Apple removed from the App Store the game The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth because of the scenes with violence against children. This was written by the co-founder of the Studio-game developer by the name of Nicalis, Tyrone Rodriguez.
“The content of your application demonstrates the cruelty or mistreatment of the children, so it can’t be published in App Store,” reads the letter, which was received by Rodriguez.
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is a remake of the original indie project The Binding of Isaac, previously known for appearing on all desktop platforms as well as on 3DS, Wii U, PS Vita, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
The action of the original The Binding of Isaac takes place in dungeons, which wanders the main character, i.e. you, along the way, battling a variety of monsters and collecting bonuses. The remake expands the original and includes more bonuses and other interesting innovations. The basic graphics have become better, and the gameplay is interesting.
The plot of The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth players must manage a child trying to escape from his mother who wants to kill him following the orders of God. Promotional images of the game show curled up crying baby, surrounded by monsters, probably because of this project and is not liked by the Apple representatives.
This is not the first case when the companies refuse to pass The Binding of Isaac on their platforms. In 2012, Nintendo has banned the project on 3DS because of “controversial religious content”. In 2014, the game had a successful debut on the Wii U and 3DS, without passing through any censorship.