My name is Mika. I was born in 1985. I am happily married to my wife Annemari, and we have a lovely daughter named Nella (born in 2010). Currently I’m running my own business (MHGames), which is making games for mobile devices (iOS and Android at the moment).
I have a BSc degree from University of Jyväskylä. My studies for a Master’s degree are currently on hiatus, about 3/4 done. Hoping to finish them some day.
I was also working on the LukiMat -project (during 2007-2010, and again in 2011) doing learning games for children. I worked mostly as a programmer and an occasional graphics artist.
The best way to contact me is to use e-mail: do not call me or contact me through Facebook, please. My contact e-mail is my first name (should be visible above), DOT, my last name AT gmail DOT com. You can also follow me on Twitter: @mhgames_
Apart from (game) programming, my other hobbies could be defined as:
- Smartphones (due to my job I have a great excuse to buy all the latest gadgets!
- Movies, collecting dvds + Blu-rays (Kubrick, Scorsese, Cronenberg + all kinds of horror stuff)
- Music (metal, rock, progressive stuff, learning to play guitar)
- Games (PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360)
Why I started with game programming in the first place? Good question.
I began playing around with QuickBasic back in late 1996, and did a lot of horrible software (and “games”) with it. Then I went through Visual Basic to C and C++ by 1999. After that I’ve managed to finish a few projects, that (at least partly) deserve be called “games“. I’ve mostly stayed with C++, but occasionally dabbled in C#, PHP, Perl, Python and lately Java and Objective-C. And yet again back to C++.
In any case, I’ve always been more interested in making games than playing them. And when I’m occasionally playing something, I’m always wondering: “How did they do that?” I’ve been playing a bit more after I got PS3, though..
And that’s it, I guess.