You can say many things about the video game industry, but saying that it’s dull is a full-fledged lie. As predictable as reactions can get, there are so many members of the community that it’s impossible for them to fail to surprise. Even if you think that you’ve heard everything and that you can’t be surprised any further, you will be proven wrong at some point.
And again, I’m not talking just about reactions, or the way business is run, or even the ‘total randomness’ some community members seem to take so much pride in, but about real, actual facts that you wouldn’t see coming in a million years. So let’s start talking about how a gaming couple in Tunisia won a real life cow as a prize.
The two lucky winners finished first in the Bagra tournament held by developers Digital Mania. Bagra, actually meaning ‘cow’ is a mobile game developed by a Tunisian game developing company, and it seems to have caught a pretty large popularity.
The goal of the game is to keep your cow alive, all the while stealing resources from other players and their own cows. Some experience with strategy and other mobile games is required if you want to actually have a chance at winning the game (although the first prize is most likely only available in Tunisia).
Anyway, the couple in question managed to outsmart every other player, becoming the winners of the contest. For the first prize, Digital Mania purchased a cow. Apparently, the cow spent the two weeks prior to the contest’s end in the company’s headquarters.
She was named Pamela and it looks like the developers had a lot of fun, as they had her wear sunglasses, a Rasta hat, a scarf, and other accessories. Other prizes included phones and tablets, but Pamela was always meant to be first prize.
The participants had two options – either they took Pamela home or they had the company butcher her and feed her to the less fortunate. In the next tournament the first prize will also be a cow, this one named Brigitte, and Digital Mania will also offer the option to have the cow butchered and brought home.
And somehow this isn’t the only interesting about Bagra, although it is the most interesting. It turns out that the game also helped the country’s economy, as all the in-game purchases were made in Tunisian dinar. It might not seem like much, but the fact that a gaming company puts so much thought into tradition is very welcomed in this day and age.
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