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Age of Conan: Developer Profile - Helene Johnsen

StraddenStradden Managing EditorHalifax, NSMember Posts: 6,696 Common

Every month, we profile a different member of the Funcom development team. This month, Helene Johnsen answers our questions. Helene is a Content designer on Age of Conan.


MMORPG.com:

Besides games what other influences brought you into your career? Whether it is books, movies, or artwork everyone has different tastes, tell us about yours.


Helene Johnsen:

I’m a great fan of anything that triggers the imagination. I write stories next to working at Funcom and hope to publish something one day too. The artwork of Luis Royo is absolutely fantastic. I also like the dark atmosphere in Stephen King’s books. Creating websites and interactive content in Adobe Director helped me choose the path of game design. Also Live Action Role-playing (LARP) is something I can recommend for everyone. You are bound to meet a lot of creative people, have fun and explore what it is like to truly be inside the story.

Read it all here.

Cheers,
Jon Wood
Managing Editor
MMORPG.com

Comments

  • Psiho246Psiho246 ZagrebMember Posts: 482

    She looks hot.

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  • AmazingAveryAmazingAvery Age of Conan Advocate Member Posts: 6,966 Uncommon

    She also gave some great answers.

    Sounds like Helene works with Joel Bylos - that must be just crazy!!!



  • openedge1openedge1 My City, ALMember Posts: 2,582

    One of her favorite artists is Luis Royo

    Can we say "Very" Erotic Fantasy images?

    Yea..Conan is going to look spectacular...I cannot wait

  • PaksPaks No Where, OHMember Posts: 263

    Nice interview!

  • FionFion Montour Falls, NYMember Posts: 2,348 Uncommon

    Yea good interview and I cant wait to play through content she has designed. :)

     

    She is quite good looking and it's always nice to see women with strong rolls in game design. I think their intuition and creativity can bring a lot to games.

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  • Mantra6Mantra6 Rochester, NYMember Posts: 2

    I think I am in love. Will you marry me blond gamer motorcycle-riding viking temptress?

  • AmazingAveryAmazingAvery Age of Conan Advocate Member Posts: 6,966 Uncommon

    Helene, you know you shouldn't let Joel have his own way with those quest ideas... Get that feminine perspective across more by contacting marketing and getting a Friday Quest update! I think it would be a great update!



  • eric_w66eric_w66 North Richland Hills, TXMember Posts: 1,006 Uncommon

     

    Maybe Funcom can have Helene Johnsen make the trip from the land of ice and snow to the North American continent (For Avery's sake I include Canada) with the viking kitties when they finally ship Age of Conan on their warboat across the pond. I think the boat looks big enough to hold her and a few hundred thousand copies of the game.

    http://www.vikingkittens.com/

  • MasterB8MasterB8 HelsingborgMember Posts: 9

    Hard to nourish a dream that is so easily crushed by a companys Director of human resources saying; "Your too old, we are looking for young people". My ideas and my dreams are as vivid as any teenagers and perhaps my content for any game I'd get a chance of designing would be as spectacular as any game made by a younger person. But guess I won't get that chance unless I happen to know someone who owns a computer company. Enough with my mad rantings and ravings.

    Great article and GL in the future H.

    I'm a lumberjack and I'm OK I work all day and I MMO all night....

  • CimmerierCimmerier KarlstadMember Posts: 29

    Cool, vikingkittens.

  • HelenebikerHelenebiker OsloMember Posts: 1

    Thanks for all the nice support ppl! I'll join the awsome viking kittens anyday! :D Hope you all will enjoy the Conan mmo experience. (And the singleplayer part!) ;)

    Ok, now to dig my way out through the snow, kill some iceworms and chopp off some heads for me breakfast.

  • mehhemmehhem chicago, ILMember Posts: 653
    Originally posted by Psiho246


    She looks hot.

    If that is here on the bike, then she is hot.

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