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New Zealand’s Small, But Growing, Game Development Scene

“The secret to successful teamwork is love. No, really. Now, by this, I don’t mean that if the team hold hands and sings “Kumbaya,” you are going to make a great game. I don’t even mean that you have to like the other people on the team, although it wouldn’t hurt. What I mean is that you have to love the game you are making. For if everyone on the team has a deep and true love for the game they are making together and for the audience they are making it for, all differences and disagreements will be set aside in service of bringing the game into existence and making it be as wonderful as it can possibly be.”

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Quiet Stories’ 8 Tips for Success

How do you know when it’s the right time to take a chance? Will I ever find my dream job? What am I missing? These are questions that plague many of us, and hopefully the following 8 tips will help you on your path to success.

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Make Life More Fun, By Treating it Like a Video Game

The mainstream public is so concerned with video games. Why? Because they’re fun. My 8 year old spends hours creating worlds in Minecraft but won’t do his homework, how can I make homework more fun? My teenage son is addicted to Fortnite and won’t get a job, how can I make getting a job more fun? My husband ignores me for hours to play Overwatch, how can I make our relationship more fun.

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