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Hi, I'm a game and audio designer from Switzerland/Spain. In a previous life I worked in the legal field, but then decided creating rules that bring people joy could be even more fun than working with the rules of society ;) When I'm not doing contract work in the audio field (sound effects and music), I currently work on my own game called Modsork.


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Posted by David Canela on Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:47:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Console/PC
There is cultural value in a healthy, open and free mod scene. Will the addition of easy monetization routes somehow harm the modding community? I'm optimistic that it'll turn out fine, even if there will be casualties.

Posted by David Canela on Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:55:00 EST in Design, Console/PC
A critical look at some of DA:I's menus (on PS4) and how they're accessed, along with ideas how they could be handled differently. Focus lies on 1) unresponsiveness of character switching inside menus and 2) the crafting/modification menus.

Posted by David Canela on Mon, 03 Nov 2014 03:43:00 EST in Audio, Console/PC
Some thoughts on the music and ambiences of Dark Souls. The structure of when to play music, and what kind, can be an opportunity to reinforce an underlying theme of a game. This post is originally from my personal blog at

David Canela's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 09/14/2015 - 01:49]

Thanks for these cool resources, ...

Thanks for these cool resources, would love to check out the LIMBO one r n r nAnother one that comes to mind is the submarine project for FMOD / Unity that was used for the GDC 2015 GANG Demo Derby. I can 't see where to download it exactly, but ...

Comment In: [Blog - 09/08/2015 - 01:36]

Great article. I agree data ...

Great article. I agree data often acts as a bit of an imaginary anchor that gives us a semblance of objective truth. And it may vey well be objective, of course, but in a complex environment that doesn 't automatically make it relevant. There 's this huge bias towards what ...

Comment In: [News - 09/01/2015 - 10:46]

on the upside, that 's ...

on the upside, that 's a nice range of genres there.

Comment In: [Blog - 07/22/2015 - 12:50]

This has me wondering about ...

This has me wondering about correlation/causation More articles coming out on a specific day might be because there 's more newsworthy stuff that day, or, because this sort of weekday analysis has been done before, because everybody is scheduling their press releases like that, sort of a self-fulfilling prophecy Seems ...

Comment In: [News - 06/16/2015 - 01:35]

Isn 't E3 always about ...

Isn 't E3 always about selling the future, to some extent Sony has shown some dreams pun intendend that obviously appealed to people more than what Nintendo had to offer. Coming out in 2015 doesn 't magically redeem Nintendos games if they 're considered not to be very exciting. r ...

Comment In: [News - 06/12/2015 - 03:47]

We also need to stop ...

We also need to stop arguing that the artistic integrity of every single game renders it immune to this kind of criticism. Under such a critical regime, every game is an exception. r n r nI disagree with this. I mean, everything and everyone should have to face criticism, good ...