You Control the Katamari Creator's New Game With a 16-Button Joystick.…

That monster of a controller above is what you'll presumably be using to play Katamari Damacy and Noby Noby Boy creator Keita Takahashi's brand new party game, Tenya Wanya Teens. The game is, according to Venus Patrol, "about trying desperately to not say or do the wrong thing at the wrong time, that universal struggle… » 3/20/13 7:00am 3/20/13 7:00am

You Have To Run From Room to Room (In Real Life) To Play This Arcade…

Imagine a Defender-style video game where you had to jog across the entire floor of a building to play it. No, wait; don't imagine that. One Japanese-born game designer already did. And it's pretty great. » 8/29/12 2:00pm 8/29/12 2:00pm

This Extraordinary Version of Ms. Pac-Man Fills an Entire Room.

It's one thing for a video game to be called immersive when you're staring at a single screen in one direction. But when you're sitting in a room surrounded by power pellets and aggressive ghosts of Ms. Pac-Man, you feel like you're living inside a game of the arcade classic. » 8/29/12 12:30pm 8/29/12 12:30pm

Some of Keita Takahashi's Video Game Dreams Will Come True This Summer, …

Keita Takahashi, the free-thinking creator of Katamari Damacy and Noby Noby Boy is teaming up with Babycastles, the free-thinking New York City-based video game art curators for a most wonderful exhibition. They're turning several of Takahashi's brainstorms into real-world, physical games for an exhibition premiering… » 7/30/12 3:30pm 7/30/12 3:30pm

This Touch My Katamari Trailer Needs 500% More Crazy To Be Really

It's been a rocky ride for Namco's Katamari games ever since Keita Takahashi left the Japanese publisher. The odd, left-field whimsy that the game designer imbued 2004's Katamari Damacy with dwindled with each sequel. Still, Stephen Totilo's last look at Touch My Katamari made me wonder if Namco might be finding their … » 1/12/12 3:00pm 1/12/12 3:00pm

Ex-Katamari Damacy Dude Hopes Vita Version Is "Goooooooooood" (And Other …

On Famitsu.com, former Katamari Damacy designer and current Glitch developer Keita Takahashi is blogging in English and Japanese about his life and Canada as well as his opinions about things like the Vita Katamari game. More in the link. [Famitsu] » 9/27/11 8:45am 9/27/11 8:45am

Katamari Damacy Gets New Shape-Shifting Controls with Its Release on…

Katamari Damacy is just a working title but, frankly, it's as good as any for the version of the game soon to arrive on PlayStation Vita. Namco Bandai announced today that the venerable roll-em-up will get a Vita release on an unspecified date, and will take advantage of the new handheld's touch-pad controls. » 9/16/11 4:00am 9/16/11 4:00am