Developer Double Fine seems to be the one video game company that can do no harm and the popular studio managed to even take an unfortunate leak and transform it into a beta stage while making its fans feel proud of their involvement.
Middle Manager of Justice is an upcoming free-to-play game for mobile devices and it was accidentally launched on the iOS App Store, unfinished and with plenty of bugs left.
Instead of pulling the game and apologizing, Double Fine took the opportunity to encourage fans to play the game and help test it.
Kee Chi, who is the leading developer working on Middle Manager of Justice, told Gamasutra that, “Yeah, it was totally my fault. 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.”
The fact that the game is now in the hands of a lot of players means that a number of bugs that Double Fine failed to find have not been exposed and will be fixed.
Chi added, “If anything, I welcome these suggestions from people, because we’re still learning and we plan to work on this well after it goes live to make the game deeper, and luckily this means we’ll get an early start on that process.”
is quickly becoming one of the development studios that gamers praise for their open nature and for their ability to connect to the player base in innovative ways.
The company is currently working on a new adventure game that has been funded via the Kickstarter service and will probably be launched during 2013.
Middle Manager of Justice will be launched on mobile devices in the coming weeks.