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Video: Here’s the story behind the canceled Wii “Wiiwaa” plush toy game

Picture: Zoink Games

The Wii opened up a world of possibilities and creativity for many developers, and one in particular attempted to jump on the creative bandwagon with a unique video game that would be controlled with a plush.

Zoink Games, known for developing unique adventure games with distinctive art styles such as Lost In Random, Flipping Death and Fe, was creating wiiwa (Where Weewaa) for the Wii. This unusual toy caught the attention of video game media in 2009 when it was first introduced, as it was a game you played by inserting the Wii Remote into a toy’s mouth. specially designed. Then you would play the game by moving the plush toy, shaking it or pulling on its ears, for example.

This extremely adorable toy has all the hallmarks of Zoink’s creativity and unique visuals, with bright orange colors on the toy and unusual worlds for the character to explore. But the game simply disappeared in 2009.

Now, DidYouKnowGaming? Liam Robertson took a deep dive into the history of the Zoink Games title that once garnered media attention, only to then disappear completely. From securing enough funds to simply create a proof-of-concept to finding an unlikely rival in Cooking Mama, the video covers it all, including a once-lost trailer that shows where the Wii Remote was supposed to go. origin be inserted.

You can watch the full video below, which includes insight from Zoink Games founder Klaus Lyngeled. And although we are extremely sad that this unique concept never saw the light of day, we are at least happy that many remember it.

What do you think of Wiiwaa? Would you have picked it up if it had been published? Let us know.