Llamasoft takes the high road on remakes

Fresh off a frustrating legal battle with the owners of the Atari name, Llamasoft’s Jeff “Yak” Minter has made his back catalog of 8-bit and 16-bit titles free to download — or remake.
Jeff Minter’s recent legal stoush with the owners of the Atari brand, relating to Tempest and his reimaning/remake TxK are well documented, and for now it looks like there won’t be any fresh releases of TxK on any systems other than Sony’s PS Vita. Which is a bit of a bummer if you’re a fan of retro shooters.
Minter is, and the entire episode seems to have led him to become reflective about his own Llamasoft works, and people producing “remakes” of them. On his Twitter account, he’s announced that his back catalog of 8-bit and 16-bit games are now free to download and remake.

So if you’ve got fond memories of Metagalactic Llamas Battle At The Edge Of Time — and who wouldn’t? — go forth and fill your ungulate boots.
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