Minter Threatens to Quit Game Development

4 12 2007

Space GiraffeJeff Minter has threatened to quit game development after Llamasoft’s Space Giraffe was outsold by Frogger on Xbox Live Arcade. Writing on his sweary livejournal page:

not seeing a lot of reason to continue even trying to make games, at this point, when a remake of Frogger, one of the worst games in the history of old arcade games, can outsell Space Giraffe that we put so much love and effort into, by more than ten to one, in one week.

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.

We’ll shut up trying to do anything new then.

Sorry for even trying.

I wonder if the comments and resulting news stories have driven any sales? Hopefully 🙂

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