Mats Skillingstad - Developer
Mats is from Trondheim in northern Norway, he has a penchant for wasabi, developing games for Oculus VR and travelling around the world with his girlfriend bringing weird food back to the office from the places he has been to.
You can pretty much get Mats started on any conversation and he will have something interesting to say about it. Just don’t try his signature drink ‘Matzeputz’, you will regret it if you don’t have a strong stomach!
mats (at) havamedia (dot) com
Karl Wessel Frogner - Programmer
Karl is our resident introvert at Hava Media. He is one of those cool collected quiet types that likes to get the job done properly. He works as a developer and is the man to talk to about iPhone apps, although you could also talk to him about science, maths, philosophy history amongst other things. Come to think about it, he’s pretty good guy to have on your team at a pub quiz.
Karl is from Gjøvik in Norway but now he lives in a big red house just outside of Oslo with his wife and their cat, Katniss. When he is not building apps for us, he is deeply involved in one of his other projects at home.
karl (at) havamedia (dot) com
Ina Lindseth - Administrator
Ina is without a shadow of a doubt the most glamorous one of all the HAVAmedia staff. She works as sharply as she dresses, which is very sharp indeed. Ina is the one that keeps the business ticking over and takes care of daily economics, administration and HR.
Office parties and events are always great when Ina has organised them as there is always champagne (her favourite) and she keeps a firm eye on all the receipts!
ina (at) havamedia (dot) com
Blast from the past!
Mats had an eventful birthday party in 2011 at Yum Yums. We won’t say anymore about that!
We traveled with Aegir Games to Spiel 2013 in Essen to show their upcoming board game Battle of France. The game was well received and we also play tested some other cool games from some fellow Norwegian game designers.
Time to introduce you to one of our affiliated companies, Bifrost Entertainment. The company was founded in October 2011 by Kalli Karlsson, Tommy Nguyen, Marius Stensland, Erlend Grefsrud, and Anna Karlsdottir. They started with one idea, and they stuck at it and it developed into a mixture between a children’s book, a game and an app. This winning combination of elements became Maja and the Magical Mirror.
'Maja og Det Magiske Speilet'
The story of Maja is told in animation, with narration and music. The objective is to joke and sneak through the gameplay/mini-games following all the fun of Maja and her pet cat. The book is recommended for kids between the ages of 4-8. They can read and play through the book by themselves or with the help of their parents or anyone else!
Maja was nominated to “Childrens App of the year” in Gulltasten 2012, the the app has achieved great success and the English version is also gathering speed! Maja is available for iPhone and iPad.
Bifrost and Hava
Bifrost became involved with Hava Media in 2012 through a mutual interest in innovative apps and gameplay. We are working together on developing further projects developing these themes.
Per Christian Fjeldvik - CFO
A city boy from Oslo, when he’s not balancing our accounts and grappling with the budget, theres nothing he loves more than jetting off around the world. If you are looking for the Hava Media party animal then you found him!
However, he works as hard as he parties, taking care of market surveillance, monitoring investments and keeping a sharp eye on the company finances.
perchristian (at) havamedia (dot) com
We were all told to turn up at the airport with our passports and none of us had a clue where we were off to. Then it was revealed we were off on a weekend trip to Lithuania! We spent the weekend looking around the city, sampling the local cuisine and we visited the KGB museum. It was awesome.
Somehow Ina managed to cook a full thanksgiving dinner for the whole Hava Media team and some of our affiliates! What an absolute star!
Blast from the past!
A quick picture of some of the team on Påls boat. After starting work on the Mibo project together, Pål was kind enough to take us all out on the Oslo Fjord and we drank a lot of beer and went swimming and waterskiing.