Prepare to journey back in time to an era of cassette tapes, photocopied zines, and README.TXT – an era in which a kid with a Commodore VIC-20 and dreams of radioactive sheep could become one of Britain’s best-known game makers.

As just revealed in IGN’s FanFest, Digital Eclipse’s interactive documentary Llamasoft: The Jeff Minter Story will release on Switch on March 13th, 2024.

Gridrunner. Revenge of the Mutant Camels. Tempest 2000. Llamatron. In the British gaming universe of the ’80s and ’90s, nobody made games like Jeff Minter.

Play the history of one of the weirdest, wildest game developers to ever exist – a man who loves shooters and sheep, lasers and llamas. A virtual museum of design documents, 42 classic games from 8 different platforms, and all-new video features from the director of the upcoming film “Heart of Neon” tell the fascinating story of a true independent game designer.

Llamasoft: The Jeff Minter Story includes:

The acclaimed originals. Play all the Minter classics you’ve heard of (and several you probably haven’t) – Sheep In Space, Andes Attack, Attack of the Mutant Camels, Matrix, Metagalactic Llamas Battle at the Edge of Time, Hellgate, Laser Zone, and many more – now with new quality-of-life features that make them more fun than ever before.

Gridrunner: Remastered. Digital Eclipse has updated Jeff’s signature shooter masterpiece with thrilling modern graphics and sound, while still running the core of the Commodore 64 version for 100% gameplay accuracy.

Light synthesizers. Explore two of Jeff Minter’s earliest light synthesizers, Psychedelia and Colourspace, with all-new options and features optimized for controller-based play.

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