Noby Noby Boy creator Keita Takahashi has said that he's using the iPhone version of the game as "bait" to secure more funding for the ongoing development of the PS3 original.
"We used too much time and money to develop Noby Noby Boy, and there won't be any major updates in the future," Takahashi told Eurogamer in an interview to mark the launch of a free multiplayer patch.
"However, I am trying to use the iPhone version in order to get more money from our top executives in order to keep updating the PS3 version. Basically, I am using the iPhone version as bait."
Takahashi also said he wants the PS3 and iPhone versions to interact. "In short, I want GIRL to grow thanks to the iPhone as well. Even if you don't have a PS3 you could create a PSN account and transfer BOY's length form your iPhone to GIRL, that's actually what I would like to do," he said.
"To implement this, I am sure that we will meet a lot of obstacles. If we could have some kind of cross-platform fun, and we could make some game hardware competition like which one is going faster, bad criticism may also decrease as well too."
Head over to today's Keita Takahashi interview for more on the iPhone game, and the multiplayer update, including exclusive videos of it in action.