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Even Noby Noby Boy's Creator Can't Explain It

At least we'll all have a shot at clarification this coming Thursday.

I still haven't figured out what kind of game Noby Noby Boy is, but at this point, I don't really care. Namco Bandai had my money at "$4.99" and "guy who made Katamari Damacy."

Regardless, now I feel better, knowing that I'm not alone in my bafflement at this next PlayStation Network release due out the 19th. Even the aforementioned creator guy, Keita Takahashi, is weighing in on the PlayStation.Blog in advance of the game's release with some interesting new information--and a mea culpa on the nebulous origins of the game.

Here's my favorite quote.

One big question most people have asked is, “Why did you want to make such a game?” Seriously, I don’t know. When I figure it out, I’ll share it on this blog.

Dude, if you don't know, what do you expect us to do?! However, I'm suddenly very excited for the communal way that everybody playing the game will contribute to the unlocking of new levels. Another quote.

Basically players can control and stretch Boy, the main character of the game. As players stretch Boy, the lengths to which he grows are uploaded to a persistent character known as Girl, who grows at the same rate as the combined length of all the players in the world. Girl starts at Earth and expands around the solar system. When Girl reaches a new milestone in the solar system, new areas are unlocked as playable stages for everyone around the world.

OK, I might have to buy this game twice now. That sounds wild. Speaking of wild, here's a new video.


Look for Noby Noby Boy on the PlayStation Store this coming Thursday. Apparently, we're all in this together! Brad Shoemaker on Google+
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Posted by Geno

Is this supposed to be a drug hallucination simulator?

Posted by Niccoles

I don't care at all for this game. I can't even understand it.

Posted by strangeling

Why did "boy" leave the screen?  Isn't that who you're in control of?  How are you suppose to control what you can't even see?

People will probably figure out how to do some pretty cool stuff with this though.
Posted by LiquidPrince
Killroycantkill said:
"Calling it right now. Noby Noby Boy = game that will be more confusing than the Metal Gear Solid 2 story."
MGS2 wasn't that complicated. It only felt like that because there were so many cliff hangers.

Posted by FoxMulder

I still have no freaking idea what this is exactly, but I am willing to pay $5 to find out!

Posted by SaucySala

What has been seen cannot be unseen.

Posted by SamuSlave

The answer lies with the startled parakeet.


Noby Noby LSD Trip

Posted by Tordah

Mindblowing. The more I see of this game the less I understand...yet the more I see, the more I want to play it! And since not even the creator knows why this game exists it would be even more difficult for me to explain why I want it.

Posted by virtorio

WTFuck was that?

Posted by punkxblaze

I am so scared.

Posted by Tiwi

there is a bird in the left corner. WTF?
why is there a bird there? Random seems to be the hardest word now, bitch!

Posted by Snail


Posted by FlipperDesert

When I get this I'm also gonna buy like, 5 packs of sherbert. "What the hell is this shit?" "THIS IS THE BEST FUCKING GAME EVER! *drool*"

Posted by ArbitraryWater

...There is a parrot in the lower left corner of the screen. WHAT THE HELL IS THIS GAME ABOUT!?!?!

Posted by BoG

I am buying this day one, and I have no idea why. I'm all about drug induced game experiences, I DID love Metal Gear, you know.

Posted by lordofultima

I can relate to this game, seems much like a reflection of my own life.

Posted by MjHealy

They must have been WAY stoned when they made this trailer.

Posted by zitosilva

I really thought people were exagerating when they said they didn't know what the game was about... but now I'm speechless.

Posted by TomServo

I want all the boys to stretch to make the girl grow bigger!!! >;-) inuendo anyone

Edited by Aaox

An overdose of Jolly Rancher soda will cause you to make things like this. Mr. Rancher has a lot to answer for.

Posted by AndrewGaspar
ZombiePie said:
"My original question still has not been answered! Where is the game in this game?"
Where is the zombie in your pie?!
Posted by DorianBlack

Why do I want this? I DONT GET IT. WHY DO I WANT IT?

Posted by screwed

the giant robots spinning testicles freak me out.........

Posted by spilledmilkfactory

i want this game but i don't understand why

Posted by mrsmiley


Posted by Ratfoot

I wonder how much this acid the creator was on to make this game.

Posted by bulletclip6


Posted by Carlos1408

I am confused and afraid...

Posted by JamesM

I'm really looking forward to this nonsense.

Posted by pawsoffury

I'm very upset that this won't be on XBL. How often do you hear that? :P

Posted by themaster408


Posted by OmegaPirate
AndrewGaspar said:
"ZombiePie said:
"My original question still has not been answered! Where is the game in this game?"
Where is the zombie in your pie?!"
Touche salesman
Posted by Afroman269

I know why. He smoked a whole bunch of weed and made this game and when he came off the high he didn't know wtf he just did.

Posted by Xero


Posted by Googly


I don't know what the hell is going on but for $5 I must have it.

Posted by Aeterna

and i STILL don't know what's going on after all these videos.

Posted by tonicmole

It looks like a programmer randomly threw everything together and just figured no one would be brave enough to stand up and say, "That sucks"  Funny thing is, he's probably right.  The game will sell millions because everyone will be too afraid of looking uncool to question it.  Abstract art works the same way.  We all know it's crap, but we don't dare say it!

Posted by baller23

This game is dirty. REAL dirty.

Posted by puppy_kisses

Anything the creator of Katamari makes piques my interest. Let the insanity begiN!

Posted by Grilledcheez

I really want this game...I think I need to get that PS3 after all...these PSN games are  the ones I really want lol.

Posted by Bucketdeth

This is one of those games, your supposed to take drugs while playing.

Posted by Media_Master


Posted by Wright

...the video keeps getting better the more I watch....

Posted by needforswede

From what I can gather from the description (which surprisingly is MUCH more than I can gather from the video) this game seems pretty damn awesome.  I don't have a PS3 though.  But I never understood the appeal of Katamari Damacy...just rolling stuff into a huge ball wasn't that fun for me, and very repetitive.  It seemed like he didn't know what he was trying to accomplish with that game either.  I'm not trying to be negative, but seriously...if someone can do their best to explain the appeal of Katamari, I'd really appreciate it.

But yea, this video was like watching 4 children's shows simultaneously while on acid.  Nothing wrong with that though...that's just fine because I'd probably end up trying to eat skyscrapers if I ever took acid for real.  Yep, Noby Noby Boy seems like the perfect "on acid" simulator.

Posted by TheSixthHorseman

I'm really excited over this game.

Edited by Sarkhan

Hahaha!! I dont understand any of this. But im loving it! And i have no idea why :D

Posted by theMcNasty


Posted by shadows_kill

it.... doesn't...... make..... since at ALLL. yet im attracted to buying it... but what do you do.......

Posted by Damotello

I've no idea what I just saw. But I must have it.