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Endgame Syria rejected from Apple Store

Endgame Syria rejected from Apple Store
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Endgame Syria has failed to be approved for the Apple App Store.

The strategy title, which allows players to take control of the rebel forces in the ongoing war in Syria, was launched last month.

It was initially available to download for Android while Apple went through their usual App Store submission process.

Endgame Syria seems to have missed out on App Store approval due to guidelines stating that no games should 'solely target a specific race, culture, a real government or corporation, or any other real entity'.

"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," said game designer Tomas Rawlings.

"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."

Endgame Syria will now be altered to gain App Store approval, with Rawlings warning that this could "strip some of the meaning and context from it".

"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."

Rawlings previously told ArabicGamers that Endgame Syria shouldn't be considered propaganda.

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