Emma Interviews Noa Adamsky

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

by TabTale

Hey, it's Emma! I’m really busy getting ready for Casual Connect TLV and can’t wait to introduce you to our next speaker. With over 15 years of experience in product management, Noa Adamsky is the VP Product at Funtomic and a REALLY cool and creative person! Not only does she love gaming (like my family here at TabTale), but she is motivated by a deep desire to build new products that serve, help, delight and entertain millions of people around the world. Let’s see what Noa had to say when I asked her some silly (and serious) questions!
http://tabtale.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/sep.png Emma: Funtomic looks like a fun and creative place to work! What are some of the most fun parts of your work? How do you express your creativity as VP Product?

Noa: Yes, Funtomic is one of the most creative places I have ever worked. The most fun parts of my work are:
> I get to play a lot of games. In my first 2 months at Funtomic I think I played over 150 different games on kizi.com and m.kizi.com. A dream come true.
> I get to work with super creative people, who design, illustrate and imagine beautiful and magical game worlds.
> I get to connect and delight players of all ages all over the world. I enjoy reading their emails, tweets, Instagram and Facebook posts mentioning Kizi and suggesting game ideas.
http://tabtale.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/sep.png Emma: What was your favorite game to play as a kid? What games do you enjoy playing today?

Noa: As a kid I enjoyed playing outside with kids my age, games like hide and seek and jump rope. I also loved board games like Monopoly and Ludo, and card games like Taki, which I still enjoy playing today. On the tech side, I played Nintendo Game & Watch, Tetris, and many early PC games like Cloud Kingdoms, and Sokoban for example, usually taking turns with my brother and sister. My current mobile game addictions, in addition to Funtomic and Kizi games, are Two Dots and Clash of Clans.
http://tabtale.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/sep.png Emma: If you could create any app for kids what would it be about? What types of activities and characters would it feature?

Noa: I would create a game app to make kids smile. This could be the result of the game characters, the game graphics and scenery, the way they feel accomplished after overcoming a difficult level, making considerable progress, defeating an enemy or solving a mystery. Its main character would probably be Kizi. The game would take place in space, and include many types of activities so each child could find something they love in it. Something like J.K Rolling did with Harry Potter by engaging kids and kids in spirit.
http://tabtale.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/sep.png Emma: If you could be any cartoon character for the day, who would you be and why?

Noa: It's a bit hard for me to choose just one, there are many cartoon characters I love! I would go for SpongeBob SquarePants. I could enjoy a day of cooking under the sea, full of optimistic thoughts and playful activities with my pet snail and my close friends. I always wondered what it would be like to live inside a pineapple.