Posts Tagged ‘Gridrunner+++’

Doubleplusgood: Gridrunner++ Now Available Free

By Adam Smith on November 25th, 2013.

I haven’t played any version of Gridrunner so I’m not the best person to provide an informed opinion as to its psychedelic charms. It’s a Llamasoft game though and I do have some experience with Minter’s menagerie of hyper-colourful shooters. One of the games I spent many an evening with as a child was Revenge of the Mutant Camels and I was probably one of the few teenagers in Manchester who had gorged on digital happy pills and pixellated representations of Aunt Mary’s magical cigarettes, but had never even seen an illicit substance in the real world. Gridrunner doesn’t look quite as mad and news that the doubleplus version is now free to download should send a warming pulse of neon bliss across the cockles. You can find it here.

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Revolution Action: Gridrunner Revolution Imminent

By Kieron Gillen on September 15th, 2009.

Hello ALT text readers. How are you today? I am well.

We haven’t talked about Jeff Minter’s new game in a while. When it was still being called Gridrunner+++, we made it one of our Unknown Pleasures for 2009. It’s since been re-named Gridrunner Revolution and is inching closer to its release date. You’ll be able to get it from the 25th and review code is starting to distribute. First to actually talk about it is head Retroremakes bob Oddbob who explains why this is looking like a really interesting shooter. More after I’ve had a bit more time with the code, but until then, here’s some footage of the game in action…
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Unknown Pleasures 2009: Gridrunner+++

By Kieron Gillen on January 22nd, 2009.

Shooting upwards. It is a shooting-upwards game.

LLamasoft’s last – Space Giraffe – was a gloriously misunderstood classic. Llamasoft’s next move is to return to the scene of a previous triumph. Despite being a Pocket-PC-Port, Gridrunner++ was one of my favourite shooters of this decade. For one of the greatest all-time arcades creators to want to expand upon it is the sort of thing which makes me order in a new set of adrenaline glands from my developing-world meat-banks. I suspect I’m going need them. We talk to ungulate-in-chief Jeff Minter about it, and its PC-first release in April…
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