My name is Marlene Johansen. I was born and raised in Kolding, Denmark and have always been
a nerd interested in computers and computer games. I got my first computer at the age of 3. (It was a commodore 64 btw.) For as long as I can remember I've loved to doodle and color, but it wasn't before I reached the age of 16 I got interested in developing my skills. At 17 I got introduced to Photoshop and it got my full interest. This was the perfect media for me to work with since I'm too impatient with real paint.
The Commodore 64 was a big part of my childhood. In 1992 I got the Amiga 600, but only two years after, the first PC landed in our home. It came with some games included. One of them was Kings Quest VII which is a point and click adventure game. I quickly discovered that I loved to immerse myself in adventure games and figuring them out.
Fast forward to 2005, where I was working in the bakery department of a local supermarket. While at work an idea popped into my head. I wanted to create my own adventure games! I got so many ideas while at work that I had to scribble them down on little cardboard pieces so I would not forget them. When I got home I started creating background graphics and came up with a story for my game.
In 2006 I met my boyfriend and he helped me finish my game project. He was eager to explore the mobile game development area, but he lacked skills in the graphics department. So we teamed up and "LuBlu Entertainment" was formed.
In 2009 my first adventure game was finally released with the title "Fading Shades". It can be downloaded here if you're curious. It's free.
In 2010 I got an idea for my next adventure game, and I managed to create a bunch of sketches and scribbles until 2011 when I had to put the game into hibernation due to us becoming parents :-)
Up until then, LuBlu Entertainment managed to create several smaller games for the mobile platform. "Sort'em" was the first. Then followed by "Ukko's Escape" and "Ukko's Journey". Then came the smartphones and our button dependent games was not that great for tapping on the screen. But we did one final game for smartphones and tablets called "Pirate Diamonds" which was a remake of our first game "Sort'em" with better graphics and music. Some of the titles can be found here (in danish). Ukko's Journey was later ported to run on Blu-ray players. Can be found here
In 2018 LuBlu Entertainments official website, that previously was about our mobile game development lublu.dk turned into LuBlu Media when I quit my day job and decided to become self-employed. Drawing is a big part of my business and I do paid commission work. Both detailed drawings as well as vector drawings.