Bowling for Protoplasmic Soup: Galactic Bowling

By Kieron Gillen on October 14th, 2008 at 11:12 am.

Bowling Bowling Bowling Bowling. Stop.
The first I heard of this was the announcement that it’ll be on Steam in a week or so. It’s bowling… but in the galaxy. Well, strictly speaking any Terran-based bowling is in the galaxy too, but you know what they mean. Its basically a comedy bowling game, plus online multiplayer and… well, it’s cute enough for me to link to a video. Like so:

Thanks Gametrailers! (trad)

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7 Comments »

  1. Calabi says:

    Looks like they’ve missed the subtlety of bowling. They’ve added alot of excess ga…mechanics, and tried obscuring the shallowness with lots of fancy graphics and animations.

    It’ll probably be fun for a little while, but will quickly get boring and tiresome.

  2. phuzz says:

    Nice to see the gametrailers love again :)

  3. Confidence Interval says:

    From time to time (i.e. after I’ve just rewatched The Big Lebowski) I think that bowling would be a really fun thing to do – so I go and play, and then I remember that’s it’s really annoying and tedious. In a game, I don’t know how it’s going to be any different from Peggle: you line it up, press ‘go’, and then that’s it, because you can’t do anything to affect what happens once you’ve let go. Looks like they’ve tried to give you one or two things to do here – but then you got that in Peggle, and that always had a great big chunk of luck involved.
    Still, the Dude abides…

  4. eyemessiah says:

    Cowabunga indeed. I’m sure I played this years ago on the dreamcast and it was incomprehensible.

  5. Valentin Galea says:

    Any bowling after the one in Wii Sports is wack! How do u bowl? with the mouse:P?

  6. Confidence Interval says:

    Why not? I’ve driven trucks and shot people in the head with the mouse – bowling’s nothing!

  7. Winterborn says:

    Heh, it’s reading some of your recent entries Kieron that I’ve realised my own habit of referencing band names and album titles in titles for blog entries.

    I imagine people find it faintly annoying, but I think I’ll keep at it anyway.

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