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Thrillville - Developer Diaries Week Four

The Customer Is Always Right (and Sometimes Worth Flirting With)

The depth continues in another game unto itself: pleasing your customers. How do you know what they want? Try talking to them!  In Thrillville, in addition to overhearing snippets from the guests as they walk past (they'll make sure you know if they need the bathroom!) you can chat to ANYONE in the park. And as well as seeing what they think of the park, you can talk over a wide variety of other stuff and make friends with them. This makes them happier, and happy guests spread the good word about the park (and spend more cash!) They'll also remember you between conversations, and once you are friends with them, you can challenge them to play on the attractions - or even flirt with them (if you're feeling brave, you can even do this under the noses of their current partners).  You may snag yourself a sweetie (or two, or three!)

So as well as hearing about what rides your guests like, you'll also learn whether they're hungry, thirsty, think the place is a mess or whatever. Again, Thrillville does things differently here. Sure, you need to hire groundskeepers, mechanics and entertainers to help you keep things running smoothly. But to train them, what will you do? Click on a button? Nah! This is Thrillville! You have to SHOW them how to do their job better - blast away gunk and suck up litter for the groundskeeper, solve fiendish puzzles to fix broken rides and strut your funky stuff in a dance game to get the entertainers up to snuff. The better you do, the better they do at their jobs and the better your park gets!



Maximum Fun in Minigames

And don't think those minigames are the only ones Thrillville has to offer - in fact, there are so many, we've actually had journalists tell us, "The minigames could be their own product just by themselves!" We don't disagree.

In Career mode, they're spread throughout the park wherever you choose to place them. Want to blast some alien baddies in that "Shootzone" first-person shooter? Go do it.  Want to build a mean race track and challenge your friends to a four-player monster truck race? No problem. Want to play the shoot 'em-ups in the video arcade? Want to trick up on the trampolines? Want a game of soccer? An RC destruction derby? Shooting gallery? You get the idea - there is a whole lot of fun to be had by playing each different attraction as a minigame. Each one is a great, fun gaming experience in its own right, and you'll have a ball.

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