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I was dreaming writing musics for video games

At 10 years old, my brother Pype and I allready dreamed to create video game on our C64 and i also had in mind to write the musics for them.

As in 1993 we launched some first project in EP Basic, Quick Basic and also Gamemaker for our heroes Bilou or Badman with Pierrick HANSEN, i should wait to 1997 before we were able to add our musics inside.

In early 1997, my brother coded in ASM an S3M audio player that let us imagine a small game from scratch. Code name : Crazy Brix.

Crazy Brix was a brick game like Arkanoid or Kypton Egg completly coded by my borthers. I wrote the techno-minute tracks for it in summer 1997 with a potential inspiration from One Must Fall 2097 video game music from Kenny Chow.

Crazy Brix'97 - PPP Team Software, 1997
Crazy Brix’97 – PPP Team Software, 1997

“Beurk, crappy transparence, it was better in Basic !”

For sure, i was not so kind with my brother at that time. I had the easier place with just giving ideas and wirtten the musics ! At that time, he only have some reading book to understand Assembler Machine Code as we do not have acces to Internet !

In 1999, we had in mind to go to the Inscene’99 our first Demoparty organised in Belgium. The idea was to rework Crazy Brix to fit to the 100ko game competition and that mean also completly change the musics of the game with tiny smaller files !

So for the first time all the tracks from Crazy Brix project is now available in a restored and optimised version on an audio album !

Music written by : Pierre ‘Cyborg Jeff’ MARTIN with Impulse Tracker
Original GFX : Sylvain ‘Pype’ MARTIN
Game Projet : P.P.P. Team Software (Pierre MARTIN , Sylvain MARTIN)

Thanks to : 2 Unlimited – Pierrick HANSEN – M00nB00t – Tarzan – Jean-Denis ‘JedD’ MAGIS – Valentin ‘T-Bob’ BOIGELOT – Simon BOIGELOT – Romuald DISPA – Delphine JACQMARD – Laura DANAPATI – Isabelle ROGER – Julie LIBIN – Claire GILLES – Vanessa RICHEL – Sophie POKRAKA – Sébastien VALENTI – Stéphane BEELEN – Robert MILES – B.B.E. – Kenny CHOW

Cyborg Jeff - Powerglove - Amiga - OST

Powerglove – Amiga OST released

Ode to the Amiga time, I invite you to discover the OST I’ve written for Powerglove (by Lazycow). The game from Matthias Bock will be soon available on the mythic 90s computer !

During you’re playing with the Hero and his powerglove to save our earth, i’ve choose to adapt my original C64 theme searching inspiration from the best musical of that early 90s period : Thomas Petersen ‘Laxity’ & Kim Christensen (DNA Warrior), Stéphane Picq (Dune), Tim & Lee Wright (Shadow of the Beast 2), Olof Gustafsson (Pinball Fantasies), Allister Brimble (Project X), Chris Huelsbeck (Grand Monster Slam), Robert A. Allen (Jazz Jack Rabbit), Koji Kondo (Super Mario Bros.), Martin Galway (Comic Bakery) or Yuzo Koshiro (Street of Rage).

Have a nice trip !

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Powerglove : fun inside your C64

Some words about this great adventure i’ve made last autumn. My bros. Pype show me a game currently developped on the C64, a new version of the excellent Pharaoh’s Curse, i loved to play 30 years ago. After some time i had contact Lazycow, the developper to propose music for his game.

goattracker-powerglove-cyborgjeffIn fact, he was working on another game Powerglove, using the same engine for the Commodore 64 ! Wouw, great mission ! For sure musics i’ve made 20 years ago on my commodre was not so kwel then what Chris Huelsbeck, Rob Hubbard et autres Jeroen Tel have made… Should i able to do some SID, the musical standard on the C64 !?

So i’ve worked with Goat Tracker. Black and basic interface but close to what i used during the MS-DOS time with Scream Tracker… I should learn how it works, created subtune and also made my own sound effect.

I finally quickly find how to do good stuff with informations from Matthias Bock. I would like to have an oppressing ambient but also something that the player would like to hear more. That was something incredible at that time on the C64. I remember i loop play to DNA Warrior just to listen to the music !

So i let you discover PowerGlove…
1. download the free image of the game (préférez la version “fix”)
2. if needed let it run on an emulation like CCS64

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Bilou’s 20 years birthday !

Bilou's Adventure - School zoneThat’s it: the anniversary level celebrating the 20 years of Bilou video game sketching, design and coding is ready to play. At last, Pierrick’s ennemies and my brother’s level come to life and challenge you to gather all the letters scattered through the chemestry classroom. The more you get, the further we take you back in time. Can you make it back to 1993 ?

First level is available here for Nintendo DS.

I’ve start to work on the music ambient of this new level, mainly inspirated from Rayman Origins style !

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Cyborg Jeff is back !

Hey fans, during long long months i have no more written songs, but i’m back still few weeks now… Did you have seen the winning demo presented at the Evoke 2010 demoparty : Incubation from CTRL-ALT-TEST, with the songs i’ve written with LLB ? May be you’ve heard Smiling ready’s square ranked 3rd at the Main Party ? Or just listen to the tiny tracks written for Nintendo DS homebrew game from PPP Team Software ? Stay tuned, i’m working on new other great things !