Back at the PlayStation Experience show last December, Wattam was introduced with a suitably quirky trailer amidst a flurry of indie games, as well as the collaboration between Keita Takahashi and thatgamecompany alumnus Robin Hunicke at Funomena. But we didn’t see what the game would actually look like, just the cuboid mayor picking out a hat before heading out to work.
It shouldn’t really be surprising that Wattam is about as charming, cute and barmy as Keita Takahashi’s most notable work, with the Katamari games and Noby Noby Boy. I’ve watched the sneak peak video that Funomena posted over the weekend a couple of times and can barely make head nor tail of what it is that you actually do, other than to gather more and more people together – I guess you can call them that? – and then shoot them up into the sky.
I haven’t a clue how it works, and yet I can’t quite wait to play it.