Originally a mobile developer, 5TH Cell rose to prominence on the strength of its DS games Drawn to Life, Lock's Quest
and current media obsession Scribblenauts.
In an interview with GameSpot
, creative director Jeremiah Slaczka said that the company is now looking to start making games for bigger boxes, following the release of Scribblenauts
and Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter
"This is our big last hurrah for DS games," Slaczka said. "That's it for original stuff. We're now going to move on to consoles in the next year. We might still do DS; I'm not saying we're not going to [develop DS games]. But our focus is definitely going to be on console." Slaczka did not offer any details of console projects.
Slaczka also indicated that Scribblenauts
could see more installments -- but not
an outsourced Spongebob
edition: "We're definitely keeping it in-house for a while," Slaczka told GameSpot. "I really like Scribblenauts
and think there's a lot of potential there, so we'll see what happens."