The Game Factory announces Build-A-Bear Workshop

For the fanboys that worship Blu-ray, drink at the fountain of Xbox LIVE and think that the Nintendo Wii is only for children or retirees; this news won’t prove you wrong. For those gamers that use their Wii for family fun time, this game may be just the thing for you.

The Game Factory, a publisher of family-friendly and casual games announced the release of Build-A-Bear Workshop A friend Fur All Seasons for the Wii. This is part of a partnership with Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc, who’s stores allow kids to create and stuff their own fabricated friend, complete with outfits, badges and other accessories.

The game plays like any other party game with family and the young gamer in mind. Up to four players can personalize their own furry friend and compete in a collection of mini-games such as sack races, frisbee and jumping on a trampoline. All games using the Wii remote in a variety of ways. Medals are given and used to unlock more outfits and accessories, which can trigger a variety of animations and behaviors. In the end all players get to attend a party hosted by the Build-A-Bear Workshop mascots Bearemy and Pawlette Coufur.

Fluffy as the game sounds, it shouldn’t prove that the Wii is just for kids and that Nintendo doesn’t support hardcore gamers. Instead, this could be a sign that Microsoft and Sony just have something against fabricated friends.