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Space Giraffe imminent

"It will scare people."

Psychedelic Live Arcade title Space Giraffe has cleared certification and will be released any day now.

Game creator Jeff Minter spilled the beans on his blog, where he said an allocated Wednesday release was all he was waiting for now.

Until then, Space Giraffe will be tested by various volunteers from around the industry. The most recent was Microsoft Game Studio release manager James Cope, who was responsible for getting Crackdown out on shelves.

"Space Giraffe is different again, it purposefully overwhelms you. It is a new type of game and it will scare people," said Cope.

"Learning to see, listen and feel the game a player is rewarded with a very beautiful and special experience that we haven't experienced in videogames for a long time; the whole of Space Giraffe is more than the sum of its parts."

Space Giraffe is a beautifully bizarre arcade shooter in a similar vein to Tempest 2000. However, Minter and the Llamasoft team remain adamant it is significantly more than an update, and one we'll be able to enjoy for 400 points (GBP 3.40 / EUR 4.80) just as soon as Microsoft says so.

Unfortunately Microsoft was unavailable for comment at the time of writing.

Head over to our Space Giraffe gamepage for all our coverage to date.

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