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Featured Developer Lene Jung Kjær (Reto.CrazyCat)

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First of all, what is your gamertag in Heroes & Generals, and what’s the story?
Reto.CrazyCat because I’m a huge animal lover and have 2 cats – and my friends call me Crazy Cat Lady (from The Simpsons). I don’t throw my cats at people though :-)

What is your position at Reto-Moto?
Games analyst

For how long have you been working here?
Since 2/1-2013, so I’m still very new to Reto-Moto and the world of computer games.

What games have you worked on?
I am completely new to the gaming world, since I have a PhD in biology – you know, Icelandic sweater and green rubber boots. But throughout my education I have done a lot of programming, analysis and statistics. Now I’m working on developing/investigating/running analytic tools for Heroes & Generals.

Which tools do you use for making Heroes & Generals?
I don’t take part in developing the actual game, my focus is analysis and statistics.

What are your hobbies?
Running, Thai boxing (although I haven’t practiced this in a while), spending time with friends, movies, reading books (I have quite an obsession with historical novels), history, animals – did I mention my cats :-) And of course now, I am hooked on Heroes & Generals!

What’s the best thing about Heroes & Generals?
I’m quite new to the game so I still suck immensely at playing, but it definitely gets my adrenaline pumping. I think the graphics are exceptional – I absolutely love the lighting. And of course shooting people (a great way to get rid of aggressions) although right now it is mostly me getting shot!!

What’s the best thing about working at Reto-Moto?
So far – the people, everyone is really nice here and very professional. I’m still quite new to this line of work, so I’m sure it will be challenging, but I love challenges.

What are you working on right now?
Investigating analytical tools to use for analyzing and running stats on Heroes & Generals, remembering all my co workers names and faces and trying to understand what everyone is talking about when they use very specific gaming lingo (which is quite hard, actually!).

What are your favorite games of all time?
I’m assuming you mean computer games (otherwise it is Trivial Pursuit:-)) [Yeah, the interviewer forgot that non-computer-gamers exists, Ed.] – As I mentioned, I am not a hard core gamer but I have quite enjoyed playing Diablo and Age of Empires back in the days – I also played a lot of Doom when I was younger :-) Now of course it has to be Heroes & Generals :-)

What is your favorite movies?
The last of the Mohicans, The Shawshank Redemption, Leon, The Usual Suspects, Lord of the Rings trilogy, Star Wars (IV,V and VI), Moulin Rouge (for the girl in me), Gladiator, Highlander (only the first one – the rest sucked!), Blade Runner, the Matrix (again the first, I was not fond of the sequels), Stalingrad, The longest Day, Apocalypse Now, The Big Lebowski, and lots more…..

  1. avatarphiliporris02-07-2013

    if you have played those game in the past (diablo, age of empire and doom), its all okey, you have my aproval xD I have an obsession like you with historical novels, its the heroin of all the people that likes History. Im actually studying a degree in History xd
    I also like moulin rouge, that means that im I am in touch with my inner girl? thought im a guy xDD

    Good luck with your work, hope you enjoy it like i enjoy this game :)

  2. avatarReto.CrazyCat02-07-2013

    philiporris: Thank you very much, I appreciate it. I’m glad I have your approval :-)

  3. avatarphiliporris02-07-2013

    Sorry i forgot one thing, if you love historical novels read the books of Bernard Cornwell, you wont be able to stop reading them xD

  4. avatarReto.CrazyCat02-07-2013

    He wrote the Sharpe-series right? I just got the first one in the series, but haven’t started reading it yet :-)

  5. avatarphiliporris02-07-2013

    well i actually dont like too much sharpe xDD he wrote various books, one called Starbuck chronicles about the civil war in north america, another about the old britannia “the warrior chronicles/saxon stories” and some others. he is my favourite writer (when it comes to historical novels).

  6. avatarReto.CrazyCat02-07-2013

    Ok, I’ll take a look :-)

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