Double Fine turns accidental game release into beta test

The Tuesday night launch of Double Fine's newest game and first mobile title, Middle Manager of Justice, wasn't entirely intentional.

The Tuesday night launch of Double Fine's newest game and first mobile title, Middle Manager of Justice, wasn't entirely intentional, reports Gamasutra. The company has since turned the early release into an impromptu beta test.

Kee Chi, the game project's lead, explained that the early release of the buggy game was the result of a mistaken date.

"Yeah, it was totally my fault," Chi told Gamasutra. "With the way you submit things on the App Store, you have to specify what the release date is, and a while back we had set the date to September, but at the time we didn't know if that would be final or not."

"Once we submitted the game, we realized we had a lot of things we still needed to tweak and fix, but at the same time, we didn't want to remove it from the [submission] process in case Apple catches other things we need to take care of, and we didn't want to do a double submission."

With the game already in the hands of fans, the team asked players for feedback—which many have provided.

Middle Manager of Justice has since been pulled from the App Store, and will see a completed release in the next few weeks.


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