AWARDED GAMES Games of the Year Division
Game Designers Award
General description

Title Hirameki Pazuru Makkusueru no
Fushigina Nohto
Release Jan 27, 2011
Price 3,980 yen (tax included)
Platform NintendoDS and DS Lite, DSi, LL
Distributor Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
Publisher Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
Developer 5TH Cell Media, LLC.
Copyright SCRIBBLENAUTS and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © 2011 Warner Bros. Entertainment inc. WB GAMES LOGO, WB SHIELD:TM & © Warner Bros. Entertainment inc.
Hirameki Pazuru Makkusuueru no Fushigina Nohto software © 2011 Warner Bros. Entertainment inc. Developed by 5th Cell Media LLC. All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.
Reason for the Game Designers Award
This game is a million seller overseas under the name “Scribblenauts.”
It was released overseas in September 2009 and was transplanted in Japan in January 2011, so it received the award its third year after arriving in Japan.
The game is played by entering various words, which the game recognizes and displays the corresponding picture for.
For example, a “warrior” can be made to hold a “sword,” ride on a “horse,” and fight a “dragon.”
This game is made fun by being able to select from over 20,000 items and actions that include objects, tools, things to ride on, buildings, occupations, clothing, animals, plants, imaginary creatures, drinks, foods, liquids, gases, and celestial bodies.
Objectives that need to be cleared are provided in the game, but that is not the main part of the game. The player is required to make an effort to make the items appear and to combine them with other items.
A game’s degree of freedom is often discussed in creating a game. Only a game can give different experiences to the people who play it.
This game incorporates a very high degree of freedom and is built with a streamlined system, and it is well evaluated for the way in which it “leaves things up to the whim” of the player, and thus received the top score from the judges.
A rare thing happened during this year’s judging.
The number of votes for this title during the Japan Game Awards general voting exceeded the number of votes from the Game Designers Award judges.
The number of Japan Game Awards votes reached several thousand while there were votes from 12 Game Designers Award judges.
This result is significant in that the game makers demonstrated a greatly different judgment standard than for the conventional Japan Game Awards.
Work Introdution
The notebook possessed by Maxwell, the main character, is a peculiar notebook that no matter what you write in it, it appears on the stage.
The notebook can deploy 20,000 named items,
so what you write appears one after the other on the stage.
Maxwell uses this notebook to solve the problems that are presented to him.
Of course, there is more one way to solve a problem.
Hint items can be used to solve a problem for both stages that are easy and hard for the player to clear.

There are many other elements in addition to this, such as an avatar that changes the player’s character, an edit mode that allows you to create your own stages, and collecting medals and music.
Scribblenauts, which became a million seller in America and Europe, has been completely adapted in Japanese.
Please look forward to this new feel action puzzle game Maxwell’s Peculiar Notebook.

Comment of the game producer
As the representative of 5th Cell, I want to thank you for this award and to thank Konami, which supervised the localization.
Our objective in developing this software was to make a product that would appeal to the creativity in game players around the world.
This would not have been possible without your support and the support of our North American business partner, Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment.
All of our employees enjoyed playing Japanese games from the time they were children, so they have a deep respect for the Japanese game development sector.
Japan has led a massive technological innovation from the days of wonderful home gaming consoles until today, which has led to explosive worldwide growth during the last 10 years. The success of the Nintendo DS in particular was indispensable to the realization of this software.
It is our hope to be able to introduce original 5th Cell titles in the future.
Thank you very, very much.
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