Katamari Creator To Work On Glitch MMO

Glitch, yesterday
Keita Takahashi, creator of console favourites Katamari Damacy and Noby Noby Boy, is now working with Canadian development team Tiny Speck on their forthcoming MMO, Glitch. You may have forgotten about Glitch, because things have been a little quite since the startling trailer – which you can and must see here – but it’s in closed beta, and Takahashi has come on board as a freelance advisor of some kind. He’s been blogging about the experience for Famitsu. He writes: “The reason of joining “Glitch”, it looks interesting. To create the game, to live the daily life at foreign country, there are quite interesting for me even if includes many troubles. The another reason is because I could feel similar atmosphere of Glitch and Katamari and NOBY.”

It’ll certainly be interesting to see how this one turns out.


  1. Larington says:

    “Glitch… ANYTHING!” Oh wait, wrong IP.
    (sorry couldn’t resist)

    • ZamFear says:

      *Glitch produces a rubber chicken with a pulley in the middle*

  2. Monchberter says:


  3. Lakshmi says:

    The NDA has been lifted on the Glitch beta. I’ve been in it a few months & I’m still very much enjoying it.

  4. Tams80 says:

    I got an email from them recently, though for some reason didn’t feel the need to revisit it. Perhaps I should.

  5. LennyLeonardo says:

    Good grief. Thank you for posting a link to the trailer, it’s just amazing.

    • sasayan says:

      I would love if more games would use songs for trailers. The Monday Night Combat update trailer was also excellent.

  6. mwoody says:

    A little quite what?

  7. Tei says:

    The game seems super-cute. I don’t really know how the magical misterious thing fit with the facebook-style grind.

    Heres a video of a crow attack,…

    Also, for no reason whatsoever, heres a link to Syrnia, and a screenshot. I want to say Syrnia has similar gameplay, but “translated” to the hardcore culture (or maybe Glitch is the one translated to the facebook culture) but are different enough games that I can’t really say that :-P

  8. Dominic White says:

    Takahashi is a good pick for the team. His last project, Noby Noby Boy (PS3) is a sandbox in the must pure and childish of terms. You’ve just got this big jumbled toybox of things to do stuff with, party procedurally generated, and you just do whatever you want. You can lose half an hour to it very easily if you find yourself amused with a particular action.

  9. oatish says:

    I’ll surprise him on the street with a happy “Welcome to Canada City!”