Coming to us from Katamari Damacy creator Keita Takahashi and developer Funomena, Wattam is a PlayStation 4 exclusive described at PlayStation Experience as “a unique, charming world bursting with interesting people, overseen by the Mayor and his trusted Deputies.”
At a recent indie game event attended by GamesBeat, Takahashi and Robin Hunicke of Funomena showed off Wattam gameplay for the first time to journalists. While there isn’t any gameplay available yet, two images of the game have been revealed, with one showing off the dome where Wattam was demoed.
With Takahaashi inspired by his feeling that people are disconnected from each other and need to get together, Wattam sees you starting out with ordinary objects such as a cloud, a mayor, or a tree. Each one of these objects has a name and comes to life as you interact with it, allowing you the chance to link the hands of all the characters. Once ten are linked together, the mayor can set off a bomb on his head (as seen in the trailer) to blow them all skyward. Afterwards, the objects all fall back down to the ground, with a new object showing up as a result of the funny explosion.
GamesBeat notes it’s “a lot of fun, but very hard to describe in a nutshell,” with Hunicke saying, “It’s about how the world is made better when people are friends.”
Wattam is scheduled for release in 2016. Expect more news on the game and its characters soon.