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GamesCom 2013: Flame Over Is the Firefighting Game You've Been Waiting For

Flame Over Is the Firefighting Game You've Been Waiting For

Laughing Jackal reveals fiery roguelike

When the developer of the brilliant OMG HD Zombies and Hungry Giraffe says that it's deep into development on a roguelike title featuring firefighters, you should probably pay attention. Fortunately, that’s exactly what Laughing Jackal has announced this afternoon on the PlayStation Blog, revealing

Review: OMG HD Zombies! (PlayStation Network - Vita)

OMG HD Zombies! (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Do you have the deadication?

After some zombie target practice as a PlayStation Minis title, the addictive OMG-Z is back as a full PlayStation Vita game, with Trophies, leaderboards, and a fresh lick of paint. OMG HD Zombies takes the original release's compelling mechanics, and gives them a good old polish, prompting you to venture deeper down the...

Interview: Painting the Town Red with OMG HD Zombies Developer Laughing Jackal

Painting the Town Red with OMG HD Zombies Developer Laughing Jackal

Redfield City's never been so dead

The original OMG-Z was a poorly named slice of corpse shuffling chaos; a masochistically moreish arcade puzzler that combined Chillingo’s cult mobile classic Sneezies with Silent Hill. Endowed with less ammo than a Survival run in The Last of Us, the title challenged you to dismantle as many of the undead as...

Review: Hungry Giraffe (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Hungry Giraffe (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Head and shoulders above the rest

Originally launching over a year ago as a free PlayStation Mini with PlayStation Plus, Hungry Giraffe is the latest game to make the jump from watered-down budget piece to fully-fledged PlayStation Vita title. But while we enjoyed Mr. Giraffe’s original outing, do the new features in this upgraded version warrant...

News: Hungry Giraffe Chomps the European PlayStation Store Tomorrow

Hungry Giraffe Chomps the European PlayStation Store Tomorrow

Cheaper than a Happy Meal, too

The PlayStation Vita port of Laughing Jackal’s likeable mammal munching simulator Hungry Giraffe will scoff a space on the European PlayStation Store tomorrow for just £2.39/€2.99. The fast food-focused twist on the endless climbing genre will include online leaderboards, fresh power-ups, and a new storefront...

Interview: Chewing the Cud with Hungry Giraffe Developer Laughing Jackal

Chewing the Cud with Hungry Giraffe Developer Laughing Jackal

Sahara dessert

The news that Laughing Jackal’s excellent ungulate muncher Hungry Giraffe is stretching onto PlayStation Vita had our stomachs growling louder than a cake connoisseur in a posh coffee shop last week, so we just had to reach out to the Essex-based developer in order to grill them about the upcoming re-release. In between bites of...

News: Hungry Giraffe Munches PS Vita with Fresh Features

Hungry Giraffe Munches PS Vita with Fresh Features

On the menu

After appearances on both PlayStation Minis and PlayStation Mobile, Laughing Jackal’s excellent endless runner Hungry Giraffe is heading to the PlayStation Vita for thirds. The upgraded re-release will boast a bevy of new features, including full Trophy support and online leaderboards. It’ll also implement a handful of new skins,...

News: PS Mobile Promotion Refreshes with Free Cubixx Next Week

PS Mobile Promotion Refreshes with Free Cubixx Next Week

Cut down to size

Laughing Jackal’s devilishly addictive Cubixx will be the next title to join Sony’s ongoing PlayStation Mobile giveaway next week. The three-dimensional reimagining of arcade classic Qix will replace Beats Slider on Wednesday, and will be available for free for the duration of a week. The puzzler has seen a number of iterations...

News: Laughing Jackal Has Sold a Lot of PlayStation Minis

Laughing Jackal Has Sold a Lot of PlayStation Minis

Hungry Giraffe is almost full

Laughing Jackal, the UK developer responsible for some of the most enjoyable titles on the PlayStation Minis platform, has sold close to one million titles worldwide. The studio – behind favourites such as OMG-Z and Hungry Giraffe – announced the news in a candid blog post, which included plenty of praise for the...

News: PlayStation Mini Hungry Giraffe Boasts Nifty Upscaling Technology On PS3

PlayStation Mini Hungry Giraffe Boasts Nifty Upscaling Technology On PS3

Some PlayStation Minis look awful when blown up to a full size, high-definition display

The titles — which run on both the PS3 and PSP, but are designed around the latter's smaller screen — don't always scale well, resulting in a messy image when played via the PlayStation 3. But Laughing Jackal's upcoming Hungry Giraffe hopes to alleviate that...

News: Hungry Giraffe Is, Erm, Hungrier Than Expected

Hungry Giraffe Is, Erm, Hungrier Than Expected

Forget everything we told you yesterday about Laughing Jackal's upcoming PlayStation Mini, Hungry Giraffe

It turns out that the game's titular scoffer is hungrier than expected — so much so that Sony's been forced to push forward the game's release date by seven days. Hungry Giraffe will now drop onto the PlayStation Store on February 1st where it will be an exclusive for PlayStation Plus..

News: Hungry Giraffe Gobbles Its Way Onto PlayStation Network From February 8th

Hungry Giraffe Gobbles Its Way Onto PlayStation Network From February 8th

Laughing Jackal knows how to make an addictive game

Seriously, the fact that we're once again glued to OMG-Z speaks for itself; we'll simply not rest until we hit 100%. Needless to say we're excited to get our hands on Laughing Jackal's latest PlayStation Mini: Hungry Giraffe. The game's set to drop onto the European PlayStation Store on February 8th, where it will live as a PlayStation Plus..

News: Laughing Jackal Releases Debut Hungry Giraffe Footage

Laughing Jackal Releases Debut Hungry Giraffe Footage

Laughing Jackal's released a debut trailer for its upcoming scoff-em-up, Hungry Giraffe for PlayStation Minis

The downloadable title is the developer's first attempt at the "endless climbing genre" that's been a smash-hit on other platforms and smartphones. The British based developer has told us to remind you that the footage shows a work in progress, and that the gameplay will improve..

News: Laughing Jackal's Orbit Takes Flight In Early December

Laughing Jackal's Orbit Takes Flight In Early December

After a mix-up earlier in the month, Laughing Jackal has confirmed that its latest PlayStation Mini, Orbit, has set course for the PlayStation Store

The game's officially set to touch down on December 6th in North America and December 7th in Europe. It'll be available as a free download for PlayStation Plus subscribers. In Orbit, the reality of the credit-crunch sends the national space program..

News: Laughing Jackal Plates Up More Details About Its Upcoming PlayStation Mini Hungry Giraffe

Laughing Jackal Plates Up More Details About Its Upcoming PlayStation Mini Hungry Giraffe

Laughing Jackal has served up a couple of fresh morsels about its upcoming PlayStation Mini, Hungry Giraffe

The game is set to be the developer's first foray into the popular "endless climbing genre" and sees a finicky giraffe unimpressed with his current menu. Thankfully the giraffe has a lengthening neck, allowing him to reach delicious treats in the sky. "Scream with indignation..

News: Orbit Sets A Course For The PlayStation Store

Orbit Sets A Course For The PlayStation Store

The latest in Laughing Jackal's long string of PlayStation Minis titles, Orbit, is set to release today on the European PlayStation Store

It will be offered as a temporary exclusive for PlayStation Plus subscribers, before going on sale for £2.49 on November 23rd. Those in North America will get to check out the game from December 6th. After an economic crisis sends the space program into..

News: Laughing Jackal Teases 'Hungry Giraffe' For PlayStation Network

Laughing Jackal Teases 'Hungry Giraffe' For PlayStation Network

"Hungry Giraffe is the only giraffe-feeding game on the PSN store," reads a cryptic teaser from British developer Laughing Jackal, "And it's coming soon to PlayStation Minis

" The game — still shrouded in some secrecy — will see you collecting food in order to grow your giraffe's neck. Sounds utterly bonkers. Laughing Jackal is behind some of the best PlayStation Minis, including the..

News: Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock Of Firetop Mountain Pushed Back

Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock Of Firetop Mountain Pushed Back

Despite providing an eager release date announcement for its latest Fighting Fantasy title, The Warlock Of Firetop Mountain, last week -- Laughing Jackal has announced that the game has been delayed in Europe

Last minute technical hiccups are to blame apparently. The November 1st release date for North America remains unchanged.