Keita “Katamari” Takahashi To Move On

Keita Takahashi, the creator of Katamari Damacy, recently told the BBC that he plans to leave the gaming industry to pursue a career in playground design “In 10 years time, I am not going to be making games any more” he said “I would like to create a playground for children, an undulating one, with bumps.”

At first glance, this seems a strange ambition for a game designer. But Mr Takahashi has a degree in sculpture and Katamari is all about a tactile world and he believes children should spend more time in the physical world and less time wrapped up in the virtual world of games.

If you want to read all his thoughts then direct your browser to the BBC article.