EA has severely underestimated the popularity of any game that involves characters and voices from the hugely popular animated TV series The Simpsons. After releasing its latest game called The Simpsons: Tapped Out, it has now embarrassingly had to remove it from the App Store as its servers are being slammed and user experience is being badly affected.

To make sure you current players have the best possible experience, we’ve temporarily removed The Simpsons: Tapped Out from the App Store. Yes, as a current player you can keep playing -- and things should only get better as we make improvements to connectivity. Once we have a solution, we’ll return the game to the App Store so new players can join in the fun. Meanwhile, thank you for your patience and support.

The game is still playable if you already managed to grab it; but it is no longer listed in the App Store. The game involves rebuilding Homer’s home town of Springfield after a nuclear explosion. Players rebuild the city and gain game currency which is measured in donuts by completing tasks along the way; players can also buy donuts through in-app purchase to advance more quickly through the game.

EA hasn’t said when the game will be back in the App Store but we will keep an eye out for it and let you know as soon as it does!

Source: Facebook via MacRumors