TinyCo's Family Guy game for mobile devices official release date isn't until April 10, but some savvy mobile gamers were able to download it a few days early from the New Zealand App Store. According to TouchArcade, this was a legit download, and no one used any tricks or stole the game, however Fox was not happy when gamers started uploading clips of Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff to YouTube and Twitch.
Fox claims that the game was accidentally made available on the App Store due to a "brief technical error" and began asking YouTube and Twitch users to remove their uploaded footage before sending out copyright claims. A few TouchArcade members' accounts were disabled on Twitch, and all videos featuring Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff were removed from YouTube.
This did not sit well with gamers who are already calling for a boycott of the game. Gamers are angry that Fox ruined their Twitch and YouTube channels over a legit download of a title that is set to be released in a few days.
Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff is a collaboration between mobile game developer TinyCo (Tiny Village) and Seth MacFarlane's production company Fuzzy Door. The game has been described as a freemium resource management title with an original story based on the television show's long history. The game tasks players with rebuilding Quahog after it is destroyed by a fight between the Giant Chicken and Peter Griffin.
Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff will be officially available on April 10, 2014 for both iOS and Android devices.