Scribblenauts wasn’t always called Scribblenauts
Did you know that Scribblenauts originally had a different name? The current title is actually pretty unique. Well, it is in the sense that there hasn’t been any game with a similar name. But initially, Scribblenauts was called “Wordplay.” Obviously we know that title didn’t stick and Jeremiah Slaczka, Creative Director, explained how the final name came to be in a recent developer diary.
“We had a lot of different names before Scribblenauts. The original name was Wordplay, which is really lame and not fun and very generic…We’ve always gone through a lot of names before we kinda settle on a final name…
Scribblenauts was also actually a temp name, which is kind of funny that it actually stuck. Because in the beginning, we were just like, well we need something, we always need something for a pitch and what’s the project name. So we were like, ‘Well, this is quirky and interesting, but maybe not completely what we want to go for.’ But it just stuck. It made sense. And it wasn’t generic at all.”