Setting up a business is hard work. It takes money, good people and most of all, time. You have to train your staff, grow your team, and invest in plenty of titanium oven mitts (+2 Power in battle).
Middle Manager of Justice is the work of Psychonauts and Costume Quest developer Double Fine, and is its first experiment with free-to-play games. Part Football Manager, part The Incredibles, Middle Manager sees you build up a superhero team, construct a fancy base and, importantly, take care of your overheads.
The game launched in December, but a patchy, early build briefly appeared for download a few months before (an accidental release that Double Fine quickly repurposed as a beta test). After several hours spent souping up my squad over the Christmas break, it's clear that there have been improvements.
Double Fine iOS game Middle Manager of Justice is now available worldwide after an earlier, accidental launch.
Last week Double Fine accidentally released an unfinished version of its upcoming iOS management sim Middle Manager of Justice on the app-store in every territory. Whoops!
The game has since been pulled, but the its project lead Kee Chi explained in an interview with Gamasutra that this was something of a happy accident as "it kind of just turned into a beta test."
"If people find bugs that we haven't found internally, I'd love to know about them so I can fix them," he explained. "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."
Iron Brigade and Brütal Legend developer Double Fine has announced its first mobile game - free-to-play superhero management sim Middle Manager of Justice.
The iOS title will see you whipping a squad of trainee superheroes into shape.
But, while Middle Manager of Justice is a free-to-play game, creator Kee Chi promised the title would avoid "predatory" in-app purchases.