Sunday, February 1, 2009

Bob's Game?

So get this. There's this guy named Bob and he spent five years making a game from scratch for the Nintendo DS. Problem is Nintendo doesn't want to have anything to do with this game. As for Bob he has tried a number of different protests, demonstrations, and whatever he could think of to get Nintendo to change the frown of a rejection letter upside down. (Even a failed 100 day sit in attempt.)

So what the hell is Bob's Game anyway?? Not a lot of details about the game are on Bob's site (all part of Bob's plan of course to make people curious) but from his trailers it looks as though it's a game where you walk around and talk to people.

From the Bob's Game website:

'"bob's game" is a simple 2D adventure game, with focus on
story, puzzles, item collection, and communication instead
of repetitive battles with palette-swapped enemies.'

Bob's latest plan put into action involved himself and a group of friends traveling to Nintendo World NY and plastering the store with Bob's Game posters, Business cards and mock-up game boxes. Will it work? Probably not but he did succeed in getting his name out to maybe 5 more people..... and a possible restraining order against himself.

Personally I hope Bob does get through to Nintendo and he does get his game mass produced. If the price on the game is cheap enough maybe enough people will buy it and give it a shot. It can't be as bad as some of the other crap Nintendo has released. *cough* *cough* *sneeze* *puke* *blood* (scuze me)