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Yoga Ball Mod Brings Katamari Closer To Reality

by Kyle Hilliard on Jun 23, 2013 at 07:33 AM

Created by a group of artists and hackers for presentation at the Nuit Blanche Festival in London, Ontario, this mod allows players to roll a real giant ball in order to play Katamari.

The controller was created for part of a big Katamari-inspired art instillation at the festival that featured people in costumes, a giant Katamari ball for people to glue objects on, and lots of original art pieces. The ball was created by Chris McInnis and Ron LeBlanc with help from Eric Gradman and Kellbot, who had already been doing their own experiments with giant tracking balls and Katamari mods.

You can check out the video of the game being played below. Hopefully, this will be one of the first mods for Virtuix's omnidirectional treadmill.

[Via: Uber Cool Stuff]