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“Bob’s Game” creator is officially out of his mind

Submitted by on January 17, 2009 – 4:54 pm3 Comments

Robert Pelloni is an independent game developer who has spent the past five years of his life working alone on a project known only as “Bob’s Game”. Originally various blogs started buzzing about the game because it was an impressive accomplishment for a single person to create. Some in-game footage surfaced in April, and many people were interested to see what the final result would be. NOBODY could have been prepared for the downright insane series of events that would follow.

Robert contacted Nintendo with interest in obtaining an official SDK-kit for the Nintendo DS with the intentions of making his game an official DS release. He stated on his website that he had some success in getting someone at Nintendo to return his correspondence and things looked positive. Then, according to Robert anyway, Nintendo abruptly ended communication and will not return emails or phonecalls. In his own words:

I met with Nintendo in February- almost a YEAR ago- to ask for the SDK.
I did teleconferencing. I flew to GDC and had a face-to-face meeting.
I asked the WarioWorld division, and they sent me to marketing.
I talked to marketing, and they said apply with WarioWorld division!
The agreement on the application states I will receive a decision in 6-8 weeks. It has been 17 weeks!
I fulfill all the requirements- I’m a financially stable registered company with a FEIN working from a commercial address.

This evidentally proved to be too much for Robert to bear and in December he lodged a 100-day lock-in in his “office” as a means of protest. He setup a webcam and a blog on bobsgame.com in which he chronicled every day of his self-inflicted incarceration. He said the door was locked from the outside and he had no internet access (other than his T-Mobile G1).

This is my 100 day challenge to Yuu, Nintendo.

I, the magnificent, omnicient Bob- legendary developer of the greatest game ever made-
hereby challenge Yuu in the First Interdimensional “bob’s game” Championship!

I have had ENOUGH.
YUU JUST WON’T LISTEN!
I’m not playing around here. This isn’t some kind of game.
I’ve spent FIVE YEARS trying to play by the rules.
I’ve tried going by the book, reading the manual, following the instructions – but Yuu just won’t play fair, Nintendo.

This time, Yuu will play by MY rules.

It’s time for a surprisingly surprising turn of events- a twisted plot twist!
By playing “bob’s game,” Yuu will destroy the evil, corrupted GANTENDO organization!
(EVERY TIME Yuu plays “bob’s game,” Bob kills a Pikachu!)

But I like Nintendo! This is terrible!
YUU MUST NOT PLAY “bob’s game!”
YUU MUST DEFEAT ME!

YUU MUST BE STOPPED!
YUU CANNOT WIN!

WHAT IS GOING ON HERE?!
THIS SENSELESS REVENGE MAKES ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE!

I ASSURE YUU- I AM VERY SERIOUS!

I’ll see Yuu there on day 100, REGGIE!

“Yuu” being a reference to the game’s protagonist, a name which Robert thinks is very clever.

Each day he updated with how he thought Nintendo was jealous about his idea and that’s why they don’t want to give him a DS dev kit, and even said he was more talented than Will Wright, Shigeru Miyamoto, and the like. Eventually in his deperation for attention he left a note alluding that he was going to kill himself, but later retracted it and said “IT WAS A JOKE” after police came to his office to check on him after he trashed his office.

Robert's self-trashed office

Robert's self-trashed office

After 30 days of his temper tantrum he ended the lock-in, presumably because nobody at Nintendo gave an inkling of giving a crap. He later threatened to take his game to XBLA, iPhone, Steam, and PSN…. (good luck with that).

Anyway, I tell you all that to bring you to this: He has taken down his website and replaced the whole thing with this lovely note, quoted below just in case it gets deleted:

THAT IS NOT ME!! IT’S NOT ME!!!
SOMEONE CAME INTO MY HOUSE
THEY CAME INTO MY HOUSE!!!
THEY WENT THROUGH EVERYTHING, WENT THROUGH MY PC, FILE TIMESTAMPS CHANGED, FOOTPRINTS, EVERYTHING MOVED, DOOR UNLOCKED
THEY TRIED TO OPEN THE SAFE
MY PC IS KEYLOGGED
12 HOURS OF CAMERA FOOTAGE WAS DELETED
CAMERA WAS UNPLUGGED WHEN I WOKE UP
I WAS SLEEPING!!
THEY DID IT WHILE I WAS SLEEPING!!
THIS IS NOT PART OF THE PLAN
THIS IS NOT
A JOKE
THEY MADE HANAFUDA CARDS FOR 50 YEARS
THAT IS A YAKUZA GAME
THEY ARE THE JAPANESE MAFIA
THEY ARE THE JAPANESE MAFIA
THEY ARE THE JAPANESE MAFIA
THEY ARE THE JAPANESE MAFIA
THEY ARE THE JAPANESE MAFIA

THINK ABOUT IT!!
THEY WANT TO SILENCE ME
FOR A REASON
!
IT’S EITHER THEM OR ALIENS
I’M PRETTY SURE IT’S NOT ALIENS
I’D RATHER IT BE ALIENS !

So yeah, I think its safe to say he is off his rocker. I have abstained from posting about this thing ever since he started this little protest, but this particular brand of insane is just too good to pass up. I honestly can’t blame Nintendo for not wanting anything to do with this guy.

Who knows? Maybe “Bob’s Game” was just an experiment that had nothing to do with a video game at all….. it certainly proved to be more interesting than his game ever appeared to be….

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