Who is the Mystery Coconut?

Brittany & Miguel: the Mystery Coconut familyMystery Coconut is a multimillion dollar international corporation wannabe, that for now employs (as in giving work, not as in paying for their subsistence) a guy and his wife (to the right), a whimsy dog (below) and the many supporters, family, and friends that now suffer never-ending questions about each minor beta release. For now we (as in majestic plural) only have payed them with beer, but at least Washington beer is excellent.

The guy’s name is Miguel Ángel Friginal, and the company’s improvised headquarters are located at his home in Tacoma, Washington. He worked for years as a graphic designer, then as a web developer, but one day he decided to take the plunge and work exclusively on making games.

His first game, Casey’s Contraptions, was a collaboration with indie game dev extraordinaire Noel Llopis. Surprisingly it became one of those freakish successes acclaimed by many and bought by not so many. Kids all around the world kept amazing their parents with their ingenuity and their bizarre in-game creations. This caused waves of emails full of both pride at the mental development of their offspring, and hatred at being beaten by 4 year-olds at simple cause/effect puzzles.

Hobbes, aka Hobsy Dogsy, Ass Force One, Poopoochy, and many other mainly scatological aliasesIn any case Finnish company Rovio, famous for their games about upset avians, took notice and decided to buy and revamp Casey, that continued living for a while as Amazing Alex. Regretfully, the Baltic ended up being too cold for Casey/Alex, and our beloved character ended up in Rovio’s Warehouse of Previously Bought IP, that we imagine is like the one at the end of Raiders.

What can you expect from Mystery Coconut?

  1. Polished applications. Miguel obsesses about all the little details that make up a good application. Yes, he is one of those Mac programmer guys.
  2. Games. He has been breathing the stuff games are made of for so many years, the world is starting to look like either Blades in the Dark or a demented version of Pachinko, depending on the day. It’s all his brother’s fault, really.
  3. Opinions. Normally strongly or strangely worded. Don’t take it personally, he is not from around here.