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02 October 2008 @ 07:05 am
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Crazy idea for the morning that i'm sure someone else has already come up with: Katamari Damacracy

You start out picking up fliers and newspapers, then radios and TVs, then people, then houses, billboards, etc, then towns and cities, then counties, and finally, possibly, whole states. Your goal is to try and get 270 Electoral Votes in as little time as possible. The "possibly, whole states" bit is because once you start picking up states the game is going to end pretty darn quickly. It might be more interesting to make the player continue to pick up individual counties, scoring a state when they've picked up the "majority" of the counties in it, though that would get easier and easier as the katamari got bigger. It might make sense to give counties a weight based on their population, so there would be big rural counties that would be light and easy to pick up but do awkward things to your shape, and the smaller, denser, high scoring urban counties. Presumably if you did this the majority required would be based on weight/population rather than just the simple number of counties.

This game needs to be distinguished from Katamari Nationalism or Katamari Corporatism of course, in which after you roll up all the counties/states in your own country, you then proceed to start rolling up neighboring countries.
Current Mood: sillysilly
Kirin: Servbot-3Dkirinn on October 2nd, 2008 03:48 pm (UTC)
Wasn't that last one the bonus level in We <3 Katamari? ;)

Variation: 2-player game, one as Democratic, one as Republican. Only rural counties stick to the Republican Katamari, and only urban ones to the Democratic. :P

Also, your icon totally stole my t-shirt.
DonAithnendonaithnen on October 2nd, 2008 08:12 pm (UTC)
"Also, your icon totally stole my t-shirt."

i iz rollin up teh internetz!!

Also, i seem to remember a minigame during the original Katamari Damacy credits involving rolling up countries on a globe, i don't think i ever finished We <3 Katamari though.

If you were doing it 2-player the way you describe one of the players would have a big advantage over the other, though i'm not quite sure which :) Wouldn't it be better to let either of them grab anything, but also let each player attack the other to knock stuff loose like in the We <3 Katamari version? (If i'm remembering correctly.)
Kirin: Servbot-3Dkirinn on October 2nd, 2008 08:38 pm (UTC)
I think there was a little country-rolling during the credits in the first game, and they made it into more of a real level in the second.

And I dunno, if you're scoring by population - that's pretty much the way the counties seem to divide up in most of our elections, and they come out nearly 50/50, so...
cwendy41cwendy41 on October 2nd, 2008 04:18 pm (UTC)
I just ordered Katamari Damacy yesterday!