Scribblenaut is a Wii game that needs your vocab to be top notch

by Gareth Mankoo

We are well beyond the times when we used Scrabble to show off our knowledge of the language we speak. But hey, we’ve grown above it; way above it. Say hello to Scribblenaut, a cool action puzzle game that, according to lead designer Jeremiah Slaczka allows users to “literally write anything to solve the puzzle”. That’s cool. But I hope that it isn’t just another rash dream realized. It seems that “you can write ladder and it will appear, or flamethrower and use that.” It accepts handwritten input from users, who enter the name of the object on the screen.