Bears are Jerks: The Evolution of Triple Town

Bears are Jerks: The Evolution of Triple Town

How a simple match game turned into a storytelling experience.

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no zyna reference?

Nice article and I really do enjoy Triple Town but I wanted to just chime in and say I hate the "Everybody is a winner" philosophy with the heat of a thousand suns. There really can't be much of a sense of accomplishment if there is no risk of failure.

Xanthious:
Nice article and I really do enjoy Triple Town but I wanted to just chime in and say I hate the "Everybody is a winner" philosophy with the heat of a thousand suns. There really can't be much of a sense of accomplishment if there is no risk of failure.

That sounds like a personal problem rather than an objective truth.

The sense of accomplishment from cooking a great meal isn't that you risked messing it up and making something terrible. It's that it tastes so good. Likewise, living in a house you made yourself is its own reward, not the knowledge that you could've done a shabby job of it.

A sense of accomplishment comes from accomplishing something; I should think that's obvious, but apparently not. Whether all you accomplish is the creation of a modest village or you manage to build up an imposing empire, you've managed to do something either way. If you need some risk of failure to feel like you're accomplishing something, chances are you're just not satisfied with whatever it is you're doing on its own merits.

In fact, before they were Bears or Barbarians, they were kids.

And after, they became barbearians...

Triple Town is a very fun little game, enjoyable to play but with a completely arbitrary and unnecessary monetization scheme and one of the worst examples of games jumping on the 'free-to-play' bandwagon. It just doesn't seem like the right way to try and make this particular game profitable.

Susan Arendt told me to play Triple Town. I stopped playing it about 72 hours later realising that I should probably take a break. She neglected to mention the NINJA BEARS. O_o

They honestly didn't anticipate that turning kids into tombstones would raise a few eyebrows?

 

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