVerse for iPad, iPhone Only — For Now


One Response to “Ape Entertainment Doesn’t Meet Promised Release Dates Last Month”

  1. PR: What Not to Do: Share Too Much of Your Business » Comics Worth Reading Says:

    […] I suppose there’s an argument to be made that customers want to know this kind of thing, since a self-funded series is marginally more likely to run out of money and quit appearing on shelves, but the same could be argued for small publishers. […]

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