Our Mission is to make new games and create new opportunities. We are based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, but collaborate with talented individuals from all over the place.
Reborn in 2014, Finji was originally founded by Adam and Rebekah Saltsman in 2006. We are passionate game makers who sometimes work odd hours, but we practice inclusive team policies that support good quality of life (no crunch), and provide significant revenue shares for all team members.
Meet the Team:
Cofounder & CEO
Rebekah’s career began in media relations before working as a technical writer and product manager in the photography software industry. She moved into games in 2008, managing the finances and porting partnerships for Semi Secret Software. Rebekah and her husband (Adam) have published several award-winning indie games including ‘Canabalt’, ‘Overland’, and ‘Night in the Woods’. Rebekah is a writer, an avid distance runner, and mom to two chaotic boys.
Cofounder & Director
Adam entered the game industry in 2006 as a freelance 3D modeler and released his first notable independent game, Canabalt, in 2009. Since then, Adam helped ship Cave Story+, Hundreds, FEZ, Night in the Woods, and some other games. His most recent release was Overland in 2019.http://adamatomic.com
This is Jocelyn. Almost always acts like they’re new to earth. They like to listen to and make sounds. Their dog, Ico, is very important.http://jocelynreyes.bandcamp.com
With his coming-of-age taking place during the boom of easily accessible online gaming, Harris Foster appreciated the value of a strong online community. Since then, Harris has helped craft communities for major online projects, write pieces for PlayStation and G4TV, make appearances on video content for IGN and Giant Bomb, and more. With Finji, Harris set out to create a community that resembled what he always wanted to see in his favorite online spaces.http://www.harrisfoster.com
Amelia’s an art director and concept artist with a few years on various games, pitches, and other things she can’t talk about, sorry. She loves light, color, and designing characters that you miss (just a little) while you’re away. Outside of art, she enjoys reading, pausing animations to admire the background art, and using as many character voices as possible in DnD. She has a cat named Jones.
Mike has worked a variety of software development positions over the years, including creating native mobile applications to aid first responders during disaster relief scenarios, programming educational games, and programming for StarCrossed and TwoDots. While not working, Mike enjoys building and tinkering with computers and electronics, playing rhythm games, and trying to be outside whenever possible.
From a young age Heather was always glued to the screen; entranced into the narrative and design of a digital world that playing video games had to offer. In addition to her passion for games, Heather is deeply passionate about animal rights, spending her spare time raising awareness for homeless animals, as well as fostering. She is currently focused on building quality games with Finji, and streaming weekly at Twitch.tv.
A Grand Rapids, Michigan local, Zach joined the Finji team to help ship Overland. They are currently applying their pest control expertise on Finji’s future endeavors. Zach attempts to play the bass guitar, loves pixel art restrictions, and is probably the absolute biggest Earthbound-liker.
Assistant Business Development
Emily has a degree in Media Arts, with a specialization in Fiction Film. She almost became a certified dog trainer after paying money for a university degree. She loves video games and likes to make things happen. These traits, as well as her love for dogs, make her a great fit for the Finji team.
These posts are now closed, but we are hoping to grow more later this year!
Virtual Booth Space, Demo Premieres, & More!
How The Saltsmans Work From Home (WFH) while raising kids and running Finji: A Memoir
Adam and I (and the rest of Finji) are so excited to welcome the Chicory team to our little corner of the game industry!
By Adam Saltsman
Where we talk about our Games, but also Energy Drinks, Canadian Rodeos, and Taco Pockets.