Apple has turned down a proposed iPhone game called Smuggle Truck that features users driving a truck full of immigrants through the desert while trying to keep them from getting thrown out, The Associated Press reports.
Although Owlchemy Labs drew fire from immigrant advocates when it announced plans to create Smuggle Truck: Operation Immigration, developer Alex Schwartz insists that wanted to bring attention to immigration issues, The AP says.
The game can still be downloaded on PCs and Macs, and includes a "legal mode" that portrays immigrants sitting in a waiting room for 20 years.
But not to worry. With a little deft artwork and sound-effects tweak, the company now offers Snuggle Truck, which did pass muster with Apple, according to Joystiq's Alexander Sliwinski.
"Essentially, instead of smuggling immigrants over the border, you're now bringing animals from the wilderness into the comfort of a zoo, where they are provided plenty of food, water, shelter, and state of the art health care," developer Schwartz tells Joystiq.