March 18, 2019
5 Questions With…Merlin Schoch
1. Where were you/what did you do before working at Seriously?
Before joining Seriously I was at a Berlin-based company called Wooga where I worked on various puzzle games as a Level and Game Designer.
2. What is your current role at Seriously?
I am a Level Designer on a new and upcoming Best Fiends title. There are various elements to the role that keep me busy, but in a nutshell, I create the levels that you see in our game. Each level is made and tested by a designer, which means I’ve played (and failed) every single level in the game countless times.
3. What’s your favorite part about your job?
The people I work with are a big plus for me! I get to collaborate with really smart and interesting people from all over the world. I also love coming up with fun puzzles for others to solve. It’s a unique, creative, and rewarding role that you’d be hard pressed to find in other industries.
4. Who is your favorite Fiend or Slug and why?
I really love all the pirate-themed Slugs. You need to play the bonus content to see them, but it’s well worth it. Their outfits are pretty hilarious.
5. When you are not working at Seriously or playing Best Fiends, what do you enjoy doing?
I spend a lot of time, like everyone, binge-watching Netflix, playing mobile games, and socializing, but I am also always trying to find new hobbies to jump into. I love fixing and building things and using my hands for creative projects, and it’s important that I’m always picking up new skills in the process.