What do you do when your controversy courting iOS game about shuttling illegal immigrants across the border gets rejected by Apple’s arbiters of good taste? Why, you just tweak some art assets so Smuggle Truck becomes Snuggle Truck!
“The changes made to the game consist only of minor art changes and some swapped sound effects. Gameplay remains exactly the same,” Owlchemy’s Alex Schwartz said in an interview with Joystiq. “Instead of smuggling immigrants over the border, you’re now bringing animals from the wilderness into the comfort of a zoo, where they are provided plenty of food, water, shelter, and state of the art health care.”
Instead of smiling Mexican babies bouncing out of the back of your speeding flatbed, you’ll get an adorable assortment of bunnies, rabbits and bears, though Mac and PC players will have both. That release costs a couple dollars more, but allows you to switch between the cuddly Snuggle Truck and controversial Smuggle Truck with the press of a button.
Snuggle Truck is available now on the App Store for iPhone ($2) and iPad ($3) and on Mac/PC ($5).