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

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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.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.