PixelHazard, a Dutch duo which was preparing a CD-ROM game for the PC called "Catgun, Victory Mission G" in the late 80's. PixelHazard hired Hans and his co-worker Felix to produce 40 minutes of digital audio for this game. Catgun was finally presented
at a game developer's and publisher's fair in London. A number of big
companies (SONY, BMG, Phillips etc) were interested in the game and they
especially liked the embedded 44.1Khz CD-quality music. Not 30 second internal speaker loops, but real 44.1Khz tracks. You will find these tracks in the album above: "Gameplay!"
This was the first platform game which had real CD-audio for level-background music. Although one publisher (Philips Interactive) signed a contract with PixelHazard, Catgun was never released due to reorganisations at Philips. Shortly thereafter, Hans and Felix came into contact with Will Davis. Davis was a composer for Attention To Detail (ATD) Founded in September 1988 by five graduates of Birmingham University (ATD at that time employed more than 70 programmers, artists and designers) Davis mainly composed music (tracked music) for the Commodore Amiga and Atari 1040ST. Davis was very impressed and enthusiastic about the work from Hans & Felix and planned a weekend in Warwick UK, a small town 94 miles from London.
Winamp is a media player for Windows, macOS and
Android, originally developed by Justin Frankel and Dmitry Boldyrev by
their company Nullsoft, which they later sold to AOL in 1999 for $80
million. Version 1 of Winamp was released in 1997, with 2 songs from
Hans Ouwejan and Felix Faassen (At that time under the name "Eque, The Art Of Listening").
After this endorsement the site visitors of EQUE.ORG got skyhigh. On
many requests, from our online fans, our first CD album became "Emoceans" which took about a year to develop.
Besides our work for Justin Frankel’s Nullsoft/Winamp MP3 Player and for the Shoot-Um-Up game “Catgun, Victory Mission G”
from PixelHazard (the first shoot um up game with real CD tracks), Han C
is now busy with Chill & Relaxing music. You can chill & relax
with the music of Han C at:
- Restaurant Infini (Wahlwiller, The Netherlands)
- Restaurant Le Bon Choix (Maastricht, The Netherlands)
- Rofra Home Outlet stores
- and many more!
Or you can chill at home with Spotify, Itunes, Deezer, Youtube Music, Amazon.