So, I was playing LittleBigPlanet Vita the other night,attempting to make a hipster Sackboy (don’t judge me) when I came upon a startling realization. The newest handheld iteration of Media Molecule’s cute little creative platformer allows you to make a Jonathan Coulton Sackboy.
Sure, the glasses are a bit large, the hair is a bit too “dreadlocks” and not as much “curly mane,” and an ironic T-shirt would have been more appropriate than a turtleneck sweater. Still, every time I look at my new Sackboy, I can’t help but feel like I’m looking ol’ JoCo right in the face.
Obviously, this isn’t an official Jonathan Coulton Sackboy or anything, but it’s still cool to see the likeness of one of geek culture’s most celebrated musicians accidentally show up (sort of) in a videogame. In fact, I would love to see this combination become official at some point in the future. (Actually, why hasn’t the man ever written a song for the LittleBigPlanet games? Media Molecule, get that guy on the phone!)
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to see what other celebrities I can Sackboy-ify in LBP Vita.
In the meantime, I’ll leave you with this absolute classic from PAX 2008: