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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.

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.

Jon Wood
Managing Editor


  • Psiho246Psiho246 ZagrebMember Posts: 482

    She looks hot.


  • 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.


  • 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.

  • 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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