Keita Takahashi, the mad genius (he's at least one of those things all the time) behind Katamari Damacy and Noby Noby Boy left Namco Bandai some time ago, apparently bored with game development. Rumor was that he had left to design playgrounds for children, which is as noble a goal as you can have, really.
A Blogger site for his newly created company has popped up. In keeping with his trend of being delightfully strange, the company is called "Uvula." The mission statement? "I want to continue fun activities and help somebody with fun people of the world along with my wife who is a composer." Awesome.
It also seems as though Takahashi isn't quite done with videogames just yet, as the "About Us" section of the site lists them as one of the primary products which will be created by Uvula. Here's hoping for more wonderous and strange creations from the pair.
Keita Takahashi, the man behind Katamari Damacy and Noby Noby Boy, in collaboration with Venus Patrol, has revealed a bit about his upcoming game, Tenya Wanya Teens. While there isn't much information out there yet, we do hav...more
We have come to know and love the excellent offerings from the Ubiktune netlabel over the years, and they've just unleashed an amazing album that combines chiptunes and live piano titled The Black Box. It features ...more
Keita Takahashi has been keeping a lower profile of late. He hasn't been involved with the Katamari series since since We <3 Katamari, and Noby Noby Boy was his last game to be seen on consoles. Other than his LA Game Spac...more