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EA and Spielberg announce Boom Blox for Wii
Posted: 06.02.2008 14:55 by Kres Comments: 1
EA has announced that the first game developed in collaboration between EA and director and producer Steven Spielberg will be “Boom Blox”, exclusive to the Wii and mobile formats this action/puzzle game will feature 300 levels, a cast of more than thirty wacky characters, and an easy-to-use in-game editor that allows players to express their creativity.


“I am a gamer myself, and I really wanted to create a video game that I could play with my kids,” said Steven Spielberg. “BOOM BLOX features an enormous amount of fun challenges and cool scenarios for your kids to solve or for you to master together.”

BOOM BLOX offers action-packed interactive activities that takes Wii play to a new level of creativity and fun with single player, co-op, and versus gameplay. Players can experience the visceral gameplay - perfectly suited for the Wii’s interactive motion-sensitive controls - through brain-twisting challenges. They can interact with entertaining characters such as the block-laying chickens or baseball-throwing monkeys across four themed environments - Tiki, Medieval, Frontier, and Haunted. Additionally, players can remix any level of the game in Create Mode using props, blocks, or characters that have been unlocked during the game. Players can also virtually build anything they can dream up. Plus, their designs can then be shared with friends or used to challenge others to solve their newly created puzzle via WiiConnect24™.

"We developed BOOM BLOX with endless combinations of gameplay in mind,” explains Louis Castle, executive producer. “With over three hundred levels, built upon a full real-time physics model, your experience can be as easy or difficult as you want it to be - there really is something for everyone to enjoy.”

“My inspiration for this game came while I was playing the Wii for the first time,” added Spielberg. “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.”


Boom Blox will be released in May 2008.

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Comments

By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Feb 08, 2008
herodotus
Yes, and he makes movies for his kids too (&quot;Armistead&quot; for his African/American child, &quot;Schindler&#039;s List&quot; for obvious reasons, &quot;Empire Of The Sun&quot; etc.). &quot;...something that can appeal innately to kids and adults...&quot;, I don&#039;t think so Steven. Now, where&#039;s my Leggo set gone?