September 13, 2011 1:00 PM | Michael Rose
[Update: Seems like I was right with my suggestion of rushing to grab it - Apple has now taken it down! According to a tweet from Molleindustria: "Phone Story was removed from the app store without explanation", followed by, "According to Apple, Phone Story violates: 15.2, 16.1, 21.1, 21.2"]
Did you ever wonder where your smartphone came from? Of course you didn't - why would you. Molleindustria, the devs behind the likes of Every Day the Same Dream and Inside a Dead Skyscraper, would like you to stop for a moment and think about it. By playing its new iPhone game.
Taking the form of four minigames, Phone Story follows the journey of your phone from its conception as raw materials to its assembly. The game's blurb states: "Compete with market forces in an endless spiral of technological obsolescence." In case you hadn't twigged yet, it's a little dark.
All of the proceeds (minus Apple's cut) will go towards grassroot organisations. I'm not sure how Apple let this one through, but you should grab it quickly in case they change their minds.