Lena Raine is creating music & fiction!
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So, who’s this?

Hiya! I’m Lena. I’ve been doing this whole videogame industry thing since 2006 when I graduated college & started looking for ways to be a part of the profession that created the things I’d wasted my entire life up to that point playing. Gotta stay consistent, right? Anyway, I landed a few contract gigs writing music for war games before realising I needed a more steady job to get by & support myself. I’ve been a full-time contractor & salaried employee since 2007, working at Nintendo of America, WB Games, ArenaNet, and Ubisoft Montreal. I worked my way from game testing into design for Guild Wars 2, its expansions Heart of Thorns & Path of Fire, and Far Cry 5.

I went to college for music & got into the industry because of my love of game music. I’ve had some wonderful experiences along the way: I’ve written for indie games Celeste, Hackmud, & Dead State, and I’m currently working on Date or Die, ESC, and 2 secret projects! I even had the opportunity to compose additional music for Guild Wars 2 & co-wrote the score for Heart of Thorns, played by a live orchestra.

I’m also a writer! I’ve published a novel (City of Tigers) & several short stories (Blip in the Algorithm & The Front) and I’m working on my own interactive novel ESC.

I've made the huge leap to freelance work & your support helps me keep stable on a month-to-month basis for health insurance, rent & food.



Let’s talk about music.

It’s simple! I’m going to be doing two things every day: working collaboratively with creators who want to make something cool together (like my soundtrack work for Celeste & Date or Die), and writing my own solo albums, EPs, and singles. By contributing, you can get all of these releases free & in most cases early!

Contracts pay & will be my primary source of income. However! To keep writing music on my own, I need your support to fill in the gaps when things get tight month-to-month.



Ok what’s up with this "fiction" stuff then?

I’m glad you asked, bolded text! I love writing & I've been working to do more of it in addition to my music work. Unfortunately, selling writing is far less lucrative than doing contract work, so almost all of my writing is because I can remain stable via Patreon & other income.

I’ve been hard at work creating my first game, ESC, an interactive novel about social networks, roleplay, and AI development. I’ll be writing more updates about this project as development proceeds!

I want to keep making more of these games. I have a ton of ideas & your support would help me tackle these projects & collaborate with the right people to make them happen!


Updates on ESC are continuing throughout development!

Can you sum that all up a bit?

Sure! By contributing and subscribing to my Patreon, you’re helping me:

  • Cover basic monthly costs of living like rent, health care, and food.
  • Write new albums, EPs, and singles.
  • Create new fiction & hire people to help make it even better.

But what do I get?

Don’t worry, there’s upsides to being a Patron for you too! Here’s some cool things:

Augment ($2/mo)
  • Monthly updates on everything I’m working on! NDAs might prevent me from sharing certain contract gigs, but if I get permission, you’ll also get the inside scoop.
  • An ongoing music recommendation list with everything I'm listening to so you can keep up with what’s exciting me lately!
  • My unending gratitude 💛
Subroutine ($5/mo)
  • Everything from Augment!
  • Get every new music release & writing release + advance releases when possible!
Process ($10/mo)
  • Everything from previous tiers!
  • Get semi-regular WIP posts for music & writing.
  • Get beta releases for game projects when possible.
Datum ($20/mo)
  • Everything from previous tiers!
  • Chat with me about music, writing, artsy things every month in a private Discord channel.
  • Special permission to request stems & MIDI files from original tracks in order to study & remix.

So, in conclusion...

Thank you so much for checking out my Patreon & I really hope you consider becoming a patron! It helps me out so much & I'm excited to get to work!

💛 Lena
Tiers
Augment
$2 or more per month
Augments get monthly updates about all of my projects, a continually-updated music recommendation list of what I'm currently excited by, and my unending gratitude 💛 

Includes
  • ⏯️ Music recommendations
  • 🗒️ Monthly updates
  • 💻 Access to Radical Dreamland Discord
Includes Discord rewards
Subroutine
$5 or more per month
Subroutines get all previous reward items, plus every new music release & fiction release! When possible, you'll even get it early!
Includes
  • ⏯️ Music recommendations
  • 🗒️ Monthly updates
  • 💻 Access to Radical Dreamland Discord 
  • 💿 All new digital music releases
  • 📄 All new digital fiction releases
Includes Discord rewards
Process
$10 or more per month
Processes get all previous reward tier items, plus semi-regular WIP posts & game betas when applicable.
Includes
  • ⏯️ Music recommendations
  • 🗒️ Monthly updates 
  • 💻 Access to Radical Dreamland Discord 
  • 💿 All new digital music releases
  • 📄 All new digital fiction releases
  • 📰 Semi-regular WIP posts
  • ❔ Audio Q&A channel on Discord
  • 👾 Game beta releases
Includes Discord rewards
Datum
$20 or more per month
Data get everything from previous tiers, plus a monthly Discord chat & the ability to request stems & MIDIs from original tracks.
Includes
  • ⏯️ Music recommendations
  • 🗒️ Monthly updates 
  • 💻 Access to Radical Dreamland Discord 
  • 💿 All new digital music releases
  • 📄 All new digital fiction releases
  • 📰 Semi-regular WIP posts
  • ❔ Audio Q&A channel on Discord
  • 👾 Game beta releases
  • 🗣 Weekly Discord chat with Lena
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
52% complete
My monthly rent is completely covered by Patreon & I will be free to do far more independent work. Thank you SO freaking much ? If I reach this goal I will also give super bonus hugs to Patrons if A) I see you in person B) you're comfy with that.
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So, who’s this?

Hiya! I’m Lena. I’ve been doing this whole videogame industry thing since 2006 when I graduated college & started looking for ways to be a part of the profession that created the things I’d wasted my entire life up to that point playing. Gotta stay consistent, right? Anyway, I landed a few contract gigs writing music for war games before realising I needed a more steady job to get by & support myself. I’ve been a full-time contractor & salaried employee since 2007, working at Nintendo of America, WB Games, ArenaNet, and Ubisoft Montreal. I worked my way from game testing into design for Guild Wars 2, its expansions Heart of Thorns & Path of Fire, and Far Cry 5.

I went to college for music & got into the industry because of my love of game music. I’ve had some wonderful experiences along the way: I’ve written for indie games Celeste, Hackmud, & Dead State, and I’m currently working on Date or Die, ESC, and 2 secret projects! I even had the opportunity to compose additional music for Guild Wars 2 & co-wrote the score for Heart of Thorns, played by a live orchestra.

I’m also a writer! I’ve published a novel (City of Tigers) & several short stories (Blip in the Algorithm & The Front) and I’m working on my own interactive novel ESC.

I've made the huge leap to freelance work & your support helps me keep stable on a month-to-month basis for health insurance, rent & food.



Let’s talk about music.

It’s simple! I’m going to be doing two things every day: working collaboratively with creators who want to make something cool together (like my soundtrack work for Celeste & Date or Die), and writing my own solo albums, EPs, and singles. By contributing, you can get all of these releases free & in most cases early!

Contracts pay & will be my primary source of income. However! To keep writing music on my own, I need your support to fill in the gaps when things get tight month-to-month.



Ok what’s up with this "fiction" stuff then?

I’m glad you asked, bolded text! I love writing & I've been working to do more of it in addition to my music work. Unfortunately, selling writing is far less lucrative than doing contract work, so almost all of my writing is because I can remain stable via Patreon & other income.

I’ve been hard at work creating my first game, ESC, an interactive novel about social networks, roleplay, and AI development. I’ll be writing more updates about this project as development proceeds!

I want to keep making more of these games. I have a ton of ideas & your support would help me tackle these projects & collaborate with the right people to make them happen!


Updates on ESC are continuing throughout development!

Can you sum that all up a bit?

Sure! By contributing and subscribing to my Patreon, you’re helping me:

  • Cover basic monthly costs of living like rent, health care, and food.
  • Write new albums, EPs, and singles.
  • Create new fiction & hire people to help make it even better.

But what do I get?

Don’t worry, there’s upsides to being a Patron for you too! Here’s some cool things:

Augment ($2/mo)
  • Monthly updates on everything I’m working on! NDAs might prevent me from sharing certain contract gigs, but if I get permission, you’ll also get the inside scoop.
  • An ongoing music recommendation list with everything I'm listening to so you can keep up with what’s exciting me lately!
  • My unending gratitude 💛
Subroutine ($5/mo)
  • Everything from Augment!
  • Get every new music release & writing release + advance releases when possible!
Process ($10/mo)
  • Everything from previous tiers!
  • Get semi-regular WIP posts for music & writing.
  • Get beta releases for game projects when possible.
Datum ($20/mo)
  • Everything from previous tiers!
  • Chat with me about music, writing, artsy things every month in a private Discord channel.
  • Special permission to request stems & MIDI files from original tracks in order to study & remix.

So, in conclusion...

Thank you so much for checking out my Patreon & I really hope you consider becoming a patron! It helps me out so much & I'm excited to get to work!

💛 Lena

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Tiers
Augment
$2 or more per month
Augments get monthly updates about all of my projects, a continually-updated music recommendation list of what I'm currently excited by, and my unending gratitude 💛 

Includes
  • ⏯️ Music recommendations
  • 🗒️ Monthly updates
  • 💻 Access to Radical Dreamland Discord
Includes Discord rewards
Subroutine
$5 or more per month
Subroutines get all previous reward items, plus every new music release & fiction release! When possible, you'll even get it early!
Includes
  • ⏯️ Music recommendations
  • 🗒️ Monthly updates
  • 💻 Access to Radical Dreamland Discord 
  • 💿 All new digital music releases
  • 📄 All new digital fiction releases
Includes Discord rewards
Process
$10 or more per month
Processes get all previous reward tier items, plus semi-regular WIP posts & game betas when applicable.
Includes
  • ⏯️ Music recommendations
  • 🗒️ Monthly updates 
  • 💻 Access to Radical Dreamland Discord 
  • 💿 All new digital music releases
  • 📄 All new digital fiction releases
  • 📰 Semi-regular WIP posts
  • ❔ Audio Q&A channel on Discord
  • 👾 Game beta releases
Includes Discord rewards
Datum
$20 or more per month
Data get everything from previous tiers, plus a monthly Discord chat & the ability to request stems & MIDIs from original tracks.
Includes
  • ⏯️ Music recommendations
  • 🗒️ Monthly updates 
  • 💻 Access to Radical Dreamland Discord 
  • 💿 All new digital music releases
  • 📄 All new digital fiction releases
  • 📰 Semi-regular WIP posts
  • ❔ Audio Q&A channel on Discord
  • 👾 Game beta releases
  • 🗣 Weekly Discord chat with Lena
Includes Discord rewards