De BlobBy Ronimo Games
You might remember de Blob as a Wii title. But you probably didn’t know the original concept started out as a school project by the team that would come to be known as Ronimo Games.
The assignment was to create an applied game in which players would learn about major construction work in the center of Utrecht, a city in the middle of the Netherlands. The guys came up with a colourful, chubby alien who’s got to paint the entire center a new color while avoiding the inky police.
The game proved to be quite succesful and the rights to the concept were eventually sold to THQ, spawning a successful game and a sequel.