Game developer Keita Takahashi will show his next game, Tenya Wanya Teens, at the annual Game Developers Conference in San Francisco next week. The game, which will be played on custom poly-button joysticks, is described as "a coming-of-age tale about love, hygiene, monsters and finding discarded erotic magazines in the woods" by its creators.
Co-produced by Takahashi (Katamari Damacy, Noby Noby Boy) and Asuka Sakai of Uvula, Venus Patrol and Wild Rumpus, Tenya Wanya Teens is said to be a game "about trying desperately to not say or do the wrong thing at the wrong time." On Venus Patrol, the game is shown being played with a pair of custom arcade joysticks featuring 16 buttons.
"Tanya Tanya means chaos or panic (but it's not serious) in Japanese," according to a post by Takahashi on the Uvula website.
The game will make its public debut at the Venus Patrol/Wild Rumpus party at GDC and at the Experimental Gameplay Sessions on Friday, March 29 at 2:30pm. Venus Patrol says a version for players unable to attend GDC this year is in the works.