Wednesday, April 20, 2011

If loving Nyan Cat is wrong, I don't want to be right

Look! Up in the sky! It's a cat! It's a Pop Tart! It's Nyan Cat!

If the name Nyan Cat doesn't mean anything to you, check out this site or just click on the following video:

I'm sure some of you (OK, most of you) find this particular Internet meme annoying, but I find it kind of adorable. Of course, I'm a complete sucker for cats, Pop Tarts, rainbows and 8-bit-era graphics.

Given all of that, I'd love to play a Nyan Cat game at some point. I could totally see him (her?) starring in a Parodius-esque shooter, for instance.

I'm not sure that will end up describing the game the guy behind Nyan Cat--an illustrator who goes by the name of prguitarman--is working on at the moment, but we'll find out soon enough. (He recently said via Twitter that his Nyan Cat game is "looking good" and that he'll reveal more information about it shortly.)

In the meantime, why not show your love for the frosting-covered critter by buying (here) a t-shirt bearing his image?


Viewtiful_Justin said...

That's...weird. Cute. But weird. I would love to play a shooter or some kind of rhythm based game based on this li'l guy.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Well, you know what would be perfect then? A rhythm-based shooter! Like Otoky, the Famicom Disk System game made by the same guy who made Electroplankton.

Here's a link to more info on the game --

And here's a video, if you've never seen it in action --

RetroKingSimon said...

Nyan Cat is awesome! :) I sent this to a friend but she thought it was a virus :(

Bryan Ochalla said...

Ha! Send it again, Simon -- and this time, force her to watch it! :)

Anonymous said...

Lol, I just saw that you did a post on this, and my boyfriend haaaaaaaaaaaaates how much I love this. He can't stand it. I, however, think it's the BEST.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Hey there, Cody! I can see why some people would hate it, but I think it's great. Nice to know I'm not alone :)