Apple’s censorship of immigration game was a ‘misunderstanding,’ says creator
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Today Papers, Please made its debut on iPad, but the game was missing a key aspect: all nudity had been removed after Apple considered it to be pornographic. However, according to the game’s developer, it turns out it was a mistake and not censorship.
“Just talked to Apple,” creator Lucas Pope tweeted today. “The initial rejection for porn was a misunderstanding on their part. They suggested I resubmit with the nudity option.” Papers, Please puts you in the role of an immigration officer, and the offending bits involved scanning potential immigrants with an x-ray, which allowed you to see them in the nude. That feature was present in the original PC version from last year, but when Pope submitted the game to Apple it was rejected for…