Katamari Creator Releases Whimsical AR Game


Katamari creator Keita Takahashi just released a fanciful new AR game called Woorld. In proper Takahashi style, Woorld is all charm, full of whimsical little items that make me giggle like an idiot.

In Woorld, your phone will map the room you're in and place cartoonish items, from mushrooms to tiny houses, around the space in AR. You can plant sprouts on tables, make the ceiling a raining cloud and watch your flower bloom. Pyramids, flowers, UFOs and toilets will also pop up, all for you to interact with. The goals of the game are, right now, unclear:

"When you achieve the goal which we can't talk about yet, sandbox mode will be unlocked," Takahashi explains. That said, it seems like there will be item quests that build off each other, like blooming a flower and using the item inside to do something else. The game is being developed by Funomena studio, with Takahashi as its creative director.

Last we heard, Funomena was working on Wattam, a game about explosions and poop and destroying adorable things. In 2015, Wattam made the rounds, impressing critics, before news of its development slowed to a trickle. We've reached out to Funomena for more details about Wattam's release dates.

Woorld is available now on the Google Play store.


    Hahaha I love how deadpan he sounds even when making funny noises and talking about "toilets and other important items".

    In all likeness, though, it's just sleep deprivation.

    What version of Android do you need for it ? My Nexus 6p is not compatible apparently.

      There are only 3 project tango devices with all the sensors and power needed to run the apps. Only 2 available to buy. A dev kit tablet and lenovos new phone. More will come out but it sucks that the article didnt mention that. I got all excited for nothing.

    For a second I thought it was a VR Katamari.

    That sounds awesome and dangerous

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