Robert Pelloni releases and retracts background on bob’s game development

bob's game faq

On January 30th, reader anonymouse commented that Robert had a new page that gave what he called “disturbing insight into the history of ‘bob’s game‘.” Personally, I think calling it disturbing is too strong, but I did find it very interesting. It was available from http://bobsgame.com/faq/ but has since been removed. It’s been replaced with a simple message. “Please wait for the full story and don’t post what was already here. Thank you.”

I’ll admit that I did save a .PDF copy, but I’ll respect his wishes. I hope he wouldn’t mind if I do at least say that it provided a bit of history and context to his development of bob’s game, and it reassured me that he really was trying to get this released. I’m looking forward to the “full story.”

I also received two comments (here and here) from reader shicky256 / Nathan M. on January 28th that Robert uploaded some new YouTube videos. While they weren’t all interesting to me, a few were and showed the location at which he did some of the development it seems.

February 2nd brought a comment by a reader who simply used the name “Who is Bob???” He points out that the bob’s game OUYA game was released. He links to a review of the game on OUYAbrew.com. To be clear, this bob’s game is simply a single puzzle game that’s supposedly a minigame from the RPG. (Although it is pretty complex and changes rulesets, so maybe calling it “simply a single puzzle game” is an understatement.) I’d just like to be clear that this bob’s game is distinct from the bob’s game RPG and from the bob’s game within the bob’s game RPG.

The strange tale of “bob’s game” attempts to keep the entire story of Robert Pelloni and his game organized. I’m going to consider these updates part of Act IX and update the article accordingly.

To everyone who’s following along or contributing to the conversation here on this blog, thank you! I appreciate all the comments, and I’m glad that there are still people interested in bob’s game. I know I don’t always update immediately when I receive a tip, but I’m glad to receive them!

13 thoughts on “Robert Pelloni releases and retracts background on bob’s game development

  1. Pingback: The strange tale of “bob’s game” | Polygons and Pixels

  2. …hence why I call the RPG ‘Rob’s Game’ while calling the game-within-the-game ‘Bob’s Game’.

    I remember when the Nintendo Life forums (actually the forums of Nintendo Life before the name change to ‘Nintendo Life’) linked to an article of Rob throwing a meltdown during his ‘protest’. I still looked onwards, interested on the thing. What is surprising is that I learned of this since 2009, while the current year is 2014.

    …I passed a 5-year anniversary, I think.
    I do not mind; I am not really counting specifics.

  3. bobsgame.com now shows the beginning of the “legend of bob’s game”. The first two paragraphs are (pretty much) the same as the FAQ version, but the rest of it is new.

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