Classic make out sim Chulip is poised for a comeback

Pucker up!

One of the things that I love about the Japanese school of game development is that it allows for retail based home console titles to be about anything. It’s similar to the difference between Manga and Western comics. In Japan, comics about football players, violinists, and homicidal hamburgers are sold right alongside the superhero stuff. In the US, you have to go to the “weird” part of the comic book store to track that kind of material down. 

The same goes for Japanese games. Case in point — Chulip, the exploration game where you play as a young boy who is learning about kissing. The boy is so naive and innocent that he is apparently unaware that there are certain people (and things) that you shouldn’t kiss. Only through careful exploration of who he can and cannot get away with smooching (including cops, beasts, aliens, and zombies) will he be able to build up the moxie to give the girl of his dreams the ultimate snog.

The game flopped when it hit the PS2 ten years ago, but may see new life according to the ESRB. The game’s creator went on to play a part in Little King’s Story and No More Heroes, so fans of those games take note. If Chulip does well enough on PSN, maybe we’ll get a sequel! I want to make out with a kappa in full HD!

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Jonathan Holmes
"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Just like in a Gameboy game... a nice tight little world... and all its inhabitants... made out of little building blocks... Why can't these little pixels be the building blocks for love..? For loss... for understanding"- James Kochalka, Reinventing Everything part 1 "I wonder if James Kolchalka has played Mother 3 yet?" Jonathan Holmes