5th Cell's next game powered by Source engine - Report

Valve's game tech to power new title from Scribblenauts studio; public reveal coming in the "next few months."

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While Seattle developer 5th Cell's Super Scribblenauts isn't due out until October, the shop is already speaking about its next title. Today a company executive said the studio's next game will use the engine that powered such hits as Team Fortress 2, Portal, and Half-Life 2.

Jeremiah Slaczka, creative director and CEO of 5th Cell, offered an enticing hint to gaming blog Joystiq about its next digital endeavor.

Elephants might remain in 5th Cell's future.

"We're not ready to reveal our next original game just yet, but I can say we're using the Source Engine for it," Slaczka told Joystiq.

Unfortunately, Slaczka didn't offer additional details on the project and wouldn't confirm if it was the studio's rumored Xbox Live Arcade title. However, he did say the mystery project will likely go public in the coming months.

"Hopefully we'll have something to show people in a few months," he said.

In August 2009, Slaczka announced that 5th Cell was "nearly done" developing for the Nintendo DS and would move on to consoles following the release of the DS titles Super Scribblenauts and Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter. And in October of that year, the studio head confirmed that 5th Cell was working on a "really big" XBLA title--possibly the same game that uses the Source engine.

For more on Super Scribblenauts, check out GameSpot's recent preview.

Discussion

16 comments
Blade8Aus
Blade8Aus

@TheVGamer Agreed. and looking at the way Source has improved with the Portal 2 videos, it seems pretty much perfect for them provided a platform with some good horsepower.

TheVGamer
TheVGamer

Ha, source is very good for what they're doing. Just look at Gerry's mod. You can create everything you want in it, exactly what, I think, 5th cell is aiming for.

thingta42
thingta42

Maby a Scribblenauts game for 3DS using source? hmm

dapman418
dapman418

I'm hoping it turns out awesome. So far it sounds it.

jumpy46
jumpy46

Since they are using Valve's engine, I hope it will get a steam release.

zmanrwks
zmanrwks

So, we can make sammiches and see lying cakes?

lookin_boy
lookin_boy

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gideonkain
gideonkain

@bibliomaniac15 Valve has a say in it? Might reach new levels of awesome. The engine is licensed by Valve, nothing more. It's a business transaction, not a creative collaboration.

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

does this mean i will be able to create words, they come to life, and i can TOSS THINGS AT A HIGH SPEED through it with a gravity gun?!!?

mardinn
mardinn

Lol.. I though that they meant Splinter Cell .. but it might get interesting. Source engine might only mean PC! maybe, maybe not.

Nintendo_Ownes7
Nintendo_Ownes7

Sounds good. I also wonder if they will announce a 3DS title because 5th Cell does like the 3DS.

bibliomaniac15
bibliomaniac15

Valve has a say in it? Might reach new levels of awesome.