, the outspoken, llama loving creator of Space Giraffe
is pissed. Not in the European sense either. No, he's angry. Why? Specifically, it's because Space Giraffe
was outsold by Frogger
ten to one on Xbox Live Arcade
in one week. The dejected creator implied on his blog that he was considering abandoning game development all together. Minter had some harsh words against Frogger
and the gaming population in general: "OK, we get the message. All you want on that channel is remakes of old, shite arcade games and crap you vaguely remember playing on your Amiga."
However, given the XBLA top purchased games
, his logic isn't really born out. The XBLA top ten is consistently filled with more original titles than retro titles. Still, we understand Minter's frustration, despite our fond memories of Frogger
. While Space Giraffe
may have failed to strike a chord on XBLA, hopefully Minter won't give up entirely. We like his style.