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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GDC 2011: @truffle’s Tweets on Behavioral Economics Talk

Christina Norman (@truffle) is currently working for Bioware. She designs Mass Effect games. Here are her tweets livereporting Game Developers Conference 2011, particularly about understanding and implementing behavioral economics in game development.

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What a Good Twitter Name Means

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I joined Twitter 9 months ago. Twitter on Day 1 confused me. I didn’t know how to read time line, I didn’t know what (or even where!) the buttons are for: RT, reply, update, etc.

So I have learned Twitter from the scratch. After understanding its basic functions, I’ve tried countless Twitter clients, including those available only in smartphones (I borrowed my friends’ only to get a taste on Twitter clients, LOL).

I’ve grown so big of a love for Twitter. Kinda addicted to it, I guess. But then…

I realized my Twitter name, @dianarakeren, was a really bad one. For 3 reasons I despised it:

1. It’s not memorable
2. It’s too damn long
3. It’s not easy to pronounce in both Bahasa Indonesia and English

Now, lemme explain to you why a long Twitter name is bad.
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