MVP of the Week: Here we have… the Python Ninja!

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While creating a new programming language, Dutch programmer Guido van Rossum was also reading scripts from the comedy series “Monty Python’s Flying Circus”. He realized the need to have a name that was short, unique and slightly mysterious, so he decided to call the language “Python”.

Our Python Ninja, Shi Min, is TALL, unique and slightly mysterious. His strength is his incredible flexibility. Not only does Shi Min study Informations Systems at the Singapore University of Technology & Design (which was established in collaboration with MIT), he also finds time to engage in many challenging activities, such as graphic editing, hip-hop dancing and playing the clarinet in a symphonic band.

Shi Min’s creative talents and technical skills proved to be a perfect fit at Gametize, where design thinking and game psychology are combined with our streamlined technology to create gamified experiences.

In Gametize, Shi Min is leading the update of our analytics dashboard.

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MVP of the Week” is a series of articles highlighting our awesome teammates. Stay tuned!

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This post was contributed by Quek Keng Yong, Business Development Mentee @ Gametize
Keng Yong has been placed at Gametize to do a 6-month internship through the iLEAD programme of NUS Entreprise in 2014. He studied Business at National University of Singapore. In his spare time, he likes to ride a bike or play computer games.

MVP of the Week: A rose among the thorns… the Multi-lingual Ninja!

SarahCurrently in Japan for an exchange program, Sarah came to Gametize to learn more about the Way of the Ninja. By day, Sarah is a cute girl studying Information Systems in NUS School of Computing. By night, she roams the digital world as a multi-lingual ninja.

From the day she was born, Sarah yearned to experience many different ways of life. It was this thirst to learn about other cultures that led her to learn Japanese as a third language for six years.

Her knowledge of Japanese culture combined with her expertise in information systems makes her a fearsome ninja. On top of that, Sarah wields many ninja design tools such as Adobe Photoshop CS and Lightroom. She has taken on a wide array of top-secret missions, ranging from smithing virtual items to translating texts into Far Eastern languages.

At Gametize, Sarah is working on a game that introduces Japanese Culture.
She played a key role in promoting our selfie challenge app, Selfiely, in Japan.

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MVP of the Week” is a series of articles highlighting our awesome teammates. Stay tuned!

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This post was contributed by Quek Keng Yong, Business Development Mentee @ Gametize
Keng Yong has been placed at Gametize to do a 6-month internship through the iLEAD programme of NUS Entreprise in 2014. He studied Business at National University of Singapore. In his spare time, he likes to ride a bike or play computer games.

MVP of the Week: Bringing in… The C++ Ninja

Rahul

Rahul’s passion for games and his engineering expertise led him to build
the gamma-powered Glove of Game Design. However, during the development process Rahul was exposed to an overdose of gamma rays, leading to a strange side effect…

When Rahul gets too engrossed in games, Rahul transforms into his beastly alter-ego, RAHULK. RAHULK goes on gaming rampages, destroying all his opponents in strategy games and leaving a trail of sad gamers in his wake.

Only Rahul’s friends are capable of calming down this raging titan, but even then they take hours to reverse the transformation

On one of his rampages, RAHULK sensed a pulse of gamification energy and made a mighty leap, flying into the atmosphere in the direction of Gametize’s HQ. After landing, RAHULK was immediately subdued by Gametize Ninjas
and transformed back into Rahul. Rahul was astounded at the gamification technology used to control RAHULK and volunteered to join Gametize to learn more about it.

Rahul is pursuing Computer Science at NTU and organizes events with NTU’s Visual Arts Society. In Gametize, Rahul is currently fiddling with a project called FameMark.

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MVP of the Week” is a series of articles highlighting our awesome teammates. Stay tuned!

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This post was contributed by Quek Keng Yong, Business Development Mentee @ Gametize
Keng Yong has been placed at Gametize to do a 6-month internship through the iLEAD programme of NUS Entreprise in 2014. He studied Business at National University of Singapore. In his spare time, he likes to ride a bike or play computer games.

MVP of the Week: Here we have…The Badass Ninja

Ivan

In ancient China there is a legend that one day a child will be born from a dragon, grow to be a man, and become the best developer in the world. That man is not Ivan, because Ivan has beaten that man.

There are no Ivan stories, only IVAN FACTS.
When Ivan was born the only person who cried was the doctor. Never slap Ivan.
During his National Service, Ivan threw a grenade and destroyed 10 trees. Then the grenade exploded.
There are no dangerous wild animals in Singapore. Ivan ate them all.
Ivan has the best poker face. He won a World Championship of Texas Holdem Poker with two UNO #5 cards in his hand.
Ivan can pick durians from a banana tree and squeeze sugarcane juice out of them.
Ivan’s computer has no backspace button. He doesn’t make mistakes.
There is no ctrl button either. Ivan is always in control.
Some people chew bubblegum. Ivan can blow bubbles by chewing bak kwa.
Ivan once defeated a brick wall in a game of tennis.
Ivan can divide by zero.
Ivan can kill two stones with one bird.
Ivan wins DOTA 2 competitions using a Guitar Hero drumset as his controller.
Once a cobra bit Ivan’s leg. After three days of pain and suffering, the Cobra died.

Ivan studies Computer Engineering at NUS.
Ivan is developing our developer’s site.

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MVP of the Week” is a series of articles highlighting our awesome teammates. Stay tuned!

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This post was contributed by Max Ang, Business Development Mentee @ Gametize
Max is the summer Business Ninja at Gametize in 2014. He loves reading, especially on themes that deal with the modern society. A sporty person who enjoys runs in the morning and rock climbing on the weekends.

MVP of the Week: Meet the… Pencil Ninja

Winston

Winston was originally a young man who loved to draw. To become better at illustration, Winston volunteered as an experimental subject in a top-secret lab dedicated to creating super-soldier-sketchers. Scientists injected him with a serum that enhanced his artistic talents beyond that of an ordinary human. Winston then trained to wield the indestructible Sketchbook of Shadows to create great-looking art and the Gauntlet of Illusions to further enhance his artworks digitally.

While sketching penguins in Antarctica, Winston was caught in a blizzard and disappeared for forty days. The Gametize team, seeking out this talented illustrator, found him frozen in a block of ice, still clutching his sketchbook. After being defrosted by the team, Winston agreed to join them as he was curious about how he can combine his artistic talents with gamification. Winston also found himself drawn to the speed of the Gametize platform, which helps people create games in 5 minutes.

Currently studying Computer Science in NTU, Winston challenges himself to draw even faster as he works in Gametize, where work moves at the speed of fun.

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MVP of the Week” is a series of articles highlighting our awesome teammates. Stay tuned!

MVP of the Week: Looking at you… the Speed-writing Ninja

Max

Once upon a time, Max was a regular guy studying a degree in Information Systems and Management from the University of London. He loved writing and dreamed of saving the world with stories.

During an expedition to climb Mount Kinabalu, Max was almost at the top of the mountain when he found a strange cave. Having a strong curiosity, he decided to explore the cave.

Inside the cave, Max found a magical ninja artifact– the Ten Rings of Qwertyuiop. As he put on all ten rings, Max felt a surge of creative energy throughout his whole body. The rings empowered his fingers to type at lightning speed and caused his mind to become supercharged with stories.

To control his newfound ninja powers, Max applied to join the Gametize Institute for Gifted Ninjas. Gametize’s fun atmosphere ensures that Max can exercise his powers freely without over-exerting himself. Max joins the Gametize team to use his abilities in crafting engaging articles on gamification, inspiring readers and spreading the spirit of fun.

Psst, but that’s not all, this Speed-writing Ninja is also secretly working on a gamified wine game…

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MVP of the Week” is a series of articles highlighting our awesome teammates. Stay tuned!

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This post was contributed by Quek Keng Yong, Business Development Mentee @ Gametize
Keng Yong has been placed at Gametize to do a 6-month internship through the iLEAD programme of NUS Entreprise in 2014. He studied Business at National University of Singapore. In his spare time, he likes to ride a bike or play computer games.

MVP of the Week: Bringing you the… Time-Traveling Ninja

Michael

Michael comes from a future time when games don’t exist anymore. In his time, a mysterious global event caused every single type of game to disappear off the face of the earth. Desperate to bring games back, genius inventors designed a Time-travel Katana which Michael used to slice through time and travel into the past. Michael has come to our present time to learn about gamification in Gametize and prevent his game-less future from ever happening.

Michael first time-traveled to Ancient Greece, where he learnt their language while training alongside Spartan warriors. Upon gaining the skills of a Spartan, Michael time-traveled to the present and joined Gametize to study the unique characteristics of games so he can stop a future without games from occurring.

To fully understand what makes games so special, Michael is corresponding with Gametize’s consulting partners in the USA and using the Gametize platform to create a game that helps people learn Ancient Greek. He is currently studying Economics at Hillsdale College in Michigan, USA.

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MVP of the Week” is a series of articles highlighting our awesome teammates. Stay tuned!

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This post was contributed by Quek Keng Yong, Business Development Mentee @ Gametize
Keng Yong has been placed at Gametize to do a 6-month internship through the iLEAD programme of NUS Entreprise in 2014. He studied Business at National University of Singapore. In his spare time, he likes to ride a bike or play computer games.

MVP of the Week: Presenting the…Networking Ninja

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Keng Yong was just an ordinary nerdy student when he was bitten by a radioactive business idea. This incredible incident altered his DNA and gave him ninja powers.

Suddenly, Keng Yong found that he was able to collect anyone’s namecard with his super-sticky hands. His reflexes became sharper, enabling him to make Powerpoint presentations three times faster. On top of this, Keng Yong developed a sixth sense called “Startup-sense”, which gives him a tingling feeling when an amazing startup is near.

Keng Yong is enrolled in NUS Entreprise’s 6-month iLEAD programme, which involves working in an outstanding start-up company. His “Startup-sense” led him to join Gametize, where ordinary people are empowered to create amazing games. At Gametize, Keng Yong’s powers are strengthened by the high concentration of fun in the office. With his increased power, Keng Yong works hard to create awesome content and find business partners.

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MVP of the Week” is a series of articles highlighting our awesome teammates. Stay tuned!

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This post was contributed by Max Ang, Business Development Mentee @ Gametize
Max is the summer Business Ninja at Gametize in 2014. He loves reading, especially on themes that deal with the modern society. A sporty person who enjoys runs in the morning and rock climbing on the weekends.

The Summer Ninjas

This summer, a freak accident at Gametize HQ caused high intensity gamification rays to leak out from the Gametize Reactor.

These gamification rays have attracted ten talented ninjas to Gametize for mysterious reasons.

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Who are they?

Why are they here?

Keep your eyes peeled, and watch this blog to find out…

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This post was contributed by Max Ang, Business Development Mentee @ Gametize
Max is the summer Business Ninja at Gametize in 2014. He loves reading, especially on themes that deal with the modern society. A sporty person who enjoys runs in the morning and rock climbing on the weekends.