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  • Smuggle Truck Gets Raided at Border


    The mysterious entity that is the Apple review board for applications rejected the app Smuggle Truck nearly three weeks ago. The game, developed by Owlchemy Labs, is a slightly more controversial version of their Apple friendly game Snuggle Truck available for iOS devices.

    In Smuggle Truck the objective is to navigate a truck filled with illegal immigrants through a series of obstacles. Immigrants can be hurled out of the truck and die if you suck. In Snuggle Truck, which was born after the first app was rejected, the objective is to take stuffed animals to the zoo where they'll be taken care of.

    High-Five for good taste.

    Owlchemy Labs intends to release Smuggle Truck on their own for Macs and PCs. In a statement on their website the developers defended their original immigrant laden title:

    Smuggle Truck was inspired by the frustration our friends have experienced in trying to immigrate to the United States. With such a troublesome issue being largely avoided in popular media, especially video games, we felt the best way to criticize it was with an interactive satire.
    The developers intentions seem genuine enough, but the last place immigration reform is going to start is with a physics-based platforming video game. However, most of the reviews have been positive and the controversy could end up spurring sales for the Boston based developers. Smuggle Truck is available for Mac and PC now for $5.

    Sources: Owlchemy Labs, LA Times
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Smuggle Truck Gets Raided at Border started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 67 Comments
    1. purplemonkeyspank's Avatar
      purplemonkeyspank -
      ""LOL"" who's bitter? And are you calling me American? How very dare you! haha. But yeah, I'm pretty sure Ireland is bankrupt but if not, you certainly are heading there. I believe your beloved ireland's situation is on par with that of Greece and Portugal. Am I wrong? Tell me I'm wrong 
    1. mr117's Avatar
      mr117 -
      purplemonkeyspank; "you ppl "

      See, there's the problem. "You people." As if he/they are different than you. He/they are not. We need to get past the "you people" to "us." We are all human beings, Home Sapiens, all of the same race. There are no differences between us. Any surface differences are superficial.

      Edit: You are crowing about Ireland being (in your mind) bankrupt. America is bankrupt. If it weren't for the money we keep borrowing from China, we'd be Third World by now. And the only reason they lend us money is so we can buy their goods at Wal Mart. They cut off the spigot, we'll see who's laughing at who.
    1. The Man of Sand's Avatar
      The Man of Sand -
      Quote Originally Posted by purplemonkeyspank View Post
      Errr, isn't Ireland bankrupt? LOL! you ppl aren't and never were "one of the richest countries in the world"
      Actually Ireland is doing better than the US because they have an economy mainly based on agriculture, which usually is in good demand.
    1. iamkadaj's Avatar
      iamkadaj -
      Quote Originally Posted by purplemonkeyspank View Post
      ""LOL"" who's bitter? And are you calling me American? How very dare you! haha. But yeah, I'm pretty sure Ireland is bankrupt but if not, you certainly are heading there. I believe your beloved ireland's situation is on par with that of Greece and Portugal. Am I wrong? Tell me I'm wrong 
      Sorry for assuming you come from a decent country.

      and naturally as being a part of Europe, If others go down we go down too. But we're not "bankrupt"

      We have one of the best education, social welfare and medical systems in the world and we pump billions into it.

      If you want a debate, at least back it up with facts.




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    1. tigersball's Avatar
      tigersball -
      Quote Originally Posted by gellbrake'rrrr View Post

      now we just need a game that's about stopping terrorist missions and a fun little game about torturing bin laden for the rest of his pathetic life!!!!
      success
    1. GellBrake'rrrr's Avatar
      GellBrake'rrrr -
      Quote Originally Posted by tigersball View Post
      success
      Negative!!! I said /torture/ him for for the rest of his life. Such as keep him alive, beat him "close" to death.... Then repeat the process for as long as possible. Now that he's dead.... They should stuff his body, mount him square at ground zero, guard him heavily so that his pathetic body doesn't get taken away, and just line up any and every one who wants to punch, kick, spit, slap, rack the shyt out of him (family members of victims, and those hurt during 9/11 first in line of course).

      Sorry for ranting! At least his time has come to an end.
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      This thread should have been closed