November 12, 2018

5 Questions With…Tomi Karppinen

5 Questions with Tomi Karppinen

1. Where were you/what did you do before working at Seriously?
Before joining Seriously, I worked as a receptionist at the Finnish Adult Education Institute. At the time I was also doing community management as a volunteer for one of Gameforge’s popular browser games. My interest in gaming and the games industry led me to study game programming, independently at first, and then as part of a course. This eventually led me to joining Seriously.

2. What is your current role at Seriously?
I’m a Junior Game Tester on Best Fiends. I work very closely with our talented level design team and test whatever amazing new content they create! That content includes levels, new Fiends, and gameplay elements. When testing levels I need to approach the game from the player’s perspective, ensuring the levels reach the sweet spot in terms of being challenging and enjoyable; sometimes even the smallest change in a level can have a huge effect on gameplay!

3. What’s your favorite part about your job?
My favorite part of the job is getting to work with so many talented and creative people. Being able to contribute directly to the quality of the game and hearing all of the positive feedback from the fans are very rewarding!

4. Who is your favorite Fiend or Slug and why?
Sheriff Moose. No Slug can escape from him and his trustworthy hobby-horse!

5. When you are not working at Seriously or playing Best Fiends, what do you enjoy doing?
I like spending time with my friends, cooking, watching movies on Netflix, and playing games. I have a huge backlog of great games I want to play that I haven’t gotten around to yet. So many games, so little time!

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