Apple has removed Weed Firm, a recent popular game based on growing marijuana from the app store and will no longer be available for download and on another side Google has also silently removed the Android app from Google Play Store.
The developer of Weed Firm Manitoba games said, “It was entirely Apple’s decision and not ours”. The game had reached the top list on iTunes charts and number one position in all of app store. Its revenue also increased becoming the 13th top grossing app before it was removed. The controversial content is the game is the said to be the reason behind its removal. Manitoba feels that there is something inconsistent in the way Apple handled its game.
A statement from Manitoba Games said,” We guess the problem was that the game was just too good and got to number one in All Categories, since there are certainly a number of weed-based apps still available, as well as games promoting so-called illegal activities such as shooting people, crashing cars and throwing birds at buildings.”
A game comprises of a character called Ted Growing who deals in drugs by growing marijuana in his house and includes disclaimers about the content like smoking and paying cops. it’s not exactly sure why Apple decided to remove the app as there are already a number of apps related to weed.
However, Manitoba games hopes to bring in a modified version of the game back to the app store and mentioned that it will do all it can to keep other versions “as censorship-free” as possible”. Manitoba games stated that it would develop awe-based version of Weed Farm and are also planning to take the game to other platforms.
The video embedded below will explain, how the game was working. If you are intelligent enough, you can understand why both Apple and Google banned the game from their application stores.