My Youngling: Katamari Master

Katamari Damacy Art

It has become customary around the old homestead for Katamari Damacy to be fired up at least once a day. Initially this was due to my complete and incurable infatuation with the game, but over the last week or so, it has been mainly because of my daughter; who has gone from simply watching me play, to wanting to play herself. She just turned two years old a couple of days ago and already seems to understand the basic idea of Katamari gameplay (without any coaching from me, BTW). And not only does she love rolling the Katamari around, but she simply adores the soundtrack and oddball cast of characters. (She likes to sing the “nuh-nahhh…na-na-na-na-nuh-nuh-nah” theme song whenever she hears it, and always points out the “King!” and “Prince!” when they appear onscreen).

Little girl playing katamari Damacy

I honestly had no intentions of turning her into one of the elusive and wily girl gamers of geek lore, but it certainly seems to be happening; naturally, nonetheless.

And yeah, I’m proud of my little junior geek…even if she is wearing some of her dinner in that pic.

About the author


Discovered as a young 'Squatchling in a Pacific Northwest woodland area in the mid-70's, Fatsquatch was soon domesticated and introduced to the fledgling arcade scene, where he became addicted to the magical sights and sounds of gaming. As years passed, his addiction only worsened, and eventually lead to his desire to write about all things gaming from a veteran point-of-view. Hence, Fatsquatch created The Jaded Gamer in 2001, and set about leading it into permanent obscurity.

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