The iPhone used to develop the phone-smashing game S.M.T.H. (Send Me To Heaven) has just gone on sale for $30,000.
Listed on Etsy as a game collectible by S.M.T.H. creator Petr Svarovsky, the phone was allegedly used some years ago for the development of the game. The phone screen and cover are damaged, but overall, the device still works. It comes with the original version of the game still installed.
Together with the app, the iPhone also features the developer’s ex-girlfriend and dentist phone numbers, heavy metal songs he listened to when developing the game, and even photos of his cat. An unmissable item for hardcore fans, no doubt.
The Send Me To Heaven game made its debut on the Goole Play Store in 2013 but was never allowed on the iTunes App Store, thus making Svarovsky’s iPhone supposedly the only one in existence running it.
“It took me a couple of years and a lot of effort to break this iPhone, so I think the price is fair”, he said, commenting on the news.
The purpose of the game is simple: destroying your smartphone in the most creative way as possible by throwing it in the air.
Surely, this game must have been a total flop right? Wrong. Send Me To Heaven was downloaded over 1,000,000 by Android users across different stores, and is still available and popular among players. In fact, some of the stories behind the reviews on the Google Play Store are definitely worth reading.
Behind the highest scores for this consumerism-fuelled game are people building massive slingshots to throw it high, tying their phones to rockets, and even throwing them from airplanes.
Interested in this unique piece of gaming history? You can head to Etsy and buy it here, ready for dispatch from Norway. Quickly though, it might be gone before you know it.