Apple has rejected an iOS game aimed at raising awareness about the war in Syria, according to a statement provided to Polygon. Developer Auroch Digital explained that its Endgame: Syria was rejected because 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 remains available on Android devices and through its official website. An Apple representative was not immediately available to comment.
“This decision is a shame really as it makes it hard to talk about the real world,” developer Tomas Rawlings said in a statement. “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.”