Katamari Damacy Rolls Into New York’s Museum of Modern Art

By Ishaan . July 30, 2012 . 2:02pm

Namco Bandai’s Katamari Damacy—a game where you roll around picking things up along the way, almost like a growing snowball—has managed to roll its way into the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The game is part of the museum’s “Century of the Child: Growing by Design” exhibit, which is on show up until November 5th.


The Century of the Child: Growing by Design exhibit is a survey of 20th century design for children.  It’s described as an overview if “the modernist preoccupation with children and childhood as a paradigm for progressive design thinking”.


It covers everything from clothing, playgrounds and books to school architecture, children’s hospitals and furniture. Katamari Damacy, which was released for the PlayStation 2 in 2004, will be featured in the toys and game design section of the exhibit.

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  • Kitestwinblades

    First game was an absolute masterpiece XD
    Definitely deserves the spot in the museum.

  • Testsubject909

    *citizenkaneclapping.gif type applause*

    Yeah, might be overdoing it with that but I feel the game deserves it. Entertaining, Creative, Imaginative, Approachable and Unique. Seems like a perfect fit.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Considering Katamari is one of the great game that stays fresh even after years, i believe that it deserve the spot there.^_^

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