Get to know Emil
At Funday Factory, Emil is involved in game design and business development. He has a background in the indie game scene and has been actively jamming since 2007. With a BSc in Media Technology he's fluent in both programming, art and game design terminology. He's experienced in UI/UX, wireframing, and game design, and has published several academic papers on game jams and games as training. Emil is often seen at conferences representing Funday Factory, opening up new partnerships everywhere!
Oh, and you should know that Emil once worked on a small game prototype that made it all the way to being featured on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.
If you were a game character, who would you be?
BMO from Adventure Time is awesome! But I guess technically she's not really from a game? If I can't be her, I'd definitely be Deckard Cain from Diablo; I would ask players to stay awhile and watch Youtube videos -- all the time. I'd have side-quests like "Epic Sax Guy Marathon - Watch all 10 hours!" and "Double Rainbows Forever", forcing unsuspecting players to venture into the deepest, dankest parts of Youtube!
What is your favourite game and why?
I try to play as many games as I can - but Ialways seem to come back to Counter Strike and FTL. I also play a lot of Mario Kart on the Wii U with my 3-year old daughter! My favourite mobile game has to be Spaceteam! It's an amazing game to play with strangers, and allows you to yell at people you barely know.
As for board games, I'm in love with King of Tokyo, Ticket to Ride and Cards Against Humanity!
What was the last book you read?
Philip K. Dick - Short stories. I'm a sucker for all things science fiction. Depending on my mood, I can go for both utopian and dystopian. I also like some of H.P. Lovecraft's later stuff. I'm secretly super ashamed for not having read the Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy yet - but don't tell anyone!