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Bob's Game Gets Burgled

The (manufactured?) lunacy surrounding Robert Pelloni's homebrewed DS game continues unabated.

That's a piping-hot cup of crazy right there.
That's a piping-hot cup of crazy right there.
I'm probably only fueling the already white-hot fire of madness surrounding Bob's Game here, but it's been too much of a slow-motion car crash for me to look away. If you haven't been keeping score, Bob's Game is the labor of love of one Robert Pelloni, a young man who spent the past five years working on the game entirely by himself. As a self-professed fan of Nintendo, his original intent was to put it out as a DS game, but when, after multiple attempts, he failed to get an SDK from Nintendo, he chose to go on protest by locking himself up in his room for 100 days, or until Nintendo decided to acquiesce to his demands.

As any right-minded individual could see, this was not the most rational of ways to go about the business of game development, but it became crystal clear that Pelloni wasn't particularly stable when, after about a month on lockdown, he flipped out and trashed his room, posting some paranoid ramblings on his site about how Nintendo had failed him and some grand conspiracy that was trying to destroy homebrew game development. Logical, no. But entertaining, abso-friggin'-lute-friggin'-ly.

The Bob's Game crazy train kept on a-chuggin' this week, when the site was updated with the following message.
THAT IS NOT ME!! IT'S NOT ME!!!
SOMEONE CAME INTO MY HOUSE
THEY CAME INTO MY HOUSE!!!
THEY WENT THROUGH EVERYTHING, WENT THROUGH MY PC, FILE TIMESTAMPS CHANGED, FOOTPRINTS, EVERYTHING MOVED, DOOR UNLOCKED
THEY TRIED TO OPEN THE SAFE
MY PC IS KEYLOGGED
12 HOURS OF CAMERA FOOTAGE WAS DELETED
CAMERA WAS UNPLUGGED WHEN I WOKE UP
I WAS SLEEPING!!
THEY DID IT WHILE I WAS SLEEPING!!
THIS IS NOT PART OF THE PLAN
THIS IS NOT A JOKE
THEY MADE HANAFUDA CARDS FOR 50 YEARS
THAT IS A YAKUZA GAME
THEY ARE THE JAPANESE MAFIA
THEY ARE THE JAPANESE MAFIA
THEY ARE THE JAPANESE MAFIA
THEY ARE THE JAPANESE MAFIA
THEY ARE THE JAPANESE MAFIA
THINK ABOUT IT!!
THEY WANT TO SILENCE ME
FOR A REASON!
IT'S EITHER THEM OR ALIENS
I'M PRETTY SURE IT'S NOT ALIENS
I'D RATHER IT BE ALIENS !
There have certainly been rumors of former Nintendo president and chairman Hiroshi Yamauchi having ties to the Japanese mafia, but this hardly seems like the kind of thing that they'd waste their time with. At this point, the best-case scenario is that Pelloni is simply trying to maintain some kind of public interest in his misguided cause with these unhinged histrionics. At worst, he actually believes this amazing nonsense, in which case this can only end poorly.