Minotaur China Shop

By: Brandon McCartin (BMcC)

On: September 25th, 2008


Suddenly, a transmission from Flashbang’s hidden underground base…

TIGSOURCE
YOUR NEW ORDERS FOLLOW:
POST ABOUT PROJECT MCS-A, CODENAMEMINOTAUR CHINA SHOP
BUT DO NOT REVEAL ITS SINISTER PURPOSE
YOUR COMPENSATION SHALL BE LEFT IN THE AGREED LOCATION
FLASHBANG OUT

  • policedanceclub

    awesome

  • bodkins

    I’m aroused… and confused…

  • Ryan Brown

    That was…. odd. I mean it’s not exactly a minotaur rampaging is it. He destroyed stuff like it was a minimum wage job with an overbearing teenage boss.

  • Valkyrie

    I love his unentusiastic collapse at the end. It’s like he went “Meh.” and fell over.

  • quamper

    This video is 2 weeks old and supposedly that had like 2 weeks left before they were done does that mean its going to be out soon? Is that the sinister purpose? :D

  • Teknogames

    He looks drunk. I envisioned a large beast dashing through carts of dishes. This one just looks irritated. Looks fun though.

  • http://www.sophiehoulden.com GirlFlash

    I was expecting more ‘ARRRGGGGHHHHHH!’ since the last video, all I got is more ‘ooooooh!’ :(

  • pnutz

    So, you need to grab a certain item without destroying your shop, navigating your minotaur as deftly as possible through the shop.

    It seems like the controls would have to deliberately suck to make this at all challenging. I would much rather see his anger be more flaming, like having him charge and forcing you to aim him into the least expensive spot. As it is, the action is much too ‘gelatinous’.

  • haowan

    The idea behind this is GENIUS but I won’t spoil it for you guys yet.

    GENIUS, I tell you.

  • Günter

    I think Flashbang is a bit overrated. Funny concepts and monocle wearing dinosaurs does not a good game make.

  • FLASHBANG

    Flashbang think YOU overrated! Pithy potshot frontpage comments about monocles and dinosaurs and overrated-ness ALSO a good game do not make. So there. Nyah.

    RAARAAAARAGG!

  • Scott

    Better than lame concepts and no dinosaurs..

  • beetlemania

    Yesterday, I read on CNN business that EA is buying flashbang .
    NOT SO INDIE ANYMORE HUH?

  • Teknogames

    I agree with scott.
    While a good concept may not ensure a grand product, a bad concept makes a bad product concrete.

    I still think it could use some more smashy smashy, however. But hey, it’s not like it’s finished yet, right?

  • ChrisL

    @beetlemania: Indie-ness comes from the games you make. Not who signs who signs your checks.

  • Günter

    Hey, I never said Flashbang was terrible. I just don’t fall head over heels for a game just because it involves monocled raptors, as fun as that is. :P

  • mjau

    I really like the idea behind this, but the execution, not so much. Of course, it’s not complete yet. Still, I get the feeling this would work much better in first-person. It would really be your VISION going red with rage, YOU losing control; you’d know you really should try to stop yourself, but it’s so much easier and oh so much more satisfying to just CRUSH EVERYTHING..

    In stead there’s just red fog filling the room with a little minotaur stumbling about.

  • ChevyRay

    I love the execution. The whole deal is just silly, rather how I like it.

    I laughed a lot when I saw the first prototype of this. The new video had pretty much the same effect. I want to play.

  • Joseph

    What the hell is this madness!?!?

  • Chris

    To me, a lot of Flashbang’s projects seem like making a game around a particular feature/technology. 3D/vehicle physics, flight/skeletal animation, more animation/object physics. This isn’t criticism at all, they’re neat little games and it’s not like we have to pay for them. I imagine it’s a great way to improve as a team.

  • ChevyRay

    True. Actually, I think every single game is as such :P and could point them out at will.

  • http://www.benruiz.net Ben

    Hi! This is Ben from Flashbang.

    That comment from user “FLASHBANG” was NOT one of us, nor did we ask anyone to say that on our behalf. I promise. :/

  • haowan

    A LIKELY STORY

    also: velociraptor safari was a great game regardless of the presence of monocles.

  • BING

    Take a physics engine, put trendy elements in (dinosaurs, monocle), create mediocre game,Pay a few beers to Derek Yu and spam TiGSource, ???, PROFIT, Rinse, repeat

  • John

    Hi! This is John from Flashbang.

    That comment from user “Ben” was NOT one of us, nor did we ask anyone to say that on our behalf. I promise. :/

  • Anon

    Ultimately that looked dull.

  • Darnell

    Hi! This is Darnell from Flashbang.

    That comment from user “John” was NOT one of us, nor did we ask anyone to say that on our behalf. I promise. :/

  • Kongming

    [i]Take a physics engine, put trendy elements in (dinosaurs, monocle), create mediocre game,Pay a few beers to Derek Yu and spam TiGSource, ???, PROFIT, Rinse, repeat[/i]
    look at how dumb you are

  • Joseph

    These comments have gone arigh!

  • Joseph

    whoops spellcheck arigh = awry

  • OMG

    the shriveled dicks in this comment thread need to get boner tests

    grow a pair, man up, take yourself out back by the shed and use the shotgun. we’re done with ya