The Thinking Ape: Evolutionary Origins Of Intelligence by Richard ByrneThis text describes how human ancestors reached the point in cognitive evolution from which the evolution of modern humans was possible. Rather than speculating about the mental abilities of fossil hominids, on the basis of modern human psychology, the author explores earlier phases of evolution, with the more solid and testable evidence of human ancestry that is still alive: modern primates and other animals.
A Thinking Ape - We're All a Little Weird Here - Jodie
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When we set out to make great games with massive online communities, we knew that we first had to create the ideal environment for building ambitious things. A place where brilliant and inspiring people could come together and build games that make millions of players happy. We realized that we needed to find incredibly talented people and get out of their way. Since then, we've paid careful attention to how we like to work together. This is a brief summary of our guiding principles.
We do have a lot of complaints from players from other ATA games! For instance, the game Party In My Dorm, we have to much problems with extortion. From my perspective, a lot of people are asking for stuff that is nearly impossible to do almost. I would really want to make Party In My Dorm a safe game for everyone. So many pros for this company! Obviously, as the company has grown over the last year there are certain pain points that come with many new hires coming onboard.
In our Creative Cultures series, correspondent Crystal Henrickson spends a day inside companies to learn how hiring, onboarding, and company culture play a role in employee happiness. In fact, their much grander mission is to build vibrant communities, by strategically fostering strong connections with and between their users. This unrelenting focus on long-term engagement has led their team to produce several successful social and mobile games, including the top-grossing Kingdoms at War and the upcoming Kingdoms of Heckfire. When I interviewed leadership at their Vancouver office about how this community-focused philosophy translates to their internal culture, it became clear that A Thinking Ape practices what they preach. With north of 60 employees, A Thinking Ape continues to pride itself on running like a lean startup. A smaller, more independent, team ensures that employees enjoy a level of ownership and autonomy that is hard to recreate at most game studios. Your growth is in your own hands, but fostered and supported by the company.