Are you keeping the pencilled art style with white backdrops for the game? I'm a sucka for traditional media styles
Unlikely, but I agree it's cool direction.
You totally ripped off my TV-headed character, TEEV!
It would be cool if he could like, change the channel of his head.
Yeah, I was toying with that idea myself. You could change your channel as a disguise. Obviously, only the head would be different, but it's a fun idea in a cartoon sort of way. Another option would be to change the channel around him, causing the level to instantly change.
Or go even further with the TV idea. Scramble the signal (i.e. screen distorts all weird) as a temporary invincibility, buying/generating tools or weapons from the shopping channel, or various "creative editing" features, but that's starting to get in to Braid territory if we start talking pausing, rewinding and fast forwarding.
Katamari, Zim/Gir, Bomberman, Hominid
It is not the "TV" but the feel I got from it.
Yep, that's pretty much what I try to do. That cartoon/minimalist sort of stuff.