Thursday, August 20, 2009

5th Cell to quit DS development?

Based on Gamespot's article on the matter.

5th Cell, developer of games as Drawn to Life and then Scribblenauts and Drawn to Life 2 later this year, has amazed DS owners as their offerings have had lots of originality and a colorful, fun vibe to them. In particular Drawn to Life was unique in that it allowed you not only to draw out and create your own hero, but also many parts of the environments, including platforms , ladders and springs. It's typical platforming fare, but the creative aspect and the charming, cute visuals were what made it stand out.

IGN even made a Megaman

It comes as a surprise that they're stopping development of games on the DS after Scribblenauts and Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter are released, and from here on, 5th Cell states that they are moving towards making games for consoles instead. To quote them: 'This is our big last hurrah for DS games'. They might make more DS games, they might not.

Quite how this move will affect their quality and style of games is anyone's guess. Hopefully their lashings of originality won't be lost in translation to the bigger, meaner machines. Especially with Scribblenauts getting so much attention and poised to be DS Game of the Year for its sheer amount of customization and encouragement of the gamer to use their creativity.

On a side note, Scribblenauts will be released on September 15 this year, and Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter by the end of 09 for both the DS and the Wii.


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