Prohibition 3: Candy Wars – approved by AppStore
CANTERBURY NH (Jan. 15, 2009)… Catamount Software announces Prohibition 3: Candy Wars has been approved by Apple for resale on AppStore.
In Prohibition 3: Candy Wars you play a candy dealer in New York City in the summer of 2040 during the height of candy prohibition — a few years earlier, due to an obesity pandemic the United States Congress declared sugar was a highly addictive substance and banned the sale and manufacture of all candy. Your goal is to make as much money as possible in 30 days without getting caught by the FDA or run out of town by the loan shark’s thugs.
aka, sugarcoated DopeWars: CandyWars is a reskinned version of Catamount Software’s remake of the cult classic DopeWars called Prohibition 2: The Dope Wars.
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).”
Macia stated, “We still hope that Apple reconsiders their ban on Prohibition 2: The Dope Wars so we can bring many people’s favorite game to the iPhone, but in the meantime all of us chocolate addicts can enjoy Candy Wars.”