Scribblenauts Has The Write Stuff

The developer behind Lock's Quest and Drawn To Life prepare to draw upon their DS experience to create a new "groundbreaking emergent" game in Scribblenauts.

Scribblenauts is a game in which players help their friend Maxwell acquire "starlite" by solving a series of puzzles in each of the game's more than 200 levels. So what's the difference between this and any other DS puzzle game?

The twist is, in order to solve the puzzle, the player uses the stylus and notepad to write down the word for any object that comes to mind in order to reach the goal. Every object behaves as it would in the real world, and the player can combine countless objects together to create completely new behaviours. Every level has more than one written object to use as a solution, opening up the game to unlimited replay.

It sounds intriguing. Actually it sounds like the sort of game you can't quite explain using only a few tiny screenshots and a bit of text.

Still, developer 5th Cell and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment give it the old college try.

"We're excited to be working with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to bring Scribblenauts to a wide range of gamers, so they can play something they've never experienced anywhere else," said Jeremiah Slaczka, Creative Director and Co-Owner of 5TH Cell. "Scribblenauts is our biggest DS title to date and the culmination of our design knowledge and past experience creating original games."

Still nothing. Well at least they've caught our eye. Scribblenauts should be available this fall for the Nintendo DS. Hopefully we'll know a bit more by then.


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