PSN Title Noby Noby Boy Coming to the iPhone

Keita Takahashi’s latest creation, Noby Noby Boy, will be coming to the iPhone.  In Noby Noby Boy, you control a snake-like character called BOY which can eat things in a sandbox environment and grow larger, and stretch.  Players get points for stretching further and further.  The more points a player gets, the more this player helps contribute to the growth of GIRL.  Every player that plays the game helps GIRL grow longer.

As GIRL grows longer and stretches to new planets, this causes the game to unlock new areas for players.  Confused yet?  It’s definitely strange.  This comes from the creator of Katamari Damacy, which already has appeared on the iPhone.

Here’s some more details:

The version we saw appeared to be touchscreen controlled, apparently from a top-down perspective and, frankly, not very clear, as the speaker showed the iPhone game via his laptop’s built-in camera. Takahashi had earlier lamented in his talk that to fully connect the solar system in Noby Noby Boy, at the current rate, would take, well, it would take centuries.

“On average, the Girl is growing 40 million meters a day on average. If we go at this rate, in order to connect the entire solar system, it will take 820 years,” Takahashi explained. “This is a problem. I’m going to be dead by then.”

Takahashi hinted that he would like to add the growth of both the PlayStation 3 version of the game and the iPhone version, but it was unclear if this was possible. Takahashi did not provide specifics on a release date, saying it had only been in development for a week or so, but said it could potentially be free.

This should be an interesting game when it comes out.  With the title on PSN costing only $5, I can’t see Noby Noby Boy costing anything more than that when it releases.

Source: Kotaku

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