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    Some Articles:
    Joystiq
    Joystiq's Ten Word Challenge
    Joystiq's Amazing Discovery
    Kotaku: Scribblenauts Will Let You Put Lasers On Sharks
    IGN
    OffWorld
    OffWorld #2
    Eurogamer

    Some videos.



    Scribblenauts is an upcoming emergent puzzle action video game in development by 5TH Cell and conceptualized by Game Designer Jeremiah Slaczka for the Nintendo DS. The game has recently found a publisher through Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. It is to be released in Fall of 2009. It is the third Nintendo DS video game made by 5TH Cell, the first two being Drawn to Life and Lock's Quest. The objective of Scribblenauts is to collect "Starites", helped by the player's ability to summon a large variety of objects by writing an object's name on the touchscreen.

    lol copypaste

    Gameplay
    Scribblenauts is an exclusively side-scrolling game controlled entirely with the Nintendo DS stylus. The player controls a character called Maxwell, who must collect objects called "Starites". Maxwell is guided by tapping the touchscreen, or if the player taps an object, Maxwell will pick it up.

    A fundamental element of Scribblenauts is the ability of the player to summon a myriad of objects into the game. This is achieved by writing the name of an object on the touchscreen (or via keypad). For example, the player can write "ladder", summoning a ladder, which the player may use to climb to an out-of-reach Starite. The player may turn the ladder on its side and set it on fire. Summoned objects also range among animals, weapons, forces of nature, famous people (both fictional and real), vehicles, household objects, and even internet memes. The game includes a homonym system to offer the player possible choices between similar-sounding objects, such as distinguishing between a toy balloon and a hot-air balloon; there is also a spellchecker to provide close matches for misspelled words. The developer states that the limit to what objects may be summoned is up to the player's imagination. The player may also chain objects together, such as chaining a piece of meat to a pole and holding it while riding on a raptor.

    The game is segmented by hundreds of levels, and each level has a time limit against which the player must race. The player is also sometimes limited to a certain number of objects that he or she may summon in a level, and is required to complete each level using a different tool than was previously used. A "Free play" mode is unlocked for the level after the player finds three different ways to complete the level. There are two types of levels - puzzle and action levels. Puzzle levels are everyday life situations, such as having to open a piņata, the Starite being awarded once the puzzle is solved, while action levels will appeal to gamers, featuring switches, spike traps, and other similar elements. Players are awarded "merits" for completing levels under certain requirement, such as not summoning any weapon-like object. Levels can be replayed, but players are prevented from using objects that they summoned previously in that level in order to force the player to explore more posible solutions. Scribblenauts will have a simplistic storyline, as the developers wish to focus on engaging gameplay.

    Play us off, Keyboard Cat.

    Joystiq posted:

    While trying to stump 5TH Cell's Scribblenauts, it was suggested to us that we should try typing some Internet memes into the game's interface and see if they'd materialize. Our first experiment: Longcat. As it turns out, Longcat is in the game ... and he's looooooong. Equally long, but not pictured, is Longcat's nemesis Tacgnol. Seriously.

    Get ready to declare your game of the show after the break. You'll forget all about Splinter Creed or whatever once you see the player character, sitting in a mech, next to a mecha, watching 5TH Cell's creative director breakdance to the musical stylings of ... Keyboard Cat.

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    HubmaN's Avatar
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    How the fuck.

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    Amazing.

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    Bile demon's Avatar
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    I was listening to game scoop, and apparently you can get a time machine, go back to prehistoric times, summon a meteor and extinct all the dinosaurs

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    You can also get a time machine, go back in time, ride a dinosaur, use the time machine to go back with it, and kill your enemies.

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    If it works, this will be a source for many ridiculous match-ups. I mean, we've already seen God vs. A Kraken. How could it be better?!

    Then again, many games look good until you get your hands on them.

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    I did a thread on this too, but this one is much better. I'm excited about this game, it looks like so much fun!

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    What would happen if you wrote out "penis"?

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    According to Eurogamer's article, proper nouns and profane words aren't in the database.

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    Death VS God
    or
    God VS Satan

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    According to Eurogamer's article, proper nouns and profane words aren't in the database.
    Atleast until someone figures out how to mod DS games.

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    Hopefully.

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    This game looks great, there is just so much to do. You could spend tons of time just looking through a dictionary for random words and seeing what happens. You could do the puzzle or action modes, or even make your own levels. This seems to be shaping up as one of the coolest games for the DS, and one of the most innovative and creative game ever made.

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    Guess what.

    Joystiq posted:

    While trying to stump 5TH Cell's Scribblenauts, it was suggested to us that we should try typing some Internet memes into the game's interface and see if they'd materialize. Our first experiment: Longcat. As it turns out, Longcat is in the game ... and he's looooooong. Equally long, but not pictured, is Longcat's nemesis Tacgnol. Seriously.

    Get ready to declare your game of the show after the break. You'll forget all about Splinter Creed or whatever once you see the player character, sitting in a mech, next to a mecha, watching 5TH Cell's creative director breakdance to the musical stylings of ... Keyboard Cat.

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    November 2007
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    This sort of game would be WAY BETTER on the PC. Then players could install their own 'word packs' and take advantage of the system.

    Still, it looks good. Though it is going to have some limitations as to what words you can use.

    Edit: But the post above me kicks fucking ass.

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    Guess what.
    Now I want a DS.

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    Murr purr and stuff!
    Nintendo-Guy's Avatar
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    oh my god

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    This sort of game would be WAY BETTER on the PC. Then players could install their own 'word packs' and take advantage of the system.

    Still, it looks good. Though it is going to have some limitations as to what words you can use.
    There really aren't many limitations, they have almost every noun. The only things they don't have are copyrighted things and vulgar words. They even put internet memes in the game like Keyboard cat (shown in the above image) and longcat. (not shown)

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    Longcat is shown in my post, Tacgnol, however, is not.

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    Atleast until someone figures out how to mod DS games.
    New Scribblenauts porn mod: Scribblenuts

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    2nd video, that was some Gordon Freeman shit.

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    Yeah I know.

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    Atleast until someone figures out how to mod DS games.
    People will probably mod the rom. Folks with the ds emulator are lucky if that's the case.

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    Hahaha that is brilliant, definitely getting this game when it comes out

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    I'm totally typing facepunch when it comes out.

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    I'm totally typing facepunch when it comes out.
    "Hey guys, an obscure reference to the internet's asshole seems like the perfect thing to put in our game!"

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    Maybe they'll release something to let you put your own stuff on.

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    I am so getting this as soon as I can ^..^ I lovve the idea behind it overall and will spend hours messing with it I bet.

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    <3 Strike Witches <3
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    Have a problem that you need an answer to? Well, now with the all new "SCRIBBLENAUTS" patented machine thing, you can solve any sort of problem with ease! Have a roach infestation in your apartment? Draw up a can of super-duty-destroys-the-atmosphere-at-four-times-the-rate bugspray and blast those buggers away! Famine? Pff, could there be an easier problem? Just draw up tons of food for the hungry people, problem scribbled away! Now, get your own Scribblenauts for only 39.99!

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    Wow, at first glance I thought it was just going to be a generic platformer with a few objects you could toss around


    then E3 comes along and punches me in the face and bench-presses me :(

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    <3 Strike Witches <3
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    Can you draw up a "sunflower," "energy capacitor," and a "fantasy converter" to make a sunflower gun that shoots solar beams?

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    Hi, my name is mastermaul, and I'm a butt.
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    Want.

    Want.

    Seriously.





    Want.

    Sooooo glad I kept my DS.

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    I write Trane, bro.

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    i wonder what happens when I write a nuclear bomb

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    i wonder what happens when I write a nuclear bomb
    From http://www.joystiq.com/2009/06/05/ha...uts/#continued

    http://www.joystiq.com/2009/06/05/hands-on-scribblenauts/#continued posted:
    2. Another level placed a pool of water with a shark inside between us and the Starite. While a few options may have allowed us to circumvent the shark-infested waters, we all decided to take him out. I tried dropping a sword on its head pointy-side down, but it bounced harmlessly off its thick hide. I then dropped a hair dryer into the water with more electrifying, fruitful results.

    Chris attempted to drop dynamite into the water, though the splash extinguished the fuse. He then threw waterproof C Four into the water, effectively recreating the ending of Jaws. J.C. created a Kraken, which fought with and ultimately bested the shark.

    Andrew created a teleporter in an attempt to instantly apparate to the Starite -- instead, it took him to a medieval world where he was besieged by shadowy assassins. He tried distracting them with candy -- really, Andrew? -- then created a fairly anachronistic nuke. The nuke didn't detonate, however, so andrew created a laser rifle to take out the assassins. One of his lasers grazed the aforementioned WMD, and blew up the entire level.

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    This game gives me faith in gaming again. It's probably one of the only things I'm truly excited for

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    First thing on my to do list: Bring dinosaurs to nazi germany.

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    The only limit is your imagination...
    ...and our limited item database.

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    Paid for a title.
    Maurice's Avatar
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    It's one of those games where you think "I really wanna try this out".