Josue Plaza

my name is Josue Plaza.21yo


What makes a game successful?

By: | Posted on Friday, February 20th 2015 @ 06:07:02 PM

Recently in one of my classes, my professor brought up the question "What makes a game successful?" According to the book Professional Techniques for Video Game Writing, Steve Allison, Chief Marketing Officer of Midway, says that "93 percent of new IP fails in the marketplace... while the 90-plus review scores and armfuls of awards create the perception that titles like Psychonauts, Shadow of the Colossus, Okami, and other great pieces of work were big successes, they were b {...}


Website Back Up! Apologies for the delay

By: | Posted on Friday, January 16th 2015 @ 03:52:45 PM

Hello! The website underwent some minor database adjustments which took the site down for a few days. Fortunately, the adjustments have been completed and everything is back up and running once more.

Also, I have a new website that I am exciting to share and add to my portfolio very soon. It is a composer website that showcases scores for film, video games, and other multimedia projects. It is a professional website for my other hobby: music.

Stay tuned!



Last Semester! Thankful For the Ride

By: | Posted on Thursday, January 8th 2015 @ 01:24:22 PM

Spring 2015 will be my final semester at Texas State University! I started my undergraduate degree in 2011 and I'm now only a handful of months away from finishing it. It's been an incredible ride. I can't keep track of the amount of people I've met who has impacted my life in such a positive way. Some notable experiences were-

  1. My three years at KTSW as a production assistant-to-production director taught me the essentials on communicating and working with a large team, as wel {...}


The Nation's Best Publication For Autographed Sports Memorabilia: Sweet Spot

By: | Posted on Monday, October 20th 2014 @ 09:31:39 PM

Over the past two months, I've been working with Charles Kaufman of Kaufman Communications to help design and development The website is a sport memorabilia website that stays up to date on baseball, basketball, football, hockey, and other sports that contain valuable memorabilia. At the moment of this blog post, you may be able to browse different articles and posts on your favorite sport, but this is only for a limited time! After Sw {...}


MyChesmar, and Neguse!

By: | Posted on Sunday, September 14th 2014 @ 12:42:08 PM

I'm currently in for another semester at Texas State University! Life as a senior doesn't seem to be easier, however. I've had more homework per week than I've had ever before. This means I've had also less time to program and work on music. Still, I've been able to produce a new remix today, and finish developing a website for the client. See below:

MyChesmar: I've finished developing a website for Chesmar Homes. It's a website that showcases the division of Riata Hom {...}


New Music, New Sites

By: | Posted on Sunday, August 24th 2014 @ 07:41:21 PM

I am massively into electronic music. But not in the way where you will see me at a rave concert with neon glow sticks, but in a way where I just get chills every time I listen to the new Porter Robinson album.

This passion began modestly when I was around 12 years old and started listening to Linkin Park's Hybrid Theory. Before that album, I never knew about all of the magic that existed with digital sound. After that {...}


New Virtual Host Problems

By: | Posted on Sunday, August 3rd 2014 @ 06:08:55 PM

I finished the Codeup web development bootcamp last Thursday. To say that I'm I'm extremely excited to continue on personal projects would be a huge understatement. However, I've run into a problem early into the setup stage and I've been stuck here for days.

I can't figure out how to create a new virtual host.

My goal at the moment is to create a site for my father who sells homes for a builder. We talked about getting a site for him for a long time and I'm ready to build one {...}



By: | Posted on Friday, July 25th 2014 @ 07:47:57 PM

Thank you so much for supporting my music over the years. Today I'm officially relaunching my music project under a new moniker for better branding and identification, since I'll be using my real name for my future career as a web developer.

I’ll be producing music under the name Covo from now on.

If you want to follow me in my musical adventures, I would really appreciate it if you liked the page. It truly means a lot to m {...}


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