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'Banned' iPhone Title Phone Story Released For Android

Following the news that Apple has removed indie developer Molleindustria's latest game from the App Store due to a violation of Apple's review guidelines, the game has now been released on the Android Market.

Mike Rose

September 14, 2011

1 Min Read

Following the news that Apple has removed indie developer Molleindustria's latest game from the App Store due to a violation of Apple's review guidelines, the game has now been released on the Android Market. The game was designed by the studio to highlight workers' rights issues in the supply chain and production of Apple's iPhone, with a collection of minigames showing each step of the process. Shortly after the game was announced and made available for purchase on the App Store yesterday, MolleIndustria tweeted that it had been removed for violating four separate app store review guidelines (as noticed by sister site IndieGames.com). The cited guidelines prohibit apps that "depict violence or child abuse," "present objectionable or crude content," "contain false, fraudulent of misleading representations" or fail to "comply with all legal requirements." Molleindustria has now released the game for Android devices. The content in the game is the same as the original iPhone release. Paolo Pedercini from Molleindustria spoke with Gamasutra earlier today, explaining, "A lot of tech-aware people heard about the story of the Foxconn suicides or about the issue of electronic waste." "But with Phone Story, we wanted to connect all these aspects and present them in the larger frame of technological consumerism."

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