Tuesday, September 8, 2009

15 year old kid proves he's a better interviewer than most game journalists

I wish I knew the story behind this, as it sounds like an amazing one. Somehow a 15 year old junior news reporter was able to attend PAX and interview Jeremiah. What came out of this Q&A session was fresh info on both the game and 5TH Cell...something which never seems to emerge from typical interviews, which tend to stay close to the "party line", so to speak.

Anyways, let's take a look at it. There's a lot of cool stuff in this article, so make sure you take a look for yourself. I've compiled below some of my favorite quotes.


You'll die before you can experience everything in Scribblenauts because it takes so long


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As far as the words, I mean, everything -- every single word we could think -- there was no decision except for the copyrights -- no copyrights, no vulgarities, and no proper nouns, and we kind of break the rule on proper nouns here and there. We have Abraham Lincoln, and George Washington, just because they're really, really famous.


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We have robot hamster, because that was a popular Internet meme a while ago. We're like, we've got to put the robot hamster in there, you know?


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For sequels, we're not really -- we're really focused on the DS right now, so we don't really have any plans at the moment for sequels. It's just like any game. If a game does really, really well, then obviously there will be sequels, but until that time we don't know what we're going to do with it.

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I don't know, we just wanted to do it because we wanted to make our own stuff, and nobody's going to let you make your own stuff unless you own your own company. If you're your own boss then you get to make the calls, right?


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if you have passion and you believe in yourself, then just go for whatever it is. So many people, I talk to all the time, they say, Oh, I really want to do this, but I'm stuck in this or that. It's like, so do it! They're like, Oh, but I'm scared, and I'm like, dude, there's going to be failure in anything. Look at the sports stars and stuff. They fail or whatever, but they make it eventually because they know


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Yeah, we know our price, and we're not worth that, because I sweated blood and tears for six years and I don't want somebody telling me what to do. It's like, I'm doing just fine myself, so why do I need (to sell)? We're making money, we're doing better every year. Not gonna happen.



Seriously, it's a fantastic interview. It really makes me want to work for 5TH Cell. I'm just entirely in love with their philosophy, their code. Check the full thing out already!

5 comments:

  1. hello creator of this blog, i found a scribblenauts site you should check out,http://www.scribblenautsguide.com/

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  2. You are right. That kid is better at interviewing. I like this interview better then the other ones I've read cus this kid actually has read up on the game and knows most stuff so he isnt asking the same questions.

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  3. Yeah. It's annoying to see questions asking what Scribblenauts is about and etc. We always get the same answer from Jeremiah which yields boring results. This kid forced him to answer with new responses that we haven't heard before. =D Excellent interview!

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  4. not to be annoying but i always wonder if my education is wasted when i hear these success stories. ahh well, at least i'll own 5th cell one day

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  5. There's no better journalist than a journalist that does their homework. Likewise, there's no better artist than one that stands by their convictions.

    Bravo to that young man, and bravo to Miah being part of something this big born out of humble beginnings.

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