Developer Profile - John Almbecker
07-12-2011, 12:56 PM | Post: #1VitalBullet
Listen up Soldiers!
Today we introduce you to the Producer of Battlefield Play4Free. That's right, the man pushing his outstanding team forwards and getting Battlefield Play4Free to where it needs to be and making sure things are where they are meant to be going.
So, lets see what he has to say.
Who are you?
I’m John. My soldier name is kreftdjur, you might have seen me in your death cam on Karkand.
Where are you from?
I come from the salty west coast of Sweden - proud town of Falkenberg, great exporter of cheap Lager and Ocarinas.
Since then I’ve lived in Hong Kong and San Francisco before settling down in Stockholm.
What do you do on Battlefield Play4Free?
Since a short while back I’m the producer of BFP4F.
That means I’m the one who sets the direction for where the game is going as well as make sure we get there.
What is the best thing about being a Developer?
Free guns! No seriously, I’ve paid for all my guns.
The best part is Friday beer with some of the most talented people in the biz.
How did you become a Developer?
I’ve loved games since I was 3 apples high, starting with an Amiga 500 and a box of 200 floppies.
A number of PCs and a computer science degree later I’m now enjoying work in the industry I love.
What's your favorite Battlefield Play4Free aspect?
Using my M16A2 to pick off Karkand roof-top snipers.
What's your favorite class and why?
I’m a run & gun guy, no patience for setting up camp, favourite class is assault.
What’s your favorite in-game weapon?
Any assault rifle will do, however getting multiples with grenades brings the biggest smile to my face.
What other games have you worked on?
My background is in casual gaming. I’ve produced a bunch of games for King.com and Bonnier Gaming.
What other games do you like?
I love shooters. High paced shooters. Haven’t found any new ones that I really love lately.
Last games finished were BF3 and GoW 3 for the Xbox.
Currently I’m playing FIFA 12 and Uncharted 2.
What is your all-time favorite game?
The games I’ve spent the longest time playing are Quake 2/3 and Counter Strike.
However my favourite has to be Sam & Max.
Any favorite bands or music in general?
Check it out
What do you do in your spare time?
What most people do. Hang out with friends, drink beer, play video games and draw blueprints for an evil lair and a death ray.
What is your weirdest hobby?
Most of them are pretty normal. I know pi to the 50th decimal or so. Does that count?
What is your nerdiest apparel?
A DoTT t-shirt courtesy of some Spanish dude @ Donrobot.com
If you could be a game character, you would be… ?
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