April 23, 2018
5 Questions With…Sami Houtsonen
5 Questions with Sami Houtsonen
1. Where were you/what did you do before working at Seriously?
Before joining Seriously, I was at Rovio. I started as a junior level designer but quickly became interested in game design. I worked on various Angry Birds titles, including leading the design for the worldwide hit, Angry Birds Star Wars II.
2. What is your current role at Seriously?
I’m working as a game designer for a new Best Fiends game that is in development. A major part of my work is creating fun and addictive levels, which is something I’ll always be passionate about.
3. What’s your favorite part about your job?
Creating games has always been a hobby of mine. As a teenager, I remember staying up late on summer nights developing levels that would take me months to complete. I would go to sleep in the morning just to wake up a few hours later because I was so eager to continue where I left off. Even though I’m in the office all day, I still love creating games and getting the same satisfaction I did when I was younger. That’s definitely the best part of my job.
4. Who is your favorite Fiend or Slug and why?
Gordon. He takes beating the Slugs Seriously!
5. When you are not working at Seriously or playing Best Fiends, what do you enjoy doing?
I try to detach myself from computers and games during my free time… at least I do my best to! I enjoy going to the gym, traveling, walking my dog, eating at delicious restaurants, watching Formula 1, playing Snooker, and listening to bad music.