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OCTOGEDDON
Here is a game created by Plants vs Zombies designer George Fan. Also his entry for Ludum Dare #24. Click to play!

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Finally! Torchlight II Final Release Date

Buckle up, guys. Runic Games finally sets the final release date of Torchlight II.

I and dozens of my co-workers pre-ordered this game a couple of months ago, and ever since Runic pushed back the date twice. Every time I logged into Steam and found it there on my Library, teasing me… ARGH!

Fingers crossed now. Ganbatte, Runic! ^.^

Source: Runic Games Forum

A Must Watch: Shirokuma Cafe

Ibnu, my fiancee and an absolute geek, has tried several times to raise my interest into anime. He picked the wrong series. Until today I cannot understand why he loves Gundam. Edric, a co-worker, did a better job. He introduced me to Shirokuma Cafe, and I instantly fell in love.

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The LEGO Story: Only The Best is Good Enough

Here is an amazing video created to celebrate LEGO’s 80th birthday. It shows us how a Danish carpentry startup has been growing into a three-generation-old toy maestro company selling plastic bricks loved by millions of kids and grown-ups around the world.

“Only the best is good enough.”

This video inspires me to make the best out of every situation. Ole Kirk Christiansen is depicted here as a strong-willed father and leader, fully responsible for his family and workers. He went through a lot of shit, but he kept calm and carried on. I can’t even imagine how anyone could run any business during a war; Denmark was occupied by Germany in 1940-1945.

Once my boss said, “Every great company has a great culture infused by the leaders to everyone working towards the same strong vision.” LEGO has it.

Happy birthday, LEGO!

Plants vs Zombies 2 is Coming in 2013

Today that tweet of mine came true! PopCap Games announced Plants vs Zombies 2!

This sequel to my fave game of all time will hit the stores in 2013. You can read the official press release from PopCap on Joystiq.

Gosh, this is amazing! I can’t wait for zombies to arrive one more time on my lawn! ^.^

The (Hopeful) Tale of Football Saga 2, A Football Player Simulation Game to Help Indonesia’s Football Team

Football Saga 2 has just reached the latest huge milestone: Open Beta. It means the Agate Studio‘s online football player simulation game is open for you to play. For FREE. Also, the teaser trailer Garuda Bersatu has just been released. But please, before I explain what this game is all about, allow me to share with you a humble piece of story about my beloved country Indonesia.

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GDC 2011: @truffle’s Tweets on Player Retention in Social Games

Christina Norman (@truffle) is currently working for Bioware. She designs Mass Effect games. Here are her tweets livereporting Game Developers Conference 2011, particularly about player retention in social games.

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GDC 2011: @truffle’s Tweets on Developing Story in Social Games

Christina Norman (@truffle) is currently working for Bioware. She designs Mass Effect games. Here are her tweets livereporting Game Developers Conference 2011, particularly about developing story in social games.

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