Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced that its creative-to-the-max adventure game, Scribblenauts, has sold over 1 million units worldwide.
In the DS game, developed by 5th Cell, gamers, instead of mindlessly traversing environments, actively participate in the world around them by writing words on screen and having them show up in the world.
Confused? Think of it this way. There’s a cat up in that tree and it’s my goal to get him down. Do I hack the tree down with an axe? Climb up with a ladder? Or set the tree on fire and kill the cat (failing the mission)?
Every one of those options is valid (except the fire one) and gets you to the same end. It’s a lovable game, and if you missed our review, it’s right here.
“We are extremely pleased with the sales of Scribblenauts and credit the game’s innovation and wide appeal in making it a hit with gamers of all skill levels,” said Martin Tremblay, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “Scribblenauts is one of our strong original brands, and we look forward to bringing consumers more quality gaming experiences as part of our portfolio game strategy.”
This, my gaming friends, is an example of a crazy concept that succeeded both creatively and monetarily. What can we expect of Scribblenauts 2? I certainly hope whatever it is, it’s made available on more than just the DS.