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

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

Noby Noby Boy Runs Just Fine On The iPhone

Katamari Damacy creator Keita Takahashi popped into an Apple Store in Tokyo earlier this week to give a live demonstration of his upcoming version of Noby Noby Boy for the iPhone. » 1/27/10 3:00am 1/27/10 3:00am

Noby Noby Boy Makes it to Jupiter

Hooray! Noby Noby Girl, apparently abetted by another Lucky Week adding a multiplier to reported scores, has managed to encircle Jupiter, and deliver new worlds for Noby Noby Boy (and you) to explore. » 11/21/09 9:00pm 11/21/09 9:00pm

Katamari Designer Has An FPS Idea (It's Kooky!)

Keita Takahashi, the guy behind Katamari Damacy and Noby Noby Boy, is a wacky guy — he makes wacky games! But he has plans for more wacky games he hasn't even started making yet. There's this FPS concept he's got... » 10/30/09 7:30am 10/30/09 7:30am

What If Noby Noby Boy Was Movie, A Scary Movie

Namco's PSN title Noby Noby Boy is the latest creation from zany game designer Keita Takahashi. His games are on the wacky, carefree side. What if Noby Noby Boy was a movie, though? » 9/18/09 5:00am 9/18/09 5:00am

Noby Noby Boy For iPhone Stretches Ever Closer

Katamari Damacy creator Keita Takahashi showed Game Developers Conference attendees a painfully brief look at an iPhone prototype of PlayStation 3 game Noby Noby Boy. Now, you can see it. Whatever it is. » 9/11/09 4:40pm 9/11/09 4:40pm

Tapping Into the Power of Collective Gaming

With the number of gamers playing online, why don't more video games tap into that millions-person collective to achieve something interesting, socially grand or just fun? » 7/17/09 7:00pm 7/17/09 7:00pm

Noby Noby Boy Sets Foot On Mars


The nay-sayers were wrong. Noby Noby Boy's Noby Noby GIRL has over the weekend defied all the odds and, stretching her supple frame across the cosmos, touched down on Mars. » 5/25/09 7:00am 5/25/09 7:00am

Noby Noby GIRL Reaches Not For Mars, But For Your Oven

Mmm mmmhhmmm. Who doesn't fresh-baked love cookies? Nobody, that's who, especially when they're giant cookies baked in a perfect representation of Noby Noby Boy's space-faring Noby Noby GIRL. » 5/15/09 7:30am 5/15/09 7:30am

Fart Boy Rips Into Noby Noby Boy Tomorrow

Noby Noby Boy players will issue a welcoming cheer for the newest Boy to join the Keita Takahashi-designed PlayStation 3 game this week, the adorable Onara Boy. That's "Fart Boy" to you. » 4/27/09 7:20pm 4/27/09 7:20pm

How Noby Noby Boy's Multiplayer Actually Works

We've seen footage of Noby Noby Boy's multiplayer mode before, but it didn't really explain anything. Just showed some Noby's wriggling around. So creator Keita Takehashi has stepped up with a few more details. » 4/23/09 9:00pm 4/23/09 9:00pm

Noby Noby Player Numbers Dropping, GIRL May Never Reach Mars

There's a brilliant meta-game feature in Noby Noby Boy, which compiles every player's "progress" in the game and uses it to propel a single "GIRL" across the solar system. But her progress is danger. » 4/10/09 4:30am 4/10/09 4:30am

Noby Noby Boy Multiplayer Footage Looks Slightly Disturbing


The Noby Noby MP teaser looked...different. These gameplay vids look, well...what the hell is going on here? Is that how these things couple? And what in God's name are they doing to that poor pig? » 4/06/09 4:30am 4/06/09 4:30am

Katamari Creator Denies Drug Use & Other Choice Quotes

Noby Noby Boy may be a little bit "crazy," but its creator says he's very normal. "I don't use drugs at all. I don't drink," game creator Keita Takahashi contends. "Please, don't worry about me." » 3/27/09 5:40pm 3/27/09 5:40pm