Hi, my name is Tien, I'm a game designer and this is my game design blog. I will be posting about my previous works and using this blog mostly as a game design portfolio. I will also post general game design concepts and ideas that I find interesting. So please allow me to tell you a little about my professional background.

I went to the Art Institute of Portland for Game Art and Design. Although I was always interested in game design, I started out in the industry as a 3D artist. My general knowledge of game design was developed mostly through a few classes in school, indie projects, and websites like Gamasutra. I didn't pick up any formal game design knowledge until I started working at Zynga.