Scribblenauts Dev to Crowdfund Next Game, a Brand New IP

5th Cell's next project is set in a universe "unlike any other" and will introduce "new gameplay innovations."


Rock Band developer Harmonix is not the only company that will crowdfund its next game through the new, equity-based funding platform Fig. Scribblenauts and Drawn to Life developer 5th Cell on Thursday announced that it plans to launch a crowdfunding campaign for a brand new IP on Fig later this month.

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Details are being kept under wraps for now, but 5th Cell CEO and creative director Jeremiah Slaczka said in a statement that the project will introduce "new gameplay innovations." This game is set in a "deep and engaging universe unlike any other," he teased.

"We look forward to bringing on investors who want to share in the future financial success of the title, while helping us to bring the game's unique universe to life," he explained.

The crowdfunding campaign for 5th Cell's new game--which wasn't even given a name--will go live on October 21.

Fig differs from platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo in that it offers both rewards-based backing as well as equity to accredited investors. More information about the accreditation process is available here. In addition, the platform only supports one game at a time.

The first game funded on Fig was Mobius Digital's Outer Wilds, which attracted more than $800,000 across accredited investment and rewards-based support.

The most recent Scribblenauts game was 2012's Scribblenauts Unlimited for Wii U. Overall, the franchise has sold over 13 million copies.

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