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BOY Meets MULTIPLAYER

Keita Takahashi does his "best" to explain how the multiplayer update for Noby Noby Boy will work.

We've known that there is a multiplayer update in the works for Noby Noby Boy for more than a month now, but so far all we've seen has been one characteristically non-sequitorial trailer. Today Noby Noby Boy creator Keita Takahashi appeared on the official PlayStation blog to provide some strange details about the multiplayer mode. He explains that up to four players will each control their own BOYs, everyone stretching out and gobbling up the world around them, though there can be unusual consequences for your eating habits. The example given was that if one BOY eats the rear of another, they'll essentially merge into a single BOY, with one player controlling the head, and another controlling the rear. Yeah, that sounds about right.

Takahashi goes on to to relate a mind-blowingly mundane anecdote about his trip to GDC 09. There's also this new trailer. It frankly doesn't shed any more light than the first one, but should be watched regardless.

  

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Posted by Ryan
We've known that there is a multiplayer update in the works for Noby Noby Boy for more than a month now, but so far all we've seen has been one characteristically non-sequitorial trailer. Today Noby Noby Boy creator Keita Takahashi appeared on the official PlayStation blog to provide some strange details about the multiplayer mode. He explains that up to four players will each control their own BOYs, everyone stretching out and gobbling up the world around them, though there can be unusual consequences for your eating habits. The example given was that if one BOY eats the rear of another, they'll essentially merge into a single BOY, with one player controlling the head, and another controlling the rear. Yeah, that sounds about right.

Takahashi goes on to to relate a mind-blowingly mundane anecdote about his trip to GDC 09. There's also this new trailer. It frankly doesn't shed any more light than the first one, but should be watched regardless.

  

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Posted by jkz

First.....just playin...

Man this game is trippy, might have to pick it up (or down, as it be), just for the experience though

Posted by Zombutler

I kinda wish I had a PS3 for this...not ONLY this, but, you know.

Posted by VWGTI

I say bring on that which I don't understand!

Edited by Sabata

Fuck, wish I had a PS3.


Also: I hope you guys do a Quick Look of the multiplayer.
Posted by Reverseface

Boy meets sandwich ?

Posted by JoelTGM

I still don't even understand what this game is about.

Posted by addictedtopinescent
Reverseface said:
"Boy meets sandwich ?"
Super Sandwich ?
Boy meets Exictebots 
trippy
Posted by Burntlettuce

This game is about nothing, nothing at all. It's just madness ^_^

Posted by stephengotlost

They should have put this game on sale on April 20. The sales would have skyrocketed.

Posted by Player1
They should have put this game on sale on April 20. The sales would have skyrocketed. amen to that.
Posted by Shadowsquire

That was a trailer? Man. If the game is good enough that they can get away with "trailers" like that, I NEED to play it!

Edited by Claude
Zombutler said:
"I kinda wish I had a PS3 for this...not ONLY this, but, you know."
I still dream that little dream.

BoG had a good write up on the Noby Noby Philosophy
Posted by Dan_CiTi

Looks terrifying, like the rest of the game. :)

Posted by Rain_1

this whole "First.. HAHA, I'M JOKING, LOOK HOW FUNNY I AM" is just as bad as the real people that only say First.

That trailer is Noby Noby Boy alright, from what i gathered from your quicklooks...

Too band i can't play it.

Posted by Hector

I still don't know what this game is about!

Posted by MeatSim

I would like him to explain the single player because I can't even rap my head around that still.

Posted by Feikken

This game will never cease to horrify me.

Posted by TripMasterMunky

I really loved Noby Noby Boy. Great game for $5. However, about 1-2 weeks you've basically had your fill and never go back to it. But hey, it's $5.

Posted by TwoOneFive

i fuckin loved this game. the first day i bought, i played it for hours dude. its like hypnotic. 

Posted by FrEeZe

Noby Noby Boy has the ability to leave me confused and astounded every time I see it

Posted by Aaox

The nightmares have returned!

Posted by Scooper

That trailer was amazing. More trailers need to be like that.

Posted by ahoodedfigure

Ah, I love island music.

Posted by JamesM

BOY is basically a impassive yet terrible demon intent on consuming all creation. Now there are more of him.

Posted by Hamst3r

Noby Noby Boy = Elongated Langolier.

Edited by Media_Master

A little "too out there" for me.

Posted by Carlos1408

This game is so damn awesome, pitty I fon't have a PS3!

Posted by ZombiePie

So how's reaching Mars going for this game?

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Posted by Sweep

this is awesome on a number of levels.

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Posted by RHCPfan24

I have bought it, played it, been hypnotized by it, and terrified as well. It is a one-of-a-kind game, in a strange way.

Posted by JackiJinx

Thinking about it, Noby Noby Boy somewhat reminds me of an extremely relaxed version of Pacman, but  just with no Clyde to scare the cherries out of you.