Posts Tagged ‘Minotaur China Shop’

Minotaur Diary, Page 17

By John Walker on December 12th, 2008.

Dear Diary,

Day 4 was meant to go really well. I’d had such a good week at the china shop, and profits were up significantly. I’d made enough to bring in some fresh inventory, and we’d launched a new advertising campaign and it was really seeing the customers come in. The store was looking packed with excellent items, and I was rarely serving fewer than two customers at once. They were paying huge prices! I couldn’t have been more delighted. Honestly, it was like the rage had never been a problem.

Then I clipped a shelf.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , .

16 Comments »

Minotaur China Shop Is Live, We Talk To Flashbang

By John Walker on December 11th, 2008.

Office-based inspiration. Click on the image for the fullsize version.

Flashbang’s latest opus, Minotaur China Shop is now online, and available to play for free via the Blurst site. Go form opinions. To mark the occasion, we grabbed Flashbang’s Steve Swink to ask a few questions about the new game, find out which comes first: the name or the game, get shown fascinating prototypes of projects, and see some fantastic behind-the-scenes glimpses into the workings of their “home for abused developers”.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , , , .

41 Comments »

Minotaur China Shop Tomorrow

By John Walker on December 10th, 2008.

You've been served.

Minotaur China Shop, from the mighty minds that brought us Jetpack Brontosaurus and Off-Road Velociraptor Safari, looks as though it will be with us tomorrow. Hints on the Blurst blog have been counting down to the release, along with the latest video (below).

Read the rest of this entry »

, , .

25 Comments »

Minotaur China Shop: Smashing New Footage

By Alec Meer on October 1st, 2008.

We haven’t looked in on Flashbang Studios’ next slice of high-concept silliness for a while, so I’m overjoyed to discover (via former Future colleague Alex Cox) that there’s a new-ish video of its plate-trashing hilarity. This brings out the stupid in me in all the best ways:


Minotaur China Shop (Alpha) from Matthew Wegner on Vimeo

And whistling! There is not enough whistling in PC games.

, , .

18 Comments »

Minotaur China Shop

By Kieron Gillen on August 15th, 2008.

Minotaur? No, it's a full size Tor. That joke doesn't even slightly work.
Matthew Wegner of Flashbang “Off Road Velociraptor Safari” Studios dropped me a line about their forthcoming online home for their games, Blurst. He says it’ll be full of prototypes and similar, and display each game they create with an eight-week development cycle. Which is great, but not something we’d link to until it was up and running properly. But on the site, I noticed that it claimed it’ll debut with five games including Jetpack Brontosaurus and… Minotaur China Shop?

How could we have missed a game called “Minotaur China Shop”?
Read the rest of this entry »

, , , .

33 Comments »