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Wario64
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(08-30-2012, 06:15 PM)
NOT OUT YET, buggy version accidentally released

:)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=NuYd6LQ4zuA


Kotaku has a write up about the game: http://kotaku.com/5939154/double-fin...ut-superheroes

Enter Middle Manager of Justice, the newest game from Brutal Legend and Psychonauts studio Double Fine. Middle Manager of Justice is a management game for the iPhone and iPad that puts you in the shoes of an office manager at Justice Corp. You've been put in charge of bringing your division up to snuff and keeping crime from taking over the city.


http://www.middlemanagerofjustice.com/












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Currygan
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(08-30-2012, 06:16 PM)
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P-0,99$
snoopeasystreet
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(08-30-2012, 06:16 PM)
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Any idea what team is working on it?
cpp_is_king
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(08-30-2012, 06:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by snoopeasystreet

Any idea what team is working on it?

Do they have more than one team? Double Fine is like 10 people or something isn't it?
CuboidFX
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(08-30-2012, 06:17 PM)
So, it's Super Hero Dev Story or something similar?
Danielsan
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(08-30-2012, 06:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by cpp_is_king

Do they have more than one team? Double Fine is like 10 people or something isn't it?

Are you being sarcastic? Double Fine has like 3 teams these days. One group working on Double Fine Adventure, another is working on Double Fine Happy Action Theather 2 and apparently there is/was a team working on this.
Last edited by Danielsan; 08-30-2012 at 06:20 PM.
Jb
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Originally Posted by cpp_is_king

Do they have more than one team? Double Fine is like 10 people or something isn't it?

Nope.
Zeouterlimits
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(08-30-2012, 06:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by cpp_is_king

Do they have more than one team? Double Fine is like 10 people or something isn't it?

No. They have 3 or 4 teams I believe. 65ish people.
jetpacks was yes
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(08-30-2012, 06:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by cpp_is_king

Do they have more than one team? Double Fine is like 10 people or something isn't it?

They've have a bunch of small teams working on different projects ever since Brutal Legend was finished, IIRC.
cpp_is_king
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(08-30-2012, 06:19 PM)
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Ahh I haven't kept up in a while, guess they've grown. Thought they were really small for a while.
Carl
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(08-30-2012, 06:20 PM)
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Can't wait til they get back to making real games.

Just kidding!
joeyjoejoeshabadoo
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(08-30-2012, 06:20 PM)
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Yay! Love Double Fine, will be getting this one for sure.

Originally Posted by cpp_is_king

Do they have more than one team? Double Fine is like 10 people or something isn't it?

They break up into different groups. I want to say that's how Stacking, Costume Quest, and Trenched (Iron Brigade) got made.
hyp
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(08-30-2012, 06:22 PM)
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really diggin the art and concept. hope it turns out to be a decent game.
Danielsan
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(08-30-2012, 06:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Carl

Can't wait til they get back to making real games.

Just kidding!

As opposed to what? Trenched/Iron Bridgade, Stacking and Costume Quest aren't real games now?

Shit, you edited your post!
scy
(08-30-2012, 06:24 PM)
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Sure, why not. I'm in.
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(08-30-2012, 06:26 PM)
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Looks great. Will get.
BenjaminBirdie
(08-30-2012, 06:28 PM)
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Looks so fucking amazing.
Munin
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(08-30-2012, 06:29 PM)
Looks good but smells like IAP hell all over the place
Kajiba
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(08-30-2012, 06:31 PM)
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Game looks fun.
snoopeasystreet
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(08-30-2012, 06:31 PM)
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Only watched the trailer now. Looks like Steven Dengler is funding this one.
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(08-30-2012, 06:32 PM)
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I like the concept. I hope it's more of a Kairosoft game then a F2P time management game, since I'm getting a little burnt out on those, but I'll check it out either way.
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(08-30-2012, 06:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wario64

:)

I know why you're smiling. You evil, evil man!

I wish they release it on PC as well, but I can live with it being on iPhone. Day one!
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(08-30-2012, 06:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by Snuggler

I like the concept. I hope it's not a F2P time management game, since I'm getting a little burnt out on those, but I'll check it out either way.

It is.

Straight from their website:

Biff! Kapow!!

That’s the sound of Double Fine bursting onto the mobile scene with Middle Manager of Justice!

That’s right. The superhero management game you’ve been waiting for is here! And it’s just the first title to be announced of an all new, three-game partnership with our pals at Dracogen Inc.
It’s going to be FREE to play on iOS and will be available soon on iTunes.

“Somewhere between GOOD and EVIL… Between ORDER and CHAOS… Between UPPER MANAGEMENT and the SENIOR STAFF… You’ll find the glue that holds it all together: The Middle Manager… of Justice!” said Kee Chi, the game’s creator, dramatically reading from the marketing text.

“Congratulations!” he continued, “You have been promoted to Middle Manager.. of Justice! You have been chosen to whip the latest branch of Justice Corp into shape! Train and manage your team of superheroes to thwart crime and save citizens around the city! Increase efficiency in your branch by building new facilities and upgrading the equipment! Could it be done without you? Yeah, probably, but it would be sloppy, costly, and demotivating!”

“Wow, a game about Superheroes AND middle management! That’s what I’ve always wanted!” said a soot-covered orphan we hadn’t noticed before hiding in the shadows. “But, surely, a penniless, adorable ragamuffin like myself could never afford an amazing game like that…” He looked despairingly at his iOS device.

“Sure you can,” said Kee, “It’s free!”

“Free? Well then…Looks like it’s HERO TIME!” the orphan declared with a sly wink. Then he kicked aside his crutch, wiped the coal streaks from his face, and stood tall to reveal that he was actually Steven Dengler of Dracogen Inc., stalwart ally of Double Fine Productions!

“All I ask is that you release it in Canada first, so I have a chance to get to the top of the Leaderboards,” added Steve, as he went back to watching that game where the ice skaters fight over the ashtray with sticks.

arts&crafts
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(08-30-2012, 06:34 PM)
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I am sure it is discussed somewhere but I am at work, is there a release date? Or time frame?
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(08-30-2012, 06:35 PM)
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Looks like Game Dev Story with a sexy coat of Double Fine paint. I'm in.

Originally Posted by Munin

Looks good but smells like IAP hell all over the place

The write-up says as much but it also says you won't hit a paywall. We shall see.
shagg_187
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(08-30-2012, 06:36 PM)
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F2P?!! Jeez! Day zero!
bitoriginal
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(08-30-2012, 06:37 PM)
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Damn. Not into gaming on my phone but this looks awesome.
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(08-30-2012, 06:37 PM)
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This looks pretty sweet actually.
eXistor
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(08-30-2012, 06:39 PM)
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Not really my cup of tea, but awesome that it's free. Don't own a iOS device, so whatevs.
Bricky
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(08-30-2012, 06:39 PM)
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Look great! And it's free! And it's from double fine! It doesn't get much more awesome than that.
Diablohead
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(08-30-2012, 06:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bricky

Look great! And it's free! And it's from double fine! It doesn't get much more awesome than that.

Depends how shit they make the time sink to IAP ratio.
Huff
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(08-30-2012, 06:42 PM)
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did they give a date?
chickdigger802
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(08-30-2012, 06:43 PM)
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Being free is the only part that worries me.

Anyone remember that pc management game where you were like a bond villain?
ultron87
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(08-30-2012, 06:45 PM)
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That's a wonderful concept. I hope the F2P hooks aren't too terrible.


Originally Posted by chickdigger802

Anyone remember that pc management game where you were like a bond villain?

Evil Genius? Yeah, that was fun.
Corto
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(08-30-2012, 06:47 PM)
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Getting some cool Theme Hospital vibes from those isometric perspective screens. I'll get it as soon as it hits the store.
Tucah
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(08-30-2012, 06:48 PM)
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Looks cool but I hope it doesn't fall into the same F2P IAP trap as oh so many iOS games. I'll keep my hopes high though, I love DF.
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(08-30-2012, 06:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by Corto

Getting some cool Theme Hospital vibes from those isometric perspective screens. I'll get it as soon as it hits the store.

Indeed.

Reminds me a lot of this:



Couldn't get a closer match with a non-awful screen unfortunately, but they're very similar visually, from the way the walls are handled, to the little light posts and trees and tiles on the floor and decorations etc.
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dark_prinny
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(08-30-2012, 06:59 PM)
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I missread thread title.

* Came to See middle finger of justice.
* Tought it was gonna be an awesome game.
* Leaves dissapointed.
Dog Problems
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(08-30-2012, 07:05 PM)
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Wow, that's awesome. Tim did say on his Twitter back in July, I think, that Double Fine would start doing more on PC and mobile. I was hoping there would be something to happen before DFA came out. And this is it. :-D
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From Double Fines forum:

Originally Posted by DF_Kee

Hi! We've been VERY careful about any sort of predatory iOS IAP practices. You can play through Middle Manager without paying anything! There are absolutely no paywalls. All that purchasing currency does is allow you to experience the content quicker and have stronger heroes earlier, but you can experience all the game at whichever pace you want! We've sent the game to Touch Arcade to test http://toucharcade.com/2012/08/30/do...e-to-play-sim/ and hopefully their impression puts your fears to rest.

Also, this is our first mobile game and we want to focus on one platform for the launch. But we definitely want the game on as many platforms as possible!

I hope they live up that.

http://www.doublefine.com/forums/viewthread/7584/
Mechanized
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(08-30-2012, 07:18 PM)
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This looks great! Super hyped.
OldJadedGamer
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(08-30-2012, 07:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Danielsan

Are you being sarcastic? Double Fine has like 3 teams these days. One group working on Double Fine Adventure, another is working on Double Fine Happy Action Theather 2 and apparently there is/was a team working on this.

You forgot The Cave.
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Originally Posted by Diablohead

Depends how shit they make the time sink to IAP ratio.

True, but Double Fine would probably be in the top 3 of my 'studios-which-I-trust-completely-in-whatever-they-do'-list if I had one, so I think it's gonna be fine.
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Also, this is our first mobile game and we want to focus on one platform for the launch. But we definitely want the game on as many platforms as possible!

Cool! Don't really have anything against iOS games specifically, just don't own an iphone or such.
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(08-30-2012, 07:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by Danielsan

Are you being sarcastic? Double Fine has like 3 teams these days. One group working on Double Fine Adventure, another is working on Double Fine Happy Action Theather 2 and apparently there is/was a team working on this.

don't forget The Cave or whatever it's called
FantasticMrFoxdie
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(08-30-2012, 07:43 PM)
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Looks great. This might be the game to get me back into iPhone gaming
thefro
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(08-30-2012, 07:44 PM)

Originally Posted by Danielsan

Are you being sarcastic? Double Fine has like 3 teams these days. One group working on Double Fine Adventure, another is working on Double Fine Happy Action Theather 2 and apparently there is/was a team working on this.

The Cave (Ron Gilbert's) is the 4th
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(08-30-2012, 08:43 PM)
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When is this coming out?
Lime
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(08-30-2012, 08:48 PM)
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So, Theme Hospital on my iphone. Looking forward to seeing how it is.
Of All Trades
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(08-30-2012, 08:52 PM)
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I wonder if Kairobotica will be released on iOS prior to this coming out.

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