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Indie designer Jeff Minter has lingered on the fringes of the video game industry over the last few decades, producing refined versions of classic arcade games that reflect his quirky, bovine-loving personality. His latest game, TxK for the PlayStation Vita, feels essentially like a remake of Tempe...

February 14th 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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TxK, Jeff Minter's remake of the Atari Jaguar game Tempest 2000, will be available on PS Vita alongside the PlayStation Store update later today. In TxK, players travel down a corridor while shooting obstacles; special musical bonus stages, which players cannot fail, are scattered throughout TxK....

February 11th 2014 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Earlier this month, Jeff Minter announced he was remaking Tempest 2000, the lauded Atari Jaguar game pictured above, for the PS Vita under the moniker TxK. Today, Minter has revealed TxK will launch this year on PS Vita."The new game – TxK – will draw on the spirit of the classic T2K, e...

April 24th 2013 at 9:15pm 0 Comments
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Jaguar killer app Tempest 2000 (pictured) is being updated by creator, and flashing-lights-and-colors enthusiast, Jeff Minter for Vita. TxK is a new version of his frequently iterated game, which sees players circling the periphery of a geometric prism, shooting down the sides into the screen."It'l...

April 12th 2013 at 5:45pm 0 Comments
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Did you know that you can download handheld games now? That's amazingly convenient! The only inconvenient part of it is finding the right games to buy -- and that's where we come in, with our Portabliss column. In each installment, we'll tell you about a downloadable game on the iPhone, iPad, Androi...

October 15th 2011 at 6:30am 0 Comments
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Jeff Minter has been surprisingly prolific on iOS, releasing his fourth Llamasoft game on the platform. GoatUp is, like most Minter games, both arcade-style and ungulate-themed -- however, as a platformer, it's actually a first for Llamasoft. It's a vertical jumping game in which you lead goats...

September 21st 2011 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Psychedelic shooter designer Jeff Minter has followed Minotaur Rescue and Minitron 2112 with a third iOS game, with no minotaurs in sight. Deflex is a puzzle game in which players set down "bats," left- and right-slanted lines, off of which a ball bounces into on-screen items. Each time the ball...

June 27th 2011 at 11:45am 0 Comments
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Jeff Minter has revealed another psychedelic, ungulate-themed shooter, this time for iPhone and iPad -- and it's not the iPhone game Minter showed off last year. Solar Minotaur Rescue Frenzy is an Atari 2600-looking take on Asteroids, in which your swipe-controlled, auto-firing ship must break apart...

December 8th 2010 at 12:00am 0 Comments
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After having a bad go of it on Xbox Live, ever-eccentric indie dev Jeff Minter has moved on to a smaller, greener pasture: the iPhone. Minter has been working on a multi-game engine for the device for some time, and has told Touch Arcade what makes it an appealing platform to him. "I enjoy working...

December 23rd 2009 at 3:00am 0 Comments
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According to Videogaming247, Jeff Minter's Gridrunner+++ is set to release on the XBLA at the end of April, after a long wait from the Llamasoft developer. In mid December, Minter unabashedly called Microsoft out, telling Eurogamer that Gridrunner+++ had been submitted "months ago" and Microsoft wa...

January 20th 2009 at 4:15pm 0 Comments
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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 said a...

December 16th 2008 at 10:15am 0 Comments
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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 di...

November 26th 2007 at 11:45am 0 Comments