Seriously is a mobile-first entertainment start-up focused on building mobile games that are designed to be developed into global entertainment properties. Seriously's first property Best Fiends was released in October and has been downloaded over 10 million times and has more than 1 million daily active players. Seriously has offices in Santa Monica, California, where business development and marketing are based, and in Helsinki, Finland, where the studio is located.
Download Best Fiends for iOS, Android and Amazon devices at download.bestfiends.com.
Andrew Stalbow, Co-Founder & CEO
Andrew Stalbow is co-founder and CEO at Seriously, a company creating mobile games designed to be developed into entertainment properties. Seriously’s content development is based in Helsinki while the company’s business development and marketing functions are based in Santa Monica. Seriously’s first property Best Fiends was released for iOS in October and was downloaded over 1,000,000 times in its first 6 days.
Formerly Executive Vice President, Strategic Partnerships at Rovio Entertainment, Andrew oversaw the company's commercial strategy and biggest partnership deals. Highlights at Rovio include the partnership with Lucasfilm for 'Angry Birds Star Wars' and building a video distribution channel within Rovio's 1.7 billion game downloads which has generated up to 250 million monthly views.
Prior to Rovio, Stalbow ran 20th Century Fox's mobile division where he built new distribution channels for the studio's film and television properties worldwide. Highlights include working with the creative team at Gracie Films, and negotiating with Electronic Arts, to launch 'The Simpsons Tapped Out', a top grossing mobile game, and making James Cameron's 'Avatar' movie available as a pre-load as part of a launch marketing program for Samsung's Galaxy S smartphone.
Andrew lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three children.
Petri Jarvilehto, Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer
Petri Jarvilehto is co-founder and Chief Creative Officer at Seriously, a company creating mobile games designed to be developed into entertainment properties. Seriously’s content development is based in Helsinki while the company’s business development and marketing functions are based in Santa Monica. More on Seriously.
Formerly Executive Vice President, Games at Rovio Entertainment, Petri oversaw the company’s product roadmap, strategy, and game development and was responsible for titles such as Angry Birds Space, Bad Piggies and the Angry Birds Star Wars. Under his leadership Rovio’s games were downloaded over 1.5 billion times.
Prior to Rovio, Petri co-founded Remedy Entertainment where, as Creative Director, he oversaw the development of hit console and PC games including Max Payne and Alan Wake.
Petri lives in Helsinki with his wife and two daughters.
Best Fiends: www.bestfiends.com
Seriously's Team: http://www.seriously.com/#team
iOS Gameplay Trailer: Best Fiends: "iOS - Official Gameplay Trailer"
Best Fiends Update Gameplay Trailer: Best Fiends: Massive UPDATE introducing the LOOTBALLOON + 15 Ominous Ocean Levels
Andrew Stalbow LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stalbow
Petri Jarvilehto LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/petri-järvilehto/0/23/b84?domainCountryName=&csrfToken=guest_token
USA Today - http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2015/03/11/seriously-they-want-to-be-the-pixar-of-mobile-games/70159672/
Adweek - http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/best-fiends-celebrates-valentines-day-with-top-youtube-stars/614829
The Hollywood Reporter - http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/cinematic-mobile-game-best-fiends-739686?utm_source=twitter
LA Biz - http://www.bizjournals.com/losangeles/news/2014/10/09/q-a-former-rovio-execs-get-seriously-with-first.html
Fox Business - http://www.foxbusiness.com/industries/2014/12/15/race-against-slime-youtubers-compete-to-stop-malaria/