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Space Giraffe developer Jeff Minter halts dev blogging

Space Giraffe developer Jeff Minter has said he's going to stop writing about game development on his blog after taking a bit of a shoeing for a late-night post earlier in the week where he complained bitterly that the Xbox Live Arcade version of Frogger was outselling his latest game "by more than ten to one".

"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," Minter had written. "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."

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ThisIsWaiting3442d ago

I liked Space Giraffe :(

Its a trippy time-kill ...

Enigma_20993442d ago

When the hell was that EVER fun?!?!

Skerj3442d ago

Hah I think that's his point, I'd rather play Lawnmower Man on SNES than another Frogger and I HAAAAAAAATE Lawnmower Man. Almost as much as Men In Black for PS1.

gamesblow3442d ago

I see exactly where he's coming from... These dev's are putting way too much effort into their games, only to have complete garbage outsell them. I mean, why spend millions on a game "Insomniac/Naughtydog&quo t; for instance, when any common pile of donkey **** Wii game is going to out sell it 20 to 1 cause people are slop dongs. No point. I see a huge trend where dev's stop taking the initiative in being creative, original and costly for a much simpler route. Nintendo has basically forced the industry, once again, to lower its standards across the board with the wii and it's garbage ass specs and endlessly $H*TTY remote.

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