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Party Animals Devs Apologize for Offline Mode Confusion in Game Description

By Xueyang
Sep. 22, 2023 updated 06:02

In a recent announcement, the developers behind the popular game "Party Animals" have issued an apology to the gaming community for a misleading phrase in their game description. The original English text indicated that players could "Paw it out with your friends both online and offline," which led some to believe that the game supported an offline mode.

Party Animals' AnnouncementParty Animals' Announcement

The developers clarified that their initial intention was only to state that "Party Animals" could be played online or locally via split-screen on the same device. The misunderstanding arose in part because English is not the developers' first language. They admitted that their phrasing could have been more thoughtfully considered.

To prevent further misunderstandings, the description has been revised. The contentious phrase has been replaced with, "Paw it out with your friends remotely, or huddle together for chaotic fun on the same screen." The developers have emphasized that the game currently requires an online connection to play and that they do not plan to introduce an offline mode.

Party Animals revised its English Steam PageParty Animals revised its English Steam Page

They concluded their statement with a commitment to improving their foreign language communications in the future. The game, which lets players fight as various small, fuzzy animals, has otherwise been well-received in the gaming community. It’s clear that while the wording might have caused some initial confusion, the developers are taking steps to ensure clearer communication going forward.

Source: Steam