5th Cell announces Scribblenauts

Written by Joe Martin

December 8, 2008 | 12:11

Tags: #scribblenauts

Companies: #5th-cell

5th Cell has posted a trailer for its new Nintendo DS game, Scribblenauts and we're so fascinated by the mechanic that the game is built on that we just had to post it below.

The idea behind the game is apparently simple, with players controlling a character who much collect 'Starrites' in each of the several hundred levels. Getting the Starrites is often quite difficult though - you'll need to summon some tools to help you along the way.

What makes the game interesting though is that you summon what you need by writing it down on the DS' touchscreen - and you can apparently create almost anything judging by the trailer, which does a far better job of explaining the premise for the game than we do.

5th Cell has a fair bit of experience when it comes to creating innovative games for the Nintendo DS and it's previous game, Drawn to Life allowed players to design and animate their own 2D characters totally from scratch.

We have to admit though that much of our interest in the game comes from a simple curiosity about how far you might be able to push the game when it comes to creating things and how exactly the game works. Judging from the trailer below it may be a bit more complex than just a huge list of nouns and corresponding animations.

Think you know something about it? Let us know in the forums, after you've checked out the trailer of course.

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