The Simpsons: Tapped Out Temporarily Pulled Due to Overwhelming Demand

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  1. Maura

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    [FONT=&amp]MacRumors reports that EA Mobile has had to pull its new Simpsons iOS game, Tapped Out, from the App Store temporarily simply because the free game was proving to be so popular that the massive demand on the servers basically meant that the game kept crashing or just wouldn’t work. Doh! Not to worry if you’re one of those who already downloaded the game before it was pulled, however, as it will still be playable for those who already have it. According to MacRumors, The Simpsons: Tapped Out is a mixture of The Sims and Tiny Tower in terms of gameplay, and features the same writers and voices from the TV series. In the game, the player must rebuild Springfield after it has been decimated by a nuclear explosion accidentally caused by Homer. Players earn donuts by undertaking quests, which they can then use to unlock more familiar characters from The Simpsons. If you want to speed up your progress, you can also buy more donuts as an in-app purchase. No wonder it proved popular, let’s hope that EA Mobile gets the game up and running again soon![/FONT]

    [FONT=&amp]Keep checking EA Mobile’s Facebook page to find out when the game goes back up in the App Store: https://www.facebook.com/TheSimpsonsTappedOut[/FONT]

    [FONT=&amp]Source: EA Pulls Hugely Popular New Simpsons Game Over Server Capacity Issues - Mac Rumors[/FONT]
     
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    Good info. Glad I got it before.
     
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    Noooooo! I was going to download this today -.-

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    Me too!
     
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    Just wrote a review on the server problem and deleted app.
    Six hours later I read your post...
    Thanks for the info anyway.

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    [SUB]Add me, criggee, play everyday, level 16[/SUB]
     
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    I have had it for a long time. I'm very close to having all of the available buildings/characters, and now the game won't let me in any more. It keeps coming up with the server unavailable message, and what really sucks is that this is the only free game I've ever found it worth it to spend real money on, which I did spend a considerable amount for some characters and other add-ons.
    Is anyone else having trouble getting on the game? Has EA just taken our money and run, abandoned the game? Tapped Out was the only game I played on a multiple time daily basis. LET US KNOW SOMETHING EA!?!?!?!!!!!!!
     
  9. AwesomePossum

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    Is it downloadable anymore or is it still on hold?
     
  10. Sperandeo

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    I think it is still on hold
     
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    When is the Simpsons tapped out coming back please let me know.. I really want to Download it thank you... :)
     
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    Hey everyone the Simpsons tapped out is back in the app store yay....
     
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    I am surprised they removed it for that reason and did not charge more for the gme
     

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