What would Llamasoft be if not completely nuts?
Well certainly not the developer of some of the quirkiest games to be found on the planet, that's for sure. So when they decided to show off part of their upcoming Title Grid Runner ++ do you think they could have put together a quick teaser and sent it off to IGN?
OF COURSE NOT!!!
Being some of the wackiest folks out of the UK, what they did was post of 10 minute clip of their plush Donkey. What some might miss at first glance of this clip, is that they also made sure you could make out about half of the screen in the background. A screen, that was proudly displaying a play through of the game. Just incase this isn't confusing enough, here's the actual video:
Jeff Minter, creator of everyone's favorite love-it-or-hate-it shooting extravaganza Space Giraffe, is already hard at word on his next XBLA project. This time it's a reworking of his game PC Gridrunner++: Arse On Fire.
If Minter's history and the game's name weren't a clear indication, the original game is filled with shooting and enough f-bombs to make a sailor blush. I imagine that will change though as he brings the game to the Xbox 360 masses (with a presumably family-friendly E or E10 rating).
The game is already up and running with a Xbox 360 gamepad and has been tweaked to take advantage of the new-fangled aspect ratio of those High Definition TVs everyone is talking about these days. Here's the full quote from Minter's Live Journal (make of it what you will):
Work-wise, I'm now into the redesign of GR++ for XBLA. I already have it running modified for the different aspect ratio and working off the x360 pad as opposed to the mouse, and I'm changing and extending the gameplay; it'll be a much more involved game than the PC-only predecessor. I'm getting all the gameplay working first then I'll overhaul the graphics; we'll likely go for algo generated 3D shapes rather than the hand-drawn sprites of the PC original.
I'll bet we've got another love-it-or-hate-it game in the pipe to create more controversy and ecstasy.
If you don't mind foul language and songs about "w*nkers" then go here and get some Gridrunner for your PC. Go ahead and die on the first level and see what they say to you.
[via Stinkygoat's Live Journal, thanks dezombie and Blue_Falcon]