Warner doodling with Scribblenauts

Publisher picks up 5TH Cell's open-ended, noun-based DS puzzle game for a fall release.

Developer 5TH Cell boasts that its upcoming DS puzzle game Scribblenauts will let players solve puzzles by writing any noun they can think of on the touch screen and watching that item magically appear in the game. The studio must have tried out the word "publisher," as Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced that it has acquired the Scribblenauts IP and will be putting it on store shelves this fall.

Maybe a Whopper for the copper would do the trick.

While the premise of the game is ambitious, 5TH Cell has made a name for itself making creative and novel games for Nintendo's handheld system. 2007's Drawn to Life was a platformer that allowed players to doodle their own characters and in-game items, while last year's Lock's Quest added strategy and role-playing elements to the tower defense subgenre of strategy games.

The object of Scribblenauts is to help protagonist Maxwell acquire a star in each of 200 different levels. Players will be able to write nouns on the game's virtual notepad and watch as those items appear and "behave as they would in real life." 5TH Cell promises that each level will have a variety of solutions and that the game will include multiple play modes and unlockable content.

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mammothplummie
mammothplummie

the last ds game i bought for ds was splinter cell chaos theory about two years ago and ive got bored of the ds since!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but i am sooooooooo getting this game!!!!!!!!!!!!! it loooks awesome.

mammothplummie
mammothplummie

hahaha it looks good Thats if it works of course. it should be quite funny, wonder what kind of stuff you can put into it, its probbably gonna be one of those things that dont work properly like if you put in a long word that it cant handle it will probably come up with something random=)

Smoo231
Smoo231

That's ambitious... I wonder if it'll work well.

Mr_Versipellis
Mr_Versipellis

This looks generally cool.... I just wanna write "porn mag". Can't we all dream? =)

razzack9
razzack9

If it works well and is as good as the trailers, this game is gonna be amazing. I hope they can include a wide variety of objects. I can't wait for this game.

Gohan_Egret
Gohan_Egret

Lock's Quest was good, but it had its share of issues. This concept sounds rad, though. Also, nice Simpson's reference with that caption.

fritter7
fritter7

Anyone else think this could be this year's Portal? Hopefully they can live up to their promises :D

TheMadHatter102
TheMadHatter102

Awesome news. I'm really excited for this game and glad they finally found a publisher for it.

Jaysonguy
Jaysonguy

Nice to see it got picked up by someone Since it was all done I bet they're hoping even mild sales makes easy money