Monday, April 4, 2011


Scribblenauts was released in 2009 for the Nintendo DS.  A sequel was released last year.  It is an interactive puzzle solving game where the player writes down what he or she wants in the game and as long as the item is in the extensive in game dictionary it appears in the game.  The goal of the game is to collect “starites” to complete each level.  There are 220 levels to complete with 10 themed areas and each has a difficulty rating of 1-4. 
An example level: there is a cat stuck up in a tree and the goal is to get the cat down and collect the starite.  The player may write down “ladder” and a ladder would appear in the game.  The player can then manipulate the ladder using the stylus and position it by the tree and then climb the ladder to get the cat.  Alternatively, the player may write “fish” and give the fish to the in game avatar which would trigger the cat to come running out of the tree to get the fish.  A more extreme method would be to write “Axe” and give the axe to the avatar.  The avatar could then chop down the tree which would technically get the cat down accomplishing the goal.   There are several more ways to accomplish the same task the limit is your imagination.


  1. I remember hearing about this game and thinking that the premise sounded both innovative and interesting. I can only imagine trying to think of all the things a player might do on each level and handle it gracefully.

  2. I learned about this game in my video game class, it looks like a lot of fun. I really personally enjoy puzzle games.

  3. This game is the best! Have you tried SUPER Scribblenauts? Adjective and shiz! That stuff is good. Great games.