Here's How to Throw a Hadouken—in Real Life

Babycastles, the video games arts collective, is back in New York, teaming with Katamari Damacy creator Keita Takahashi to deliver interpretations of Mario Bros., Ms. Pac-Man and a Defender-style side-scrolling shooter. Here's their latest concept, which brings hadoukens to real-life, sort of. Watch this video of… » 9/01/12 3:20pm 9/01/12 3:20pm

Hi There, Ridiculously Enormous Two-Person Mario Bros. Controller

More weird riffs on classic video games from the New York City gaming collective Babycastles and Katamari Damacy dreamer Keita Takahashi. We showed you their unusual takes on Ms. Pac-Man and an old-school shmup. Here's Mario Bros. » 8/30/12 9:00pm 8/30/12 9:00pm

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

Tim Schafer, Nolan Bushnell and Others Tell You What’s In A Game

Every year sees the release of movies about making music, movies about making other culture and, of course, movies about making movies. Movies about making games? Only once in a while, as with Indie Game The Movie. » 7/30/12 6:30pm 7/30/12 6:30pm

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

They Made Flickr. He Made Katamari Damacy. Together, They're Launching …

The colorful, imaginative online game from the team behind Flickr and the man behind Katamari Damacy goes live today at 1 p.m. eastern. » 9/27/11 9:00am 9/27/11 9:00am

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

On, 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

From Katamari Damacy to Glitch: Keita Takahashi Discusses His Newest…

Keita Takahashi, famed Japanese game designer and creator of surreal games like Katamari Damacy and Noby Noby Boy, has signed on to help the co-founder of Flickr create a new sort of massively multiplayer game. » 7/08/11 8:00pm 7/08/11 8:00pm

What's Next for the Creator of Katamari Damacy?

Computer gaming start-up Tiny Speck today announced that they have hired Katamari Damacy developer Keita Takahashi to work on their fittingly unusual massively-multiplayer game Glitch. » 7/08/11 2:47pm 7/08/11 2:47pm

Katamari Damacy Creator Felt Like An Outsider At Namco

Katamari Damacy designer Keita Takahashi wasn't happy at Namco Bandai. When leaving the company, he called it "so-so". His reasons are a bit more melancholy than that. » 11/02/10 6:00am 11/02/10 6:00am

Katamari Creator Has A New Company, Still Making Games

Keita Takahashi, the creator of Katamari Damacy who recently left Namco Bandai, has started a new company with his wife Asuka Sakai (who is a composer) called uvula. » 10/04/10 2:30am 10/04/10 2:30am

You Can Take The Guy Out of Katamari Damacy...

But you can't take the Katamari Damacy out of him. Keita Takahashi, who recently left Namco Bandai, checks out the Katamari Floating World exhibit on Wednesday. Thanks, SoylentCHUD! » 9/24/10 4:30am 9/24/10 4:30am

Noby Noby Boy Is Safe For Small Children

We presume this is Keita Takahashi, creator of Katamari Damacy and Noby Noby Boy, in disguise. Who else could make an otherwise creepy situation so charming? » 5/27/10 6:30am 5/27/10 6:30am

A Peek Inside A Noby Noby Boy Meeting Reveals So Much

Who knew that the creation of the iPhone and iPod Touch version of Keita Takahashi's Noby Noby Boy was the outcome of product meetings, focused consumer research and plush executives chanting "iPhone! iPod Touch! iPod Touch! iPhone! iPod Touch! iPhone!!" » 2/15/10 11:30pm 2/15/10 11:30pm