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Space Giraffe and Street Trace on XBLA this Wednesday!

BamelinBamelin Registered User regular
edited August 2007 in Games and Technology
Gamerscore wrote:
This week, prepare for a cosmic trip to outer space with the frenetic action game "Space Giraffe," or engage in futuristic combat in the streets of New York City with "Street Trace: NYC." Both games will be available for download this Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. GMT (2:00 a.m. PDT).

From the legendary game designer Jeff Minter, "Space Giraffe" (Llamasoft) is a psychedelic shooter featuring mesmerizing graphics and 100 levels of out-of-this-world gameplay. Gamers can also complete all 100 levels and unlock a hidden gameplay mode.
* For more details on "Space Giraffe," please visit http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/s/spacegiraffexboxlivearcade.htm

Set in the urban wastelands of New York City, "Street Trace: NYC" (Gaia Industries) is an all-in-one hoverboard racing and arena battle game featuring multiplayer over Xbox LIVE with up to eight players and an up to a four-way split-screen. Players can choose from four arena games, three street games and even "cash" tournaments that allow them to purchase board and weapon upgrades between games.
* For more details on "Street Trace: NYC," please visit http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/s/streettracenycxboxlivearcade/

Fucking A.

I've been waiting forever for Space Giraffe!

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    FireflashFireflash Montreal, QCRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I tried space giraffe for about 30 minutes. All it did was give me a headache.

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    KlykaKlyka DO you have any SPARE BATTERIES?Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Street Trace looks like Crackdown from a graphical point of view, what with the cel-shading and all.

    Not bad, I must say.

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    BamelinBamelin Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I'm cautiously interested in Street Trace, but I'm probaly going to have to try the demo and also see what the community verdict is on the title.

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    corin7corin7 San Diego, CARegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Giraffe = bought. Street Trace I will be waiting for some impressions before I bother with.

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    LotharsLothars Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    honestly both games get a really big meh from me,

    they might be good but I hold out no hope for them.

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    AoiAoi Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Street Trace sounds interesting. Space Giraffe on the other hand, despite his past games, looked like a cloudy mess in the preview videos they've shown of it. Definitely one I'll have to try the demo for before I put the money down on it.

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    fragglefartfragglefart Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Space Giraffe is so bought.

    Been waiting like, ages for that one.

    I want to feel my eyeballs simultaneously orgasm and ignite.

    I'm not sure in which order.

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    NamrokNamrok Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I looked at screenshots of Space Giraffe. I even read the wikipedia entry about the gameplay.

    I have no fucking clue what in the world is going on.

    Is my brain broken, or does the game look like a winamp visualizer with a score?

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    corin7corin7 San Diego, CARegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Namrok wrote: »
    I looked at screenshots of Space Giraffe. I even read the wikipedia entry about the gameplay.

    I have no fucking clue what in the world is going on.

    Is my brain broken, or does the game look like a winamp visualizer with a score?

    This is why it is either going to be genius or fail miserably. At 400 ms points I am going to have a front row seat.

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    Kevin CristKevin Crist I make the devil hit his knees and say the 'our father'Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Seems the replaced the crude language with video game memes in Space Giraffe.

    Worth a play nonetheless.

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    bruinbruin Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Space Giraffe screens for great justice
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    fragglefartfragglefart Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Hells Bells that looks glorious!

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    TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Space giraffe is made by Jeff Minter. He's a fucking god. He is the embodiment of trippy. Tempest 2000. Tempest 3000. Jaguar VLS. Xbox 360 VLS. Now Space Giraffe. So fucking bought.

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    fragglefartfragglefart Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Space giraffe is made by Jeff Minter. He's a fucking god. He is the embodiment of trippy. Tempest 2000. Tempest 3000. Jaguar VLS. Xbox 360 VLS. Now Space Giraffe. So fucking bought.

    Don't forget Attack of the Mutant Camels!

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    ZekZek Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I too look at these screens and don't know what the fuck, but I'll probably buy it for $5 just so I can look at it..

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    ViscountalphaViscountalpha The pen is mightier than the sword http://youtu.be/G_sBOsh-vyIRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Looks more like tempest 3000. Bleh, "Space giraffe" what the hell kind of name is that? It does look neat. Space giraffe sounds like a euphemism for a very large penis " I WANNA GET MY SPACE GIRAFFE ON"

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    corin7corin7 San Diego, CARegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Looks more like tempest 3000. Bleh, "Space giraffe" what the hell kind of name is that? It does look neat.


    It is a spiritual successor to tempest. When you have done as many drugs as Jeff Minter, Space Giraffe is a perfectly reasonable name. I know this because I thought it was reasonable.

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    TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Looks more like tempest 3000. Bleh, "Space giraffe" what the hell kind of name is that? It does look neat.

    It's from a guy who named his company Llama soft. So take that into consideration.

    But the story I've heard is that when the first screenshots for the game were released, fans commented that the ship looked like a giraffe, which Minter found hilarious. So he ended up calling it Space Giraffe.

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    FireflashFireflash Montreal, QCRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    From what I got to play of space giraffe I can't see what's fun or interesting about it. Even after doing the tutorials I still couldn't see very well what was going on exactly. (It's not that I'm blind, I can play geometry wars just fine.)

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    GihgehlsGihgehls Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I'm with TSR, this guy is a genius. Sosososososo bought'd.

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    HAKdragonHAKdragon Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Man...you really miss all of the stuff on Live once your 360 dies. According to UPS, it's on it's way to Dallas right now.

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    The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard It's never lupines Irvine, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Wasn't Space Giraffe delayed because the creator hid furry porn in the game or something? I remember specifically something along those lines for some trippy shooter game that a guy created with XNA and was trying to get onto Live Arcade.

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    GihgehlsGihgehls Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    The original version had lots of vulgar language and in-jokes from their forums. I wouldn't doubt the furry thing though.

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    Atlus ParkerAtlus Parker Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Gihgehls wrote: »
    The original version had lots of vulgar language and in-jokes from their forums. I wouldn't doubt the furry thing though.

    We have to find out whether or not it's still in there! Span's purchase hinges on this fact!

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    The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard It's never lupines Irvine, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Gihgehls wrote: »
    The original version had lots of vulgar language and in-jokes from their forums. I wouldn't doubt the furry thing though.

    We have to find out whether or not it's still in there! Span's purchase hinges on this fact!
    :winky:

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    brynstarbrynstar Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I'm definitely going to pick up Space Giraffe, if only for the Tempest Inspires gameplay and the giant face of J. Allard. I loved Tempest 2000, but I never owned a Jaguar, so this is wonderful.

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    LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Space giraffe is made by Jeff Minter. He's a fucking god. He is the embodiment of trippy. Tempest 2000. Tempest 3000. Jaguar VLS. Xbox 360 VLS. Now Space Giraffe. So fucking bought.

    Indeed. This will be my first XBLA purchase when I get a 360.

    Unity was one of the reasons I bought a GC...

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    RainbowDespairRainbowDespair Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    One of the Space Giraffe achievements is Great Green Arkleseizure. Pulsating visuals, insane gameplay, and Douglas Adams quotes? So sold.

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    ZellZell Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    So, will the Windows version be released at the same time?

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    RoshinRoshin My backlog can be seen from space SwedenRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Gihgehls wrote: »
    The original version had lots of vulgar language and in-jokes from their forums. I wouldn't doubt the furry thing though.

    We have to find out whether or not it's still in there! Span's purchase hinges on this fact!

    There never was any porn in it. Sorry, guys. :)

    The vulgar language were just placeholder entries for the amusement of Jeff and us on the forums. They have since been updated and replaced with proper entries. I personally think "Space Giraffe" is a brilliant name. It originally appeared on the forums and everyone liked it, so Jeff went with it.

    Jeff is a god and a legend when it comes to trippy intense shooters. If you have even the slightest interest in the genre, then SG is an obligatory purchase. At 400 points, it would be rude not to. And if you have doubts, then check out the demo and decide for yourself.

    Goat in! :D

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    Magus DarkstarMagus Darkstar Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    You can almost hear the collective sigh of indifference in regard to Street Trace.

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    LewishamLewisham Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    It's up on XBLA now guys.

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    RoshinRoshin My backlog can be seen from space SwedenRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Holy crap, Space Giraffe is amazing. :shock:

    I love the visuals. I love the music. Easily the coolest and hippest game I've ever seen on XBLA or anywhere else. And I have today off from work! Don't miss out on this, you hosers! :lol:

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    GlalGlal AiredaleRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Tempest X000 claims another victim!

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    KrikeeKrikee Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Space Giraffe is made by the 360 Neon guy? Must. Download.

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    RainbowDespairRainbowDespair Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Downloaded the full version of Space Giraffe. Played it for about 30 minutes. I think I'm going to love this game. Incredible graphics even on my 15" TV (I can only imagine what this looks like on a nice HDTV). I don't get where all the confusion is coming from: as long as you read the instructions and play the demo a few times, the game seems pretty straightforward.

    Gameplay in short:

    Keep your charge meter up! In order to raise your meter, shoot stuff or use jump powerups.

    While your charge meter is up, you can safely run over enemies on the edge of the map to kill them. This raises your multiplier.

    You can shoot diagonally while your charge meter is up.

    You also have smart bombs for emergencies.

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    fragglefartfragglefart Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Downloaded the full version of Space Giraffe. Played it for about 30 minutes. I think I'm going to love this game. Incredible graphics even on my 15" TV (I can only imagine what this looks like on a nice HDTV). I don't get where all the confusion is coming from: as long as you read the instructions and play the demo a few times, the game seems pretty straightforward.

    Gameplay in short:

    Keep your charge meter up! In order to raise your meter, shoot stuff or use jump powerups.

    While your charge meter is up, you can safely run over enemies on the edge of the map to kill them. This raises your multiplier.

    You can shoot diagonally while your charge meter is up.

    You also have smart bombs for emergencies.

    Yeah seriously, I found the basic game mechanics pretty fun and straightforward. And man it looks damned insane on my 32" HD set. Cranking the sound on the 5.1, the whole crazy experience actually made me laugh. Very good fun, and the high score potential is obvious right from the off. I'm going to sink some time into this beaut.

    The only thing I'm kinda confused about is the bullet juggling. Not quite nailed that yet. And I need to remember to use the smart bomb.

    Bulling is awesome.

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    lemon__freshlemon__fresh Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    i guess i have to play this game to understand it, cause the videos make no freakin sense....

    Do you move on a track or sumthing?

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    ZombieXZombieX Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    So Space Giraffe, I had no idea what the fuck was going on for a while... but it was goddamned pretty and the sound is amazing. It started clicking toward the end though. This will probably be my next arcade purchase.

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    TetraNitroCubaneTetraNitroCubane The Djinnerator At the bottom of a bottleRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I just bought the game, and even though I only had 20 minuets to play it, I did find it really fun. There's a lot of humor in here, and some cool, frantic gameplay.

    I'm a bit confused about the charge meter, though. Is that the same thing as the power-zone, or whatever? The area of play that's between you and the advancing white line?

    My only complaint is that in the later levels, it does become genuinely confusing - Not in a "what's going on?!" sense, but more in an "I can't see anything" sense. Up over level 10, when I was trying to knock down some of those flowers, between the glowing flowers, the swarms of enemies, and the bright, huge, flashing score numbers floating over the field of play I couldn't see any incoming bullets. I just died without knowing why multiple times. Those score counters are the worst. I always think they're bullets.

    Oh, and I desperately want the soundtrack now. I don't know why, but I like it a lot.

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