We recently brought you the story of iOS hit Snuggle Truck's strange journey to the App Store, but now that the cute physics-based animal-transporting game has safely arrived on iPhones and iPads, that doesn't mean developer Owlchemy Labs is resting on its laurels. Quite the opposite, actually, as the studio recently revealed that its long-promised level creation and sharing features will soon be added to the game via a hefty v1.5 update, which should pass approval later this month.
You wouldn't know it from looking at the cartoonish, hand-painted aesthetic or the colorful animals that ride in the back of the titular vehicle, but recent App Store release Snuggle Truck was originally smacked down by Apple's review board. What could possibly earn this adorable game such scrutiny? Turns out that the first version of the game was called Smuggle Truck, and rather than escort cute creatures to the zoo, you aided illegal immigrants by driving them over hazards and across the border.
It's hard to say for certain, but this might be our favorite iOS gaming story of the year so far. Back in February we reported on a game that we were pretty sure would ruffle a few feathers when it came out. It was called Smuggle Truck and the goal of the game was to transport illegal immigrants across the southern US border.
Just after news reached us about the potentially offensive Karoshi: Suicide Salaryman, we heard about yet another App Store game that is sure to ruffle some feathers in the United States. App Store developers seem to be on a never-ending quest to offend everyone in the country with their games. First we got Baby Shaker, then Karoshi, and now Smuggle Truck is set to become the focus of media ire across the country.