Apple removes some games featuring the Confederate flag
In the wake of the shooting that killed nine people in Charleston, South Carolina last week, Apple is pulling a number of apps that feature the Confederate flag.
“We have removed apps from the App Store that use the Confederate flag in offensive or mean-spirited ways, which is in violation of our guidelines,” an Apple spokesperson told EW in a statement. “We are not removing apps that display the Confederate flag for educational or historical uses.”
Included in the pool of pulled apps are games like Ultimate General: Gettysburg. The game’s developer, Game-Labs, told Business Insider, “We accept Apple’s decision and understand that this is a sensitive issue for the American Nation. We wanted our game to be the most accurate, historical, playable reference of the Battle of Gettysburg. All historical commanders, unit composition and weaponry, key geographical locations to the smallest streams or farms are recreated in our game’s battlefield.”
Any games removed from the App Store can be resubmitted if all Confederate flags are removed, though that is not currently a part of Game-Labs’ plan.