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Playing With: Obvious Beta
Basic Trope: A beta version of a game is released as a full version.
  • Straight: Danger Damian is released while only partly finished.
  • Exaggerated: Danger Damian is released while in alpha stage.
  • Downplayed: Danger Damian is released while almost finished.
  • Justified:
  • Inverted: Danger Damian and a sequel are both released in one disc/cartridge.
  • Subverted: Danger Damian is released while only partly a publicly available beta.
  • Double Subverted: Perpetual Beta
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Danger Damian isn't released until finished.
  • Enforced: See Justified.
  • Lampshaded: Damian literally says, as part of the in-game dialogue, "Who made this game? It's like it wasn't even finished!"
  • Invoked: They Just Didn't Care.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: The creators either finish the project or don't release it at all.
  • Discussed: This is a really great game!
  • Conversed: ???
  • Implied: There are plenty of glitches and bugs in Danger Damian, even though they don't affect the gameplay much.
  • Deconstructed: The game does horribly, both in sales and with critics.
  • Reconstructed:
    • The horrible results of the project inspire the company who made Danger Damian to do better with the next game they make.
    • Danger Damian was so bad that it was funny how bad it was. People still enjoyed to play it just to get a good laugh.
  • Intended Audience Reaction: The horrible project was an attempt at learning what not to do when making a game.
  • Played For Laughs: The company who made the game wasn't even trying. The next game they make is better than even the best game currently in existence.
  • Played For Drama: The company who made the game were trying, against all odds even.

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