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My name is Nicu Listana. I was born in the Philippines and raised in the United States. I’m a game designer with a background in computer science and currently reside in San Francisco and work as an independent game developer.

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VentureBeat (2014)

Grants awarded to young people making games that address social change


SF Weekly (2014)

SF State Students Pitch Social-Justice Video Game to CEOs and Politicians


ABC 7 Local News
Students Win Award for Video game idea



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Posted by Nicu Listana on Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:41:00 EST in
A recap of the 2014's biggest milestones for the gaming culture and industry.

Posted by Nicu Listana on Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:26:00 EDT in Design, Art
Art in games must not be selfish. Game art must be done in a quality level, but cannot be in a level where it distracts the player from the game play itself. Although most games made do realize the concepts described above, some games donít realize that i

Nicu Listana's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 03/03/2013 - 05:22]

Thnk you Thank you Thank ...

Thnk you Thank you Thank you

Comment In: [Blog - 07/28/2014 - 06:32]

I see that the: Localization ...

I see that the: Localization French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese , E O Insurance, Foreign ratings boards PEGI, r n USK components made up a chunk of your development budget. Why did you decide to spend money for these Are they required by Xbox

Comment In: [Blog - 07/24/2014 - 06:42]

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