Smuggle Truck: Operation Immigration: Upcoming Controversial Game For iPhone, iPad

I think personal and political issues can only be called “satire” up to a certain extent. With illegal immigration issues red hot here in the United States, does Owlchemy Labs’ upcoming Smuggle Truck: Operation Immigration takes it too far?

“In Smuggle Truck, players are driving a truck with passengers in the back, bringing them over a fictional border. This idea originated as a result of learning that the process of legal immigration was not as straightforward as we had assumed.”

As you can see in the video, you try and drive a truck full of Mexicans across the US border. The studio does a great job of giving you a look as to why they created this game on their site:

With a satirical angle on a real issue, we want to create a game that is fun to play but also stirs up discussion on ways to improve the problematic immigration system in the United States.

As seen on the news, many immigration experts are already crying foul over the game a month before its intended release.

Ray Barrera, from the Humane Immigration Rights in L.A., is against the game. His group is one of many across the nation that is speaking out against the game. He said an estimated 170 people died in 2010 from crossing the border, a number that to him is not a laughing matter— especially when created in a video game.

Apple is known to steer away from controversy. With this level of controversy surrounding this upcoming game for the iPhone and iPad, you can probably already guess what Apple will do with it.

What do you think of this game? Funny or not a laughing matter?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/BrownseaGames Paul Bröwnsea

    Nobody would think twice if it was a GTA-a-like going round shooting people (inc police) why is this so much worse?

    • Beaner to da bone

      I am from Mexican decent and this is just hilarious to me.. Anyone who gets offended by this is probably in our beautiful country illegally, and should stay in there country if they don’t like it. Booya

  • Bronco911xx

    Ray you are bleeding heart liberal, they die crossing boarder illegally, simple fix. DONT CROSS BOARDER ILLEGALLY

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cristiano-Fernandez/100001794208078 Cristiano Fernandez

    This game wasn’t the 1st of its kind. It was JOSE COMES TO USA, and for the looks of it, JOSE COMES TO USA, had more decency with the whole aspect.

    I think this game has no taste whatsoever. Classless is more like it, if you ask me. I cant believe this Boston company is making money with this issue and on top of that hope that everything is OK and fine with groups and Hispanics all around.

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