Katamari creator's new game features '16-button controller'

Tenya Wanya Teens is "a silly party game for two players"

Tenya Wanya Teens is the next game from Katamari creator Keita Takahashi and his wife Asuka Sakai.


Originally set to debut at GDC, the game is described as a "coming-of-age tale about love, hygiene, monsters and finding discarded erotic magazines in the woods."

The expectedly colourful title was prematurely revealed by former thatgamecompany designer Robin Hunicke, who posted a picture of its arcade stick-like controller on Instagram, and indie game site Venus Patrol.

According to the site, Tenya Wanya Teens is being developed by Uvula, Takahashi and Sakai's new studio, in partnership with UK-based multiplayer event organiser Wild Rumpus.


"It's a game about trying desperately to not say or do the wrong thing at the wrong time - that universal struggle to maintain the fašade of normality during the awkward transition from child- to adulthood.

"But, more than anything, really, it's a silly party game for two players armed with sixteen buttons each."