Katamari creator’s new game is Tenya Wanya Teens

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 04:53 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Katamari creator Keita Takahashi and his wife and former Namco composer Asuka Sakai are behind a new game described as “a coming-of-age tale about love, hygiene, monsters and finding discarded erotic magazines in the woods”.

The pair have a studio named Uvulva which is working in collaboration with a UK team called Wild Rumpus and indie game site Venus Patrol.

“It’s a game about trying desperately to not say or do the wrong thing at the wrong time – that universal struggle to maintain the façade of normality during the awkward transition from child – to adulthood,” Venus Patrol said.

More concretely, Tenya Wanya Teens is a two-player party game played with 16-button controllers, and will be shown off at GDC. Below is a picture of it in action courtesy of former thatgamecompany producer Robin Hunicke, a friend of Takahashi who worked alongside him at TinySpeck before the developer closed its MMO, Glitch. An animated GIF of the controller is kind of cool, too.

Thanks, Joystiq.