Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A Boy and His Hand-Drawn 2D Animation

Well, this was completely off my radar, but a glance at Kotaku this morning brought this to my attention: a stunning Wiimake of A Boy and His Blob, presented in gorgeous, hand-drawn 2D. (UPDATE: Kotaku posted new screens.) Sounds like it will be a bit of a departure from the original, as well.

Though only us hardcore retro types seem to remember this, A Boy and His Blob was created by David Crane, the man behind many of Activision's great Atari VCS games, including Pitfall! Funny enough, I remember playing A Boy and His Blob on the NES and finding it incredibly difficult. It was more of a puzzle game than an action game, as I recall. I wonder if David Crane is at all involved in this remake? And if he thinks it looks as cool as the rest of us?

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