Dream Daddy: A Daddy Dating Simulator, co-created by a member of the Game Grumps team and voiced 'by the Game Grumps and friends', was supposed to come out, uh, now, but has had its release unexpectedly pulled, following three weeks of crunch from the dev team.
A statement was released via the game's official Twitter account:
The statement, from project co-creator Vernon Shaw, says that the team 'Had been working under crunch conditions for the past three weeks, and going into today we all felt confident that we could release a game to you.'
'As it went later into the day, it became more apparent with more late-game bug discoveries that this wasn't yet the version of the game we wanted to release.'
The team will be going home to get 12 hours of sleep, and will come back with a new release date as soon as possible. Shaw offers an apology and says people should fee free to reach out to him personally on Twitter.
While most responses have been understanding, there have been some negative ones too, with some saying there had been a lack of communication. Shaw addressed this in further tweets:
Though delays are disappointing, we're pretty sure if they lead to a better game and a happier, healthier team on release, it's probably worth it.
Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator garnered quite a lot of attention since it was announced because, uh, it's a dating sim where you play as a hot dad trying to date other hot dads? It was co-created by Leighton Gray, and Vernon Shaw of Game Grumps, so it had a fan base ready to go, and got traction on streams with other big YT communities like Fun Haus and Geek and Sundry.