Chart-topping game Weed Firm ousted from the App Store, developers already baking sequel
Manitoba asserted that “the problem was that the game was just too good and got to number one in All Categories, since there are certainly a great number of weed based apps still available, as well as games promoting other so-called 'illegal activities' such as shooting people, crashing cars and throwing birds at buildings." Admittedly, the developers have a good point there, although we're yet to hear of incidents involving catapulting birds towards unstable buildings - which means Angry Birds does a pretty poor job with "promoting" said activity.
Unfortunately, Weed Firm also got the axe from Google Play, but for a whole different reason - Google has some beef with the game's original publisher. But if you are already missing the game on either Android or iOS, grieve not. Like Flappy Bird, which died a honorable death but is about to rise from the ashes like a Flappy Phoenix, Manitoba is promising Weed Firm will triumphantly return. "The Apple version might need to be censored a bit to comply with Apple's strictest requirement since they are going to be looking very attentively at what we submit from now on. Google never had a problem with the application itself. The problem was with our publisher and we are expecting to return to the Play Store once we find a suitable publisher." - said the developers.
Not only that, but Weed Firm 2 will be showing up later this year, with "updated and improved graphics and gameplay, new locations, magic mushrooms, new characters, and much, much more!" Sounds like the beginning of a blazing franchise!
source: Manitoba Games