Owlchemy Labs first original game, Snuggle Truck, was defined in large part by its reaction to controversy, as the first version -- dubbed Smuggle Truck -- dealt with illegal immigration and generated a small media firestorm and initial App Store rejection. The studio's new effort, titled Jack Lumber, isn't likely to yield criticism for its premise, though it might trigger anger: and it'll be directed squarely at one seriously maniacal tree.
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.
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.