So a few months ago I bought a Play Station Portable, aka PSP, video game. Messed around with the home brew apps a bit. (unofficial software for the PSP) Got busy. Put PSP down for a while. Just yesterday I got a new game and as soon as I’m done moving my entire house I hope to become a bit obsessed with it. Its called Me and My Katamari. Its based on the popular Japanese Sony Play Station game called Katamari Damacy. (Warning: flash site with loud music at beginning) Boku no Watashi no Katamari Damacy in Japanese.
The game has a rather abstract concept. When you play the game you are a little prince cartoon character with a very poetic King that sends you on mission to roll stuff up. By this I mean everything. You just start off with a Katamari ball and push it towards stuff. When you hit it it sticks to the Katamari and gets bigger. The music is odd and fun. Absolutely addictive and you don’t kill stuff. A rare artful video game.
For an interesting demonstration of how this MIGHT look in real life check out this commercial that stole the idea. (the game doesn’t look like this) But it’d be cool if it did. [thanks to the fiend that brought Katamari Damacy game to the beach last year.)