Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has pulled down a game based on the adventures of marijuana dealer Ted Growing. Weed Firm, which has been gaining popularity and was on way to the top of the games charts on iTunes, is now no longer available on the App store, says a report from Cnet. Game developers revealed that it was entirely Apple’s decision and not theirs.
What prompted Apple to pull the game
“We guess the problem was that the game was just too good,”developer Manitoba Games said, and added that it rose to number one in all categories as there are many weed based apps still available along with such games that promote illegal activities like shooting people, crashing cars and throwing birds at buildings.
The general consnsus is that game does not abide with the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s strict guidelines.
“The Apple version might need to be censored a bit to comply with Apple’s strictest requirement since they are going to be looking very attentively at what we submit from now on,” Manitoba said.
Manitoba vows come back on other platforms
the game is also not available anymore on Google Play, and Manitoba blames the publisher for the problem. However, the developer is hopeful that the game will return to the platform soon.
The game developer added that before porting the game to other platforms it would be made censorship free along with assigning highest maturity rating to the game. Manitoba strongly voiced that they do not recommend children playing such games, but adults should be allowed to do whatever they want as long as they are not hurting anybody in the process.
According to Manitoba, the game is about expelled second year botany student Ted Growing, who inherits a growing operation and takes it forward. The player needs to grow weed, plant new varieties to increase the yields, expand the customer base and interact with other characters to become biggest weed dealer in town.
While playing the game Ted must handle perilous gangsters and crooked cops. Also, the game has an adult bent, where a stripper agrees to do a lap dance if the player pays the right amount of cash.