Bob's game: the strangest kickstarter ever created! - sgr

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Bob's Game has almost been forgotten about! It's time to remind the world why this is probably the strangest kickstarter story ever! ★ Patreon: Subscribe: Discord: 2nd Channel: Facebook: Twitter: YouTube: Website: RetroUnlim: Contact me: [email protected] --------------- Support the show ✌ Patreon: Play Asia affiliate link: Ebay Shop: Steamlabs: thanks to my collabs... -Whang = Chris = Complete History Series… ♥ Alex Kidd: Battletoads: Burnout: Chu Chu Rocket: Crash Bandicoot: Crazy Taxi: Double Dragon: Earthworm Jim: Ecco The Dolphin: Final Fight: Golden Axe: Grand Theft Auto: Gunstar Heroes: Jet Set Radio: Metal Slug: Metroid: Monkey Ball: Nights: PaRappa The Rapper: Ristar: Seaman: Shenmue: Shinobi: Splatterhouse: Streets of Rage: Video Games Facts… ☠ The 1st ever survival horror: Zombies ate my Neighbors was a trilogy???: The 1st ever Batman Game: Sega’s 1st ever Mascot you never knew: McDonald’s Video Games: Nintendo World Champ cart sold for $50: Nintendo’s 1st ever Mascot you never knew: Popeye Video Games: The worst mascot ever: Howard the Duck's Crazy past: Sega's Answer to Pokemon: Segata Sanshiro IS BACK!!!: sega's Most Obscure game ever: The 1st ever HD Video Game: The Atari Theme Park: Sonic & Knuckles Secret Character: The Game that almost destroyed Nintendo: Crazy KickStarters: ⌛ #KickScammers #BobsGame #RobertPelloni
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Daniel Ibbertson
Daniel Ibbertson

08:10 not sure why i said "Ben" lol

2018-10-21
NerdyPi
NerdyPi

I'm starting to think the real Bob's Game is going to turn out to be an ARG that no one has figured out yet.

2018-10-23
Whang!
Whang!

Bob sounds goofy

2018-10-22
Real1Gaming
Real1Gaming

I followed this like crazy back in the day to see what insanity he did next. I also played a demo of his game and it wasn't that bad to be honest. The man is insane though

2018-10-21
UberNeuman
UberNeuman

The last time I saw anyone making threats to a company they wanted to work with was The Ridder from Batman Forever.

2018-10-21
treeghettox
treeghettox

Oh, wow. I met this sack a' shit in real life. Long story short, he was crashing at a fellow acquaintance's place and that guy was trying to foist Bob off on me. I was an independent developer at the time and I didn't know about Bob so when I met him we briefly discussed making a game together. So I invited him over to hang out and it immediately becomes obvious that this guy is just a complete shit-stain. I'll go over the shit he revealed to me in increasing order of awfulness: - He told me that he cheats at every single game he plays, and if there aren't cheat codes he uses a Game Genie. - He walked around my apartment and touched my personal belongings without asking - He said I should let him move in because he'll help vacuum (this is a tiny apartment that's already full) - He told me how he can't control himself around females and has a restraining order from his ex-girlfriend because she claimed he tried to rape her - He got into an argument with his dad and mouthed off, his dad slapped him, so he called the cops on his dad. The cop sided with his dad so he ran away from home. - He's furious at his dad for not giving him money to finish his game, and he already spent thousands of dollars that he inherited from a dead aunt or something - And worst of all, there never was a Bob's Game at all. He didn't even have an idea for the fucking game in the first place. It turns out he wanted me to finish his game for him. Basically, he built a small suburban RPG-maker-esque map with some NPC's and cloned a bunch of Tetris-style games. He had no idea how to combine these two things. As it stood, in this "game" you just briefly play a bunch of Tetris clones in a tournament, then wander around an empty town with no objective. At no point had he thought past that. When I asked Bob about working on games, he made so many excuses about how he had to be "in the right mood" and he couldn't just do it in his car or in a Starbucks because the "atmosphere" wasn't right. This guy is a raging narcissist piece of shit and he's so up his own ass that he thought his aimless non-game bullshit would be beloved by all even though the lazy turd didn't feel like actually working on it. Oh yeah, one more thing. He got a kitten, was annoyed that it was meowing too much, so he trapped it in a container and it ended up suffocating to death.

2018-10-26
mister kickasso
mister kickasso

'I will run your pathetic little company to the ground snd spit on the smouldering remains' Ahh, so Bob is responsible for the Wii U

2018-10-23
Caleer
Caleer

Sheesh just publish on steam, they'll take anything even if it doesn't work.

2018-10-21
Cman971 unknown
Cman971 unknown

Holy crap, the this sounds like something you'd find in a Fallout game.

2018-10-21
RagDollRat
RagDollRat

whats funny is quality control didnt exist for the ds, the handhelf had so many scam bs games that had the quality of a browser game

2018-10-21
Professor Haystacks
Professor Haystacks

I was pretty obvious pretty early on in that blog that it was an ARG/Performance piece. 'Course that's now, I suppose it was less obvious in 2009. It was the first mention of aliens that really did it, but narrating the sudden sanity switch in text also gave away the game. An actual mentally ill person (most likely) would not have typed that bit. Read Time Cube and you'll get the general idea.

2018-10-21
EdgyShooter
EdgyShooter

Five years and 15,000 hours later we got this... * Ad starts * 😑

2018-10-21
Vee the Jay
Vee the Jay

I got so enthralled in the story I didn’t even realise there hadn’t been a Kickstarter until the point you mentioned it. That was absolutely wild

2018-10-22
Kenneth Ayoob
Kenneth Ayoob

No wonder Nintendo turned him down. He's insane! And not in a delightful way like Hideo Kojima.

2018-10-21
Drain
Drain

It's funny considering that these days Steam will allow any garbage to be dumped onto it. He could get it on there without the slightest effort. And if they won't take it, surely Sony would.

2018-10-24
ScorpionsFatality
ScorpionsFatality

If he never shit talked Nintendo, even as a joke. Then maybe he would have gotten somewhere. I feel like Nintendo really watches people. They don't want someone who's going to shit on them. Even if it's a publicity stunt. Nintendo probably didn't want anything to do with it. And he really could have handled this better....

2018-10-21
Asobi tech
Asobi tech

I remember seeing a few bits and "bobs" about this back in the day. Sounds like he needs some serious help with his mental health.

2018-10-21
butchdeadlift10
butchdeadlift10

18:26 I am glad he put this attention into his computer and a game company on the otherside of the planet..............and not an unfortunate woman or local celebrity.

2018-10-21
Colton Phillips
Colton Phillips

This guys main mistake was treating Nintendo not as a business but a fan loved thing

2018-10-21
Luis LLeonMaciel
Luis LLeonMaciel

A crazy developer who has no money, lives in a van, never finished Bob's Game (RPG), and now claims he's God, he's gone off the deep end

2018-10-21
Paul O'Sullivan
Paul O'Sullivan

I feel so sorry for him, it seems like he was so close to making something of himself and ended up living in a car. Poor guy, I hope he turns it around.

2018-10-21
Katrina Payne
Katrina Payne

To get a Nintendo license you need the following (before Nintendo's Indie program): * A payroll (yes... you need to have staff, a payroll and that) * To have a business license * To have been in business for over two years, preferably more than three years * To have a back catalogue of games--some of which are possible to imagine on a Nintendo console. Guy literally had none of that. Oh yeah... I've known this since the early 00's as I've also had interest in making games for Nintendo. I just have things explode and set on fire a lot in my life... and now also end up covered in bugs. Maybe magic IS real and my soul just is not pure... reality is an illusion, buy gold.

2018-10-22
Aaron Redding
Aaron Redding

Sega would have produced it cause genesis does what nintendont

2018-10-21
Bär Honigfeld
Bär Honigfeld

that was... something I wonder if he will be playing Final Fantasy VII on the Switch, though.

2018-10-21
Matt Brown
Matt Brown

He was ahead of his time by about a decade. Now he could if gotten it on switch

2018-10-23
Brandon Roberts
Brandon Roberts

that marketing campaign was kinda brilliant, but he should've just released it on his own.

2018-10-22
DIAST Cartoons
DIAST Cartoons

Man that was a crazy ride, but he shouldn't have played people and Nintendo like that. It was definitely clear that the game likely didn't pass the quality test to be released on the system. Also, that creepy image of Reggie made me jump twice.

2018-10-21
Mark Henderson
Mark Henderson

It was clearly Star Fox that kidnapped him.

2018-10-21
OwtDaftUK
OwtDaftUK

So basically he is a crazy hippy type pretending to be even more crazy than he actually is.

2018-10-21
Kyla Tea
Kyla Tea

this reads and operates as a creepypasta. Edit: HA! I knew it was something like that lol.

2018-10-21
OrangeyChocolate
OrangeyChocolate

Whee Nelly, that was some "Down the Rabbit Hole" shit right there. Nice video, interesting subject.

2018-10-21
superluser
superluser

Bob's got a massive headache? Does that mean that an HR Giger alien has implanted an embryo in his skull?

2018-10-21
notoriouswhitemoth
notoriouswhitemoth

Paranoid schizophrenic or troll? ...Maybe both?

2018-10-22
rusty dowd
rusty dowd

Is that WHANG?!

2018-10-21
The Original Gamer
The Original Gamer

The world NEEDS Streets of Rage: Slope Edition.

2018-10-22
warpyoshi
warpyoshi

Bob's game looks really good but wow was that marketing stunt poorly handled. If you ever read his old life story back in 2014 (you can still find it on a bunch of archives) it's harrowing stuff. Too sad to be fake. I really feel for the guy and hope it one day gets released.

2018-10-21
Gordon Chin
Gordon Chin

Do an episode on Terry Davis Temple OS.

2018-10-21
Michael Scally
Michael Scally

This makes Current Day Kanye look perfectly sane

2018-10-21
Neko Paul
Neko Paul

WTF just happened?

2018-10-21
N Dz
N Dz

You just couldn’t resist hiding a Whang in the video, could you?

2018-10-23
GTArajgaming
GTArajgaming

Rob should have taken the SD card thing.....that way he'd have the game distributed and people would be able to buy it with the flash cart folk getting an obvious 30% cut if the game sold at retail with a flash cart etc. man he really is a headcase

2018-10-21
GBlastMan
GBlastMan

Why doing all of this if he just could you know, did like Toby Fox did for Undertale just release a demo like it was a silly thing to do and see how people reacted to that and then work with that instead. Heck why trying to bother with Nintendo when he could just sold the goddamn game by himself like Toby and other did its not called *INDIE GAMES* for nothing. Look i admire artists and developers that are "solo workers" and their works can call them on their own without any regrets or nothing else, Pixel and Konjak are 2 of my favorite solo workers (well Konjak not so much because he *HAD* to use some help to finish Iconoclasts and that game had quite the bumpy ride to tell you the truth) Pixel spent 5 years developing *BY HIMSELF* Cave Story one of the games Bob's Game take inspiration from, but he didnt learn a thing from its development? Pixel didnt went to Nintendo or any other company to help him "finish" the game he just did it with whatever he had at the time, he didnt needed any kind of SDK or a big shiny fancy name slapped on its game, he just *DID IT* that's it really. If he wanted this game to be a success then he just had to be really humble about it, just showcase the game and then keep working on it, dont make a "viral campain" when you dont have anything behind to justify such thing, and for the look of the dude he was a bit "experimental" so he thought if he made the game quite "obscure" with such wacky and strange story behind it maybe the game could be quite the success but this made him look like a total wacko at the end, it just backfired on him instead of boosting him up, yes people still went to see him but not his game or his ideas, but his strange behaviour and wackyness, i think that's why he did those "strange videos" to capitalize on that to make his game even more popular. You sell a product by showing it and exposing it to the world, if the world likes it and wants more then you just do that, you dont force it onto people and make it happend before you even have a product to begin with, you cant promote a thing that doesnt really exists yet or its just a barebones idea, you have to have something solid enough to sell, something that people will be interested enough for you to assure you this kind of crazy stunts and tactics, in short terms you *DO* first then you *PROMOTE* later no the other way around because *IT DOESNT WORK THAT WAY*

2018-10-21
Lannden
Lannden

I just love the image of the Japanese mafia boarding a space craft to hunt down some aliens who are apparently harboring a dude who has damning evidence against Nintendo. Now that is an anime I would watch!

2018-10-22
Breanna Hempel
Breanna Hempel

I was pretty sure it was viral marketing. It was just too well written! I was thinking more arg and less viral marketing because that doesn't sound like a good way to get Nintendo to license your game. Probably didn't do him any favors. I do wanna play that puzzle game. Seems like it would be a really good app

2018-10-21
rayco santana
rayco santana

Oh that voice! thats my fam, WHANG! I can recognize that voice anywhere! xD

2018-10-21
raydeen2k
raydeen2k

Top Secret Underground Fortress. AKA, My Mom's Basement.

2018-10-22
Percy and Taft
Percy and Taft

What an odd and unfortunate story. In a way, I can sympathize with him... to a point. A very early point in the tale. I can see being that obsessed over one's creation and wanting to sacrifice everything to achieve it. And the landscape for indie games was different in 2008 than it is 10 years later, so that would have made it harder in some ways. But the fact is that he got some attention and positive press... and he should have rolled with that and a positive attitude, because that would have taken him much farther than a weird, off-putting viral marketing stunt. He probably does suffer from some form of mental illness, too, which doesn't help. Surprised I never heard about this before.

2018-10-22
Samantha Port
Samantha Port

It's a shame he never finished the RPG. Sounds/looks interesting.

2018-10-21
AshKetchum442
AshKetchum442

around 15:00 the ramblings remind me of muthafuckin’ elliot rogers

2018-10-21
kmcfarland
kmcfarland

Wow talk about attention seeking behavior.

2018-10-21
Chelle Doggo
Chelle Doggo

This Bob guy kind of reminds me of someone I knew when I was a teenager on deviantART. He wanted to create his own cartoons/games and have complete control over it. He also had a MASSIVE hateboner for modern mainstream animation/video games. He eventually ended up getting discovered by Encylopedia Dramatica. It was one big long downward spiral from there. He'd gone on long tirades about everything he hated and wouldn't tolerate anyone liking those things. He was super abusive to me and others, and I eventually just had to let him figure things out for himself. Last I heard, he threatened to go to a convention a couple years back and spit on an animator at a panel. The only difference is, the guy I'm talking about was 100% serious. It wasn't a gimmick.

2018-10-23
gomezpovina
gomezpovina

Do you really think he has been living in his car? I mean, he pulled the whole "I'm having a mental breakdown" lie before. It is, at least, an interesting ride.

2018-10-21
Ghostgirl 708
Ghostgirl 708

Damn, what good thing did i do to deserve a 33 min video?

2018-10-21
butchdeadlift10
butchdeadlift10

29:52 Is wasting people's time a federal offense? It should be

2018-10-21
Justin
Justin

I had to stop it when I heard about 'Mother 64', this guy doesn't know the beta has the same story as the realised "Mother 3" on the GBA, it is the same game, same story just on a GBA and without the 3D graphics, they scrapped the 64 game due to the execution of the idea not fitting the vision, if I remember correctly.

2018-10-25
M644theawesome
M644theawesome

I wonder what he thinks about other indie games like FNaF or Undertale, both creator of the games have done other things in the past, Scott (FNaF) with his other games, and Toby (Undertale) with his Earthbound hack, mostly Undertale than FNaF as Bob's game takes a lot from Earthbound just by the looks of it as Undertale does the same, and how Undertale got super popular and how its also now available for the switch, a Nintendo console Also to think of it, if he just waited he might have gotten attention from Nintendo if it was more shown off now, then back in when it was first shown off, as Nintendo, and gaming in general has a huge indie scene Just some random thoughts I had after watching this

2018-10-25
Tom Williams Productions
Tom Williams Productions

I've always wanted a Lego Power Rangers Game

2018-10-21
chibi hungary
chibi hungary

I think he has autism.

2018-10-21
slipknotboy555
slipknotboy555

Heh, the people saying he's got "serious mental health problems" - did you not watch the video all the way through?

2018-10-21
Rocksaltz WID A Z
Rocksaltz WID A Z

Wait a minute, this isn't Larry Bundy Jr.

2018-10-28
TOPAZ30001
TOPAZ30001

So basically this dude is Chris Chan if Chris Chan applied himself and had impeccable work ethic.

2018-10-26
ZeDo GiCa
ZeDo GiCa

this whole ordeal is so bizzare it almost seems like a surreal art project

2018-10-22
2071Johnny
2071Johnny

Based on everything I've heard so far, the main people losing out are those who would be interested in playing this title. I alone would be interesting in the final product, based on what I've seen so far and his insane boasts alone. As for everyone else: Nintendo of Japan - Clearly not interested in an unsolicited semi-low quality fan game, because it wouldn't make them big Mario bucks. Nintendo of America - General executive procedure BS. Reggie - "What's wrong with you". Bob - Too prideful and delusional to let a finished build of the game fall into the fans' hands, unless Nintendo decides to make it an officially licensed game.

2018-10-23
MrAdamFC
MrAdamFC

its like watching the videogame equivalent of Eminem's Stan. Just replace the word ''Slim'' in that song to ''Reggie'' and you basically have the full transcript of his protest .

2018-10-22
Moving Parts Gaming
Moving Parts Gaming

I didn't know you get Friendzoned by a corporation...

2018-10-24
Stoplight 25
Stoplight 25

Guys I think it's just a running joke about mother 3 never releasing in the United States.

2018-10-26
Hina Williams
Hina Williams

This dude is fucking crazy. I mean I can understand creating his own game and wanting Nintendo to license/publish his game, but if his game didn't meet the requirements or fits what Nintendo wanted for a game, then he really could've changed his game up or go for another gaming company. He honestly sounds paranoid XD

2018-10-22
Ryan G
Ryan G

The REAL Bob’s Game is Rob’s life.

2018-10-21
maka pixel
maka pixel

This is part real and part performance art. Really all there is to it.

2018-10-22
Tyler
Tyler

It’s a game within a game in a game GAMECEPTION

2018-10-22
DeepPastry
DeepPastry

This idiot didn't want anything of his perfect game changed... Not even the system he wanted to release it onto (of which he had zero access to). What an crazy loon. EDIT: And the idiot didn't even want to apply, in an official way, for the SDK kit... It's like the joke about praying to god to win some local lottery, only to have god finally answer after years that maybe if he had bothered to buy even one ticket...

2018-10-22
yoshifan2334
yoshifan2334

This guy is giving me major vibes of that one SCP that’s “the protagonist” or whatever mostly with all the crazy somewhat narcissistic ramblings

2018-10-28
fumomo fumosarum
fumomo fumosarum

hory shit, i thought it was the chris chan of game development...

2018-10-21
Steven The T
Steven The T

Rik Mayall RIP

2018-10-22
Paul Johnson
Paul Johnson

Great job choosing Whang! to be the voice of Bob. This surely is a Tale from the Internet if there ever was one. Great video.

2018-10-21
Michael Pollard
Michael Pollard

The whole thing was an act, a game, bob's game. The goal? leech money off everyone and cough surf into oblivion.

2018-10-30
ValensBellator
ValensBellator

Maybe he's just a brilliant marketer? It reads like a performance piece. *edit* just got to 24 minutes in, guess it was a performance piece after all lol

2018-10-22
warhammernerd52
warhammernerd52

This game was going so well up until the creator's mental breakdown and paranoia: It's depressing that he caused his own downfall before he even began This isn't what anyone should ever experience, especially right at the beginning of pursuing one's video-game career

2018-10-28
learn art
learn art

the first 2 minutes should have been cut out they don't add anything to the video

2018-10-30
reitrace
reitrace

yuu has saved the whole gaming industry

2018-10-29
Sean Lecca
Sean Lecca

He could've just waited until you could easily buy a 3DS dev kit from Nintendo.

2018-10-27
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Don't sub. It is not allowed.

Dumbass, he should have gone indie.

2018-10-30
Satou
Satou

the posts on his site remind me a lot of Elliot Rodger's manifesto. similarly distorted thoughts

2018-10-30
HumanGamer
HumanGamer

What the hell?! That guy is completely nuts!

2018-10-29
Peaceful Hooligan
Peaceful Hooligan

1:08 holy crap, it's Michael Scott starring in Threat Level Midnight: THE GAME!

2018-10-27
ysigne
ysigne

I almost couldn't finish the video from cringing so much

2018-10-21
mostmelon
mostmelon

There really isn't anything more gimmicky than a game about a game. And it's been done about a hundred times.

2018-10-21
Lieutenant BaconWaffles
Lieutenant BaconWaffles

For a moment, I thought you were going to say he created the first RPGMaker. Or Eskimo Bob.

2018-10-21
Flipside Limited
Flipside Limited

Bob’s game reminds me a lot of Sonichu...

2018-10-26
K-leb
K-leb

I admire this guy's dedication. They way he went about it? Not as much...

2018-10-22
totally original channel name
totally original channel name

"Five years, and 15,000 hours later, and we got..." *Fortnite add*

2018-10-26
warhammernerd52
warhammernerd52

Is there a chance you could do the 'Oddworld Vs Microsoft Scandal: The Full Story (OddPortal)' one of these days? I definitely know some sort of schism between the two tribes happened (also with publishers GT Interactive, and Just Add Water)

2018-10-25
Pooky1991
Pooky1991

Yeah...this is proof we need better mental health treatments

2018-10-22
MidoriMushrooms
MidoriMushrooms

I'm gonna be honest. On quiet nights, or in the morning before I go to sleep, and especially after long days spent working on huge projects that feel immensely daunting and especially take months of my time, I have brief flashes of having thoughts that are eerily similar to these. Even if I never broadcast them, the act of a single person working along for months or possibly years of their life has very nearly driven me mad before. Don't work alone, guys. Don't be isolated. It's not good for you. It'll make you go insane, and it'll make you feel horribly lonely. More importantly, never practice alone, it only embeds your errors.

2018-10-25
Mr. Meloetta
Mr. Meloetta

"Nintendo was being controlled by Miamoto..." A game company being controlled by it's CEO? _OH THE HUMANITY_

2018-10-28
Mujtaba Walji
Mujtaba Walji

Bob’s writings to Nintendo make him sound like an abusive boyfriend...

2018-10-25
Mattytime
Mattytime

OH SHIIIIT WHANG!!!!

2018-10-22
Perry lee
Perry lee

People like that shouldn't be left alone for too long, they'll fold in on themselves.

2018-10-27
Chan Xavier
Chan Xavier

Wtf Jeremy clarkson is making YouTube videos on games?

2018-10-25
Mooshry
Mooshry

It turned out to be a ridiculous Tetris clone.

2018-10-27