While Jonathan Holmes was busy experiencing some sort of erotic fever dream, Bit.Trip series creators Gaijin Games were getting sh*t done. Holmes' predictions were right: explorethevoid.com is indeed the official website of the recently announced Bit.Trip.Void.
There's a trailer for the soon-to-be-downloadable WiiWare game, but it doesn't make much sense. As far as I can tell, the goal seems to be to collect black pixels into a black hole (the eponymous void, if you will) while avoiding the bullet-hellish white pixels. That much seems obvious, but there are also lots of extraneous black boxes everywhere that I really can't explain. If I had to guess (and I don't, but I'm going to anyway), I think you have to excrete some pixels every once in a while in order to shrink your void back down to a manageable size which would allow you to avoid the white pixels.
Here are some of the game's features:
Jonathan Holmes might think of Bit.Trip.Void as Bit.Trip.Hotdog-down-a-hallway, but I think it's just a metaphor for the Large Hard-on Collider they're running over in Switzerland. I don't know much about molecular physics, but the "void" obviously represents the black holes that are being Higgs Boson'd into existence. While I wait for the world to end, you might as well hit the jump and check out the trailer.
All characters should be redone in the style of Bubble Bobble for maximum cuteness
11:00 PM on 05.27.2014