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I seriously still have no idea what the hell is going on in Noby Noby Boy. But I'm coming to terms with that.

There we go. That oughta clear everything up!
Noby Noby Boy continued to confound the hell out of me when, earlier today, BOY stretched out enough to allow GIRL to make her trek from the Earth to the Moon, just four days after the game's US release. Do not take that last sentence to mean that I am in the middle of having a stroke. This is just how Noby Noby Boy rolls. If you've neither experienced Noby Noby Boy for yourself, nor watched our anti-informative quick look video, allow me to clarify. While Noby Noby Boy claims to have no overt objectives, there is a collective meta-game that underlies all of the action. As players around the globe stretch out their BOYs, they all contribute to the length of GIRL. As GIRL stretches out across the galaxy and reaches new heavenly bodies, new levels in the game are unlocked.

Hmm. Reading back over that clarification, it's probably not much clearer. Think of it like a shared, virtual Stretch Armstrong where, the more everyone pulls on his limbs, the...OK, that analogy's not really working out either. I guess, just...there's a new level for Noby Noby Boy available. It's The Moon. There are people and dogs wearing spacesuits, there are penguins, there are fish, there are ambulatory crescent moons. Perhaps most exasperatingly, there are MOTHER-EFFING MOONS ROLLING AROUND ON THE MOON.

Next stop is Mars. I don't know that I'll still be able to write cogent sentences by then.
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Posted by Kazona

Neil Armstrong eat your heart out.

Posted by scurrybot

more motion fotage please.

Edited by lamegame621

This game makes me make a weird face....weird...

Posted by vhold

I wouldn't recommend buying a PS3 for this game.  It's cool, but really it's best as stress relief, probably only entertaining for several minutes at a time.  Checking in, and contributing a little bit, is really the coolest part.

Posted by Duckbutter

i know how to get high, i know how to play The Doors and i know how to get Noby Boy to fart cats, but i still don't know how to contribute to Girl's length.

Posted by ANDYx0WNEDxU


Posted by Reverseface

I prefer to pronounce this NOB BEE NOB BEE BOY not NO BEE NO BEE BOY, sounds more awesome that way.

Posted by Kohe321

Mars next, huh? Awesome, this game sounds crazy in an awesome way. I'm getting this today!

Posted by LordXavierBritish
LiquidPrince said:
"What happens when we run out of planets?
Make BOY stretch to make GIRL grow.
Posted by MmmSkyscraper

M-O-O-N. That spells moon.

Posted by ZeroCast

Dudes, It's the Moon!

Get it? Get it? Get it? Get it? GET IT??

Edited by Flapke

So, the moon is about 350000 km away, and we reached that in 4 days. The nearest planet, Mars, is between 50 Mm and 400 Mm away. At our current rate, this would take us between 1.56 and 12.5 years...oh joy. Now let's see when we will 'run out of planets', this would be when we reach Neptune aaaand this will be in the year 2150. Ok, people, we need to stretch harder, or we'll never see the other side of Uranus.

Posted by Aaron_G

This game confounds the hell out of me. 

Posted by Spiritof

This game makes my soul ache.

Posted by headcase

Couldn't the dev team just play around with the growth rate of GIRL so new levels are unlocked on the rate they feel like without any impact on how fast people actually play?

Similarilly, if some hacker makes a BOY that is a trillion miles long, that'll mess things up unless the dev team screws around?

Whatever, I think I'm trying too hard to make sense of this. Call me old-fashioned, but I'm all about unlocking stuff locally (or through co-op play).
Posted by Media_Master


Posted by RHCPfan24

What? I have played this a bit and am still extremely confused, but it is hilarious.

Posted by Krakn3Dfx


Posted by CrescentFresh

The quick-look video for this is hilarious! I was seriously crying.

Posted by Shadow

damn.  I thought it was growing faster than that.  Think about it.  Next stop is either Mars or Venus and then Mercury....and then what?  It'll take years to reach Jupiter, maybe less if the asteroid belt is a factor.

Posted by RVonE

Needs more SUN.

Posted by killdave

I'm having lots of fun with this awesome tech demo.

Posted by theMcNasty

     Since we've started at Earth, has anyone figured out the logistics of Venus, Mercury or the Sun yet?  I know the Sun is a character, but you could have some hell-like scenes.

Posted by PuppyKisses

M-O-O-N that spells moon.