5th Cell's new game, 'Scribblenauts'!

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Dec 6, 2008
  1. War
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    Here is an article by IGN about this AMAZING game:

    "Ever since the review of 5TH Cell's action/strategy game Lock's Quest, we've been waiting to get the first information on their next project. We expected something along the same lines as those two, either running with a sequel to the very successful Drawn to Life, or perhaps taking another unique approach to RPGs or strategy titles like Lock's Quest which released earlier this year.

    What we weren't expecting, was Scribblenauts.

    As an extremely unique and amazingly ambitious game, 5TH Cells latest offering has instantly gotten us talking around the IGN offices, and we're sure it'll do the same for you. The idea behind the game? Write anything, solve everything. The goal is to turn a basic concept – move your character to a goal – into something truly extraordinary. If you can think it, you can spawn it into the world.

    And while we'd love to try and explain Scribblenauts to you, it's going to be a whole lot easier to show you what the game is all about. Click below to see the world exclusive first footage of Scribblenaut, developed internally and independently by 5TH Cell:

    Go watch the trailer here!
    (In case you're too lazy to show the video, the footage shows a little boy. He has to get a coin or something like that on top of a tree. The bottom screen then turns into something like a sheet of paper. The player, you, spells out a word. "Ladder". A ladder appears out of nowhere, the boy grabs it, brings it up to the tree, and collects the coin! The video then rewinds back time and this time spells out "football". A football appears, the boy throws it at the coin on top of the tree, knocks the coin down, and grabs it. It rewinds one last time, and this time, the player spells out "beaver". A beaver comes out, eats the tree, and the player can get the coin!)

    Now after a trailer like that, people undoubtedly have a mass of questions as to how the game will really work. Can you actually write anything? Is that even possible, especially on such a humble piece of hardware like the DS? Since we had the same questions, we needed to sit down and chat with the brains behind the game, 5TH Cell's co-founder and creative director Jeremiah Slaczka. Hot off the release of Lock's Quest, Miah has been eager to get people talking about the company's latest project."

    Source + interview with creator + pics!
     


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    Looks to be a 10 and under game.
     
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    What if you dont know how to spell X| ? This game will get frustrating.
     
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    Well, it looked very unique and fun to me. I'd be willing to give it a shot. I'm just wondering what the limitations are... for example, in that demo level, I'm sure you can't spell out "axe" to chop down the tree or something.
     
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    How can we know the limits of things you can spell? If I spell out "man" will a man come over and climb the tree and take the coin for that boy?
     
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    The concept is amazing.. I wonder how many words they'll be able to put in there..

    The guy from 5th Cell sounds really optimistic in the interview:

    Can't wait for that game! [​IMG]
     
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    Looks like the game will be 128 MB uncompressed
     
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    Suprisingly, it looks not too bad. And considering the post above..every object in the dictionary..

    Damn.
     
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    This sounds like alot of fun to play.
    5th Cell
     
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    Not evry object I think, they won't allow kids to spell out "that" and actually show "that" heh [​IMG]
     
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    AMAZING! (if it works properly)

    Edit: Video: (for those who have really crap computers like me who can't watch a smooth video from gametrailers)
     
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    Now that I've seen the actual video, I must say I'm impressed, this is teh kind of game I expect from NDS [​IMG]

    The graphics is perfect, gameplay seems alot of fun, the music kinda motivates me to get one too [​IMG]
     
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    I hope you can draw your own character, too.

    (Doubtful obviously)
     
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    It includes LIMB DANGLING ACTION! Just like DTL!

    EDIT: This game seems the most awesome for almost infinite replay value!
     
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    cool i'll go get it when its released [​IMG] DTL and LQ both are nice, except DTL i only liked the drawing part
     
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    there'll also be keayboard, so no probs with that
     
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    I just hope the handwriting recognition is decent.
    Imagine having to go through something similar as brain training?
     
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    Fuckin' awesome O.O
    Edit: The graphics turn me down a little.
     
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    just noticed its relased on fall 2009, aww.
    whut happen if i wrote "pikachu"?!?!?!
    *imagines a pikachu climbing up onto the tree and eating it*
    om nom nom.
    seems like the back ground is like umm
    DTL backgrounds?
     

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