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Scribblenauts Unlimited for PC to use Steam Workshop to share your crazy creations

Scribblenauts Unlimited
Scribblenauts Unlimited
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Scribblenauts Unlimited from 5th Cell to share object creations via Steam Workshop on PC.

Scribblenauts Unlimited players will be able to share their custom-made objects - whether they be Triceratops with bottles of ketchup for horns that spawn hot dogs when they die, or flaming, flying cars with mounted kitty cat guns - via the Steam Workshop when the PC version of the game launches.

5th Cell announced Steam Workshop support for the Windows PC version of Scribblenauts Unlimited, showing off keyboard and mouse controls as well, at a pre-PAX demo.

Scribblenauts creator Jeremiah Slaczka and Unlimited producer Brittany Aubert showed the creation of player-made objects — Scribblenauts Unlimited's new, infinite possibilities hook — by designing the aforementioned dinosaur, dubbed the "Hotdogatops," in the game's Object Editor. (The Hotdogatops was named so for his condiment-like horns and his scripting rules that determined that other objects react to him as if he were a hot dog, not a prehistoric beast.)

Designing, editing, and naming creations in Unlimited seems blazingly efficient with mouse and keyboard when compared with the touchscreen-based editors of the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions. Aubert sprinted through one ofScribblenauts Unlimited's events in which raiders invade a small desert settlement and protagonist Max is called upon to help. Using Max's magic notebook, she summoned a "soldier" to stand guard outside the town, fortified the town with "wall," enlisted a "sniper," then gave Max a "giant flaming sword" so he could aid in their defense.

Using the keyboard to quickly type in all those commands, Aubert was able to burn through the in-game event, which bundles a series of quests into a larger goal. 5th Cell promises more than 300 puzzles throughout the game.

Currently, the PC version of Scribblenauts Unlimited supports two control schemes: WASD movement for Max and click-to-move control with the mouse, similar to the tap-to-move scheme of previous Scribblenauts titles on Nintendo DS and iOS.

5th Cell confirmed during our demo that the Steam version of Unlimited will feature Steam achievements in addition to sharing of objects via Steam Workshop. But Slaczka declined to confirm whether Scribblenauts Unlimited would include any Team Fortress 2 goodies (or vice versa).

With more than 100,000 words and adjectives in Scribblenauts Unlimited's in-game dictionary, and the puzzle-adventure game's new Object Editor, the variety of creations players can share via Steam Workshop and the Wii U should live up to the title's name.

Scribblenauts Unlimited will be released on PC alongside its Wii U and Nintendo 3DS counterparts, sometime within the still-unannounced launch window of the Wii U.

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