Bob's Game Developer Stages 100 Day Protest to Nintendo

Bob's Game Developer Stages 100 Day Protest to Nintendo

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Robert Pelloni, the one-man development team behind Bob's Game, is locking himself in his office for 100 days in protest of Nintendo's apparent refusal to grant him a development kit.

"I cannot leave this viridian room," Pelloni wrote. "The door is locked and barricaded from the outside. I am sleeping behind the camera, and yes- I've got a shower. Food is delivered once a week by a friend...This is my 100 day protest to Nintendo!"

Pelloni, who claims to have been working on this "retail length RPG type console game" for five years and 15,000 hours, met with Nintendo last February and then had problems even getting an application for a license to acquire a software development kit, which would let him put his game onto the Nintendo DS. "I asked the WarioWorld division, and they sent me to marketing," he wrote. "I talked to marketing and they said apply with WarioWorld division! The agreement on the application states I will receive a decision within 6-8 weeks. It has been 17 weeks!"

As Pelloni sees it, Nintendo is refusing to grant him an SDK because it's wary of the nature of the game as a one-man independent project. "Someone at Nintendo doesn't like this project, because it blurs the line between homebrew and commercial," Pelloni said. "It's a special case - an industry first - and it's going to take someone in the company taking extra initiative and making a move...can I fly there and negotiate? I asked that already. They don't know."

Whether this is a publicity stunt or, sadly, just a lost cause, you have to give Pelloni credit for his persistence, not just in developing a "retail length RPG" by his damn self over 5 years, but because he seems completely unflagged in spite of it all. Despite admitting to the failure of other fan endeavors like the Mother 3 campaign, he is wholly convinced that Nintendo is listening and will eventually come around. "The longer this goes on, the more interesting it becomes," Pelloni said. "I'm not wrong, and it will work. I'll see you there on day 100, REGGIE!"

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Wow. If it means that much to him, I'll buy the game.

Huh... this should be interesting.

Still Nintendo's unwillingness to do anything with Mother 3 does prove there is a screw loose over there somewhere.

I locked myself in a room for 100 days once, but that was for fun.

Or maybe it's because he's batshit crazy...

He can afford to do this?

This should be interesting...

TsunamiWombat:
Or maybe it's because he's batshit crazy...

Ding ding ding diiiiiiiiiing! We have a winnah!

Sorry, but this guy is looney tunes.

Merry Christmas?

does he truly believe nintendo is watching or is this hype building for the internet release when nintendo says no?

Mmmmm Crazy Sauce...

nathan-dts:
Merry Christmas?

And a happy New Year.

This man is either a genius or not mentally sound.
It's a fine line.

Or, maybe, the game just wasn't that good and he's gone into denial after all that work he put into it.

Or, he's nuts.

Susan Arendt:

TsunamiWombat:
Or maybe it's because he's batshit crazy...

Ding ding ding diiiiiiiiiing! We have a winnah!

Sorry, but this guy is looney tunes.

If you're crazy enough to make and finance (I hope it wasn't his parents) a game and call it "Bob's Game", you're crazy enough to pull a stunt like this. I for one applaud his diligeninsanity.

I gotta give it to the guy that's true devotion.

He sounds completely nuts!

...

Maybe he's the new Hideo Kojima? :D

You sure he wasn't going to do that anyway?
Just now he can say hes protesting.

I don't think Nintendo is going to care. In 100 days the protest will be over and Nintendo will forget about it.

TsunamiWombat:
Or maybe it's because he's bat shit crazy...

That is also the correct answer

bad rider:
You sure he wasn't going to do that anyway?
Just now he can say hes protesting.

Yeah maybe he just don't want to spend xmas and easter with his family.

Awful music in the game trailer.

SiliconKnight:
does he truly believe nintendo is watching or is this hype building for the internet release when nintendo says no?

I bet Nintendo are keeping an eye on this, and when he comes out they're just going to say no again. And then they'll sacrifice a few virgins and drink the blood of the innocent.

Meado:

SiliconKnight:
does he truly believe nintendo is watching or is this hype building for the internet release when nintendo says no?

I bet Nintendo are keeping an eye on this, and when he comes out they're just going to say no again. And then they'll sacrifice a few virgins and drink the blood of the innocent.

All hail Mario, lord of the damned.

Wouldn't it suck if he did get the Dev Kit but the game ended up sucking? 5 years working on this game and 100 days trapped in a room only to be known as the guy who made that shitty RPG, how tragic.

sv93:
I don't think Nintendo is going to care. In 100 days the protest will be over and Nintendo will forget about it.

Unfortunately, this is probably true.

And how hard would it bite if he did get a dev kit, and the game sucked?

You can't win against a giant rich corporation like Nintendo. I just stopped buying their products.

Knowing Nintendo, they'd probably be watching him and laughing while they are eating kittens. Really, I highly doubt this will work. Maybe he should try to port his game to the PC and release it online himself.

*face palm*
I don't think Nintendo will give a shit

I don't have a Ds and I would buy the game, good on him and screw Nintendo, if he's going to put in that much effort they could at least help the guy.

Why can't he just suck it up and just torrent it?

 

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