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What is your favorite snack food? Defend your answer.josh melnick
I really love Maltesers and other chocolate snacks, but it's very hard to stop eating them once you start. I don't snack much, because I gain weight easily - I usually go for bread or raisins or nuts when I'm hungry, or starve myself and then cook a nice dinner. <3
I actually just had some seaweed chips. They're a little weird, but pretty nice.
What's your story? How did you wind up where you are now?
I've played games since I was 3 (according to my dad - I used floppy discs and DOS so that's a really long time ago. I actually remember when we switched from a black & white monitor to color and suddenly Paint was awesome).
I started writing for some Dutch websites and magazines when I was a student, and got increasingly interested in indie games/experimental stuff. Around that time I also started going to lots of game events, where I met a lot of Dutch developers. I also did a research internship at the Utrecht School of the Arts, which was super inspiring.
After I graduated, I traveled through the USA for 3 months. It was my first time there and I saw TONS of stuff. I started in New York and ended in San Francisco during GDC, which was amazing.
When I returned to the Netherlands, it was time to find a job. I didn't want to work as a journalist full time - it's very hard to make a living with that, plus I always viewed it as something I would do on the side. I worked at an internet company for a few months, but I knew I wanted to do something production/PR/research/event-related in the game industry. I heard Game Oven was looking for someone to do production and PR and more, which was perfect, because I really loved Fingle and Bam fu!
Funny story - during the casual job interview I had with Adriaan in Amsterdam, he wasn't wearing any shoes and he also bought some underwear.
What's your favorite thing about working at Game Oven?
That I'm learning so much about games, design, interaction, development, the industry... Growing up playing games, I thought I knew a good deal, but it has made me realize there's so much more to learn. I'm working with some very talented people making awesome games, so that helps a lot!
And, of course, going to events and meeting new people is also something I really love. I've met inspiring people from all over the world. <3