Simply Pointless

But hey, why not?

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A Cyberstorm Is Coming

Ok, hands up everybody who is old enough to remember Missionforce Cyberstorm. Ah, I see. Well, for those of you who have never heard of it, MFCS was a turn-based mech strategy game which took a lot of inspiration from the Battletech board games but got released long before the latter’s Mech Commander, and up until today that remains a genre with painfully few entries.

However, as the indie scene and crowdfunding platforms taught us in the recent past it’s only a matter of time until even the most underserved niche receives its long overdue update. Enter developer toasticus aka Zack Fowler who took it upon himself to breathe life into the genre again with his yet nameless entry. Previous projects he has worked on include Firaxis’ XCOM reboot so he probably knows a thing or two about turn-based strategy games.

Today Zack shared a video showcasing the current state of his game. While that alone should be interesting for (semi) old farts like us, the main reason I mention this is that the video features background music by yours truly. :)

Bouncing ideas back and forth with Zack has been great fun so far, and I hope we will continue to do so in the future.

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“Insect” featured on BineMusic compilation

When I am not working on mashups or DJ sets, I am doing some original tracks as well. Fortunately for some, I do a lot of mashups, therefore I (unfortunately for others I hope) don’t find the time for working on my own stuff very regularly. But not anymore!

Various Artists | 2010

Various Artists | 2010

My own track “Insect” is featured on the “Various Artists | 2010” compilation released on BineMusic this week. It’s a surprising departure from my usual output, but those who know my previous tracks on the label will hopefully feel familiar with it. The 2×12″ will be exclusively available at the BineMusic webshop, while those who prefer their music in 0’s and 1’s can purchase it through the usual outlets including iTunes, Boomkat, Beatport and others.

For those who never heard about my other work before, there’s an audio sample available of course.