We want to bring your attention to another in development game by the mind behind Katamari Damacy and Noby Noby Boy. Wattam by Funomena is Keita Takahashi’s return to video games after a long hiatus. If you were into the crazy surrealist weird things that went on in his other games, Wattam promises to be just as fun and just as weird. Myself? I’m excited to see another game by this creator. We don’t have a solid release date yet. However, there is still the promise that it will be out sometime this year, so fingers crossed.
Story in Wattam
That’s the funny thing about this game. There really isn’t a story exactly. The game is about friendship and silliness. There are over one hundred different characters to befriend in the game, and all of them are just a little weird. I believe I saw a fork and toilet holding hands at one point. You travel around and meet these new friends, and then you can interact with them solving different puzzles and playing minigames. So, while there is no story, it still give you some warm feelings and laughter because it’s happy and carefree and silly.
It’s a sandbox type game so you can really do anything you want with it. The physics are a little outrageous with funny animations and strange abilities depending on the characters you’re interacting with. They call it a “goof-around simulator” and it’s pretty obvious why, especially when you have characters like puking lips and golden poo. There are a few different minigames you can play, but for the most part, you’ll be looking at puzzles t o complete. The world is also expansive, so there’s plenty of things to see and discover. Then, on top of that, the game also changes seasons. So the environments change according to whether it’s winter, spring, summer, or autumn. This means your gameplay and puzzles might behave differently as well.
You can play single player, but in the interest of friendship, there is also a local multiplayer mode. Play with your friends and family, or it seems like this could be an entertaining game to play with groups. You can also seamlessly go between multiplayer to single player and back and forth.
There are so many different friends to make and meet in this game. All of them are drawn in the typical Keita Takahashi style, but a lot of them seem to be objects with cute little faces on them. I saw a balloon, a fork, a drooling mouth, various food, and flowers. It feels like the limits are endless on the kinds of friends you’ll make here. But all of them are able to interact in the world in fun and different ways.
When will it be released?
We still don’t have a date, unfortunately. But all signs point to sometime late in 2018. We know it will be available for Windows on Steam, and for now you can add it to your wishlist. Hopefully, we’ll hear more about this title soon.