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Massive layoffs hit Scribblenauts developer 5th Cell

It feels like 5th Cell never really caught on after Scribblenauts. It had a string of 'naut ports, but Hybrid didn't hit it big, and neither did anything else, for that matter. Sadly, the studio has announced that it has let 45 people go to...   read

 
 
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Second Fig crowdfunding campaign Anchors in the Drift failed to meet its goal

I was ready to eat crow at the very beginning of the Anchors in the Drift crowdfunding campaign. After wondering aloud if the general public would get behind paying sizable chunks of money for a free-to-play game, it opened strong with over...   read

 
 
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Scribblenauts developer hopes for $500,000 on Fig for its next game

When I hear "5th Cell," my mind goes to the good times I spent with 2008's action-tower defense Lock's Quest or 2009's creative puzzle platformer Scribblenauts. Those were cute, inventive 2D games. I definitely don't think of Hybrid, whose ...   read

 
 
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  Watch Video When they announced that the next Scribblenauts game would include characters and settings from the DC Comics Universe, I was excited. That's a lot of history to pull from, and with Scribblenauts' reputation of including tons...   read
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I took a break from the crowded show floor of San Diego Comic-Con to relax for a bit with the latest build of 5th Cell's upcoming game, Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure. Scribblenauts has always been one of those games that's easy to pick up but hard to break away from, but the new superhero twist in this latest game gives us even more to get lost in.   read
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Scribblenauts meets DC
  Watch Video Maxwell and Lily's next Scribblenauts adventure sees the pair venturing into the DC Comics universe through the power of their magic notebook. The siblings love comics, and the whole reason they even want to enter DC's unive...   read
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Warner Bros. sued over memes in Scribblenauts? Okay!

Warner Bros. and 5th Cell are being slapped with a lawsuit (story via NeoGAF) over the inclusion of a pair of Internet memes in Scribblenauts Unlimited. Both the infamous Keyboard Cat and Nyan Cat can be summoned into the game by typin...   read

 
 
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Rumor: Scribblenauts Unmasked takes place in DC universe

The next Scribblenauts, tentatively titled Scribblenauts Unmasked, will take place in the universe of DC Comics, including characters like Batman and locations like the Batcave, IGN reports. The title is for PC, Wii U, and 3DS. Unmasked ori...   read

 
 
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When assessing a publisher's impact on the industry, we tend to focus on the highs rather than consistency. THQ was anything but consistent, putting out Nintendo DS shovelware, rushed licensed games, and taking part in one of...   read
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Scribblenauts Unlimited
  Watch Video The problem with a game like Scribblenauts is that the promise of boundless freedom comes with strict boundaries. A game that promises you can conjure any item in existence to solve puzzles can be broken pretty simply in a wo...   read
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Mega64: Selling ONE PERSON on Scribblenauts Unlimited

Judging from the opening, it looked like Shawn somehow already owned Scribblenauts Unlimited on 3DS, so 5th Cell co-founder and Scribblenauts creator Jeremiah Slaczka was just wasting his time. Either way, it's always fun to see industry f...   read

 
 
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Scribblenauts Unlimited for Wii U has Nintendo characters

Exclusive to the Wii U version of Scribblenauts Unlimited are characters and items from Mario and The Legend of Zelda, as shown above. But you already knew that, didn't you? Either way, the fun is in seeing these characters drawn in the Scr...   read

 
 
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FREE: Scribblenauts REMIX is Starbucks' Pick of the Week

Want a free download of 5TH Cell's Scribblenauts REMIX for your iOS device? Head to Starbucks and pick up one of the free promo cards there to download this week's Pick of the Week. Scribblenauts REMIX is normally $5, so maybe you coul...   read

 
 
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Review: Hybrid

Third-person shooters are a dime a dozen. From games like Gears of War to the recent Spec Ops: The Line, cover tends to play heavily into the combat, but you'd be hard pressed to find one that fully revolves around cover as n...   read
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Hybrid removed from Xbox Live Arcade due to server issues

[Update: 5th Cell dropped us a line to let us know that the server problems have now been resolved and Hybrid will be available again on Xbox Live Arcade tonight stating that they, "expect a smooth gameplay experience from here on...   read

 
 
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5th Cell: Wii U definitely more powerful than 360/PS3

5th Cell CEO Jeremiah Slaczka is frustrated with the console war and the way in which systems are ranked according to power. Nevertheless, he has stated that the Wii U is definitely more powerful than either the Xbox 360 or PlayStation...   read

 
 
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Scribblenauts Unlimited has a big, fat... dig

Here's a quick look a Scribblenauts Unlimited. It feels like the game will truly let you create whatever you want, however you want. There is an object editor, a huge array of recognized adjectives and nouns, and a handy auto-correct syste...   read

 
 
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[Update: Contest over! Check your PMs in the next hour if you were one of the first 50!] We got to play 5th Cell's new XBLA game Hybrid earlier this week, and what we saw really impressed us! The sci-fi shooter feat...   read

 
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Historically, 5th Cell is a company known for fun and incredibly innovative games that skew towards a younger audience, such as the surprisingly deep Lock's Quest and the award-winning and beloved Super Scribblenauts (both fo...   read
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Hybrid looks a little nuts in this developer video

5th Cell has shared a developer walkthrough video detailing its new multiplayer shooter, Hybrid. If you were expecting a generic Gears of War clone from the usually innovative studio, you're in for a surprise. Hybrid has the look and feel ...   read

 
 
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5th Cell's Hybrid due this summer, looking sharp

5th Cell will be releasing its first 3D console game on Xbox Live Arcade this summer, having pushed back the game to give it extra polishing. A new trailer went out today, which you can view above. Based on feedback from early players, 5th...   read

 
 
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Scribblenauts comes to iOS as Scribblenauts Remix

Cult hit DS game Scribblenauts has made its way to the iOS platform as Scribblenauts Remix. Costing $4.99, it features forty of the best levels from both Scribblenauts and Super Scribblenauts, plus ten iOS-exclusive challenges.  Scribb...   read

 
 
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Warner Bros registers 'Scribblenauts Remix' domain

The Scribblenauts franchise has been fairly successful for Warner Bros. Interactive and developer 5th Cell so it stands to reason that the series would continue. Warner Bros has registered a site domain for something called "Scribblenauts R...   read

 
 


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5th Cell's Hybrid delayed back to 2012

Scribblenauts developer 5th Cell has pushed back the release window for its upcoming shooter Hybrid. The studio says it wants to turn the XBLA game into "something great", so it's taking extra time to really pour the quality in.  Accor...   read

 
 
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First screenshots for 5th Cell's shooter Hybrid

Scribblenauts maker 5th Cell is departing from the DS to create Hybrid, an Xbox LIVE Arcade-bound third-person shooter. A full reveal for the game will be happening next month at GDC 2011, but for the time being, we have some warm-up inform...   read

 
 
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