Apple has pulled all games from the App Store that have the confederate flag in them because they include "images of the Confederate flag used in offensive and mean-spirited ways." While there is certainly good reason for places to stop selling that flag and there is certainly a great argument to be made for taking down the flag from government buildings, it seems a bit of a stretch to remove all historically based games from the App Store.

Andrew from HexWar Games issued a statement to TouchArcade about this. Hi and HexWar Games have released many historical games on the App Store.


A sample image from one of HexWar's titles
"We're in no way sympathetic to the use of the flag in an offensive way, we used it purely because historically that was the flag that was used at the time."

And well, he's not wrong. Maxim Zazov from Game Labs, developers of Ultimate General: Gettysburg also issued a statement.

Again, there is certainly good reason for that flag to not be celebrated in this day and age, but to remove games and media that are based on our nation's actual history seems just as ignorant for entirely different reasons.