Ask @ElineMuijres:

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.

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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.

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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

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