Back in 2009, a little game called Scribblenauts blew minds across the world with a single ambitious concept: you could make anything. By typing a noun on the in-game keyboard, you’d conjure that object into the game’s world. The game could recognize just about anything, from common (dinosaurs) to esoteric (Shoggoth).…
Scribblenauts developer 5th Cell laid off 45 employees today, following layoffs last week, the studio told me. Contrary to tweets, creative director Jeremiah Slaczka said they’re not shutting down. Latest layoffs are due to WB cancelling a Scribblenauts mobile game. Remaining staff is “tiny,” said Slaczka.
That's young Bruce Wayne, standing over the bodies of his dead parents. Tasked with giving the grieving orphan something to console him, I went with irony.
The new Scribblenauts is out, so grab your dictionary and go on some wacky adventures with your fave DC heroes, or make some insane superheroes of your own with the game's editor—the PC community already seems to be having lots of fun with that. Above's the launch trailer, and here you can find our impressions.
Here's exactly how my short play session with the upcoming Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure went at the San Diego Comic-Con this weekend. "What about...DAMMIT!" Rinse and repeat.
There will be Supermen. Yep, in the plural.
Imagine a video game that includes 33 Batmans (Batmen?), 130 Green Lanterns and even Aztek The Ultimate Man. Imagine a game that, its creators say, includes ever super-powered hero or villain in DC Comics’ nearly 80-year history. That game is real. It's scheduled for a fall release.
People howled when word spread that the creators of Nyan Cat and Keyboard Cat were suing Scribblenauts over the unauthorized use of those memes in the series' latest game. Frivolous lawsuit! Bullshit! Well, think of it this way: Big Video Game is finally getting sued by the little guy—for copyright infringement.
Oh man. The guy who created Keyboard Cat (Charles Schmidt) and the guy who created Nyan Cat (Christopher Orlando Torres) are suing Warner Bros. and 5th Cell for using the two cat memes in their game Scribblenauts.
The unusual multiplayer shooter Hybrid continues the Xbox 360's Summer of Arcade this week and the guy who thought up the game, 5TH Cell creative director Jeremiah Slaczka is here to answer your questions about it and, well, about anything else you want to ask a game developer.
Hybrid—the gravity-defying action title developed by Jeremiah Slaczka's 5th Cell's studio—is supposed to be launching today on Xbox Live. But the experimental shooter doesn't even appear to be available to download.
As part of a (kinda random!) cross-promotional stunt, 5th Cell's upcoming Hybrid will allow for unlockable helmets that let you dress your character up as a Minecraft creeper, among other things.
Hey, Kotaku readers! I'm currently wrapping up development on our Summer of Arcade game Hybrid as we speak! If all goes well it should be out the door early next week and then it's on to finishing up our other game, Scribblenauts Unlimited for the Wii U (and other platforms), which we debuted at E3. I'm really proud…
You may have heard about the game journalist who wanted to be a game developer, but have you seen this Jeremiah Slaczka guy we've got writing for us each month? He may be the CEO and creative director of 5TH Cell (Scribblenauts, Hybrid, Run Roo Run), but I think he might want to be a games journalist or something.
The Xbox Live Summer of Arcade will be upon us soon, and one of the games coming with it is Hybrid, a multiplayer shooter from 5th Cell.
When Jeremiah Slaczka isn't answering your questions here on Kotaku, he's running 5TH Cell, the game development studio behind Scribblenauts and other interesting games. There's a Scribblenauts on the Wii U and—wouldn't you know it—he would like to show it to you.
Owen Good asked, "What the heck are you all about, Hybrid?"
It's a futuristic third-person shooter being developed by 5th Cell, which you may know for its Scribblenauts games on the Nintendo DS. I'm not like that at all; I'll be their first offering for the Xbox 360 and will be available over Xbox Live Arcade. My…
Hey Kotaku readers it's almost E3 time! I'm super busy preparing for E3 right now and it's madness over at the studio. But hey, I always have time to answer your questions about game development.