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.
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