Although Apple has banned Molleindustria's 'Phone Story' from the App Store, that hasn't stopped the game from appearing on the Android Market, where it's currently selling for $1 per download.

Phone Story previously went live on the Apple App Store yesterday, and was quickly pulled four hours later, as the game controversially depicts many negative aspects of iOS (and other electronics) development, including harsh labor conditions in overseas factories, slavery, and economic waste. Molleindustria allegedly violated a variety of Apple's guidelines, although the developer asserts that the ban is unjust.

From the Android download page, a brief description of the game shows a clear reason by Apple would ban it:

Phone Story is an educational game about the hidden social costs of smartphone manufacturing. Follow your phone's journey from the Coltan mines of the Congo to the electronic waste dumps in Pakistan through four colorful mini-games. Compete with market forces in an endless spiral of technological obsolescence.


You can keep Phone Story in your favorite device as a reminder of your impact on this world. All revenues from the sale of this app will be donated to organizations working to solve the issues mentioned in this game.

For those downloading it now, be aware that Phone Store requires Adobe Air and an Android 2.2 update -- and if you feel at all guilty about contributing to the cycle of electronic development, at least part of your purchase will be pledged to a good cause.