Endgame: Syria removed by Apple from the App Store

They removed it because it violated their guidelines.

Posted By | On 08th, Jan. 2013 Under News | Follow This Author @KartikMdgl


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Apple has been known to remove games that provoke people or are created purely for naughty things, and it has done it once more when it removed a game called Endgame: Syria from the App Store which focuses on Syrian conflict.

According to Apple’s content guidelines, you cannot “solely target a specific race, culture, a real government or corporation or any other real entity”.

The game was developed by Auroch Digital in just two weeks and here’s the statement the designer of the game gave to GI.Biz.

“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 – we then figured that because of the controversy of using the gaming medium to cover an ongoing war meant passing the game had become an issue for them,” he said.

“Our aim is to use games as a format to bring news to a new audience and submission processes such as this do make it a lot harder for us. I get that Apple want to make sure really offensive titles don’t pass into their store, but ours is far from that.

“In fact the response to the game has been broadly positive with much of the mainstream media picking up on the story. We’ll be making changes to the game and re-submitting it but it does mean we’ll have to strip some of the meaning and context from it to pass Apple’s submission process and that is not ideal.”

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