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Stephen Spielberg Presents Boom Blox

By Steve West 2008-02-06 11:37:31 discussion comments
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It’s still not clear if he can make a good game, but Stephen Spielberg has proven that he can make games. EA announced today that the first game with Stephen Spielberg’s collaboration would be hitting the Wii in May 2008. Boom Blox is a family friendly title that looks mildly interesting, and has a distinct Nintendo style to the characters.

Boom Blox has players competing single player, co-op or in versus against their family using waggle controls to solve puzzles. A wide variety of characters will keep the kiddos entertained, and interestingly there is some heavy physics going on. Players will be able to remix any level they want, and they can build things from the unlocked pieces. These remixed levels can be shared via the WiiConnect24 service. It sounds a bit like a simpler version of Little Big Planet. And while the truth of the design appeal has yet to be proven, I can say Boom Blox is an interesting concept.

“My inspiration for this game came while I was playing the Wii for the first time,” Spielberg stated in the press release. “From the initial concept to what the game is today, it’s always been built around the innovations the Wii brings to playing games. BOOM BLOX plays on the enjoyment of building and knocking down blocks, something that can appeal innately to kids and adults of all ages.”

Get ready to knock down Spielberg’s blocks when the game releases in May.
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