SpongeBob gets Drawn to Life

New edition of DS game arriving alongside Naked Brother Band title as THQ's Nickelodeon-licensed games reach $1 billion sales milestone.

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Last year's DS adventure game Drawn to Life offered up a new take on user-generated content by allowing players to use the system's stylus and touch screen to draw a variety of objects in the game, including the main character. The one-off project did well enough that THQ decided to expand on the idea, revealing earlier this year that a Wii edition is in the works.

Now the publisher is mixing the Drawn to Life brand with one of its high-profile licensed properties, as THQ has announced Drawn to Life: SpongeBob Square Pants Edition for the DS. Players will once again draw their own characters and objects in the game, but this time, the adventure will see players crossing paths with the denizens of Bikini Bottom as they take on DoodleBob's rogue drawings.

THQ also revealed the rest of its Nickelodeon lineup for the year and revealed that the partnership with the cable television network has so far yielded sales of more than 50 million units and $1 billion. The lineup also includes a debut title based on The Naked Brothers Band, new installments of Avatar: The Last Airbender, and SpongeBob SquarePants featuring Nicktoons, all three of which will appear on the PlayStation 2, DS, and Wii. Rounding out the slate is Tak and the Guardians of Gross for the PS2 and Wii (with Tak Mojo Mistake arriving on the DS), and Back at the Barnyard: Slop Bucket Games (working title) for the DS.

All of the above games are set for a fall release.

Discussion

40 comments
iSpeak_InClicks
iSpeak_InClicks

Why'd they have to go and TV-license it? I'm not buying it, or the original. You guys remember the GC Spongebob game? Or the GBA one?

psp8976
psp8976

spongebob is okay for anyone in the world two like him but he is tupied as a bag of rock's two me most of the so do not get made at me for sayeing this but spongebob can buy a nother brain in his life time but well not no how two use buy the time he put it in his head but that what i have two say about him but if the game looke good two me when it come's out for the ds i might get it tell then i do not care what eales he does with his life

pikaby
pikaby

/facepalm I'd rather they made a Drawn To Life 2 rather than one with licensed characters......

snakes2solid
snakes2solid

spongebob has done what Barney couldn't ....made it cool to like him even though you're over 7 years old!!..hehe

K-Grogg
K-Grogg

YES!! Doodlbob strikes again. :P Wow...it's been so long since I saw Sponge Bob on TV, I miss him. :D

Kcube
Kcube

@Flat_Line_____ I was qouting him and defending him :) I dunno how to do real qoutes in here :(

Hieh
Hieh

Worked ok in okami.. yes i know not really the same but kinda :0

Flat_Line_____
Flat_Line_____

Kcube "hiho24 Thanks for the -1 I see my words have really affected you." ======================================= How can you tell who voted what on a comment? I didn't know it showed that info. Anyways, I wonder if you will get to hold the Wiimote like a big marker or something and actually draw with it... Other than that, drawing with the analog stick may be kinda awkward.

packster
packster

wooh. I wanna see more of drawn to life wii. I got pretty excited when I saw that tak game. I hope that it is not based on the crappy TV show, I hope it is like the video games the show is based off of.

holycrowbar
holycrowbar

made me think of that one spongebob episode where spongebob finds a magical pencil and everything he draws comes to life :D

Zidaneski
Zidaneski

Ummm, does no one even remember that SB actually lost in the best animated cartoon for the Kid's Choice Awards. Guess which one won, AVATAR!

ChickenHounk911
ChickenHounk911

I looked up "Naked Brothers Band" on the internet and got porno sites. I dont want my kids to go through that! Spongebob is pretty cool. It's my 1-year old's favorite cartoon. "Spongebob" is the 3rd word he larned to say after mom and Dad!

Kcube
Kcube

"hiho24 Thanks for the -1 I see my words have really affected you." Just ignore him dude,its obvious he is anti social. Anyways I agree with you that SB is a great show for kids AND adults :)

Kcube
Kcube

Spongebob for PRESIDENT!! Squidward for VP(Squid gets no love) :(

hiho24
hiho24

Thanks for the -1 I see my words have really affected you. I believe the show was intended to be random. Like most well made cartoons its entertaining to kids and includes a dialogue that is entertaining to adults as well. Its not my problem if you don't agree, and I doubt any professional help will need to be sought, we'll see.

dewd4
dewd4

hiho24 i find your comment hilarious. Spongebob is mindless random rubbbish and if you actually find it funny...you need proffesional help. Whatever happened to the great cartoons that didnt dumb down kids and actually provided some entertainment. "I've always cringed at the name itself, stopped watching Nick before it was even heard of though. It couldn't possibly be worse than "The Amanda Show" was, could it?" I remember last month when i went to visit my cousins i asked what they were watching and they said the NBB. O_O i just walked away

hiho24
hiho24

Spongebob is pretty much the best Cartoon being aired on TV right now. Everything else is just crap either budget simplistic drawing or 3d CGI which just looks creepy. Go Spongebob!

SonicDBZRacer
SonicDBZRacer

Who in their right minds would buy crappy games based off crappy kids shows? Oh, right, adults for THEIR kids. >__>

speedjunkie4
speedjunkie4

Spongebob is the worst show on TV. All he does is laugh for 30 minutets.

BlackHawk340
BlackHawk340

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GodsPoison
GodsPoison

Ahh doodlebob, who hasnt drawn some half @ssed picture in the margins of their textbooks at one time?

TylrKakarot1
TylrKakarot1

Seeing how many sales crappy Nick games get just makes me die a little on the inside...

MischiefmAker
MischiefmAker

"NBB is the worst Nickelodeon show EVER!" I've always cringed at the name itself, stopped watching Nick before it was even heard of though. It couldn't possibly be worse than "The Amanda Show" was, could it?

diablobasher
diablobasher

Spongebob is something akin to Invader Zim, in that it's creators have managed to slip a healthy dose of undetected adult humor in there.

nintendoboy16
nintendoboy16

I think the Drawn to Life: Spongebob edition would pass, but NBB the game? NO! That would definately fail. NBB is the worst Nickelodeon show EVER! :evil:

Timbydude
Timbydude

$1 billion in sales of Nickelodeon games??? This makes me so sad...

gnbfd
gnbfd

"as they take on DoodleBob's rogue drawings." Best. Spongebob. Episode. Ever. It's still my fav!

tyler2357
tyler2357

Now Angry Beavers was cool back in the day.

MischiefmAker
MischiefmAker

"Spongebob is the best cartoon ever made. it'll never die" It's not bad, but I preferred Angry Beavers.

skatefreak89
skatefreak89

Spongebob is the best cartoon ever made. it'll never die

OnePiece226
OnePiece226

NO Spongebob dosen't have to die!!!!, obiously, since he hasen't yet, people still watch him

Jaysonguy
Jaysonguy

This is a great idea! A game that plays off of the DoodleBob episode of SpongeBob could be great. The first Drawn To Life was terrific, a SpongeBob theme sounds fun.

tyler2357
tyler2357

First post!!! SpongeBob needs to die already.