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Olivier Lejade's Blog   Expert Blogs


Olivier Lejade is the founder of French indie studio Mekensleep - developers of the NDS game Soul Bubbles.

Previously he co-founded the game company Nevrax where he initiated the now Free as in Freedom MMO Ryzom.


Expert Blogs

Posted by Olivier Lejade on Sat, 08 May 2010 09:36:00 EDT in Design
The MMO Ryzom which I started 10 years ago is finally Free as in Freedom.

Posted by Olivier Lejade on Thu, 26 Mar 2009 03:39:00 EDT in Production
In this Worlds in Motion 2009 session, Erik Bethke of GoPets fame and Andrew Schneider of Live Gamer - a company that provides a Real Money Trading platform to MMOs - walked us through sound Real Money Trading design for online games.

Posted by Olivier Lejade on Tue, 24 Mar 2009 03:37:00 EDT in Design
First session I did at GDC this year was about Akoha, a meaningful social reality game in the making.

Posted by Olivier Lejade on Mon, 23 Mar 2009 03:29:00 EDT in Design
At Brandon Sheffield's request, here's a repost of what happened during the Global Game Jam at Mekensleep on the last days of January 2009.

Posted by Olivier Lejade on Sat, 28 Feb 2009 06:16:00 EST
Welcome + Introduction to this blog.

Olivier Lejade's Comments

Comment In: [News - 02/01/2013 - 11:50]

Well, yeah... It 's totally ...

Well, yeah... It 's totally okay to not like Proteus, Dear Esther or Journey, just like it 's totally okay to be bored to death by shooting games or grindfests. Tastes and all that... r n r nWhat 's not okay is to try to restrict games to just what ...

Comment In: [News - 03/13/2012 - 10:14]

That 's a great loss ...

That 's a great loss for GD mag but I can 't wait to see what Necrosoft Games is going to come up with r nLove the name BTW.

Comment In: [News - 11/07/2011 - 04:28]

Congrats team Arkedo You really ...

Congrats team Arkedo You really deserve massive amounts of success with Hell Yeah and I just know you will finally get it this time. Can't wait to play it

Comment In: [News - 08/29/2011 - 01:33]

Congrats to Guillaume and William ...

Congrats to Guillaume and William

Comment In: [News - 08/11/2011 - 04:33]

@Neil Sorens I would only ...

@Neil Sorens I would only call it a partnership if you count serfdom as a partnership. Furthermore, I wish more people in more industry refused to put up with the crap platform holders come up with. Unfortunately this is business as usual for them, like Dan Cook eloquently explained here: ...

Comment In: [Feature - 08/02/2011 - 04:25]

Tadhg, Then I'm curious as ...

Tadhg, Then I'm curious as to how you would categorize a game like Trackmania which can be both at the same time The distinction between a synchronous play sessions and a synchronous game states is an interesting one from a game design perspective. However - coming back to your ...