Not content to run a downloadable games service where players have to wait weeks for repairs in order to play titles already out on Xbox Live Arcade, Sony Computer Entertainment America commits $20 million over three years towards the development of more excellent PlayStation Network exclusive games.
Okabu is a game about happy little clouds and cheery environmentalism. And as you'll have pounded into your head by the above video, it's amazingly cute. Who would expect anything less from a developer named HandCircus, creators of Rolando?
Okabu isn't meant to be an "issues" game. It isn't meant to teach you that we should care for our environment, that pollution could one day kill us.
Okabu has players cleaning up a planet fouled by machines, pollution and littering with the help of ridable anthropomorphic clouds.
The people who make Rolando are now making a PlayStation 3 exclusive, Okabu, a game that's described by its creators as a "hyper-tactile toybox world filled with a huge number of puzzles, playthings, adorable creatures and devious machines." And clouds.