''The Wonderful End of the World'' is a game released by indie developer Dejobaan games in 2008. As the title suggests, the world is about to end (about to be [[PlanetEater eaten]], to be specific), and it's up to you and your sticky marionette-thing to save as much stuff as you can to colonise a new one. Essentially a ''VideoGame/KatamariDamacy'' [[FollowTheLeader clone]] (albeit it a rather well-made one), it still has enough of its own charm and tongue-in-cheek humour to be a distinct experience, and is probably the closest PC gamers will get to a Katamari game. The most obvious difference is that instead of rolling a ball of clutter, you control a stick man made of clutter. It can be bought from [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/15500/?snr=1_600_610__612 Steam]] or [[http://dejobaan.com/wonderful/ the developer's website]].
!!This VideoGame contains examples of:

* ExcusePlot: Only time it's really brought up is in the theme song and in the final, apocalyptic level.
* ExpositoryThemeTune: The main menu background music gives just about all the plot the game has.
%%* TheFantasticTropeOfWonderousTitles
* FollowTheLeader: It's a pretty blatant copy of ''Katamari Damacy''.
** And they even made it ''just as ridiculous'' in its own way.
* LevelAte: The level Sugar Candy is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin made out of candy]]
* PaperPeople: The level Rice Paper Parade has everything as paper cut-outs in a 3D world.
* PermanentlyMissableContent: You grow as you become larger. However, small items in corners tend to be hard to reach, sometimes impossible depending on the level.
* PinballScoring: It parodies this by giving your score as a very literal count of how many items you've assimilated, with, written after it in brackets, '(billion)'.
* PlanetEater: What's going to cause the titular end of the world. Never seen in-game, but apparently has the head of a fish.
* SavingTheWorld: Although more in the sense of saving a document.
%%* SchizophrenicDifficulty
* SecretLevel: These two levels are filled with crates, and are part of the Valve AlternateRealityGame concerning potatos..
* ShoutOut: Many, many, many. To start with, the Arcadia level has you collecting things from ''VideoGame/{{Pong}}'', ''VideoGame/PacMan'', a [[Film/{{Tron}} light-cycle]], ''VideoGame/{{Centipede}}'', and ''VideoGame/{{Tetris}}'', the Bibliodiscotheque level (set in a library) has a [[Literature/{{Discworld}} giant orang-outang and a flying turtle]], and the Sky Mall level has a white toy pick-up truck [[OJSimpson being chased by toy police cars]].
* VisualPun: Also numerous. For example, a computer with an actual mouse (the computer mice are scurrying around like actual mice).