I'm a little confused about what it takes to have your game listed these days.
1. The game must be truly your own, not simply edited from a "codebase"; i.e. it must not be a "rip".
This one is fairly obvious. If you didn't write the source, you don't get to use the source.
2. The resources used by your game are original work or are used with the permission of their respective authors.
This one I don't get. Because apparently it's okay use images from games released by the IP owner.
Pokemon games are the most notable offenders of this. Also there's Naruto: Eternal Memories, and I'm sure that the DBZ games have offenders too. I'm also kinda sketchy about the Yugioh games using the actual card images too.
I guess it's okay as long as you don't rip icons from another game? But if they use the same icons, and you both got them from the same source, technically neither of you ripped the other, but you're both using the same content? I'm so confused.