Naval combat strategy and simulation game Pacific Strike was supposed to be out on iPad already. It’s not, though, because Apple has two problems with it.
Problem #1 is that there’s a bug. OK. Understandable. But problem #2? The game had Japanese flags in it.
According to Apple’s App Store guidelines, this is bad because:
“Enemies” within the context of a game cannot solely target a specific race, culture, a real government or corporation, or any other real entity.
Putting aside the almost farcical application of applying this rule to a game about the Second World War, there are countless games already on the App Store making enemies of just about everyone.
You’d think, after all these years of people complaining about the arbitrary and sometimes nonsensical policing of the App Store that Apple would do something about it. Guess not!
App Store rejects WWII game over Japanese flags [Pocket Tactics]