How To Get The Anti-iPhone Game (Hint: Get A Droid)

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How To Get The Anti-iPhone Game (Hint: Get A Droid)

Molleindustria’s anti-smartphone game Phone Story caused quite a stir yesterday when it was pulled from the Apple app store. The game, which presented a dark look at the costs of smartphone production, was only playable by the few who managed to snag a copy during the few hours that it was on the store. Though we did manage to find a video of it in action.

Molleindustria has now released the game on the (far less strictly regulated) Android Market, where it can be purchased for $1. (Its content rating is listed as "Medium Maturity".) While the store depicted in the game is clearly meant to be an Apple store, in truth, Phone Story is as much an indictment of the Android as it is the iPhone. But if you'd like to see it for yourself, you can only do so on a Droid.

Phone Story [Android Market]

Comments

  • lol @ it getting pulled off the Apple store. Seriously? Grow a sense of humour Apple, you should be doing all in your power to NOT look like a douche given your antics of late.

    IN SOVIET APPLE, THERE IS NO LAUGHING/FUN/PARODY.

  • And for the second time in a single day, Kotaku headlines an anti-smartphone article as anti-iPhone.

    Kotaku’s headline editor clearly has some personal issues to work through. xD

    • “While the store depicted in the game is clearly meant to be an Apple store, in truth, Phone Story is as much an indictment of the Android as it is the iPhone.”

      Hmmm.

    • The fact that Appple was offended enough by this game to ban it from their store makes this an anti-iphone story.

      The fact that the primary recipient of profits from the game are “a group that have been strenuously working on the Foxconn case” makes it much stronger anti-iphone story than an anti-smartphone story.

      It was also released on app store and the business model is based on that, so while it is applicable to all smart phones it was deliberately targeting apple.

  • The fact that this “game” makes light of the FoxConn suicides is reason enough to have it pulled. It’s not about having a sense of humor; it’s about having respect.

    • So Ava, I assume you don’t own a smartphone of any description?

      It’s not making light of anything, its making a wider audience aware of the misfortune people have to suffer in order to get their tech..

      Besides, I think you’ll find that in that level of the game you are trying to save the lives of the suicidal factory workers..

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