Years ago I created a site to put anything that didn’t belong on my main makasoft site (which is for my coding projects) or my various bands’ sites.
Now, I’ve decided to renovate the site with a more modern content management system: WordPress.
I’ve moved some of the more relevant content from the old site, but left out a lot of stuff that was either too old or irrelevant by now.
In the future, I’ll use this site for the same purpose as I used it before: to put any content that doesn’t belong on my other sites. That’s usually music, but it can be almost anything else…
I’ve created a new web for my latest musical project: The Foreign Characters.
It’s basically the natural evolution of the project I started back in 2008, singing, playing the acoustic guitar and the harmonica. Since Iván (Güevo) with whom I’ve been playing in different bands since we were teens, the project has transformed into a full band and has changed significantly, moving towards garage music but keeping some of its roots.
On the new web site you can see pictures, listen to some of our songs and watch videos from some of our concerts. You can also learn about our upcoming concerts.
In this game, players try to be the most wealthy space merchants, flying from planet to planet, buying and selling goods, trying to maximize their profits.
All that is needed for play are: 6 dice, the rules (especially the prices table), paper and a pen.
5 of the dice show different types of goods and they’ll be rolled to determine availability and prices for each good. The sixth die is used when a player tries to sell illegal goods, and will determine their success.
With such simple components, the game offers a nice range of decisions thanks to the fact that players will not only manage their money, but also their time. Would you rather travel farther, taking more time, to reach a bigger planet with more variety and quantity of goods? or maybe you’d prefer buying fewer but selling them illegally at smaller planets, gaining time, but also risking more?
The game is freely available as “print and play” here:
Here are links to some of the games I’ve created for the piecepack gamesystem which I really like:
- Climbing Man – A solitarie game that simulates how a climber climbs a rock wall.
- Maze Makers – A simple fantasy game where players try to be the first to find three artifacts inside an ever changing maze.
- Dungeon Builders – A game about building a dungeoun between all the players that then one will explore.
I’m also designing for the Icehouse gamesystem. A set of hollow pyramids in 3 sizes that stack and nest inside each other.
- Virus Fight – A game about programming computer virues that fight eachother (based on the classic Core Wars).
- Colorful Clues – A game about trying to find the hidden colors.
Over a period of three years I published a kind of podcast, but only with songs. The goal was to compose, record and mix a song in just a few hours, then post it on the podcast. At first I did it about once a week… It was fun to experiment with electronic sounds, record guitars, trumpets, etc… and try to take simple ideas and see where they could go. Some songs are good, others not so much, but a couple are amazing and I still love them today…
As I remake this website, I’m not going to post each individual song as it was posted back then. All the songs are at the Internet Archive, so here are the links to the individual songs in “broadcast” order (My favorites are in bold):
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You can download these songs at Archive.org
- Arena Bajo el Mar (english)
- A Oscuras Mirando por el Cuarto (english)
- El Baile del Mono Tono (english)
- No es Jazz (english)
A small collection of songs I did last year while experimenting with Logic Audio. They’re instrumentals, mostly electronic but with some recorded instruments also.