February 4, 2019
5 Questions With…Sergei Zabolotov
1. Where were you/what did you do before working at Seriously?
Before working at Seriously, I worked at Electronic Arts as a tester on “Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes” and “Scrabble.” After EA, I was a Test Leader at New Cloud Technologies in Saint Petersburg, which aimed to replace all foreign cloud services, like Google Drive, in Russia.
2. What is your current role at Seriously?
My current role is a game tester. I mostly work on backend and server tasks. In player-facing terms, this means that I make sure players don’t lose their progress made in Best Fiends and that everyone gets the items they purchase.
3. What’s your favorite part about your job?
My favorite part of my job is that I really get to know the inner workings of the game from both the player’s side and the developer’s side. Having seen it from the backend, trust me when I say that this game is much more complicated than it looks at first glance.
4. Who is your favorite Fiend or Slug and why?
My favorite Fiend is Bob, especially his face on the third stage of evolution. I also love Chubby Slug, but unfortunately he is not in the game anymore.
5. When you are not working at Seriously or playing Best Fiends, what do you enjoy doing?
I’m usually not doing anything too out of the ordinary. I enjoy playing games and sports and right now, I’m actually trying to prepare myself for a marathon. I’m also thinking about starting to learn the Finnish language!