Not a fatal one, at least not yet, but a strong enough blow to pull it out of the game and off the App Store. Ow My Balls!, is described by its developers Jetson Creative as, “A comedy game that brings top shelf kicked-in-the-crotch humor to the iPhone and iPod Touch”. Yet there was nothing funny about the game’s release. Less than 24 hours after it’s eruption onto the service, it had to be yanked off due to a castrating crash bug hidden deep within its canals that play testers, “MariJane” and “Igor” along with others, were unable to find before its coming out party.
This was not the first obstacle; “My Balls” has had to overcome. In March of this year Jetson Creative received a rejection letter from Apple with their first attempted insertion of the game onto the market place. No details were given as to the reason for the blockage other than a reference to the “obscenity clause”. The developers withdrew for only a short time before emerging again with the version that spilled out this week.
No need to fear for the future potency of, “My Balls.” When contacted by TMA on the current painful predicament his “Balls” were in, self professed “Left Nut” Josh Michaels who heads up the team offered the following comments.
“My Balls are getting ready to explode. We’re anxiously awaiting our update being approved and hope the game will be in the store late next week or early the following week. If anyone is looking for something to do while waiting check out our website/blog. There are a bunch of great nutshot videos on there and the full backstory on the development of the game from the first build.”
So there you have it folks. Ow My Balls!, may have come out of the gate premature, but the developers have reached around their hands on the product and quickly gotten off an update to the app store. Stay tuned to TMA for future developments.