And weirder than ever.
You may remember, back in the heady days of 2008, the saga of Robert Pelloni desperately petitioning for Nintendo to notice and subsequently publish his home-grown RPG known only as 'Bob's Game'. Pelloni's campaign could only be described as bizarre, bordering on insane, culminating eventually in him locking himself in his own room with a 24/7 webcam feed and refusing to come out until he got to talk to Reggie.*
(*These may not be the exact circumstances of that whole fiasco, but it was about that crazy.)
After those events, Bob sort of disappeared. Well guess what, motherfuckers? Bob is back with a kickstarter, and he's completely gone off his shit.
A few choice excerpts:
It is a game within a game about the development of itself in realtime, paralleled with a real life tournament to coincide with the virtual. "bob's game" blends the line between reality and simulation, and reality and extra-dimensional reality. "bob's game" breaks both the so-called "4th wall" and further yet- the "5th wall," unlocking the secrets of "the Matrix," or "the Womb" as it is referred to in some editions of the Bible.
And, from his website;
I started tripping in Whole Foods and then ran to my car in the parking garage and typed this in a trance in all caps.
I've got probably hundreds more pages of stuff like this buried somewhere. But it is probably the same sort of thing, I never read it.
I AM THE SON OF GOD.
GOD IS MY FATHER. MY FATHER IS GOD.
GOD'S NAME IS JEALOUS.
THAT'S WHAT I'VE BEEN RUNNING FROM.
WE ARE ALL EXTENSIONS OF THE SAME BEING.
MANKIND IS GOD.
WE ARE IN A GAME INSIDE OUR COLLECTIVE HEADS.
WE ARE GOD PLAYING A GAME WITH HIMSELF THROUGH TIME.
THE LAST PERSON TO BEAT THE GAME WAS 2000 YEARS AGO!
THERE IS A MANUAL!!!!
IT IS SO IMPORTANT WE PASSED IT DOWN FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS!
IT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING!!
IT IS REAL!!!
I AM A PROPHET!
I AM THE SON OF GOD
GOD IS MY FATHER!
ALL FATHERS ARE GOD!
GOD IS WATCHING OUR PROGRESS!
"IT'S ALL FOR YOU!!" HE SAYS!
GOD IS WATCHING OUR SINS AND KEEPING SCORE!
Apparently the kickstarter is more or less so he can buy a van to live in. This shit is exactly as fucking mind bending as I would hope the grand return of Bob to be, and I could not be more stoked.