news\ Jul 31, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Katamari Damacy rolls into New York Museum of Modern Art


The New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) plans to feature Namco Bandai's Katamari Damacy in its upcoming "Century of the Child: Growing by Design" exhibit.

As the prince in Katamari Damacy, players roll over junk and random objects in the environment to create a gigantic ball, which later becomes a star in outer space.

"While the narrative and characters are appealing and the graphics rich and stimulating," writes MoMA, "the player's tasks are simple: rolling clumps of debris — starting with erasers and bits of sushi and moving on to cows and houses — into progressively larger spheres, until whole mountains and cities are adhering themselves to the ball. With such quirky manipulations of scale, players of all ages can interact in a creative, surreal way with ordinary objects and built environments."

Katamari Damacy came out in 2004 and was designed by Keita Takahashi.

The exhibit in New York runs from July 29 through November 5.

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