The Real Tribloos

This being the third game in the series I wanted to do something a bit different and special. It needed to be something real and tangible.

So before this…

For Space Farmers we’d created Papercraft models of the two main characters. We did small ones and 6 large ones which we took to events. We actually had a hard time hanging on to them.

There was one instance back in 2014 when I left two large Papercraft Space Farmers next to someone else’s Occulus Rift overnight. When we came back the next morning there were two things missing and neither were the rift. Another time we were at Insomnia 52 (I think, I lost track of the numbers back then) and I remember spending a good 30 minutes politely saying “no” to a lady who was trying to blag one off us. They were too personal to me! I took ages making the plans and crafting them by hand.

Really what I should have done is Sold Them! But at the time I didn’t think that would make any money and it would have required me to tidy up the plans to make them presentable. Maybe we’ll make them public one day…

Wasn’t this supposed to be about Tribloos 3?

So when I was thinking about what I wanted to do this time it was obvious that Papercraft just wasn’t going to cut it. I’d toyed with the idea of making Tribloos styled items or toys before but very rarely got past the “wouldn’t it be nice” phase.

But this time, with the game almost complete back in November 2017 I decided to actually try it out for fun. So I contacted Mari at PictureToPuppet, an Edinburgh based group who turn child’s pictures into real life puppets. Check them out.

They’ve turned out fantastically, because they’re hand made they’re all slightly unique!

Want one?

We’ll be giving them away as part of competitions and giveaways over the next few months! So stay tuned to the blog and, probably Twitter and Facebook.

Also let me know what you think!

4 thoughts on “The Real Tribloos

  1. Hi Andy, this is dgriffith and I’ve been talking to you in the Tribloos 3 game forum over at BigFishGames. Obviously I had no problem finding your site and your blog post about the real life Tribloo plushies! I would love a chance to enter a giveaway to win one!! They are so cute and I really want to be able to have one to put next to my laptop! (I’m hoping it might bring me a little bit of luck when it comes to trying to beat some of the harder levels. Lol)

    I’m going to look your Facebook page up too. Thank you again for making the Tribloos games, each one just gets better and better than the previous one! Which I honestly didn’t think possible because each one is so much fun to play and also challenging to try to beat the clock on all of the levels.

    Have a wonderful day! Now, I’m off to go play more of Tribloos 3. ๐Ÿ™‚

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