Flickr user/Sprite Stitcher/Princess of All Cosmos Mara Cheng made a crocheted katamari that works a bit like its videogame counterpart, and she did it the Jesse Pinkman way: with magnets. Yeah, Science!
It’s been quite a while since Katamari Damacy first came out, but it’s still one of my all-time favorite games. Between the quirky characters and original gameplay mechanics, it definitely belongs in the video game hall of fame, IMHO.
Katamari Damacy is as recognizable for its bright and happy graphics as for its unique gameplay. But this somber sculpture featuring the Prince in the titan Atlas’ iconic pose doesn’t look inappropriate at all, especially when you consider that the Prince is the only productive entity in the game’s story, the task of rebuilding the heavenly bodies resting on his tiny shoulders.
I have to make a confession. I bookmarked this image all the way back in January 2009, thinking to myself that I should post it for Christmas that year. Of course, I completely forgot about it, and just found it again.
What would happen if the cylinder-headed green Prince dropped in for a visit in the Mushroom Kingdom with his rolling Katamari? For starters, I’d imagine clearing World 1-1 certainly would go a bit faster than usual.
Is there nothing you can’t do with Minecraft? Is this a rhetorical question? The latest and greatest repurposing of the Minecraft game engine comes in the form of a voxelated version of Namco’s quirky ball-roller Katamari Damacy.
Actually this lamp doesn’t have anything to do with Katamari Damacy, but it sure looks like it, doesn’t it? Designer Paola Pivi’s Nice Ball is a hanging lamp covered with tiny replicas of 80 chairs and tables from the Vitra Design Museum collection.
From the why-didn’t-I-think-of-that files comes this homemade katamari. But oh! You’re only seeing part of the picture, because after this bad boy is finished, it’s gonna roll. And by roll, I mean, “some people are gonna stick things to it.”
When it comes to Katamari Damacy, it’s all about the King and the Prince. The Queen gets no love and she hardly even shows up in the games! Of course, as full of himself as the King is, do you blame her for not hanging around?
The world of Katamari Damacy is a strange one, to be sure, but it sure is cute. The Prince and his colorful cousins are each cuter than the others, and though the idea of sticking people and animals to a giant ball and then rolling them around is pretty horrific if you think about it, in Katamari, even this sort of dire torture manages to be adorable.
You might have seen the Katamari Damacy wedding cake that we featured before, but that’s a tiny dot compared to this Katamari Damacy wedding. The accessories were well done, from the dorky but cute headgear to the bundle of flowers and of course the Katamari cake.
Actually I’ve only been able to play Katamari Damacy once, briefly, so I don’t know whether the different headgear actually exist in-game or if the designer took liberties.
Hackster Queen (of All Cosmos, naturally) Kellbot has created what may become the ultimate Katamari Damacy experience: a spherical controller, so you can roll while you roll. It’s enough to make me want to learn how to wire things together.
With a metal ball, an optical mouse, bits of PS2 controllers, and a little help from Arduino, Kellbot put together the roll-a-riffic controller of all Katamari lover’s dreams.
Katamari Damacy is one of those game franchises that just seems pretty much perfect. It’s highly addictive and incredibly fun, particularly considering the games are based on a simple gimmick of rolling a stick ball around and collecting things (like cows, cars, and maybe even cabbages).
Just because you’re an insane video game addict, does it mean your pets need to be subjected to your obsession? If this Katamari Damacy dog costume is any indication, the answer to that question must be “yes”.
From the looks of the pup in the picture, he’s clearly not amused with the whole thing.
Do you take this woman to be your lawfully wedded wife? Will you roll a Katamari down the street with her and roll up the universe into a giant ball?
While I like to think this Katamari wedding cake is filled with tiny buildings, cruise ships, cows and wildly gesticulating little people, it’s actually just lemon cake with strawberry filling.