Laura E Hall has written a book on the history of the Katamari Damacy series of games:
Based on new interviews with Katamari creator Keita Takahashi himself, game designer and writer L. E. Hall explores the unlikely story of the game’s development, its unexpected success, and its lasting cultural impact. Along the way, she uncovers Katamari’s deep roots in Japanese culture, in contemporary art, and in the transformative power of play itself.
The Katamari Damacy games, especially We Love Katamari, remain some of my all-time favourites.
I’m very much looking forward to reading this.
(Via Andy Baio.)