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Accidentally Released Middle Manager of Justice Branded Beta

10 Sep, 2012, 18:56 | Posted by: Jennifer

The Escapist is reporting that Double Fine accidentally released their iOS Super Hero sim onto iTunes in every region in an unfinished state on September 5th. Unfortunately, due to the difference between Mojo Time™ and real time, we weren't able to get the news out in time for Mojo readers.

But those who were lucky enough to download the unfinished build before it was pulled have now become beta testers. The game's project leader, Kee Chi, states that if you find any bugs to send bug reports to Double Fine. Any items bought during the beta will still be available in the full game. But Chi cautions that this is not the experience Double Fine wanted players to experience and recommends waiting until the completed version is released in the upcoming weeks.

What does everyone else think about this?

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    Comment by: jp-30 | Posted 11 Sep, 2012, 10:29 | Quote
    All that free publicity! Woot.
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    Comment by: Jennifer | Posted 11 Sep, 2012, 01:02 | Quote
    It was apparently marked for a September release ahead of time. Having never released on the iTunes format before, they thought it was tentative (and that Apple would contact them before adding it to the store), But apparently the release on iTunes is automated instead of manual as they thought (either that or Apple just never contacted them for confirmation before they added it).
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    Comment by: Shmargin | Posted 10 Sep, 2012, 23:32 | Quote
    I have never released an iOS game (or any game) before, but how do you accidentally submit it to apple for approval? Maybe you can submit a beta to apple but have to check a little box that says "dont release me yet, I'm a beta"?

    Just saying, I thought it was like a process to do it. I dunno.

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