Three Rings Design

Infobox Company
company_name = Three Rings Design, Inc.
company_
company_type = Corporation
foundation = 2001-03-30
location = 612 Howard Street, San Francisco, California
key_people = Daniel James, Michael Bayne
industry = computer and video game industry
products = computer games
revenue =
operating_income =
net_income =
num_employees = 40
parent =
subsid =
homepage =http://www.threerings.net/
footnotes =

Three Rings Design, Inc. is an online game developer that was founded on March 30, 2001 by Daniel James and Michael Bayne. The company is named after the Three Rings of the Elves in Tolkien mythology, and the names of the Three Rings show up in various places throughout "Puzzle Pirates" such as in the name of the developer flag, Vilya. [http://games.ign.com/objects/570/570791.html ] The company's first and primary product is "Yohoho! Puzzle Pirates", an MMORPG in which the player plays a pirate on one of multiple oceans.

The company's second product, released December 1, 2006, is a western-themed Tactical Multi Player game named "Bang! Howdy".

Games

* "Yohoho! Puzzle Pirates"
* "Bang! Howdy"
* "Whirled" (open beta as of March 25, 2008)

Game Gardens

Three Rings Design has also created a site called "Game Gardens", which hosts free tools for creating and playing Java games. Using the toolset requires knowledge of Java, but the toolset automates many basic game-related functions. Some "Puzzle Pirates" players use it to create demonstrations of new puzzle ideas for the game; because the tools are the same as those the designers use, importing a "Game Gardens" puzzle into "Puzzle Pirates" would not be difficult.

References

External links

* [http://www.threerings.net/ Three Rings Design site]
* [http://www.gamegardens.com/ Game Gardens; open sourced programming tool]
* [http://www.puzzlepirates.com/ "Puzzles Pirates" website]
* [http://www.banghowdy.com/ "Bang! Howdy" website]
* [http://www.whirled.com/ "Whirled" website]


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