Goat Up is a love letter to perhaps the one genre of game that game maker Jeff Minter and his team at Llamasoft had never made: The platformer.
Jeff Minter, he of Mutant Camels and Space Giraffe fame, is back with another iPhone title. This one's called Deflex, and it's a remake of sorts of Superdeflex, which Minter made in 1982. [Touch Arcade]
Hall of fame video game create Jeff Minter doesn't make bland games. They're a festival of old-school graphics and techno music. And he demonstrates his latest, Minotaur Rescue, while wearing a minotaur mask.
That's because this is a music video as directed by Llamasoft, creators of tripped out, gamer-bewildering titles like Tempest 2000 and Space Giraffe. The song? Electronic musician Tiga's "Mind Dimension."
Jeff Minter's Llamasoft is so very pleased with PC Gamer UK's 92% review of the PC version of Space Giraffe that they've spilled the beans on the release date for their next title, Gridrunner+++.
It's been a while since the Space Giraffe kerfluffle where Yak Minter threw a hissy fit in his blog regarding poor scores given to the XBLA psychedelic shooter (and the point where it was compared to Joyce's Ulysses, but I came across an interesting piece recently that talked about Space Giraffe in reference to (wait…