Noby Noby Boy reaches Uranus

Noby Noby Boy, the curious final "game" from Keita Takahashi, has unlocked a new level for players: Uranus.


Namco Bandai's Noby Noby Boy is a curious "game." The downloadable PS3 thing was the last release from Katamari creator Keita Takahashi. It asked players to simply toy around with an incredibly stretchy creature. There was no way to "win," and there were no goals to pursue. However, the collective efforts of the online community would help Noby Noby Girl continue to grow and reach distant planets.

Last week, Noby Noby Boy players reached Uranus.

The accomplishment is quite remarkable. In the game, distances are real: meaning the distance between Saturn and Uranus is significantly greater than the distance from Earth to Mars, for example. It's taken 1045 days of play for the community to reach Uranus. How much longer will it take to reach the next planet, Neptune?

The accomplishment was captured on YouTube by DoctorThor98 (via Kotaku). Perhaps reaching this new planet will help inspire you to re-join the boy-stretching online community?

Andrew Yoon was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    January 6, 2012 6:30 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Noby Noby Boy reaches Uranus.

    Noby Noby Boy, the curious final "game" from Keita Takahashi, has unlocked a new level for players: Uranus.

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      January 6, 2012 6:37 PM

      huh huh huh </obligatory>

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      January 6, 2012 7:28 PM

      maybe I should load this up one last time and do a stretch.

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        January 6, 2012 7:29 PM

        it's always good to stretch before you play with uranus

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      January 6, 2012 7:34 PM

      Between this and "Touch My Katamari"...

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      January 7, 2012 12:19 AM

      GIRL has reached uranus

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      January 7, 2012 12:26 AM

      I don't feel like firing it up right now, can someone tell me what kind of stuff is on Uranus?

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        January 7, 2012 12:30 AM

        i still havent gotten around to it. im actually washing and... i dont know what its called, moisturising my couch. maybe you can do that on Uranus?

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        January 7, 2012 1:53 AM


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      January 7, 2012 1:15 AM

      I never did get the hang of that game.

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      January 7, 2012 6:26 AM

      andrew, when you put quotes around the word "game" like that, what is it youre trying to say?

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      January 7, 2012 10:53 AM

      i wish this was on xbox

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      January 9, 2012 12:08 PM

      I think calling it an "interactive toy" makes more sense. It's definitely different from most gaming experiences out there--it just happens to use a standard gaming controller and is on a gaming system.

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