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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