14
Aug
Middle-Manager-of-Justice

Superheroes are good at fighting evil directly and getting the girl, but have you ever thought about the valuable and experienced support staff behind the hero? Of course you haven't, because a good middle manager is invisible – like a ghost loaded down with busy work. In Double Fine's Middle Manager of Justice, you can build and manage a team of superheroes to save the world in a roundabout way.

The game invites you to hire heroes and keep them busy around the office to increase their skills. When the time comes to do battle with the forces of evil, you direct the action. Your base of operations (read: the office) can be customized to make your team the best it can be.

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Middle Manager of Justice features cool animated art visuals and a wacky sense of humor. It's optimized for Tegra devices (and includes some extra content), but should run on any Android device. It is free to download, but there are in-app purchases.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

  • glucero0

    Been waiting a long time for this one. Now Firaxis needs to get on board and give us some Ace Patrol and the Haunted House games!

    • ginobili1

      I just checked the posting date of this vid and it was last year Aug. Even after Android's domination of the mobile sphere (with all those sold out charts), we still have to wait an year for these apps to get ported on Android.
      I'm not complaining, but I would think that the wait would be less now as Android is (emerging) the giant as it is.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        Double Fine has launched a full assault on Android it seems. Their previous game was released mere weeks ago, and now a second one. I'm sure they'll be porting more and more games a lot faster now.

        • atlouiedog

          The Cave is supposed to be coming to Ouya, so maybe it'll get a general Android release as well. They also pledged to bring their Kickstarter game, Broken Age, to Android.

      • dario

        Not a giant as far as developer's profits are concerned. Those stats are out there and it is almost inverse to Android's "domination". iOS development is a money maker, Android is not, plain and simple.

        People have to buy the software or handset numbers don't mean squat. It burns me when Google touts activation numbers because I still see a stark contrast between both app stores as far as content, and in some cases quality, is concerned. Tell us how great the app store is to developers, oh wait, you can't because it isn't.

        As much I am digging my new Nexus 7 and HTC One I will never ditch my iPad mini and iPad3. Those are my Cadillac vehicles for software. It has everything and will probably remain that way unless Apple has a major product meltdown and developers have no other choice but focus on Android. But even then, would they given the low revenue picture with the Google Play Store? I don't know.

        • ginobili1

          That is very true. I am surprised about how little love some of the ports get on Android. Just the other day I downloaded this game True or False and my brother did too on his iPhone 4. After playing it for a while and then looking at his game, the experience was so much different. Whereas on Android you had a simple app (less animations and eye candy), on iOS it looked like a AA mobile app with all the animations and eye candy a AA title has. Even though the gameplay remains the same.

          I guess this really has to do with the dev profits on Android as compared to iOS. No one wants to spend loads of time optimizing an app for 100+ configurations on Android when they can optimize it for <10 on iOS and earn more over there. Its a sad truth for all the android fans (like me) out there.

  • http://www.aymansanliturk.com/ Ayman Sanliturk

    Looks promising. At least for designs to come for Android.

  • Ahinigami

    It's really sad when so many of the new game being released does not support your device just because it was not from a reputable international brand although the hardware is very capable of playing it.
    Xiaomi Mi2, 1.5 Ghz Quad-core + Adreno 320, a china smartphone.

    I have tried Market Enabler and Market Helper but it simply does not work for me, I really wish Google Play will allows you to install incompatible app with a warning message, letting us know what we're getting into without restricting us like this.

    Sincerely,
    Frustrated Android user

    • Lumi

      I think it's more of a "not available in your country" not supported. Hope they'll fix it soon.

  • Matthew Fry

    :( Ugh. I seriously despise freemium. Why, Double Fine? Why? I'll still try it because you're you but why?

  • Nicholas Snowdeal

    No love for the Asus Infinity. Thought it was Tegra optimized?

  • defred34

    none in here. not in the country. :(

  • NuLLnVoiD

    OK, I have a T-Prime...a Tegra 3 device...not compatible. My Note 2...fine. Bluestacks lists my PC as some off the wall T-Mo phone but it's compatible. What gives?

  • PhoenixPath

    Why did I read this as "Middle Finger of Justice"?

    ...it sounded much more fun the way I originally read it...

  • Super Bo

    Hm, incompatible with old Nexus 7

    • chrisis123

      I have the 2012 Nexus 7 too, downloaded fine yesterday and working perfectly for me...

    • Super Bo

      this error is because this game not available in may country

  • Alekh Khanna

    Not available in India. Or incompatibility with Note 1 ?

    • Lumi

      Probably not available in your country, Singapore doesn't seem to have it too...?

  • http://www.modminecraft.com/ Nick Coad

    This is a pretty lightweight review - I would have expected more information about what kind of items you have to purchase, how much you get for free etc. That point seemed to be kind of skipped over.

    • Nahu

      Well, this isn't a review so there's that.

  • Zaeem Shoaib

    It's showing up as incompatible for my HTC One 64Gb developer edition. Is it because I live in Pakistan.

  • King of Tweets

    Played for hours today on my creaking old Galaxy Tab 8.9 - runs really well even on a Tegra 2 device.

    For people put off by the Freemium, give it a shot. Its freemium done right - you absolutely don't need to purchase anything to progress in the game. Training new abilities can put one of your heroes out of action for a few minutes, but if you don't want to wait you can buy points to skip. You can earn the points you spend anyway, so you don't need to buy at all. Great fun, 5 stars from me.