#4 Wat­tam

A lit­tle some­thing for whim

Games Master - - Indiemaster -

It’s alive! Fret not, Wat­tam, from the bril­liant brain be­hind Kata­mari Da­macy, Keita Taka­hashi, is still on the way. It’s been a few years since this game was first an­nounced, and we were afraid that the squishy de­light had been splat­ted but the ad­ven­tures of The Mayor – y’know, the green one in the hat – are com­ing in 2018. ‘But what’s it ac­tu­ally about?’ you ask in a pained whis­per. Well, er, ‘ joy­ful

ex­plo­sions’ ap­par­ently. With more than 100 in­di­vid­ual char­ac­ters to in­ter­act with, Wat­tam’s world is lit­tered with happy flow­ers, sen­tient mouths, joy­ful toi­lets (joy­ful at the ex­plo­sions, per­haps?), and some­how adorable pieces of meat. Puz­zle them to­gether by mak­ing the flow­ers make friends, or the mouths eat the meat, and you’ll get those afore­men­tioned ex­plo­sions of friend­ship that send joy across the land and at­tract even more zany ob­jects. Why is any of this a sur­prise?

Poops, a daisy

Ev­ery­thing can play to­gether, and Wat­tam is all about un­leash­ing your in­ner hap­pi­ness mon­ster as swirling colour­ful poop and veg­eta­bles skip through tech­ni­colour fields hand-in-hand. (No we didn’t or­der those sus­pi­cious look­ing brown­ies at lunch, honest – this is all in the game.) And it’s not just a cute vis­ual as­sault; ev­ery ob­ject has its own melodic theme too, mak­ing Wat­tam a feast for your ears as well as your eyes. We’re ready to em­brace the mad­ness and make some new friends.

“colour­ful poop and veg skip through tech­ni­colour fields”

Form a friend­ship and a colour­ful ex­plo­sion is the re­sult. If only that were true in real life, eh? Though we still wouldn’t be mak­ing friends with poop.

For­mat PS4, XO, PC De­vel­oper Funom­ena ETA 2018 Web http://bit.ly/gmwat­tam

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