I forgot Takahashi was working on that game. I guess he gave up on the whole playground design thing or whatever it was he was up to after leaving Namco. I'll have to give it a whirl sometime.
He didn't give up on the playground. I live in the city where it's being built. It's just taken quite a long time. He showed a bunch of the designs (All insane of course) off last year at GameCity and they only began building early this year. The last time I went to the park though, all they had constructed was a new cafe. However, they also tore down the old playground that was there, and have various sections of the park 'under construction'. The cafe is how they're going to get some kind of revenue stream from the new playground. I'm guessing they are building it bit by bit. I don't know - I need to go back and check whether there is something there. I might go soon and if there is something I will try to upload a photo.
Just checked his blog. Doesn't look like there's anything new at the moment. :-(
I guess it's a waiting game.
Glitch looks alright. I might play it, but I would prefer another Noby Noby Boy. I would prefer if it would be supported and updated with as much attention as Katamari gets.