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Minter: Microsoft 'sitting on' next Llamasoft title

In an interview with Eurogamer, Llamasoft head and Space Giraffe developer Jeff Minter explained that he is ready to release the next iteration of Gridrunner to the Xbox Live Arcade, but that Microsoft is "sitting on" the game. "We sent it off to [Microsoft] months ago, but they've just not sai...

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No more dev blogging for Jeff Minter

Following last week's sour rant about the poor sales of Space Giraffe, and more importantly after the response to said rant, Jeff Minter has announced that he will no longer use his LiveJournal blog to chronicle game development. Minter has a new set of harsh words for those that felt the need to d...

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Poor sales of Space Giraffe make Jeff Minter sad

Jeff Minter, head of Llamasoft, is apparently a bit upset about the sales of his Xbox Live Arcade title Space Giraffe. Upset enough, in fact, to post a disparaging message to his Livejournal blog, insinuating that he means to stop making games altogether. Prompting this reaction were apparent Li...

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Space Giraffe to be cleansed with title update

Sometime this week the psychedelic XBLA game Space Giraffe will be starting fresh with a new title update and a leaderboards reset too. The title update is set to fix two gameplay elements and will now restrict players from indefinitely holding the power zone at its maximum or allow for the ability ...

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Space Giraffe and Street Trace release

Fresh for the picking and ready for download off the XBLA are two new gems; the psychedelic Space Giraffe and the hovering Street Trace: NYC. Space Giraffe is available for 400 Microsoft points and includes 100 levels of lsd visuals with Street Trace being a little more spendy around 800 Microsoft p...

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This Wednesday: Space Giraffe and Street Trace light up XBLA

As proof that Jeff Minter is no longer tweaking, Space Giraffe is set for release on Xbox Live Arcade this Wednesday, August 22nd, for 400 MS Points ($5). If the term "tunnel shooter" doesn't help you visualize Llamasoft's unhinged experiment in visual excess, picturing a Tempest of rainbows vomiti...

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Space Giraffe And Street Trace: NYC on XBLA twofer [update 1]

Hot off the wire is that this week is that we're in for another Xbox Live Arcade twofer this Wednesday, with the release of Space Giraffe, as well as Street Trace: NYC. The former of the titles is from Llamasoft, and designer Jeff Minter, featuring 100 levels of gameplay, and completing them unlock...

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Jeff Minter vents about the XBLA cert process

It wasn't that long ago that Xbox Live Arcade releases were few and far between. Oftentimes, delays to our favorite titles were blamed on Microsoft's certification process. Unfortunately, that's really all we ever heard about it. Jeff Minter, creator of Tempest 2000 and the upcoming Space Giraffe ...

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Rumor: Space Giraffe nears release

Our pals over at Game Stooge are reporting that Xbox Live Arcade game Space Giraffe is done and will be released in the coming weeks. According to their anonymous tipster, Space Giraffe is done, has been handed off to Microsoft's certification team, and should be releasing in a few weeks. True or...

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Space Giraffe finished, Minter still tweaking

What better way to celebrate April 20 than with belated news of Space Giraffe's completion? Earlier this week, eccentric game developer Jeff Minter dragged himself from the meadow and logged into his LiveJournal page to write, "Well the game's finished". Minter's still tweaking the final code, most ...

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