At E3 this year (the big video game conference, where all the big names in video games get together and show off their new products) a new game in the Mario franchise was released: Yoshi’s Woolly World!
It’s a Mario game, with Yoshi the dinosaur (dragon? I’m not sure) as the protagonist. And for some reason everything in the game is knit, crocheted or otherwise made out of stuff you’d find at Micheal’s. I’ve tried to figure out why they picked wool as their decorative medium, and I cant’ figure it out. It does look cool though.
Look! The clouds are made of felt, the big flower is crocheted, the grass is knitted, and even Yoshi himself is made of wool.
I don’t quite understand it, but I don’t really care. It’s cute and funny (and fuzzy). I might even have to go buy a WiiU when this game comes out next year.
Celebrate Yoshi’s Woolly World with a woolly Yoshi of your own:
Yoshi by Jessica Kneffel
Nintendo has been experimenting with some neat looking visual styles for their games recently. There’s Kirby Epic Yarn (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK4gKc9OuTk), where everything is made of, well, yarn, and Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqEOsvTmcoE) coming out this year which has everything made of clay.
Wow! I love them! I don’t know how this is the first time I’ve heard about these games. I really like how they use the actual properties of aspects of fiber-arts (zippers, drawstrings) in the game-play in Kirby’s Epic Yarn. Too Cool! Thanks for sharing!
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