Jeff Minter, the hippie gaming guru behind the recent Space Giraffe
has revealed that his new project is a reworking of Gridrunner++
for Xbox Live.
In his latest blog posting, Minter writes:
"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."
There you have it. For those of you who never saw it, the first Gridrunner++
was a Pocket PC-based, top-down shooter that was itself a remake of one of Minter's earliest games, Gridrunner
for the Vic 20.
You can catch SPOnG's interview with Minter right here
.Source: stinkin' thinkin'