General Schmerdiakov, the lovable ruler of Slabovia, the last communist dictatorship in Europe, has issued another public statement following GUTS’ elevated status as a‘new and notable’ on the App Store and its celebratory price drop to 59 pence. GUTS is the first iPhone and iPod Touch game to be commissioned by a communist state and was released on the 10th November 2009.
General Schmerdiakov’s statement in full:
“Comrades! Today is a momentous day in the history of Slabovia, as GUTS, the glorious retelling of my miraculous medical operation, has been highlighted as a game that is both new and notable on the App Store. This gesture of acceptance of our excellent taste in 8-bit game design means that GUTS has struck a chord amongst the decadent, simpering Westerners. In return, I have decreed a price drop for GUTS, as I have already doubled my personal fortune since the game’s launch and at 59p, GUTS is sure to dominate the entire world. For the citizens of Slabovia, I decree that we must stand proud, continue to buy this game and enjoy this game. Or be punished. That is all.”
GUTS is available from the App Store now, priced at 59p or 99 cents.
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