Scribblenauts

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Scribblenauts is an emergent puzzle action video game developed by 5th Cell and published by Warner Bros.wikipedia
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5th Cell

Scribblenauts is an emergent puzzle action video game developed by 5th Cell and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for the Nintendo DS.
The company is most well known for the Scribblenauts series.

Emergent gameplay

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Scribblenauts is an emergent puzzle action video game developed by 5th Cell and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for the Nintendo DS.
Designers have attempted to encourage emergent play by providing tools to players such as placing web browsers within the game engine (such as in Eve Online, The Matrix Online), providing XML integration tools and programming languages (Second Life), fixing exchange rates (Entropia Universe), and allowing a player to spawn any object they desire to solve a puzzle (Scribblenauts).

Jeremiah Slaczka

Jeremiah Slaczka, creator and director of Scribblenauts, envisioned the game as a combination of solving life situation puzzles alongside Mad Libs.
He is best known for being the concept creator and Director of Scribblenauts as well as the million-seller hit video game Drawn to Life and 5TH Cell's critically acclaimed Lock's Quest, all for the Nintendo DS.

Super Scribblenauts

The success of the title has led to a number of sequels including Super Scribblenauts, Scribblenauts Remix, and Scribblenauts Unlimited.
It is the sequel to the Nintendo DS game Scribblenauts.

Scribblenauts Remix

The success of the title has led to a number of sequels including Super Scribblenauts, Scribblenauts Remix, and Scribblenauts Unlimited.
The game provides forty levels from both Scribblenauts and its sequel, Super Scribblenauts along with ten new levels for iOS and Android.

Scribblenauts Unlimited

The success of the title has led to a number of sequels including Super Scribblenauts, Scribblenauts Remix, and Scribblenauts Unlimited.
It is the fourth title in the Scribblenauts series.

Game Critics Awards

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The game was named "Best Original Game" and "Best Handheld Game" by the Game Critics Awards.
2009: Scribblenauts (for Nintendo DS)

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

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Scribblenauts is an emergent puzzle action video game developed by 5th Cell and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for the Nintendo DS.

Solid Snake

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Konami published the game in Japan on January 27, 2011; this localized version features Konami characters such as Old Snake, Manaka Takane and the Vic Viper.
Also, Old Snake has appeared in the Japanese version of Scribblenauts, having been published by Konami in that region.

Keyboard Cat

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Part of the success at E3 was considered partially due to the inclusion of then-recent Keyboard Cat Internet meme, which led to a grassroots-type excitement about the game at the convention.
In the Nintendo DS game, Scribblenauts, in which the player can summon numerous objects to assist in solving puzzles, Keyboard Cat appears as one of several possible Internet memes that can be called up in the game.

NeoGAF

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In a post at NeoGAF within a thread dedicated to the game, user "Feep" relayed the experience of discovering during E3 that he was able to go back in time with a time machine to collect a dinosaur in order to defeat an army of robot zombies that could not be defeated with regular weapons.
In a 2009 thread post on NeoGAF dedicated to the game Scribblenauts, user "Feep" relayed the experience of discovering during E3 that he was able to go back in time with a time machine to collect a dinosaur in order to defeat an army of robot zombies that could not be defeated with regular weapons.

Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure

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A fifth game in the franchise, Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure, was announced in development for Wii U, PC and Nintendo 3DS, featuring over 2000 characters from the DC Comics universe.
It is the fifth game in the Scribblenauts series of games and the first based on a licensed property.

D.I.C.E. Awards

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Scribblenauts won the "Outstanding Innovation in Gaming", "Portable Game of the Year", and "Outstanding Achievement in Portable Game Design" awards, and was nominated for the "Casual Game of the Year" award for the 13th Annual Interactive Achievement Award from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences.

Game Developers Choice Awards

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The game won "Innovation" and "Best Handheld Game" at the 10th annual Game Developers Choice Awards.
2009: Scribblenauts

Nyan Cat

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In May 2013, Charles Schmidt and Christopher Orlando Torres, the creators of the Keyboard Cat and Nyan Cat characters respectively, jointly sued 5th Cell and Warner Bros. for copyright infringement and trademark infringement for the appearances of these characters without permission across Scribblenauts and its sequels.
In May 2013, Christopher Torres and Charles Schmidt, the creators of Nyan Cat and Keyboard Cat respectively, jointly sued 5th Cell and Warner Bros. for copyright infringement and trademark infringement over the appearance of these characters without permission in the Scribblenauts series of video games.

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Scribblenauts is an emergent puzzle action video game developed by 5th Cell and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for the Nintendo DS.

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Scribblenauts is an emergent puzzle action video game developed by 5th Cell and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for the Nintendo DS.

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Scribblenauts is an emergent puzzle action video game developed by 5th Cell and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for the Nintendo DS.

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Scribblenauts is an emergent puzzle action video game developed by 5th Cell and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for the Nintendo DS.

Konami

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Konami published the game in Japan on January 27, 2011; this localized version features Konami characters such as Old Snake, Manaka Takane and the Vic Viper. The game was released in 2009 in all regions except Japan, and in 2011 in Japan as Flash Puzzle: Maxwell's Mysterious Notebook by Konami.

Drawn to Life

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It is the third Nintendo DS video game made by 5th Cell, the first two being Drawn to Life and Lock's Quest.

Lock's Quest

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It is the third Nintendo DS video game made by 5th Cell, the first two being Drawn to Life and Lock's Quest.

Touchscreen

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The objective of Scribblenauts, as implied by its catchphrase "Write Anything, Solve Everything", is to complete puzzles to collect "Starites", helped by the player's ability to summon any object (from a database of tens of thousands) by writing its name on the touchscreen.

Mad Libs

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Jeremiah Slaczka, creator and director of Scribblenauts, envisioned the game as a combination of solving life situation puzzles alongside Mad Libs.

Responsibility-driven design

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Objectnaut allowed for a data driven approach, and a significant portion of the development time was spent researching nouns and their properties, and categorizing them into the Objectnaut database.