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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 evadwolrab

Didn't realise it was going to be so cheap! I was expecting a disc-based game that I would wait until 2011 to play.


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Posted by guilherme

the music makes it even better

Posted by StickyMicky

that is is some messed up shit!

Posted by brew

This could be an early GOTY contender.

Posted by JediAutobot

The parrot is staring at me.

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"players stretch Boy, the lengths to which he grows are uploaded to a persistent character known as Girl

Is that what they are calling it these days? LOL! Yet another game on PSN that I can't really explain without laughing that I'll probably buy and love. See: PixelJunk Eden, Flower, Echochrome, Flow, The Last Guy, etc. I love how creative Sony is being with PSN.
Posted by Foggen

I get the sense that a lot of people are going to buy this just to indulge Takahashi.  Then he'll push it even further.  His next game will punch your dog.

Posted by BiggerBomb

That is the single most ripped thing I have seen in my life. And I love it, oh boy, do I love it!

Posted by dvorak


Posted by abdo

Worth every penny.

Posted by JEC03

LSD is one hell of a drug.