Smuggle Truck: Operation Immigration
Boston-based developer Owlchemy Labs thought creating a game about transporting immigrants across the US boarder in a pick-up truck was an awesome idea. Apple, along with numerous immigration activists found no humor in the game, as the app was rejected—forcing Owlchemy to change the name of the game to Snuggle Run and replace immigrants with fuzzy animals. Game designer Alex Schwartz defended the app by claiming it was meant to be satirical and bring "more attention to the immigration problem." He added, "I don't see why an iPhone game can't comment on topics that are serious. A political cartoonist can make this kind of statement. Why can't a game developer?" Seriously, dude?