Please make sure that the game you submit in the Developer Center conforms to the TapTap Game Review Specifications and Rules. Games that violate the above rules may be removed from TapTap.
1.1 Laws and Regulations
1.1.1 Your game cannot contain any illegal content or other sensitive information, including but not limited to information regarding politics, gambling, violence, gore, animal or child abuse and sexual content.
1.1.2 Your game shall not harass or intimidate an individual or group of individuals. It shall not infringe on the legitimate rights and interests of an individual or group of individuals (including but not limited to the copyright, trademark rights, portrait rights, rights to reputation, etc.)
1.1.3 Your game shall not make overly realistic representations of weapons. For example, it must not address the manufacturing process and parameters of weapons. Your game shall not promote violation of laws or misuse of weapons.
1.1.4 Your game shall not violate any legal requirements in any region where it is made available.
1.1.5 The platform has the right to refuse to release games that contain security risks, such as information that convenes, promotes, instigates crimes, or is suspected of violating laws and regulations.
1.2 In-app Purchases
1.2.1 The price of all in-app purchases in your game must be clearly marked, and the services or content to be provided must also be clearly described. If the actual service or content does not match the description, your game may be removed, and your account may be suspended.
1.2.2 The game must not induce unprotected purchases in any form, including but not limited to direct payments outside the site, offline trades, and crowdfunding by QR code, etc.
1.2.3 Your game shall not make automatic deductions of fees.
1.3 In-game Advertising and Bundleware
1.3.1 Advertisements in your game cannot contain any illegal content or other sensitive information, including but not limited to information about politics, gambling, violence, gore, animal or child abuse, sexual suggestive content, and any expressions prohibited the advertising law.
1.3.2 Advertisements in your game must not mislead users by imitating system notifications or prompts.
1.3.3 Advertisements in your game shall not continue to exist when your game is closed or is running the back end.
1.3.4 There shall not be any hover or pop-up advertisements that cannot be closed in your game.
1.3.5 The advertisements in your game cannot include any bundled downloads. For example, to proceed to the game's login and registration page, users should not have to download any other applications .
1.3.6 Your game shall not force users to download other applications before they can play.
1.4.1 Your game’s start screen should not have an option that is checked by default to allow downloading other applications without the user's permission. If there are other options checked by default, users must be clearly notified.
1.4.2 Your game cannot automatically download other applications without the user's permission.
1.5.1 Do not upload multiple games of the same or similar content. Repetitive games may be removed.
1.5.2 Key features of the update of your game must not differ too much from the last version. For example, if the previous version is a text-based game, the new version cannot be updated to an action game.
1.5.3 Your game shall not be simply ported from a webpage or applying templates. Games with significantly poor user experience will be removed.
1.5.4 The key features of your game must not rely on third-party applications or require redirecting to the web page to access content and features.
1.5.5 The content of your game shall not be the same as any other games that are already accepted on TapTap. You can file a complaint if you find the copyright of your game has been infringed. Click to learn more about the infringement complaint.
1.6.1 Games that involve fraud or mislead users will be removed. The developer account may also be suspended.
1.6.2 You should keep monitoring the content of your game before and after it passes the review. Games that provide illegal services after the release will be removed. The developer account may also be suspended.
1.7 Games that will not accepted
1.7.1 Games that are pirated, fail to obtain authorization from the copyright owner or infringes the copyright of third parties (including but not limited to images, music and text assets, etc.)
1.7.2 Games involving gambling, casinos or lottery (including but not limited to cards, fishing and crane machines, etc.), or games promoting gambling, such as games using poker, roulette, or blackjack; or games including props based on real chips as in-app purchases.
1.7.3 Games involving digital currencies, bitcoin or blockchains.
1.7.4 Games that contain sexual, violent, blood and gore content.
1.7.5 Games that promote cults and feudal superstitions, incite hatred and disparage an individual or group.
2. Information Requirements
2.1.1 The title of the provider can only contain numbers, letters, and their combinations; it cannot contain any punctuations or symbols.
2.1.2 The title of the provider shall not use placeholder text, spaces, garbled text and other meaningless characters.
2.1.3 The provider shall not be named after the title of any game.
2.1.4 The provider shall not be named after any individual.
2.1.5 The title of the provider cannot be the combination or list of multiple providers' titles.
2.2 Genre, Compatibility and Payment
2.2.1 The information needs to be filled in according to the actual situation of your game. The genre must match the actual features of your product.
2.2.2 Options need to be selected according to the actual situation and must not be filled in incorrectly to mislead players.
2.2.3 The payment information of the game should be filled in according to the actual situation and should be properly updated.
3. Review of Assets
3.1.1 All visual materials such as images and videos must be clear with no obvious blurring, stretching, compression, black edges, white edges, etc. Visual materials cannot be made up of overly simple patterns such as solid colors and gradients.
3.1.2 The visual materials must not violate any laws and regulations.
3.1.3 The visual materials must not contain content that violates the platform's review rules, including but not limited to cash withdrawals, tangible rewards information and related information.
3.1.4 The visual materials must not contain information that is not related to the content of the game, including but not limited to advertisements of other games or applications, or contact of the provider.
3.1.5 All visual materials must not contain any infringing content. Licensed or purchased assets must be uploaded with corresponding supporting documents or authorization letters.
3.1.6 All visual materials must not contain statistics such as game store ratings.
3.1.7 All visual materials must not contain information that is not related to the game.
3.1.8 All visual materials must not contain information that will redirect users to other websites.
3.2.1 Icons shall not contain information or corner labels that mislead users or violate relevant regulations. And they shall not contain popular search terms or information unrelated to the content of the game, such as earning cash by playing.
3.2.2 Icons must be consistent with the content of the game and must not contain popular search terms or information that is not related to the game.
3.3.1 The screenshots must not include UI of the device or UI that does not belong to the version provided for download.
3.3.2 The screenshots need to be of the same size.
3.3.3 Do not use repeated screenshots as the promotion image for the game detail page on TapTap.
3.3.4 Screenshots must not contain information that mislead users or violate relevant regulations.
3.3.5 The screenshots must be consistent with the actual content of the game and must not use assets that are not related to the game for publicity and promotion.
3.4 Cover Image on Game Page and Other Promotion Images
The above are hereafter collectively referred to as ‘Promotion Image’
3.4.1 Promotion Images cannot contain any text that is unrelated to the game, and cannot contain any content such as individual contact or UI of the game;
3.4.2 Screenshots of the game cannot be used as the Promotion Image. Please do not use collages or tiled images, either.
3.4.3 Promotion Image must contain game logos (except for the square Promotion Image). The majority of the background should not be left blank.
3.4.4 The Promotion Image must not contain images of actual mobile phones.
3.4.5 The Promotion Image must not contain icons of the game.
3.4.6 Promotion Image cannot be model sheets, drafts or modeling drafts.
3.5 Text Materials That You Provide
3.5.1 All text materials must not violate any laws and regulations.
3.5.2 The text must not contain any content that violates the platform's review rules.
3.5.3 The text must not contain information that redirects users to other third-party websites
3.5.4 The text must not contain information that promotes conflicts and hatred.
3.6 Title of the Game
3.6.1 The title of the game must be consistent with its registered information, and it shall not include popular search keywords as the subtitle.
3.6.2 The title of the game shall not contain information that violates the platform’s rules.
3.6.3 The title of the game shall not contain information that misleads users or is unrelated to the content of the game.
3.6.4 The title of the game shall not contain information about regions.
3.6.5 The title of the game displayed after it is installed on the phone should be the same as the title displayed on the game page.
3.7 About and Notes
3.7.1 The About section on the game page should introduce the features or gameplay. Do not include irrelevant information such as advertisements.
3.7.2 Content of About and Notes cannot be similar.
3.8 Players’ Workshop
3.8.1 Player’s workshop is a group for players to communicate, such as a Discord channel. The title should match the game or the official title given for such a group.
3.8.2 The title of the players' workshop must not contain information that leads or redirects to other application distribution platforms.
4. Store Settings
4.1.1 The game state must be filled in according to the actual situation
4.1.2 For games whose test server is not open, the status cannot be ‘Pre-registration’ or ‘Open for Download’.
4.2 Language Settings
4.2.1 The information in Languages Settings should be consistent with the regions where the game is to be released.
4.2.2 For each language, the visual and text materials filled in the settings must match with the language.
4.3.1 The iTunes ID must be the numeric ID of the game.
4.3.2 iTunesID must be filled in when the game is open for download on iOS;
4.4 Links to Official Websites
The link must be the game's official website; it cannot be a link to any third-party website.
5. Application Package for Installation
5.1 Package Name
5.1.1 The package name must not include any markings of platforms.
5.1.2 The package name must be consistent with the official package name
5.1.3 For any changes to the package name, you will need to publish a related announcement and upload the new package.
5.1.4 Do not use the default package name set by the packaging tool.
5.2 Version Code
5.2.1 The version code cannot be 0.
5.2.2 The version code of the newly uploaded installation package must be earlier than the current one.
5.3 Version Name
The version name must be consistent with the one on the game's official website.
5.4 Update Notes
The content of the update note must be related to the changes to the game. It shall not include advertisements or other irrelevant information.
APK must not be signed with a public certificate
6. Qualification and License Documents
6.1 Operation and IP Licensing
6.1.1 A complete and valid proof of the license chain is required if the content of the game is operated by another agency.
6.1.2 A complete and valid proof of the license chain is required if the assets, storyline, music and other content of the game involve another IP.
6.1.3 A true and valid proof is required if the IP-related rights are owned by the company that uploads the game.
6.1.4 The applied scope of the IP license must match the content of the uploaded game and it must be true and valid.
6.2 Assets Licensing
6.2.1 Assets in the game shall not use copyright-sensitive content, including but not limited to fan-made materials, materials related to a real individual, or in-game assets of other games.
6.2.2 The authorization letter for the use of portrait is required if a character of real individual appears in the game.
6.2.3 A true and valid proof is required if assets in the game are original.
6.2.4 The proof of order is required if the assets in the game are purchased.
7.1 TapTap reserves the right to interpret the Specifications and Rules to the extent allowed by law.
7.2 TapTap Game Review Specifications and Rules takes effect as soon as it is published.
TapTap reserves the right to make changes to this document at any time and to post the updated document on the website of TapTap Developer Center.