Keita Takahashi, creator of charming PS2 roll ‘em up Katamari Damacy, is making a game with Adam Saltsman, the man behind seminal endless runner Canabalt.
The game, announced yesterday, will only be available to those who pledge at least $5 to a Kickstarter project, LA Game Space, described on the project page as “a nonprofit centre for videogame art, design and research. It is a place for game innovation, education, and exhibition; where all of us can play and make and study and showcase games.”
There will be exhibitions, residencies and research labs, and talks by speakers from both within and without the game industry. It’s not just for those in LA, either, with events to be livestreamed (with free access to video archives) and with those watching worldwide able to participate in live events.
While backers need only pledge $5 to receive the Takahashi-Saltsman collaboration, those paying $15 or more will receive a collection of over 30 games and prototypes from the creators of Hotline Miami, QWOP, Bit.Trip, Nidhogg and many more.
At the time of writing the project has raised $130,180 of its $250,000 goal, with 10 days left on the clock. For more, see the LA Game Space project page.