CandyWars, a sugar-coated DopeWars, is approved by App Store

After being rejected entry into the App Store, Catamount Software renamed its port of the cult classic DopeWars game to CandyWars (iTunes, $0.99) and it was promptly approved.

CandyWars, a sugar-coated DopeWars, is approved at App Store
After being rejected entry into the App Store, Catamount Software renamed its port of the cult classic DopeWars game to CandyWars (iTunes, $0.99) and it was promptly approved.

Catamount Software founder Hardy Macia stated, "Apple's rejection of DopeWars was frustrating because we thought we had a big hit on our hands. We decided to rename it, gave the police and player pixie dust instead of guns. changed 'Cocaine' to 'Sugar Sticks', 'Weed' to 'Brownies', 'Crystal Meth' to 'Rock Candy'...

It was like adding another level of realism to DopeWars by using street names for drugs, but at the same time highlighting the problems of prohibition no matter what (when) the government tries to prohibit whether it is alcohol (past), drugs (present), or candy (future)."

So, is the story Apple's censorship or the irony of how easy it is to defeat?

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