Wiz Khalifa Joins in on the App Fun for 420
Rapper set to release video game about growing ganja.
If you’ve ever been curious about the ins-and-outs of running a legal cannabis business or wanted to hop into the industry without taking any actual risks, Wiz Khalifa has you covered. The stoner prince has a gift for all aspiring virtual entrepreneurs and mobile game enthusiasts that will be hot and ready on thee day of all stoner days, 420. The award-winning rapper teamed up with Warner Music Group and San Francisco-based boutique game studio Motaki to release his latest creation — a new app appropriately called “Wiz Khalifa’s Weed Farm” that allows players to become marijuana moguls from the safety and comfort of their couch at the touch of a button.
According to a press release from the Warner Music Group, the app will “offer a glimpse into the future of legalized cannabis, and the opportunities it has already created for a new generation of entrepreneurs and marijuana enthusiasts alike. The game strives to create an authentic experience, capturing the state of the marijuana industry by seizing opportunities in entrepreneurial fashion, reinvesting into business, and compounding returns. In subsequent releases, the player will be able to expand their operations across the U.S. and eventually the entire world as weed is legalized within the game.”
Khalifa’s game joins some of the other cannabis-centric apps like Ganja Farmer, Pot Farm, Weed Shop and Weed Firm. There are also a couple other apps and games releasing on or right around 420 that might be of interest to certain pockets of cannabis culture. LBC Studios has developed a game called “Hempire,” a strategy game with an in-depth storyline including about 12 characters, where players can practice their e-cultivating skills, cross genetics to develop 100 of different strains, create cannabis-infused edibles, concentrates and oils all while competing with friends or strangers on the app.
Solon Buchultz, the CEO of LBC Studios, shared that the company “wanted to build a quality mobile game that brings together the community of cannabis enthusiasts and those curious about the emerging culture in a meaningful and relevant way. And most importantly it had to be fun.”
Owlchemy Labs also plans to release “Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality,” a virtual reality game for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive on 420. The game intends to maintain the same ridiculous, offbeat sense of humor that viewers have come to love and expect as players stop at familiar locations from the TV show, solving puzzles and interacting with objects in the environment as a clone of Morty.
Ben Gilbert from Business Insider got a chance to play the game before its release and said that “it was tough, and fun, and a great demonstration of the kind of unique experiences that can be had in VR alone.”
The animated series is also set to release its 14-episode third season sometime this summer on Adult Swim as its cult fanbase eagerly awaits its premiere.
“Wiz Khalifa’s Weed Farm” will be available on the App Store as well as Google Play. To find out more about the app and enter to win a grand prize flight for two to Colorado to visit Wiz Khalifa’s official Khalifa Kush dispensary and hang out with him at the Wellness Retreat tour visit weedfarm.wizkhalifa.com.
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