Hey Game Grumps, let’s rap. July 13th was supposed to be a big day for you. A day when all of our dad dating dreams could finally come true. Except when it came time to actually release Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator, we got an apology instead.

After all the hype and thirst, you realized that you just couldn’t launch with so many late-game bugs. Living on crunch time for the past three weeks certainly didn’t help. Ultimately, you offered an announcement on Twitter that the game wouldn’t be releasing after all. Of course, some people were quite upset by your lack of communication. Especially since you only owned up to the problem when there was no possible way to avoid it. That’s why it’s important that we sit down and have this conversation. Game Grumps, we’re not mad just disappointed.


Much like the student left furiously scribbling test answers after time had been called, you tried to make up for your lack of preparation. It just didn’t work out. We have no doubt that you totally planned to be ready for the test (launch), but for whatever reason you weren’t.

Mistakes Have Consequences

Now, some people might blame your fans for being upset, for feeling entitled. I’ve no doubt some of them are shitty people who deserve the criticism. However, at the end of the day we both know this one is on you. We can’t call the teacher and complain that you got a bad score. You didn’t manage your project correctly. When the time came to show your work, you weren’t prepared. This doesn’t make you bad people, just people who screwed up. People who can learn from their mistakes and do better in the future.

So yeah, we won’t disown you, but you are gonna be grounded for a bit. Dream Daddy being delayed at the last minute, without any warning was pretty bad. That mistake will probably hurt the game’s overall reception. It sucks, but there will be other tests and maybe (if you’re lucky) a chance for extra credit down the line. Hopefully, you’ve learned some valuable lessons from this experience.

In the meantime, I think you need go to your rooms, get some rest, and think about what you’ve done. You can have another release date when you’re ready to do better.

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Joanna Mueller

Joanna Mueller is a lifelong gamer who used to insist on having the Super Mario Bros manual read to her as a bedtime story. Now she's reading Fortnite books to her own kiddo while finally making use of her degree to write about games as Cliqist's EIC.

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