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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 Live...

November 22nd 2007 at 10:01pm 0 Comments
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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...

October 18th 2007 at 11:15am 0 Comments
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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...

August 22nd 2007 at 10:15am 0 Comments
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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...

August 20th 2007 at 1:54pm 0 Comments
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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...

August 20th 2007 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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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 f...

August 2nd 2007 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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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 f...

May 14th 2007 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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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...

April 20th 2007 at 3:28pm 0 Comments
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Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, Space Giraffe is finished. Space Giraffe, the super hippy trippy shooter experience from Jeff Minter, is now complete. Not only that, but on his personal blog he reveals one of the last features to be implemented into the game. The feature is fairly simple actu...

April 20th 2007 at 3:15pm 0 Comments
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Gamasutra interviews eccentric Welsh developer Jeff Minter, who created such retro-inspired classics as Tempest 2000, Llamatron, and Attack of the Mutant Camels. Now under contract with Microsoft, Minter spills the psychedelic beans on his forthcoming Space Giraffe for Xbox Live Arcade, reveals whe...

April 5th 2007 at 5:28pm 0 Comments
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According to the latest blog post on Jeff Minter's personal blog, Space Giraffe, the uber trippy Live Arcade shooter, is heading off to Microsoft, where its ultimate fate will be decided. As Minter puts it, "The release to MS is a little bit scary because we effectively get the go/no go for the whol...

February 7th 2007 at 11:30am 0 Comments