Thursday, February 11, 2010

Next up: Saturn!

I can't believe I missed this when it happened three months ago: Noby Noby Boy's "Girl" has reached Saturn!

No worries if you haven't the foggiest idea as to what that means.

Basically, Noby Noby Boy is an artsy-fartsy (in a good way) PS3 title that was created by Keita Takahashi--aka the brainchild (some would say mad man) behind the similarly wondrous and WTF-ish Katamari Damacy.

Although the point of the game is for players to stretch their worm-like avatar (called "Boy") as much as possible, a secondary goal is for them to stretch his female counterpart ("Girl") until she reaches the edge of the universe. (I know that doesn't make much sense. Just go with it.) Oh, and new environments open up each time Girl reaches a new planet.

Here's a look at the environment that was unlocked when Girl reached Saturn:

I know, it's weird. Very weird. Still, I can't help but be drawn to it. In fact, I'll probably buy it--along with the similarly strange LocoRoco Cocoreccho!--the same day I pick up a PS3.

See also: 'I'd buy this PSP in a heartbeat ...' and '15-pixel PaRappa the Rapper'


Viewtiful_Justin said...

So she like, a communal goal? Like...everything each player does adds something to HER? That's such an interesting concept!

Bryan Ochalla said...

Yep! As far as I understand it, players earn points for stretching Boy, and those points are combined with the points earned by other Noby Noby players all over the world to stretch Girl. Very cool, IMO.