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Lena LeRay's Blog


Currently teaching English in Japan via the JET Program, Lena wants to make games when her contract is up. Right now she is focusing on relearning how to program and learning more about game design in general.


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Posted by Lena LeRay on Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:16:00 EDT in Design, Serious
By day, I am a JET Program participant, teaching English to Japanese kids who have no choice about taking my classes. I want to use my programming and game design knowledge to enrich their education by giving them fun things to read.

Posted by Lena LeRay on Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:53:00 EDT in Business/Marketing
More thoughts on the Oculus Rift/Facebook shenanigans.

Posted by Lena LeRay on Wed, 26 Mar 2014 08:17:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online
Some thoughts on why Oculus VR getting bought out isn't inherently a bad thing but... thrice damn it, Facebook?! The worst part is that Oculus is the one getting screwed.

I found out that The Banner Saga finally saw release via Twitter. Interesting... I'm a backer. Kickstarter stopped sending me backer emails.

Posted by Lena LeRay on Sun, 22 Dec 2013 02:56:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Indie
Loveshack Entertainment's Framed recently obtained the support of Indie Fund. This is an interview I did with Joshua Boggs about what that means for Framed's development.

Posted by Lena LeRay on Fri, 20 Dec 2013 07:35:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Indie
Angry Engineers Entertainment funding for a multiplayer survival sandbox game set in space. Gameplay will pit players against each other and the highly interactive environment.

Lena LeRay's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 04/10/2014 - 08:16]

I think learning the letter ...

I think learning the letter names is valuable because you can 't talk about them without something to call them. The phonics problem is still a big one they 're putting ALTs in elementary schools more often, but a lot of us don 't know how to teach phonics I ...

Comment In: [News - 07/18/2013 - 06:48]

No problem. ...

No problem.

Comment In: [News - 07/09/2013 - 01:06]

I didn 't participate in ...

I didn 't participate in MolyJam this year because obligations conflicted with it. I know at least one person who wanted to participate but didn 't find out when it was until there were only a few hours left. So maybe there was trouble getting the word out

Comment In: [News - 06/06/2013 - 12:30]

There was a time when ...

There was a time when not having to waste digital bandwidth to download big games was a concern, but as broadband becomes more and more widespread, that 's a problem for fewer and fewer prople. The thing is, most of the people who still prefer a phyisical disc for their ...

Comment In: [Blog - 05/28/2013 - 02:25]

Alright. But it still doesn ...

Alright. But it still doesn 't help Apple to tell me I can 't buy things from them.

Comment In: [Blog - 05/26/2013 - 01:38]

Not related to the main ...

Not related to the main point, but as someone who is also trying to teach myself programming at the age of 28, what works for me when I hit an unknown word or concept in documentation is to go to StackOverflow and see what I can find about the topic. ...