Endgame: Syria, from British company Auroch Digital denied distribution on App Store.
Endgame: Syria, a would-be iOS game was denied release on Apple’s App Store. According to a confirmation from the site Polygon, British Develper Auroch Digital explained that their game was banned as it violated a guideline that “prohibits games that solely target a specific race, culture, a real government or corporation, or any other real entity.”
Endgame: Syria, as the title suggests, is based on the current civil war in Syria. The game was released as part of Auroch’s GametTheNews project. The game is currently still available on Android compatible devices and on Auroch’s official website.
Developer Tomas Rawlings said he was understandably dissapointed by Apple’s actions: “This decision is a shame really as it makes it hard to talk about the real world. We had hoped that Apple would be more nuanced in how they applied this rule but we got a bit worried when it had been in submission for around two weeks without a decision.”
Auroch Digital confirmed they would be changing the game and resubmitting it for App Store approval.
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