TRI: Of Friendship and Madness – The Brief

Triangles, triangles, triangles, AARRRRGHH

Before I started this game I was expecting a 2d sidescroller with some very pretty animals. It turned out that I was thinking of the game Secrets of Raetikon. They are very different, however, I found TRI to be an experience all of its own.


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You are a being who has stumbled into the realms of foxes. 2 of them to be exact. However, there has been a little bit of a tiff and the relationship of these two animals has frayed. You step up to go on a quest to reunite these friends.

An FPS puzzle game, TRI sees you navigating maps searching for fox idols. When you have found three and placed them on pedestals you can advance through the portal and onto the next world. Scattered through each world are additional idols that you are challenged to find.


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The main tool the player has at their disposal is a drawing tool which lets you make triangles in the world. As you advance the game, the way you use these triangles also changes.

The rate of progression through TRI is well balanced between new features, new places to explore and story progression. The puzzles are well designed, some drove me mad, but I am better now… asdafgfe. Ahem, while at points I felt that the game was stretching itself out, it never became too arduous.

I am pleased that I accidentally installed this game. It is very pretty and quite enjoyable for a puzzle game. It is challenging in all the right places and only rarely does it leave the player in the cold. While I did experience a glitch at one point, it was not serious enough for me to worry about it.

Julian has been involved in the games industry for more than a couple of years now, from working in retail to developing board games to judging Magic: the Gathering tournaments Australia wide. Now as a writer for OK Games he likes to explore niche titles that try to approach gaming from a different perspective. Now all he needs to do is start finishing all those games in his Steam Library...